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December 28, 2011, 08:54:51 PM
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Stratum

(new layer)

or if it really is an unneccessary layer, "Administratum"  Wink

Edit: also reserving some stratum derivatives

Superstratum 

(in latin literally overlay or 'the layer above/over /'on top of')

Suprastratum


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December 28, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
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Slush, is there an announce thread I can follow to get updates about the actual project?
If this is what I think it is, it's a great idea and will make developing clients that much easier.

I actually came to this forum today to post a question about looking for such a network ... and after posting my question I found this post.

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December 28, 2011, 10:15:27 PM
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December 28, 2011, 11:43:12 PM
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marcus, "Stratum" sounds cool and I especially like the meaning of the word. It's my favourite choice so far...

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December 29, 2011, 12:22:19 AM
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December 29, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
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Slush, is there an announce thread I can follow to get updates about the actual project?

I'm not slush, but here you go https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55842.0

You will probably also be interested in electrum https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50936.0

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December 29, 2011, 02:47:16 AM
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marcus, "Stratum" sounds cool and I especially like the meaning of the word. It's my favourite choice so far...

Sound good, yeah "Stratum Protocol"
could be included in the standard client one day so that all ppl can be servers for the thin clients based on the protocol  Smiley

edit: there is a small chance that gateways to bitcoin network collecting some fees for their services ?  would be a real incentive to run a full node that supports thin clients based on the proposed overlay protocol

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December 29, 2011, 03:07:02 AM
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marcus, "Stratum" sounds cool and I especially like the meaning of the word. It's my favourite choice so far...
Scratum
Strotum
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December 29, 2011, 04:38:53 PM
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fertbit

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December 29, 2011, 04:44:12 PM
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I would use generic name for generic layer, not tied to Electrum. Rather, I would emphasize on the "thin", "light" clients the network allows to work:

Bitcoin LiteNet

(you can pronounce also as "Bitcoin Lightened").

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December 29, 2011, 09:55:00 PM
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Overlord ... because it's "centralized"

I'm guessing this won't be chosen for practical reasons (I suspect it has a disturbing psychological effect as a project name), but I like it in a twisted way.

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December 29, 2011, 11:08:37 PM
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ripper234, although it's more centralized than bitcoin (which is pure p2p), it can be still called "decentralized", because anybody can run his own server or pick favourite server operator which he trust. Something like mailbox providers.

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December 29, 2011, 11:12:12 PM
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From all proposed names, I feel like Stratum is clear winner for me. I'll still wait a day, but unless somebody propose even more superior name, I'll pick "Stratum" without a public poll (you can call it 'enlightened absolutism', heh). marcus_of_augustus, can you PM me your bitcoin address?

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December 29, 2011, 11:12:54 PM
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ripper234, although it's more centralized than bitcoin (which is pure p2p), it can be still called "decentralized", because anybody can run his own server or pick favourite server operator which he trust. Something like mailbox providers.

I know, it was just a silly joke, inspired by people misjudging Overlay as a "bad move for Bitcoin because it's centralized".

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December 29, 2011, 11:15:12 PM
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marcus, "Stratum" sounds cool and I especially like the meaning of the word. It's my favourite choice so far...
Scratum
Strotum
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Not trying to be a butthead here, but those two choices are too similar to 'Scrotum'. Keep the suggestions coming for the naming of slush's project.

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December 30, 2011, 12:03:51 AM
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I propose the name: Orichalcum    (or Orichalc if you're looking for something shorter, or Oricalc if you want it to be more about calculations :p)

Reason:

As "Electrum is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver, with trace amounts of copper and other metals" (From Wiki)
Orichalcum is a metal mentioned in several ancient writings, most notably the story of Atlantis as recounted in the Critias dialogue, recorded by Plato. According to Critias, orichalcum was considered second only to gold in value.


I just thought it was fitting.

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December 30, 2011, 12:15:35 AM
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I'm not sure if the name should have anything to do with "electrum." At first I thought it should, but this proposal could be implemented by any exit node for thin clients.

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December 30, 2011, 01:16:14 AM
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alchemy --> alchemium --> alchemum (O results on Google, to date)
https://www.google.com/search?q=alchemy&hl=en&source=lnms&ei=WhD9TtD-FObU2AWvjJWKAg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=1&ved=0CC4Q_AUoAA&biw=1280&bih=685#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=%22alchemum%22&psj=1&oq=%22alchemum%22&aq=f&aqi=g-l10&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=4088l6379l1l6661l2l2l0l1l0l0l165l165l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=406e82ce9e371013&biw=1280&bih=685
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December 30, 2011, 06:47:32 PM
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I'm not sure if the name should have anything to do with "electrum." At first I thought it should, but this proposal could be implemented by any exit node for thin clients.

It is unavoidably related anyway by the technical task being performed, thin-client/bitcoin-server federation. Fortunately, they happen to share the same suffix, um.

It could be nice to have any other thin clients identify with Stratum in a similar manner and hat-tip to the founding idea of Electrum, that now becomes the special case of the wider family, but it is not necessary, eg. Aurum, Hum, Drum, Plum, Rum, etc.  Also related layers can easily be identified superstratum, substratum, etc.

Slush : PM coming your way Smiley Hope you have fun with your new layer, Stratum. I wonder how much overlap there might be here with the OpenTransactions client-server federation crypto-currency transaction s/ware that is already built?

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December 30, 2011, 07:04:22 PM
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In my opinion, many suggestions here are intelligent and clever, but they are not easily remembered and they are terrible for marketing.

Think of the name "Kinkos."  This is an especially clever name for a store because it is highly marketable.  And, the reason it is highly marketable is because human infants have the tendency to repeat words with tight consonants, and this tendency continues as people get older.  Ever hear a baby call a pacifier a "binky?"  

Look at the names of the Teletubbies.
1.)  Tinkie Winkie
2.)  Dipsey
3.)  La La
4.)  Po Ko

And, the names of the Pac-Man characters...(Stu is the oddball).

That being said, I think there are still much better names out there.

Edit:  Thought I'd also throw "Barbie" on the list.

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