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May 24, 2012, 09:24:41 AM
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Not sure if still useful to post here, but what about

0.1 BTC = a digidollar
0.001 BTC = a digicent

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
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May 24, 2012, 09:36:00 AM
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posting in a (i think resolved by now) necro thread

0.00000001 = 1 Satoshi
0.00001000 = 1 kilosat
0.01000000 = 1 megasat

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May 24, 2012, 06:50:50 PM
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just call them satoshis!!!

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May 24, 2012, 06:53:33 PM
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How about just "embee" ... mb .. mili-bit. 

20 embee' for that cup of coffee!  Has the added bonus of being abbreviated as mb or MB.  Might get confused with a Megabit or byte, though.. although if someone takes Megabits for food, that might be full of win.

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May 24, 2012, 11:24:12 PM
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I'll give credit and attribution where due, so don't accuse me if I'm accidentally borrowing too much.

"embee"   MBTC   (1e+6 BTC)   -short 'e' (I borrowed this, but changed the magnitude). <attr> Inaba.
"kibee"     KBTC   (1e+3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"bitcee" / "bickee"   BTC     (1 BTC)       -short 'i' and unique naming playing on acronym [ B ]i[ T ][ C ]ee.
"dibee"    dBTC    (1e-1 BTC)   -short 'i'
"cibee"     cBTC    (1e-2 BTC)   -short 'i'
"mibee"    mBTC   (1e-3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"ubee"     uBTC    (1e-6 BTC)   - pronounced "youbee" or alternatively "myubee" (I borrowed this).
"nabee"    nBTC   (1e-9 BTC)   - if necessary in future, or for amounts >= 10 Satoshis.

And for nickles and dimes: nickee/nickit (.05 BTC) and dimee/dimit (.1 BTC, or 1 dibee).

I tried to find as many unique pronuciations (prevent miscommunications) and maintain as close a resemblence to the metric prefix notation as possible. I also tried to keep it at 2 syllables. I tried one syllable, but it didn't sound unique enough.

Wha'dya think?

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May 25, 2012, 12:00:21 AM
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The ?ibee's would be a problem.  They are close to the should-have-been-aborted SI units, which, at least to AmGen speakers sound like baby talk and mush mouth, making them somewhat distasteful to say. 

So kibee, bitcee, dibee, cibee, mibee and nabee would probably not find wide adoption and suffer the same ill-fate as the SI prefixes. 

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May 25, 2012, 12:41:14 AM
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The ?ibee's would be a problem.  They are close to the should-have-been-aborted SI units, which, at least to AmGen speakers sound like baby talk and mush mouth, making them somewhat distasteful to say. 

So kibee, bitcee, dibee, cibee, mibee and nabee would probably not find wide adoption and suffer the same ill-fate as the SI prefixes. 

What modifications would work and keep the "common" numerical prefixes? How about a different suffix? Perhaps a -bits suffix would sound less "baby talk".

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May 25, 2012, 12:57:38 AM
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What modifications would work and keep the "common" numerical prefixes? How about a different suffix? Perhaps a -bits suffix would sound less "baby talk".
Sure - kibits, mibits, mubits, etc. I like that.

Also, the greek "μ" isn't pronounced "myu", it's more like "mu".

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May 25, 2012, 01:11:02 AM
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What modifications would work and keep the "common" numerical prefixes? How about a different suffix? Perhaps a -bits suffix would sound less "baby talk".
Sure - kibits, mibits, mubits, etc. I like that.

Also, the greek "μ" isn't pronounced "myu", it's more like "mu".

I appreciate the heads up, I've been pronouncing it that way for awhile now. Hopefully with the -bits suffix, it will sound a little more professional but keep the brevity roll-off-the-tongue convenience in every day talk.

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May 25, 2012, 01:16:00 AM
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I'll give credit and attribution where due, so don't accuse me if I'm accidentally borrowing too much.

"embee"   MBTC   (1e+6 BTC)   -short 'e' (I borrowed this, but changed the magnitude). <attr> Inaba.
"kibee"     KBTC   (1e+3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"bitcee" / "bickee"   BTC     (1 BTC)       -short 'i' and unique naming playing on acronym [ B ]i[ T ][ C ]ee.
"dibee"    dBTC    (1e-1 BTC)   -short 'i'
"cibee"     cBTC    (1e-2 BTC)   -short 'i'
"mibee"    mBTC   (1e-3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"ubee"     uBTC    (1e-6 BTC)   - pronounced "youbee" or alternatively "myubee" (I borrowed this).
"nabee"    nBTC   (1e-9 BTC)   - if necessary in future, or for amounts >= 10 Satoshis.

And for nickles and dimes: nickee/nickit (.05 BTC) and dimee/dimit (.1 BTC, or 1 dibee).

I tried to find as many unique pronuciations (prevent miscommunications) and maintain as close a resemblence to the metric prefix notation as possible. I also tried to keep it at 2 syllables. I tried one syllable, but it didn't sound unique enough.

Wha'dya think?

The ?ibee's would be a problem.  They are close to the should-have-been-aborted SI units, which, at least to AmGen speakers sound like baby talk and mush mouth, making them somewhat distasteful to say. 

So kibee, bitcee, dibee, cibee, mibee and nabee would probably not find wide adoption and suffer the same ill-fate as the SI prefixes. 
I agree with Inaba. The cibee name for example sounds like a certain swearword in Asian regions. I prefer the -bits suffix too.

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May 25, 2012, 01:22:34 AM
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I'll give credit and attribution where due, so don't accuse me if I'm accidentally borrowing too much.

"embit"   MBTC   (1e+6 BTC)   -short 'e' (I borrowed this, but changed the magnitude).
"kibit"     KBTC   (1e+3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"bitcee" / "bickee"   BTC     (1 BTC)       -short 'i' and unique naming playing on acronym [ B ]i[ T ][ C ]ee.
"dibit"    dBTC    (1e-1 BTC)   -short 'i'
"cibit"     cBTC    (1e-2 BTC)   -short 'i'
"mibit"    mBTC   (1e-3 BTC)   -short 'i'
"ubit" / "mubit"    uBTC    (1e-6 BTC)   - pronounced youbit, oobit or moobit.
"nabit"    nBTC   (1e-9 BTC)   - if necessary in future, or for amounts >= 10 Satoshis.

And for nickles and dimes: nickee/nickit (.05 BTC) and dimee/dimit (.1 BTC, or 1 dibee).

I'll leave the nickles and dimes the same as they're kind of one-offs anyway. Also I left the single bitcoin as unique too.

Appreciate the input guys.

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May 25, 2012, 02:43:14 AM
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May 25, 2012, 05:35:48 AM
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How about we call it a gavin and the rest after the other developers.
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May 25, 2012, 06:08:25 AM
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May 25, 2012, 06:55:13 AM
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When people talk about their own country's currency, the don't suffix it with the country name. They talk about dollars, cents, pfennigs, etc.

We should do the same. When it's obvious from context that we're talking about bitcoin, just use 'cents' and 'mills' (don't use 'mikes' - has some unsavoury drug connotations in my country). If you do need to refer to microbitcoin, just do it in terms of hundreds or thousands of satoshis.

This way 'satoshis' remains unique, and talking about prices stays simple.

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May 25, 2012, 08:47:40 AM
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I think it needs to remain simplified. In dollars we say 10 cents and 1 cent. Cent doesn't change, so why does it have to change in this case.

My proposal:

Everything before the decimal: bit|bar
Everything after the decimal: sat

When saying Sat we could extend the "a" so the word drags out a bit more. Spelt like "Sat", said like "Saaat(s)".

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May 25, 2012, 08:49:26 AM
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"bitcent" is the most straightforward name that everybody can understand instantly without any confusion

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May 25, 2012, 08:56:56 AM
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A lot of people already call 0.01 a bitcent,

0.001 would i guess be bitmil following that

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May 25, 2012, 09:08:10 AM
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FPGA hashers are 'bit mills'. Cut the 'bit', just leave 'mils'.

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May 25, 2012, 09:21:07 AM
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This

Or sometimes a thousandth of an inch it referred to as a "thou", so  "thoubit"
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