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Question: How do you refer to our ledger?  (Voting closed: June 11, 2015, 10:00:23 PM)
block chain - 12 (16.9%)
blockchain - 31 (43.7%)
Blockchain - 19 (26.8%)
who cares - 9 (12.7%)
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March 13, 2015, 10:00:23 PM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue
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March 13, 2015, 10:09:20 PM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

From my little background in mathematics blockchain would be the highest order of appreciation.

"block chain" refers to the two english words, which would be a regular description of any chain of blocks. Since the blockchain was something new at the time it is only natural that satoshi worded it in that way.

Blockchain with a capital B even in the middle of a sentence would refer to a proper name or the name of a service.

What does that have to do with mathematics you ask? Its all linguistics! Well yes... many mathemtical theorems are named after mathmaticians. They are usually writen with a capital letter since the derive from the name of a person. Not so abelian[1] which derives from to the mathmatician Abel, but is used in lower case.

Its also less work to write blockchain Smiley


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelian

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March 13, 2015, 10:40:38 PM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

I voted Blockchain and it seems I hit the majority. I think blockchain has gone a long way since its creation and now it should be called Blockchain, just like the Internet.  Tongue Or we could call BTC blockchain a Blockchain and all other altcoin blockchains just blockchains - not start with a capital letter like the original BTC Blockchain that started it all Tongue

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March 13, 2015, 10:46:35 PM
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I use "blockchain" with small "b". I can't see a reason to capitalise it.
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March 13, 2015, 11:32:26 PM
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"blockchain" is good enough me too.
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March 13, 2015, 11:53:54 PM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

I discovered btc in early 2013 and had no idea there was any other choice besides blockchain.  Thanks for the history.

Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

From my little background in mathematics blockchain would be the highest order of appreciation.

"block chain" refers to the two english words, which would be a regular description of any chain of blocks. Since the blockchain was something new at the time it is only natural that satoshi worded it in that way.

Blockchain with a capital B even in the middle of a sentence would refer to a proper name or the name of a service.

What does that have to do with mathematics you ask? Its all linguistics! Well yes... many mathemtical theorems are named after mathmaticians. They are usually writen with a capital letter since the derive from the name of a person. Not so abelian[1] which derives from to the mathmatician Abel, but is used in lower case.

Its also less work to write blockchain Smiley


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelian

PS: I voted "who cares"

I believe shorena covers it very well including his "vote".

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March 14, 2015, 12:06:20 AM
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Well, "blockchain" is the more common spelling and it's the one I personally prefer but I know a few others in addition to Satoshi use "block chain" instead. For example, Nick Szabo uses the latter spelling.

When referring to the company that provides online wallet services, I usually type it as "Blockchain.info" or simply "Blockchain". Proper nouns should be capitalized and it's probably a good idea to add the ".info" part to reduce ambiguity and the possibility that someone reading it might end up on a phishing site.
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March 14, 2015, 12:15:08 AM
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March 14, 2015, 12:18:12 AM
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blockchain

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March 14, 2015, 12:18:40 AM
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Satoshi called it a block chain. Most bitcoin and altcoin developers call it a block chain. Academic writings call it a block chain. Ordinary consumers started calling it a blockchain after blockchain.info basically coopted the word.
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March 14, 2015, 12:18:52 AM
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Blockchain

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March 14, 2015, 12:30:09 AM
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Blockchain


I can see this is going to be the new version of the "percent" or "per cent" battle.

Personally, as long as people don't start telling other people one is right or better or more accurate I really don't care.
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March 14, 2015, 02:04:38 AM
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I think it's one word, "blockchain". Also, it's a unique thing to bitcoin it's like a proper noun, no? If so it should be "Blockchain".

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March 14, 2015, 02:19:59 AM
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'blockchain' hurts my OCD Tongue

I'm going to have to stick with Blockchain.
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March 14, 2015, 02:24:51 AM
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Not that it makes a big difference, but I always used "blockchain", non-capitalized and one word. I think that if "bitcoin" can be one word, then the same should apply for the blockchain. "block" and "chain" on the other hand are words oftenly used in the English language, it can be confusing for people that don't know blockchain is a different thing.

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March 14, 2015, 09:34:37 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

Somewhere along the lines it seemed like it belonged in a new word category
While a Block Chain is the same as a blockchain
People recognize it better together than seperately rather that is because it has become a force of habit or a force of adaptation I guess the former dominates
Block-Chain meets it half way just to throw that wrench in there XD (-) good old - sign

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March 14, 2015, 09:40:20 AM
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blockchain is fine but sometime i say it blockchain.info because there is another website blockchain.com and this is also a wallet service but i dont know its legit or not
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March 14, 2015, 09:43:55 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto always referred to it as such:
block chain

However, I see the term "blockchain" used a lot anyways. Do you think we should use Satoshi's terminology to prevent confusion with Blockchain.info, who will usually just refer to themselves as Blockchain? Or am I worried about nothing? Tongue

I always thought the proper way was one word blockchain but I wasn't aware that satoshi used it as two. I think blockchain.info was silly (or maybe genius) idea to name themselves after it though as it always leads to confusion or people mistakenly thinking they are the official block explorer.
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March 14, 2015, 10:05:30 AM
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Its on blockchain Cool
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March 14, 2015, 10:11:19 AM
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I choosed blockchain and I know it can be confused with the web wallet "blockchain.info". However I find more correct block chain, but it is almost 1,5 year that I'm using the terminology  "blockchain" .
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