Name Change

Discussion in 'Project Ideas' started by Prometheus, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. 2017/12/15 - Decred v1.1.2 released! → Release Notes  → Downloads
  1. Prometheus

    Prometheus New Member

    Mar 27, 2017
    So, to my understanding no one owns the Bitcoin network. Why cant Decred just change their name to BITCOIN as we are clearly better and lets take all the market share. !!
  2. ClokworkGremlin

    ClokworkGremlin Sr. Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Whatever I want.
    Because Decred is not Bitcoin. As much weight as names are given, calling something what it isn't doesn't actually change anything and probably just makes you look dumb. If Decred tried to annex the Bitcoin identity, it would create confusion among new adopters and alienate almost all existing Bitcoin fans. Neither of these is a good strategy for promoting a relative newcomer to the party.
  3. jcv

    jcv Full Member

    Yeah, confusion is definitely not something we would want.

    And besides, we spent a lot of time coming up with the decred name :)
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  4. jet

    jet New Member

    Jan 29, 2017
    I started to really enjoy the name Decred when I discovered that it stands for "decentralized credit". Even the name is full of sense. Bitcoin sounds cool too, but all we get from "bit coin" is "digital money".

    It took me a while to notice this decoding of Decred. It is present on in the browser tab title, but of course is cropped. It shows under the logo, but only if you guess to hover your mouse over the logo.
  5. Jamie Holdstock

    Jamie Holdstock Jr. Member

    Mar 30, 2016
    London, UK
    I hadn't noticed this before! I don't see any reason why a user would hover their mouse over the logo there, I expect most people who see this have just rolled over it randomly.

    I believe @linnutee designed the website, perhaps he could comment on this.
  6. jcv

    jcv Full Member

    I didn't even know that we had that little onhover thing on the webpage. But I already knew what the name meant :)
  7. linnutee

    linnutee Jr. Member

    Jan 17, 2016
    It's an easter egg + minor tip on the name clarification.

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