I would respectfully disagree. I am a merchant with a number of businesses. An other then 2 of which I personally run...everyone of my staff cringe or laugh at the name Darcoin, when asked about their personal thoughts...most thought it was gimmicky and juvenile. Almost 100% of the 1000's of customers I've talked to this year basically with out trying to obvious...rolled their eyes at me. Ask me how many people asked to sign up for learning more about Darkcoin....NONE!!!! ZERO!!! NOT INTEREST! That plus more then an few remarks about Star Wars money shit.
I've discussed this with several other personal friends of mine that are too large holders of this currency that we don't see any future in retail applications with this name. Never. To the point we would have to as well part ways with this project. We need something that people can identify with. Period.
I'm a pretty damn good sales man...but if I can't get people that work for me or clients and customers to even consider it...we have a problem.
EDIT: To this point...we need far more input from real world business people that deal with customers. And I don't mean small counter culture types either, people that operate hemp shops or sex shops or what have you. We need every day business people consulting on this. This is beyond peoples with counter culture views, out on left field conspiracy believing on the fringe peeps.
This currency can certainly cater to consiracy types that need protection and regular people like me.
...In your opinion. Some of us think the name is quite grand. Our opinions don't count?Not sure if you're supporting me or not with that comment. The important thing is starting with something powerful
What part of Dash sucks don't you get? I'm all for rebranding if it means actually giving it some thought and coming with something good. You seem more worried about finding a logo to be a goddamn "Dash Dalmatian" than actually finding a name that sticks in people's minds. When I talk about emotions, they're involved in the creation process of finding a good name. It has nothing to do with the business decision itself, I know Darkcoin is holding itself back with the current name. Dash is a nice little twist on Digital Cash but by itself it's weak and doesn't convey that behind it is one of the most powerful payment systems available on the planet.
I have done nothing of the sort. But I respect your opinion. Regardless of people who would seek to bash me, I will still continue to run my successful Twitter initiative, and I will continue to bring investors into DASH. I'm not sure what it it is I'm doing that you don't like, it's been totally successful. Maybe one day you will understand that.I would suggest everyone please stop reading Tao's twitter until he gets himself under control. He has done a lot of bluff on his twitter and spamming many forums with his worthless statements. So save your time and stop reading him.
Listen to youself. Calling it DASH before the final decision is going to make people think this is a unilateral decision more so than they already think!I have done nothing of the sort. But I respect your opinion. Regardless of people who would seek to bash me, I will still continue to run my successful Twitter initiative, and I will continue to bring investors into DASH. I'm not sure what it it is I'm doing that you don't like, it's been totally successful. Maybe one day you will understand that.
...In your opinion. Some of us think the name is quite grand. Our opinions don't count?
What's wrong with having a good Twitter logo? You made one for me yourself...
Though it is open for public discussion and input is sought and welcome, this is ultimately a decision for Evan and the Foundation to make. We are exploring the feasibility of securing a trademark on the Dash name, but this will include some legal maneuvering, so frankly, expectations for timelines are unrealistic at this point.More than anything else right now we need a CLEAR statement from Evan or another core team member as to how this process will proceed.
People posting this or that idea in a chaotic fashion over 2 forums mixed in with heavy trolling (on BCT) is only breeding more uncertainty.
We need a clear plan with dates on when decisions will be made along with who will be making the decisions as well as a clear statement on the role of the community in this process.
Tao, my main issue is that you are very quick to push PR for DASH before it is OFFICIAL. This isn't necessarily about whether DASH is a good name, it is about timing. I would hate to see you jump the gun on PR for a name that may not be. There would be pushback from those outside the community and make it seem like we name change all the time. I know you have control over many aspects of the Darkcoin PR so I just want to make sure you aren't jumping the gun. Sometimes your enthusiasm gives off that feeling.I don't see that everyone disagrees on the name.
Maybe we have a transitional period, like when the 280ZX came out. Remember the NISSAN 280ZX by Datsun? Before that they sold the Datsun 280z. After the 280ZX, everything they sold was a NISSAN.
Our company can be Darkcoin.
Our product can be DASH.
And we can market it as
Powered by Darkcoin
Eventually in a year or so we drop the Darkcoin moniker.
In our last meeting, I floated a similar idea to the other Foundation board members. The idea would be to rebrand InstantX to Dash for the purpose of name association, then later on drop Darkcoin and fully tranaition to Dash. There are good arguments against this, however. It may cause confusion, for one thing, and dragging out the process may make the transition more painful in the future as brand awareness increases.
Though it is open for public discussion and input is sought and welcome, this is ultimately a decision for Evan and the Foundation to make. We are exploring the feasibility of securing a trademark on the Dash name, but this will include some legal maneuvering, so frankly, expectations for timelines are unrealistic at this point.
Eltito man what have you been up to? I haven't seen your name in like 6 months. Are you envolved with the foundation board? Do you mind explaining your roll? I don't want to come off rude I am truly curious. I am realizing I do not understand how the foundation works. Does being a member mean much?
Congratulations! I do remember hearing of the the baby now, good to see you manI've been getting to know and adjusting to life with my new son . I'm not sure my mind would have survived both that and frequent exposure to the world of crypto-currencies intact...
I am one of the five Members of the Foundation board, yes. I currently serve as Secretary. That has been my primary involvement with the coin for the past few months. My personal life is finally returning to a modicum of normalcy and predictability, so I hope to be around more.
* Is it sort of a tool to be able to make legal purchases etc?