On Tues May 26th, after a community vote, we decided on Canopy as the new code name for NU4. The message below is the record of the naming process.
In the forum poll from 5/18 - 5/26, the options were Canopy, Merkleberry, Roots and “Other.” 13 people participated and Canopy got 38% of the votes along with most “likes” of any suggestion in the comment thread.
We have finalized feature selection for NU4 and it’s time to pick a code name. NU4 includes ZIP 1014, an incredible milestone for us as a community in terms of self-governance and sustainability. ZIP 1014 establishes a Development Fund and governance process for Zcash.
To that end, the code name for NU4 should evoke themes of abundance, stable foundation, and fertile soil upon which many many more projects will grow! Let’s hear suggestions and take a poll ahead of of the next Zeal call to settle on a name.
- Add your suggestions in the comments and “like” your favorite suggestions.
- Monday 5/18, I’ll set a poll in the community forum with the top 5 suggestions.
- Voting will conclude 5/25 and the final name for NU4 will be announced at the May Zeal call.
The previous protocol version names have all had a plant-development theme:
Sprout → Overwinter → Sapling → Blossom → Heartwood →
We’ve had 14 suggestions so far: canopy (7), merkleberry (5), roots (4), zebrano, lichen, earlywood, greenheart (3), watershoot, hedge, lotus (2), forest floor, evergreen, primewood and loam (1).