Hello there Zealous Zcashers,
I just posted about ECC’s NU3 Feature Selection and now that we have a plan for NU3 features, it’s time to find a thematic code name.
Let’s hear people’s suggestions and take an informal poll here to pick a name!
The previous protocol version names have all had a plant-development theme: Sprout → Overwinter → Sapling → Blossom → ???
I thought we were going to go with Bamboo for the next one to symbolize faster growth/adoption?
Alternatively we could switch to different tree species like Pine, Oak, Maple, etc…
Flowering is next, so why not
moonflower to represent z coinbase mining addresses.
Or anything off this list
I also was going to go with a pollination idea, which might mean we switch to bees / queen / hive in the future… hmmmm…
I would agree if hives were less monarch and more anarcho-syndicalist commune
Chimes nice with overwinter
Trees that flower are fruit trees…so… fruit?
Or… just ideating here…
Sprout → Overwinter → Sapling → Blossom → Trunk → Canopy → Forest → Biosphere
“Canopy” conveys scaling solid infrastructure
By jumping from sapling straight to blossom, the “trunk” phase of growth was skipped.
The next phase seems to be a fruiting body.
Cherries are associated with good luck!
If it’s too soon for fruiting, pollination seems to be an appropriate intermediary stage
How about Kudzo? Or also known as Japanese arrowroot (sort of a nod back to Satoshi Nakamoto)
Kudzo is known for smothering other plants and trees (in this case other alt coins) under a blanket of leaves, hogging all the sunlight and keeping other species( coins ) in its shade.
It has been used in Chinese medicine since at least 200 BC. As early as 600 AD, it was used to treat alcoholism,It helps with metabolic syndrome symptoms, It may ease menopause symptoms, It can regulate glucose levels, It reduces inflammation. (wanted to list all the positive things it’s known for.
These are the suggestions posted in the ECC Twitter feed so far: Nector, Yeti, Pine, Tardigrade, Hortus, Effloresce, Fruity, Pollen, Pollinate, Anther, Spring, Lily, Honey Bee. And (at the dinner table last night) my daughter suggested Honeycrisp or Gala.
Merkleberry! 20 characters
Yes!!! Its a Merkleberry tree !!! That’s what we’ve been growing all this time