It's time we get the discussion going about what the 3-letter code will be to identify MicroCash units of digital... stuff. For now, I'll open up the thread with the current front-runners we've been using for weeks (and sometimes years), but please chime in with any suggestions you have for alternatives. I think we'll roll this thread along for a while and then maybe put up a poll after we've ripened some options. Current internally-used ideas (with some notes/initial reasoning that I can think of): MCD This is the longest-running code (is "code" the word that works for these?..whatevs..). It is meant to stand for "MicroCash Dollars". Pros/reasoning: "Dollars" starts to really indicate the usage of this thing (MC) as a currency, IMO. The word Dollar is used in a lot of currencies in the world and it is a pretty obvious choice -- nevermind the fact that MCD is the oldest code used for MC, I think. If there's something better, let's hear it! "I think it is better to 'pretend' that MicroCash is a country like we define countries currently. What do we call the units of currency in this pretend MicroCash country? Dollars. Why? Because the default global currency is already called that and it makes a direct relationship obvious to users. MicroCash dollars does sound strange, but I think it isn't so strange that it can never be accepted." -- RS Cons: ...not sure, really. You tell us! "The downside to tying to dollars is that most users who first get into MicroCash will likely be doing it to make money/profit off it. ie Buying at point A (launch) and selling at point B (some time after launch). As much as we can pretend other things, this is what I know from my years involved in this industry. So an obvious, direct relationship to USD may hamper some initial 'enthusiasm' for MicroCash. Whether or not we should care about such things I will leave for another discussion." -- RS MCX This has been a part of the old work done for an exchange centered around MicroCash, going back a few years. It was an abbreviation for "MicroCash Exchange" and found usage on RS's exchange when it launched, but ended up being more known for its designation/abbreviation of that exchange and not the MicroCash currency itself, since MC never made its way onto the thing before it shut down. Still though, current development work has used the code for the file extension of the data files (filename.mcx) and it seems to linger as an option for the official code of the whole kaboodle. ("kaboodle" is a word, dammit.) Pros: To me, the "X" can be relevant as the word "exchange" still, which may work since MicroCash is really a means of exchanging currency, as well as the currency itself. It's a network as well as a thing of exchange... heady, I know. But I thought it so I wrote it. X is sexy? ?? Cons: Ties to mcxnow? Is this a con or does anyone care? ?? XMC This hasn't gotten much traction since it's maybe awkward to say/pronounce as a "word". However, there's some good reasoning for it that goes roughly like this: Pros: This code actually fits well as a "legitimate"(?) code that follows the ISO 4217 standard for "X currency" designations. TL;DR: Country currencies are constructed with the 2-letter country code followed by the first letter of the currency's name: USD = US + D (for dollar); JPY = JP (Japan) + Y (yen); etc. For non country-based currencies, an "X" designation is assigned. For commodities like gold, for instance, the X is appended with the chemical symbol of the precious metal, as in: XAU = X + AU (Au is gold); XAG = X + AG (Ag is silver); etc. So, MicroCash is "currency-like and non-national", thus: XMC = X + MC (for MicroCash, duh) I haven't been able to find anything using the XMC code in anything crypto-currencies, or in any other place in the AFK world over the past couple years I've been thinking about this code. If we like it, let's snag it. Cons: Doesn't flow off the tongue quite as nicely with the "X" first. In English, anyway. Two hard consonants next to each other isn't quite fluid to spell out... maybe. ?? OK, there's what we have so far. Please let us know what you like/dislike about these options and if you have better ideas, let's talk about 'em. Edits: - Added RealSolid's notes inline in MCD section for new new readers.