About the ReddCoin name

I hear a lot of people thinking that Reddcoin is somehow associated with Reddit, I have even seen people ask if a rebranding is needed due to the fact we moved away from reddit, I am here to make things a little clearer.

The coin has no association with reddit apart from the /r/reddcoin sub reddit that was used as a forum. So why “ReddCoin” if it has nothing to do with reddit?

The coin part is clear enough because its a digital coin so that just leaves the “redd” part.

Redd Description

Its not a well know term, certainly not by me. The first known use of the word Redd is around 1520 and the word is used still used in Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of America especially in the Pennsylvania area. The terms “redd” and “redd up” came to the American Midlands from the many Scottish immigrants who settled there.

www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-red3.htm said:

It’s known mainly in Pennsylvania but the Dictionary of American Regional English records it widely but sporadically across much of the north-central US and elsewhere, often as the result of out-migration from that state. As you note, it’s said commonly as red but also as rid and sometimes ret. It’s usually spelled redd — not least in Redd-Up, an annual springtime city-wide clean-up in Pittsburgh.

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BrownSlaughter said:

Reddcoin but there must have been a reason you selected it originally?

Reddcoin said:

BrownSlaughter Red is my favorite color and I like cool stuff.

Disclaimer: all Information has been googled by me and has no confirmation from developers.

“Redd up!”

I like that catchphrase!

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reddibrek could make a nice catchphrase :slight_smile:

BrownSlaughter I didn’t decide it. Jonathan did.

I like Redd UP as a catchphrase…

I think the name is important for any brand but only if “coin” part goes away. This would only make sense if there wasn’t any investment already made by the team on domains and company’s an lawyers…

Make derivations from the word Redd in order to detach from the term “coin” that not welcome due to bitcoin association… leaving people to engage in situations like this one.

https://twitter.com/alisonjardine/status/555000406422872064

In this situation I believe the content creator is well aware of bitcoin after all they have a huge online footprint… And the first reaction is the seen here.

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Oliver I hate “redd up” as a catchphrase. It reminds me of proverbs like “A tidy house, a tidy mind.”, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” and “Ordnung ist das halbe Leben”. … and those sayings are kind of backward if you know what I mean

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ReddcoinRocks The whole ideais to understand how people understand this technology as a whole instead of just using repellent for the “coin” word that is always associated with prior Bitcoin history… so not very well seen by the wide public due to missleading information by traditional media channels…

It is just an opinion, I haven’t made a survey on this but for the ones that know digital currencies they hate a lot… it is like the devil guy! gladly there are others that I can explay the concept and is fine.

I hope reddcoin starts to see some activity in mid February/ begining March… Let’s see how it goes from my side…:wink:

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Oliver yea, it would be nice if people would see the potential of the technology behind bitcoin. But its money and money dictates, so we have to live with the fact that Bitcoin dictate the public opinion of cryptocurrency. I’m sure that will change if ideas that are about more than just transferring “money” are evolving. A name will just be a name, hopefully.
I hope I will meet my milestones until February :slight_smile:

ReddcoinRocks My milestone is geographically dependant, so I’ preparing the troops… for the deploy…

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Uhm… so “redd” means “to tidy up” or “bring things into order”. I don´t see how this relates to the idea behind the currency. Someone explain please?

artiscience said:

Uhm… so “redd” means “to tidy up” or “bring things into order”. I don´t see how this relates to the idea behind the currency. Someone explain please?

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Why Reddcoin?

  • Reddit?
  • Red with a double D for added coolness?
  • Redd up?
  • The spawning area of trout or salmon?

Your choice is as good as ours. The truth is, there is no meaning to the name. Reddcoin will become a brand name like any other business name with no meaning. You make Reddcoin name what you want it to be. The name is irrelevant, what is important is what you make out of it. This is what everyone will remember.

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Posted this a while ago on the reddit forum…
“Going back a ways… It once meant “to save” , " free from” , “deliver from” , or “rescue” … I like appropriate-ness of the old meaning applied to today’s world…maybe we can get it to mean these things again, yes?"
Do with as you please…

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UncleDarth said:

Posted this a while ago on the reddit forum…
“Going back a ways… It once meant “to save” , " free from” , “deliver from” , or “rescue” … I like appropriate-ness of the old meaning applied to today’s world…maybe we can get it to mean these things again, yes?"
Do with as you please…

I like that definition best as well. But as Reddcoin says, if Reddcoin achieves any level of adoption and success people will stop thinking about what it means and start taking it for what it is.

Take some other digital-age brand names as examples: Google, Twitter, Etsy, GoDaddy

All four sounded a bit odd when we first heard them, but now they’re all household names.

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Reddcoin but there must have been a reason you selected it originally?

BrownSlaughter Red is my favorite color and I like cool stuff.

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Reddcoin well there we have it :stuck_out_tongue:

GrayPhoenix

Take some other digital-age brand names as examples: Google, Twitter, Etsy, GoDaddy
All four sounded a bit odd when we first heard them, but now they’re all household names.

I disagree on the (eventual) irrelevance of the name. Brand names usually have conceptual potential or even originate in conceptualizing the product.

Google - as far as I remember derived from a joke on “googol” and used the goggle metaphor repeatedly
Twitter - derived from “twitter”, the enterprise uses this metaphor a lot to promote the business
GoDaddy - I always thought this came from “Got addy?” and “Go daddy, get me a nice internet address” :slight_smile: It may have been arbitrary, that´s just what I thought of.
Etsy I didn´t know, but I found this interesting argumentation on wikipedia

"Kalin said that he named the site Etsy because he “wanted a nonsense word because I wanted to build the brand from scratch. I was watching Fellini’s 8 ½ and writing down what I was hearing. In Italian, you say ‘etsi’ a lot. It means ‘oh, yes.’(actually it’s “eh, si” And in Latin, it means ‘and if.’”

While I really agree that - a with EVERY etymology - the origin is pretty much irrelevant, it is not true that things will work with no matter which name. The name allows people to relate to it or it can keep them from using it. For instance, I do believe that Dogecoin will never make it to a mainstream currency because it is narrowed to a joke - and jokes don´t get funnier if you tell them twice. Also, if we´d call reddcoin “Hitlercoin”, I believe we wouldn´t make it to mainstream usage.

I think it´s good to have a name that provides some association or is at least open to association. If we are dealing with associations that we don´t want (e.g. Reddit) then it is potentially a problem. Also, by putting “Redd” and “Coin” together most people would expect a meaning of Redd (BITcoin referring to bits, DOGEcoin referring to the Doge meme, AURORAcoin referring to Iceland). It would probably be easier if it would be just Redd.

I don´t mind sticking with Reddcoin, I also really like how the development team has developed the brand, just mentioning the issues that a brand name can cause and that a different name “could” make things easier. People LOVE to ask the etymology question and it´s always better to be able to tell a funny story.

From Northern Ireland, never got the reference. To be honest i did used to think it was connected to Reddit and i think others will make that connection as reddit is so well known, but i understand re-branding at this point could do more harm than good.

Couldn’t see any issue either way unless something horrible happens to / within Reddit.

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