I realize this has been rehashed and rehashed and that people are probably tired of the topic and that Maidsafe has settled on “SNT” or Safe Network Token as the name for the network currency. But …
The name SNT came before the DBC (Digital Bearer Certificate) had become developed and the definitive avenue for the tech behind the network currency.
While SNT is a decent name, I think the DBC tech offers us an opportunity to take the name a step further … so that’s why I am going to cause trouble with everyone by requesting the consideration of the alternative term “Safe Bearer Certificate” or SBC as possibly a better name.
SBC, application wise, is a much broader term and invites more curiosity about what it is - which is both good and bad for marketing, but I think may represent a greater role for the network currency in the middle to long term.
SBC is more informative of the technology behind the currency and the network.
As a “Bearer Certificate” it will remind those in the financial sector of the “Bearer Bond”, something that has great flexibility as a store of value as a form of money.
As a “Certificate” and not a “coin” or a “token” we are setting ourselves apart as a distinct and new kind of currency in the crypto space.
Certainly there are pros and cons. I invite discussion.