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Rename to Muse
« on: June 20, 2015, 05:04:13 PM »

Some members have already expressed concern with this new name, as one of the biggest bands known of had the exact same name. Could we have some input from Peertracks staff?

Are you going forward with this? What about possible consequences?
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 06:01:54 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 06:16:09 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 07:11:15 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.
So peertracks will keep its name too?!
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 07:53:55 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.


I think "Muse" is a great name for the blockchain. I'm not an attorney, but calling the blockchain "Muse" is clearly different from using the name for a band, show, or performance. Most mainstream users wouldn't be interacting directly with the blockchain.

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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 08:08:09 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.


I think "Muse" is a great name for the blockchain. I'm not an attorney, but calling the blockchain "Muse" is clearly different from using the name for a band, show, or performance. Most mainstream users wouldn't be interacting directly with the blockchain.

still, what matters is that it might cause unnecessary problems that can jeopardize the project when we could easily avoid it now.
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 02:19:45 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.


I think "Muse" is a great name for the blockchain. I'm not an attorney, but calling the blockchain "Muse" is clearly different from using the name for a band, show, or performance. Most mainstream users wouldn't be interacting directly with the blockchain.

still, what matters is that it might cause unnecessary problems that can jeopardize the project when we could easily avoid it now.

I understand your concern, but I've heard cob say several times that the legal costs (lawyers) for this project were fairly high, so without an official answer I would tend to assume such an important part like branding has been vetted by the legal team. In any case, it's in their best interest to do so before any official launch.
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 05:12:05 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.


I think "Muse" is a great name for the blockchain. I'm not an attorney, but calling the blockchain "Muse" is clearly different from using the name for a band, show, or performance. Most mainstream users wouldn't be interacting directly with the blockchain.

still, what matters is that it might cause unnecessary problems that can jeopardize the project when we could easily avoid it now.

I understand your concern, but I've heard cob say several times that the legal costs (lawyers) for this project were fairly high, so without an official answer I would tend to assume such an important part like branding has been vetted by the legal team. In any case, it's in their best interest to do so before any official launch.
I would be more concerned about SEO.
How many fan-pages and gig ticket websites will people have to scroll past to find it?
Although it's probably more likely that users will search "Peertracks" or "Competitortracks" etc
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 05:29:45 PM »
Muse is a terrible name anyway, trade mark arguments aside. It suggests something whimsical rather than something of value like a bank note.
Notes is an excellent name as it suggests value and music. To coin a phrase musically you use notes.

"Muse" is the new name for "BitShares Music". There's no planned change to "Notes" afaik.


I think "Muse" is a great name for the blockchain. I'm not an attorney, but calling the blockchain "Muse" is clearly different from using the name for a band, show, or performance. Most mainstream users wouldn't be interacting directly with the blockchain.

still, what matters is that it might cause unnecessary problems that can jeopardize the project when we could easily avoid it now.

I understand your concern, but I've heard cob say several times that the legal costs (lawyers) for this project were fairly high, so without an official answer I would tend to assume such an important part like branding has been vetted by the legal team. In any case, it's in their best interest to do so before any official launch.
I would be more concerned about SEO.
How many fan-pages and gig ticket websites will people have to scroll past to find it?
Although it's probably more likely that users will search "Peertracks" or "Competitortracks" etc

@Chuck that doesn't mean that others won't try and make us spend money and resources trying to prove there is no problem. That would seriously slow the project down.

@Permie indeed that's another problem we have overlooked, didn't even thought about it tbh, nice pointing that out. Just try searching for "nxt" and you get pages of wrestling stuff. With Muse it will probably be the same thing. And if people can't find what they want on the first page of google, they surely won't try harder to find it
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 06:30:32 PM »
calling something music related after a world famous band is more than gambling with the outcome of the project. It is like smoking at a gas station.

The technical outcome will most likely be ok, but the common sense tells you to not do this, especially when you draw attention to you.

I already quoted the article about the band kraftwerk suing a company which named their product the same....


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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2015, 05:45:00 PM »
Guys feel free to through in ideas.
Less problems, more solutions  :D

So give tell me what you think a good Blockchain name is.

Tell me what you think a good unit name is.

I'm not saying we are changing it! Just open to genios ideas from a smart community that's all (:
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 06:04:28 PM »
I like Notes (money, music, messages, add them up to get a harmony) backing assets on the Notes-blockchain

What benefit is there to having a specific name for the blockchain? I say call a spade a spade, I think any other name would lead people to follow with '...y'know... the notes blockchain'
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 06:09:46 PM »
Here you go then

The "MELODIC" blockchain.
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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2015, 06:13:30 PM »
Why does the blockchain need a name? Do you plan on trademarking it?  Does naming it add more value than the possible legal, trademark and copyright costs that may be associated with it?

Why not just keep it "Bitshares Music Blockchain"

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Re: Rename to Muse
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2015, 06:45:48 PM »
Trade NOTES on the MUSER blockchain.

 

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