Proposal: Cryptocurrency

Proposed URL: cryptocurrency.stackexchange.com (this is not final, in fact open for debate)

Open discussion about the scope of the cryptocurrency site.

Idea is to use labels in Stack Exchange to label specific cryptocurrency.

Related: Area 51 is no longer allowing individual blockchain, cryptocurrency, or web3 proposals

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"Cryptocurrencies" vs "blockchain"

If we want a general place, "blockchain" is more general than "cryptocurrencies". However, most blockchains exist because they have some "main' cryptocurrency which supports the incentives to extend the chain.

Also, because of financial incentives, most communities are attached to a particular cryptocurrency and not to something abstract like blockchain technology.

Because of that I think "cryptocurrency" should attract more participation and increase chances of success for the site.

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    +1 for "cryptocurrency" as the url and topic for discussion
    – nyusternie
    Nov 1, 2022 at 12:55
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    @nyusternie You are right. We should use singular. I updated the proposal. Nov 1, 2022 at 12:59

How narrow/wide should it be? My motivation to help this effort is to have a place for Bitcoin Cash, which is a blockchain of the UTXO family. I know nothing about EVM chains, it's such a different paradigm.

Could we make it a bit more narrow, focused on UTXO blockchains? There's a community around "UTXO alliance" which may be interested in participating in helping build out the site.

But then again, some cryptocurrencies are having both UTXO & EVM chains, and using bridge technology to connect them.

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    You consider eUTXO also just UTXO? I mean where is the border at some point. Nov 1, 2022 at 13:01
  • Good point, if we make it open for all we won't have to worry about borders :) There's many ways to divide up the crypto space.. UTXO vs EVM is just one of those... there's PoW vs PoS vs PoA, chain vs DAG, then also novel ones like UTREEXO... Nov 1, 2022 at 13:05
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    So it might get complex fast, that is why I like a broader SE site. So everyone is welcome. Nov 1, 2022 at 14:26

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