[Ads-l] Coinage of "Cryptocurrency" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 5 17:27:57 UTC 2019

Easy for *him* to say, and other Greeks. Easy for me, who have made a point
of saying the unspeakable all my life, and likely also you and many others
on this list. Not so for most Americans, *inter alios*.

Mark Mandel

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 2:39 AM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 4:49 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Yes, and the name ECU was dropped, as I recall reading around that time,
> > because of its association with one European country's currency: its
> > similarity to "écu", which iirc had been considered as a reason *for*
> > calling it that.
> Um, there was a competition/some sort of process to determine the final
> name. I remember vividly because my (Greek) panini vendor (I lived in Paris
> at the time) was very strongly in favor of
> *the Greek suggestion, "Mna", which he declared to be euphonious, easy to
> pronounce and equipped with a rich history. *

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