This post is intended to explore the appetite for a community-led approach to exploring and agreeing a new name and convention for NIS1, NEM’s original blockchain.
Prior to Symbol launch, there was a need to find a name quickly to differentiate our original blockchain from and within the wider NEM ecosystem. We needed a name that could sit alongside Symbol and within NEM, enabling us to start building and communicating the NEM ecosystem which now includes two blockchains, two tokens and multiple partners, entities and communities that make it up.
NEM NIS1 was adopted and used as it was a name that was originally used for the original blockchain https://nemproject.github.io/#introduction and stands for Nem Infrastructure Server and has been associated with the project and ecosystem since early days.
There have been some discussion and suggestions in various groups about alternative names and naming approaches for NIS1 and NEM - including NEMClassic and XEM as well as staying with NEMNIS1, amongst others.
We are keen to hear from the community if there is interest in, and any ideas for, a new name approach for NIS1 and NEM. Please share your thoughts, comments and suggestions on this thread over the next 2 weeks.
At that point we would then consolidate the options or candidates into a short list, which would be shared in a further post and, if there is a clear need, we would then put them to a binding POI community vote, as with other community based decisions.
Once the final decision is made, we will then work through the application of the new name and approach across all touchpoints.
Ideas generation - next 2 weeks
Consolidation post confirming candidates for vote
POI Vote week 3 & 4 (if needed)