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I understand that Bitcoin.SE has traditionally been inclusive of other cryptocurrencies, particularly those based off of the Bitcoin Core codebase such as Litecoin. I've always accepted that was the policy here and have not complained about it. But it would be nice if we could focus on just Bitcoin going forward. If not, I would then suggest that we keep ...


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I have one idea: There are a bunch of tags for companies or projects which have a bunch of unanswered questions. I'll be trying to reach out in the next few days to see whether any of those companies' support teams or project contributors would like to subscribe to these tags and start answering them.


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Vote for this answer if you think the Bitcoin Stack Exchange site should keep the existing scope that encourages questions about alternative cryptocurrencies (except those which are more appropriately posted to their own dedicated graduated SE site, such as Ethereum). There is no other Stack Exchange site relating to cryptocurrency (apart from maybe ...


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I think the distinction is often fuzzy, depending on how concrete the question is. A question of the form "How do I use software package X to create a multisig address for currency Y" is very specific, and can clearly be about Bitcoin or not. However a question of the form "What are some interesting recent developments in cryptocurrency privacy approaches?" ...


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There are a few reasons for that, but the #1 thing I want to emphasize is this: 90 days is a minimum length. Most sites will take much longer. Longer-running betas are not in some sort of failure mode, nor are they "trapped." (Source.) In fact, there are many sites that are still in Beta that are actually older than Bitcoin SE. http://stackexchange.com/...


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I think that we should just keep the name Bitcoin and restrict the scope to be just Bitcoin. Regarding hard forked altcoins such as Bitcoin Cash and Segwit2x, I think that we should allow questions about them for a week or two after the fork as people are likely to have questions about them (particularly about splitting coins, replay protection, and wallet ...


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I agree with both David's and Jestin's opinions. It is hard though to decide what should happen with all the other cryptocurrency content. On one hand, having a narrow focus can lead to better questions and answers, since is hard to have people who knows precisely about details concerning every Bitcoin based cryptocurrency that pops up. On the other hand,...


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Adding to Nick's answer: A few months ago I've talked to our Community Manager contact about the requirements for exiting the beta. My understanding was that our site has been making a lot of good progress in the past year, but they're waiting for the activity to pick up some more for us to graduate from Beta. From other threads on meta.stackexchange, I ...


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I can't really weigh in about changing scope. My participation here has been minimal. But the best name is "Bitcoin" simply for the recognition. Even if bitcoin dies and is replaced by something else, the word "Bitcoin" will long stand as the generic name for cryptocurrencies, much like Klenex is ubiquitously used to mean "tissue". And even if I'm wrong, I'...


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I propose the name "Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies". It sounds a mouthful but I'm sure the designer could make it look nice, just like with "Personal Finance & Money".


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