There has been several conversations in many places regarding the naming and nomenclature of what we are dealing with here. In an attempt to formalize a discussion on this in one place and potentially come to a conclusion on what we will be choosing for names, we can utilize this forum thread to hopefully come to consensus on this.
As it stands now we have the following:
1) Phonon - The protocol name.
No change/discussion needed.
2) PHONON - The ERC20 governance token name.
The only other distinction I’ve seen people use is $PHONON when referring to the governance token. Would these be considered interchangeable? I do not see very much heartburn with either and when spelled in all caps would be a clear distinction of what the writer is referencing, which is the governance token.
3) Native Phonon - The mined/minted/struck/created token.
Options that have been floating around for the name of what was originally introduced as ‘Native Phonon’ have been:
-Phits (Technically correct as it is a Phonon bit)
-Phlux (’…a remotely correct term. It defines the rate per unit time of particles moving through an area (flux).’
-Phux (Phonon Bucks)
4) Backed/Asset Phonon - The ‘container’ that holds on-chain asset value
Options that have been floated have been:
-ETHp, BTCp, etc.
The above lists/info is far from comprehensive of what all of the suggestions have been. Feel free to add to this and we can take it from here.