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Re: CurrencySystem

From: Marcos Caceres <mcaceres@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:00:25 -0500
Message-Id: <CANZ8DvYkmAPw1Q_j7eEQpf1Z9tZ1C2P+pBQuLsJBFjgzvbzzbw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>, Payments WG <public-payments-wg@w3.org>
On September 19, 2017 at 10:17:33 AM, Adrian Hope-Bailie
(adrian@hopebailie.com) wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I wrote the following blog to appeal to those interested in use cases that
> require CurrencySystem to step up and log their use cases:
> 
> https://medium.com/@ahopebailie/currencysystem-is-at-risk-d29aebafdd38

Thanks for write up. This is quite helpful in framing the discussion.

I'm still left wondering if we shouldn't be leasing with ISO? In
Wikipedia [1], it says:

"SIX Interbank Clearing (a Maintenance Agency of ISO) is currently
studying the impact and role of cryptocurrencies and other independent
currencies on ISO 4217."

I'd like us to fully exhaust the ISO route first. Otherwise, this is
going to be really messy - specially if ISO ends up adding the
currency codes.

> @editors: I have reopened issue 490 as this is the issue referenced in the
> spec but have recommended new issues are raised if they are a new use cases
> to keep threads manageable.

D'oh! that's the wrong bug :( I'll update the spec, and ask for republish.

> @marcos/mike: I also requested people provide test cases for their use
> case. Any help you can provide on this would be very helpful.

Coincidently, I filed an issue for this yesterday:
https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/issues/7369

Let's take up discussion there. I'm happy to help. Testing should be
really easy, as there is only one algorithmic requirement in the spec
(so take just a few mins to copy/paste an existing test and make some
minor modifications to the code to do the currencyCode check).

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_4217#Cryptocurrencies
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