Meet nahmii — the new name for hubii’s commercially-focused scaling solution

Sometimes in life you fall in love with an idea, only to find that you’re not the only one who feels that way. We liked the name ‘striim’, it fitted nicely with the theme of more transactions flowing like water through the blockchain. Unfortunately, after doing all the necessary due diligence, someone with a slightly different name threatened to sue us. Rather than waste time and money fighting, we decided to rename the protocol… So it’s goodbye striim!

Naming something you love isn’t easy, especially when you’re limited to words that have never been trademarked before. After a week of heated discussions, we had a list of good ideas… all of which had already been registered. Finally, we turned to Thailand — the location of our COO Mark, whose ideas were the inspiration behind the whole scaling solution project. The Thai word for water is ‘nahm’, which flows nicely when ‘ii’ is added to end like hubii. Hence the new name for our scaling solution: nahmii.

The name of an element, something greater than just a stream, seems fitting for a project that has grown to become so much more than a scaling solution. nahmii represents a different way for blockchain companies to do business, focusing on products before hype and delivering commercially-focused solutions.

You can see our progress on Github, including exciting new developments with the CLI and SDK. Next on the roadmap is the first implementation of nahmii in hubii core, our wallet manager and decentralised exchange product, which should be published in the next few weeks. In the meantime we will also be releasing the details of the first nahmii airdrop and how you can get your nahmii (NII) tokens.

For now, we invite you to welcome nahmii by hubii, the new name for our commercially-focused scaling solution.