Why “Givahoy”?

This isn’t a post about “why would I use Givahoy?”. Not yet, anyway. This is more about the name. It won’t take long.

It’s just 2 parts: “Give” and “Ahoy”.

Givahoy turns around the traditional transaction model, where the giver basically provides all the information to the recipient for them to take the money. With Givahoy, the recipient just gets the funds, and no unnecessary information is carried with the transaction.

As for “Ahoy”, it’s taking the nautical word used as greeting (or warning or farewell, but not in this case) and using it as a location awareness.

Givahoy is proximity-based giving. And the Romaticised pirate iconography is just a personal preference…

Although, this is more me…


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