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There is a growing consensus around a misguided attempt to turn the Token Curated Registry into a Project Curated Registry. The idea is based on usability, on providing the user with the most popular or commonly accepted name, i.e the project name.
The problem with this well-intended proposition is that it nullifies the purpose of a TCR. A TCR is a registry, what are we registering? Tokens, not projects. There may be exceptions where we should not list a token based on the name provided in the smart contract, but to make those exception a general rule nullifies the purpose and use of a TCR.
What happens when a project has multiple tokens? What happens when a project name changes?
The question should be, what is the source of truth for the TCR. Should it be based on a popularity question, or based on information available on the blockchain? Because, in my opinion, if we are doing the former, then let’s call this a Project Curated Registry, or an Oracle, because the source of truth is no longer the blockchain.
I believe the growing consensus is going the opposite way, but I’m writing for the records, so that it can never said that there were no warnings about going the direction of a PCR.