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3 Letter Currency Codes for ENS Domain Names

Money and Countries for ENS Names

In a continuation of our 3 letter series, we look at currency codes which are standardised throughout the world. Of course, the well known ones are USD and GBP but maybe there are other currency code available?

What are 3 letter codes for currencies?

The official ISO 4217 standard specifies three-letter ("Alpha-3") codes for currencies worldwide. The first two letters of these codes are usually identical with the two-letter ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 country codes, which are well-known by internet users, as they are used for country domain suffixes. The third letter is usually the initial of the currency name (but not always, as in the case of EUR, RUB and a handful of other currencies). 

For example, USD stands for "United States dollar" (note that currency names are written in lower case, unless required otherwise by language rules, as in German, or by the local context, such as titles in English). Codes beginning with "X", among others, are reserved for special purposes such as non-currency commodities.

What makes 3 letter codes for currencies valuable as ENS Domains

These could make valuable ENS Domains because they are 3 characters, related to money and are a global standard meaning a lot of people agreee on the abbreviation.

Of note is SEK.eth, THB.eth and VND.eth

: Sweden - Ranked 23rd by GDP. Rich European country

: Thailand - Ranked 23rd by GDP is ranked 24th via gdp

: Viet Nam - Ranked 37th by GDP and has high cryto usage per capita.