Bitcoin SV, the altcoin born after the fork of Bitcoin Cash, unveiled a new logo on Bitcoin’s (BTC) birthday. According to its official website, the new logo was chosen by the community upon winning three Twitter polls with various options available.
After having an entirely original logo, with motifs that evoked the Asian culture, with a dragon and a typography with a contrast black and red, now the Altcoin opted for a logo that is shown as a copy of Bitcoin (BTC) with the same font but not in italics, and with a combination of gold and gray similar to the orange and gray shown on the original Bitcoin (BTC) logo.
The creative team responsible for designing the new logo was quite enthusiastic about this modern design, commenting that this new concept is consistent with the expansive vision of the altcoin.
They also pointed out the key aspects that make this logo an original and unique artistic creation:
With modernized features, the new BSV logo conveys that Bitcoin is ready to grow up:
– The B symbol is cleaner and stands upright rather than tilted forward or backward.
– Bitcoin SV” characters also stand upright.
– Bitcoin” begins with a capital B, rather than lower case.
– SV” appears in superscript – reflecting Satoshi Vision as the way forward, while keeping emphasis on the name Bitcoin.
– The design color uses “dragon gold,” honouring the dragon logo of the Bitcoin SV full node implementation which birthed BSV.”
After the announcement published on Twitter by the bComm Association, the community’s comments, do not seem to correspond with those of a winning design to the liking of the majority. An important part of the responses mocked the team’s lack of creativity and the excessive resemblance to the Bitcoin (BTC) logo.
Poll wasn’t needed. Just CTRL+C .. CTRL+V pic.twitter.com/CNwNftCp5z
— Brain (@Fluffyratz) January 4, 2019
Wow! That’s awesome! What’s that color? Yellow!? Radical! Looks almost nothing like anything we’ve ever seen before! Wait…
— etherbalance (@etherbalance) January 3, 2019
Wow. Amazing designer. I would never have got this idea.
— 𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙝0𝙘 (@MisterCh0c) January 3, 2019
Bravo, but has hints of cheap imitation knock off to it. I wonder why. pic.twitter.com/FsvNSurAQo
— KingOfAllShitcoins (@JinglesBTC) January 3, 2019
The rest of the community has widely criticized the strategy of BCHers trying to self-promote as Bitcoin (BTC). Even in early 2018, Roger Ver, a fervent promoter of pre-forked Bitcoin Cash (now BCH ABC) was close to being sued for generating confusion in users by selling them BCH making them think they were acquiring Bitcoin (BTC).