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Official Statement On Rebranding To Dash

Discussion in 'Official Announcements' started by eduffield, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. alex-ru

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    From this point of view I agree with you...

    I like logo on your avatar, it is beautiful and stylish, but... ambiguous - so needs text spelling-explanation next to it (otherwise can be considered as ASH).

    This one:
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    is not so beautiful and stylish but easy to read for everybody without additional text next to it - I think it is important and useful thing... And also have a positive smile :) inside!

    Why limit us with amateur designers - I think we should invite professionals for logo - to collect all possible ideas and creativity - so could choose really the best one.
     
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  2. r-ando

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    This one is really nice too imo tough call with the (U) (I) lol that's just too good. Lets trademark the sideways power sign, genius.
     
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  3. TaoOfSatoshi

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    Just catching up on the thread...
    I want to tell you that I harbour no hard feelings toward you vis-a-vis our little debate yesterday, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to joining forces with you as we lead the DASH Twitter blitz. We are in agreement that this logo rocks...

    Sorry, friend, I'm not feeling the arrow. It's great to have more options though. Keep trying!
    I know, right?

    This is the front runner right now, for sure.
    Agreed. New brand, new logo. And it would be great to have a logo contest and see all the creative talent this community has. Then put it to a vote, and move on.
     
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    This is just so good. +1M
     
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  5. theplague

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    One of the main reasons that I joined this forum was to comment on the re-branding.

    I have a few businesses which offer various products and services so branding has always been of huge importance to me. With Darkcoin re-branding to 'Dash' it's probably already been said but whoever came up with the name is an absolute genius.

    These guys will be renaming the whole industry whether they realise it or not so this will be huge. No-one will refer to cryptocurrencies as cryptocurrencies but instead they will be calling all cryptos 'Dash'. It makes complete sense and one of the main reasons that Darkcoin or 'Dash' will most likely pass Bitcoin and become the biggest online currency in the world.

    Just embrace it guys and watch Bitcoin die out while Dash takes control of the whole thing :D

    I'm so excited about this and can't wait to see it succeed even more :D

    Anyway that's my part said :D
     
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  6. TaoOfSatoshi

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    You must have been one of the people I've been talking to on Twitter about this...Welcome, and awesome post!
     
  7. theplague

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    Oh and TaoOfTasoshi I showed my wife the Dash animation that you posted a while ago with Darkcoin spinning into Dash and we both agreed that it's one of the best brand animations that we've ever seen. It's straight to the point and just looks sexy :D
     
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  8. theplague

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    Haha thanks! :D

    Nah I haven't been on Twitter since early 2014 but I'll definitely check the Darkcoin/Dash Twitter page out soon :D
     
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    I've been to Darkcoin from December 2013 and I've heard a lot complaining about it's ominous/shady/evil name (personally never had an issue with it). So I think that for something populous as currency should have friendlier name and DASH fits perfectly. It highlights InstantX, rhymes with cash ... it's just catchy. But please don't change the D logo of Darkcoin. It is name with the "dark" part that makes negative impression among people, not the logo. On other hand D logo is already well recognized, people love it and it looks dashy enough to stay there.
     
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    The reverse C in the blue dash logo is awsome.. if not subliminal !

    Also, I believe this logo would comfortably fit alongside the VISA logo.
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    I agree, we should get some designs by professionals as well (Maybe we have already? You never know who is in this community..). I'm just saying this is the one I instantly fell in love with, and I think the D, backwards C with a dash in it, is genius :D
     
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  12. TaoOfSatoshi

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    My wife says the same...I think we just doubled our market!:D No more Dorkcoin...

    That would be great!
     
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    +1
     
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    This thing is so sexy I would LOVE to add it to the official wallet's "About Darkcoin Core" popup right now....but I guess Evan would kill me :D
     
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  15. TaoOfSatoshi

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    LOL! Go on... do it!! :tongue:
     
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    Lmao! "Dorkcoin" I love it haha!

    The more she feels involved the more money I can put into Darkcoin/Dash so we're onto a winner :D

    I tried that same tactic when I bought a new pc recently but she just went nuts instead.....So anonymous currency eh? Hmm....I wonder how much a hitman would cost....Nah I'm joking haha!
     
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  17. fernando

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    The interview with Evan has already been recorded. We believe it will out on Tuesday.
    Someone please reach camosoul asap!! His account has been hacked by someone in a good mood!!!!
     
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    Oh.. this is a big big mistake. I think I just dashed in my pants when I read this thread. Thank god darkcoin is open source. Someone can carry on the name in another fork. Even if they can't, the market is reacting poorly. What a colossal mistake. I guess the amount of brand recognition Darkcoin had already acquired didn't factor into the decision at all.
     
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  19. TanteStefana

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    Indeed, it gets very murky and complex. I don't think there is a real theory of economics/government/etc... that can survive as fact and theory. Too many variables and Human nature gets in the way. Might as well find the theory that combines Relativity and quantum mechanics. Likely may never be possible, but we always have hope, no? LOL
     
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    Because 18M market cap is so large. Fork all you want, you won't have an expansive masternode network or talent. Fuck off.
     
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    Maybe it was one of those funky chill-pills tungfa's been pushing around :eek: :tongue:

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  22. moli

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    If you want people to be on your side you need to fuck off first. Don't you think people of a different opinion should be allowed to speak their mind? So what if someone else clones this coin as it hasn't happened already? Besides, enough of this immature, childish fighting.
     
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    And your posts aren't trash with that kind of language to new users? I thought you could be better than what you called "trash" there.
     
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    Whatever Moli, whatever.
     
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    Actually Tante I am working on that R & QM thing, but that would really be off topic. (Suffice it to say that Einstein missed something important--namely what time and space were relative to. He seems to have thought it was to each other based on velocity. His def. of time highlights his error. Time is not what a clock measures--Time is what conscious entities measure with a clock. On the QM side R. Penrose gets close.):what:

    To answer your earlier question more directly. Evan released an open source code that the market seems to like. He does not own it since he open sourced it. He MAY now own the trademark for Dash, but that remains to be seen. Owning a trademark ONLY gives you a right to sue in Federal Court. Under Common Law, first use in commerce is a defensible right IF you go to court, and then only on a State by State basis. To my knowledge Evan has never sold anything bearing the name Darkcoin or Dash, and any claim to the name Dash would be based on the legitimacy of the contract he obtained from the previous Dashcoin Developer. Whether HE truly owned the name is an open question. Personally I suspect that the Board of Directors are the only ones at risk due to the fact that the foundation is an entity created by the State and hence completely under its jurisdiction. They could in theory be sued by an entity claiming that they are infringing on their ownership of DASH. However, in the absence of actual sale of product, it would be difficult to demonstrate damages. The URL would be another issue. At this point We can call our coin, wallets, and nodes, anything we like. Just like you can name your child Coca Cola--but I suspect you are a better mother than that.:eek:

    Had they asked me (and they had no reason to:tongue:) I would have advised against forming such an entity, but what is done is done. To my chagrin, most Churches are formed as 503c Corporations and have no idea that this puts them under the total control of the State. It is done in exchange for favorable tax status, and to protect the leadership from suits. Only now are many finding that the price was far too high. Much better the system employed by the Roman Catholic organizations whose holdings are held in trust by a Vicar who does not own, but manages the trust holdings.

    Peace to you my dear... :)

    Sorry it is clearly past my bedtime and this surely falls under the catagory of TMI.:oops:
     
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    tungfa, bring out the bag!

    C'mon guys. You're both right !!

    moli, Oblox is in troll-patrol mode, and he's right, new member, first post , utter trash, zero tolerance.
    Oblox, moli is right, this isn't bitcointalk.org
     
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    Tis true. It has been a long few days.
     
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    This is my first post here... So hello to all my fellow Darkcoiners/Dashers :) ...This .gif animation is the reason I have decided to finally create an account here (been holding DRK and 3 masternodes for a while now). I have been lurking these forums for many months but finally decided to break my silence... THIS IS AMAZING! +1 I'm looking forward to all of the developments moving forward with this project. Evan has my full support.
     
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    Agreed and welcome. I was surprised that kind of logo and animation combination actually came from the community. Pleasantly shocked and pleased. Will be interesting to see things from here.
     
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  30. TaoOfSatoshi

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    Welcome to the Dark...er....DASH! :D
     
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