The story behind the Bitcoin logos (BTC) after 10 years - Translated Article

The story behind the Bitcoin logos (BTC) after 10 years - Translated Article

By Pumared | Pumared | 1 May 2019

The first Bitcoin logo was made by Satoshi Nakamoto, but was not maintained for long. Get to know the story behind this case that completed, in 2019, the first ten years since its inception.

In 2010, the current logo (color Orange) was created by the user of the Bitcoin Talk forum nick "bitboy", using as a basis the symbol developed by Satoshi Nakamoto himself.

The logo was originally published in a forum thread, dated November 1, 2010. According to a tweet, the user would have received about 194 BTCs for the work, which considering the price of Bitcoin at the time of writing this worth about R $ 3 millions. The payment transaction for the art was recorded in the blockchain so that everyone could see it.

The user also suggested the use of Bitcoin Maneki Neko as a form of "Lucky Amulet".



Alternatives have been created

In mid-2014, a Paris graphic design studio called ECOGEX created a website showing its indifference with the Bitcoin logo (Orange). They claimed that the current logo was simply a logo, and that logos would only be used by companies or to promote products, which would escape the real sense of Bitcoin at that time.

In addition, the group presented the idea that instead of a logo, the representation should be made by a symbol (Figure 2). All monetary units have a symbol, so Bitcoin should also have this identity as a decentralized monetary unit.

The group, in addition to showing another symbol option for Bitcoin, has also suggested another logo for Linux.


Bitcoin SVG Label

Thai Baht


The Bitcoin symbol also came to be represented by the Thai baht, but was soon discontinued.

Most often, the vertical double bar B (white color) is seen surrounded by an orange circle. Satoshi Nakamoto used the double vertical bar B on the original Bitcoin client, which is even a character that can be used in the Bitcoin Talk forum. The single horizontal bar B is a Unicode character (not yet fully) that represents itself as a monetary symbol.


Bitcoin vs bitcoin


There is a difference between currency and protocol, so it should be written differently, which helps in writing.

Some capitalize Bitcoin all the time, while some use the division to distinguish the code protocol and currency symbolization.

According to the Bitcoin wiki on the topic of capitalization, "As Bitcoin is a currency and a protocol, capitalization can be confusing. The accepted practice is to use Bitcoin (singular with capital letter B) to label protocol, software, and community , and bitcoins (with lowercase letters b) to label the units of the coin.

For more symbols and shapes, the Bitcoin Wiki website provides users with templates that can be used.

In the year 2019, Bitcoin completed its 10 years of existence, being a currency considered by large companies as a means of payment and with a promising future as a decentralized payment medium, its logo being a fundamental part of building its history for now.


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