When Nakamoto published his white paper ten years ago, and then dug up the genesis block more than two months later, bitcoin still has a lot to build. There is no wallet, no block miner, no exchange, in fact, no exchange rate. There are no symbols to represent bitcoin.
The logo of bitcoin was first designed by Nakamoto for the first bitcoin customer. It is a gold coin containing BC letters. However, by the beginning of 2010, when a small community began to form, people began to discuss how to use unified code to represent the original cryptocurrency Bitcoin in Unicode.
The evolution of bitcoin logo
I suggest we use the Thai baht currency symbol
As the official bitcoin currency symbol and BTC three letters as the official bitcoin currency code. " Bitcointalk forum member "new liberty standard" wrote on February 5, 2010. (four months ago, the same person bought the first bitcoin in legal currency, and 5050 bitcoin was purchased at $5.02. ）Then there was a heated discussion in the community, with some users worried that the baht symbol would cause unnecessary confusion.
The first bitcoin client, with the BC logo of Nakamoto in the upper left corner
A new sign of a new era
On November 1, 2010, the forum user "bitboy" shared the newly designed bitcoin logo, which was presented with a white symbol and an orange background, and rotated clockwise by 14% (as shown in the figure below), which has continued to this day. "Interestingly, according to some theories, the dollar sign originated from two vertical bars, not one." Hal Finney, the pioneer of bitcoin, said of the symbols previously designed by new liberty standard. At that time, in 2011, talks and things were going very slowly.
The bitcoin logo, in contrast, is skewed in the opposite way.
Even though Nakamoto played a benevolent ruler for some time, bitcoin still lacked management for a long time, and there was little consensus on which symbol should be adopted. In the mid-2011 poll, however, it was only a few years later, in June 2017, that bitcoin finally got its own Unicode symbol after seeing that users of the forum voted overwhelmingly.
Interestingly, the word "bitcoin" does not appear in the body of Nakamoto's pioneering white paper, but only in the title and name of the. Org domain name directly below. Bitcoin, whether named after BTC, XBT or anything else, has never been about brands - it's about changing the world.