Guess which one the project’s main men are lobbying for…
A new industry group by the name of bCommerce, which is committed to promoting the new Bitcoin SV ecosystem, has begun an online poll to chose a logo for the coin created by the split in Bitcoin Cash that took place in mid-November.
While bCommerce is a seemingly new entity – its @bCommWorld Twitter account was only opened in the last few days, and made its first tweet less than 24hrs ago (at time of writing) – many of the faces behind it will be more than familiar. They include Dr. Craig Wright, the man who claims to be the erstwhile pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto; Jimmy Nguyen, CEO of nChain – Wright’s company, and the team behind the SV protocols and projects; Taras Kulyk of Squire Mining and Calvin Ayre, founder of CoinGeek and the large CoinGeek mining pool. Squire and CoinGeek have recently announced plans to merge, creating the largest publicly listed crypto mining concern in the world, and appear to be active behind the scenes of legal action that is being aimed at the Bitcoin ABC protocol team, and causing headaches for their competitor, Bitmain.
Only the second tweet from the bCommerce account launched the online poll, for which voting is still open until next Friday – so now you all have something to discuss over Christmas dinner.
#BitcoinSV #BSV is the world’s new money, and deserves a new logo for its currency. bComm Association has created 4 new logo options. Please VIEW on our web page at https://t.co/5j2nGCInkS and then VOTE below!
— bComm Association (@bCommWorld) December 19, 2018
The four options on the table are very much variations on a theme, using different iterations of a “B” on a blue circular background. Notably, none feature the left-titled B that was the logo adopted by Bitcoin Cash after its split from ‘Bitcoin Core’ in August 2017.
One of the key players has already put his hat in the ring and said which he prefers – and Calvin Ayre has plumped for the one that most closely resembles the original Bitcoin logo: Option A. That’s probably no surprise, though, given his propensity to pronounce SV as ‘Original’ or ‘True’ Bitcoin.
Option A is the only one to me…if BSV is the original Bitcoin it must use the original Logo icon and having it upright until the others are out of the way later this year is a good short term compromise.https://t.co/9NEDhOAr7L
— Calvin Ayre (@CalvinAyre) December 19, 2018
Voting in the poll, which is currently being led by Ayre’s preferred option (36%) in a close-run race with option D (33%) after nearly 1,700 votes, continues for another six days – so you’ll definitely have something to discuss over Christmas dinner.