After a few weeks of discussion and a public logo contest, Darkcoin has officially become “Dash”, from today on. The idea of this rebranding is to make the altcoin more accessible to end users, with a less “underground image,” and a name referring to “Digital Cash.”
A new official website has yet to be announced, but the main forum devoted to Darkcoin/Dash is now DashTalk. The name change has initiated some bitter talks on possible conflicts between Dash and Dashcoin, an existing, cryptonote-based altcoin, launched last summer.
The price of the coin has strongly increased in the past days, Darkcoin/Dash now being listed as the 4th strongest crypto-currency on CoinMarketCap, with a market capitalization close to $27 million.