CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, originally tweeted a link of an instagram video showing an arm being tattooed with the Binanace logo, back in December 1st. While the tweet suggest it may have been his arm, no confirmation was announced until now. Here the following tweet,
Are you committed? Hell yeah. https://t.co/dajq9F0CyP
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) December 2, 2018
CZ tattoo was confirmed through a medium post on the Binanace page. The post was actually written by CZ himself with an explanation as to how i all began with a simple dinner in Singapore with Coinmaketcap’s Luke Wagman and Gareth.
CZ goes on to tell the tale of the nigh as follows:
All was normal at a casual dinner with Luke and Gareth in Singapore, until the very end, when we noticed the Bitcoin logo tattooed on Luke’s arm. And he was ready to add tattoos of the CoinMarketCap and Binance logos to his arm, which would soon be a “crypto-arm.”
From there, all hell broke loose…
The extensive post goes on to explain the origins of the Binance logo as well.
Sixteen months ago, when we were designing the Binance logo, we tried many different variations. We wanted to represent the bids and asks on the exchange with two squares, while also echoing the “binary” word in our name (Binance = Binary Finance).
So, we had two squares on top of each other. It looked too much like a digital 8, and while the number is lucky in Chinese culture, it just didn’t feel right. Our designer, Tang, made a few different variations, and I noticed the two diagonal squares on top of each other, with a slight overlap.
Now this made sense; if there is an overlap between the bids and asks, it would result in a trade. I liked it. But the “logo” still didn’t feel like a “logo”. Another idea came up: we would put a bigger square, like a board where the first two squares sit on. The board would be the “playground” or place where things happened, which is what an exchange platform is, after all. The logo still looked weak. So the brilliant designers made the lines thicker (our current logo).
After having the logo tatted on his arm, ChangPeng Zhao went on to reflect about his team at Binance and himself have committed themselves to developing the platform better by constantly improving it. He also stated that Biannce is here to stay and will becoming an everlasting brand. The tattoo will becoming a symbol of his commitment to the project.
CZ dedication to Binance is quite admirable. Tattoos are a permanent mark and showing the world that he’ll stick by his convictions to make Binance something great really shows how serious he is about his work. It’s going to be interesting to see if this becomes a trend among other ICO creators out there.
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