Go to coinmarketcap and take a look at the logo’s of the top coins. What is instantly recognizable to me is Ripple, Nxt, Counterparty, Darkcoin (to name a few).
Peercoin is NOT distinguishable at all. It looks like a random gold coin with a spec of green. If you want to compete, you need to get some sex appeal. Distinguish yourselves from the competition, I shouldn’t have to squint at the screen to determine what coin logo I’m trying to recognize.
I agree that the 16x16 logo on CoinMarketCap needs to be changed, however I don’t agree with replacing the main logo itself. I have personally spent a lot of my own money and time managing these logos. All of them are based on the original Peercoin logo, Peerunity, Peershares, Peerbox, etc… We’ve created a brand that people recognize, either the P symbol or the little leaf. Changing what makes us recognizable would be similar to completely changing our name.
I think what needs to be done instead, is that we have a 16x16 icon created that is clearer, so we can update CoinMarketCap with it. In the upcoming NuBits video that is supposed to be released tomorrow, the video uses the more minimalist version of our logo…
I think this minimalist version of the logo is something we should probably use more often. There are a bunch of different versions downloadable here. Here are just a couple below. They were not made by me and look a little rough around the edges of the leaf I think, but can be cleaned up in newly made versions.
The leaf symbol itself is also part of our image and I have seen certain people on Twitter using it by itself as their avatar without the P symbol attached. If the P symbol is too large to include in a 16x16 icon, we could just use the leaf by itself.
I agree with GawkD’s original statement about the need to have a unique icon. And, I also agree with DigiX that the green one looks good. It reflects the low-energy dynamic surrounding the PPC POS minting process.