Building a brand for the anti-Bitcoin; a new stable cryptocurrency that's changing the way we think about crypto.
Cryptocurrencies have been part of a recent gold rush. The success of Bitcoin has been matched by an explosion of over 1,000 alternative options. But they’re famously volatile, with values surging and plummeting daily — let alone tighter regulation and bans.
That’s where Augmint differs: it’s been designed from the outset to be truly stable, pegged to traditional fiat currencies like the Euro and US dollar. But unlike state run fiats, Augmint operates in an open and transparent way, free from government, institutions, or banks.
Augmint is a cryptocurrency designed for everyday spending without the fear of instability. We also benefit from blockchain security, and an innovative way to transfer money across borders without bank accounts. For business, Augmint offers low transactional costs, and international customers willing to spend (unlike other cryptocurrencies better suited for investment).
The rise of crypto and blockchain has given the world an appetite for a stable decentralised currency like Augmint, but also means it’s more crucial than ever to have a strong reputation: building trust and reducing anxieties at every stage. We partnered with Augmint to create a compelling brand identity for the whole community to get behind, along with thoughtful strategy and solid digital interface design.
A cryptocurrency like no other
Augmint’s value isn’t in speculation, it’s in stability. The visual identity is centred around a unique and memorable marque that represents the relationship between Augmint and a counterpart fiat. It’s a process, captured in a unified symbol.
The circular marque is highly positive, with a strong upward movement like a sunrise, representing the beginning of a new future. The striking silhouette stands out amongst other cryptocurrencies, making it ownable and memorable for Augmint.
Building a community
Augmint is closer to a movement, than a company. In early strategy discussions, we talked about a mission of community and decentralised action. In response, we created a system of social media avatars: each lets the individual remain anonymous, a core appeal of Augmint, but in a unique and cohesive way.
A turbulent environment
Augmint is launching at a time where virtual currencies are in the news everyday. Stories of fraud, bubbles, and the risk of regulation dominate the conversation. Part of the challenge faced when building a brand for Augmint was to stand above this: reducing anxiety, building trust, and raising reputation. In effect, it's the anti-Bitcoin.
How we worked with the team
We use Slack for seamless dialogue with clients and developers
Marvel lets us prototype and refine, with contextual presentation
We design high fidelity UI in Sketch for fast, responsive, and accurate handover
Zeplin makes UI handover to development teams accurate and painless
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