AnimeCoin News

AnimeCoin Partners with Collateral Damage Studios

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AnimeCoin partnered with CDS to re-brand and design a new mascot from the ground up! With the creative direction of the Bizurk / team, CDS was able to produce the new AnimeCoin official mascot, “Anico.”

Anico Animation by Vnxxnt09

Our clients include IDW, Anime Expo and Loot Crate. Some of the more interesting work we do involves mascots. We did the mascot designs for Internet Explorer, Anime Festival Asia and (yes) Nutaku.” – Ng KC, General Manager

Thoughts on the AnimeCoin Project

AnimeCoin intends to build a platform for artists to trade and sell their digital artwork. Blockchain technology will help verify ownership and ensure digital art is not stolen! Ng KC of CDS had this to say about the technology AnimeCoin is developing:

AnimeCoin Mascot Design Sheet by CDS

The art community has always been welcoming of new technology and happy to experiment with it, even if it might not be something familiar. There is a publication platform, Civil, that intends to use blockchain technology to protect journalists against

 censorship and intellectual property disputes. If it can work for journalism, why not anime art? It might sound more frivolous but given the concern that artists always have for art theft, applying the technology to enforce appropriate credits and ownership will be quite a boon to artists.

It is common for us to encounter art theft, be it from unscrupulous China-based manufacturers or Twitter/Instagram art-sharing accounts with their “Credits to the artist”. Previously, it has been almost impossible for artists to actively discover these acts of copyright infringement and take action on it. So the concept of a blockchain-based platform that allows creators to maintain control and ownership of their creation through digital fingerprinting and tracing is very appealing indeed!” – Ng KC 

Mascot Fan Art

Recently after unveiling the new mascot, we have received some incredible fan art of Anico!

Fan art by Lukrio99990

Fan art by NuggetSenpai

Fan art by Beelzezlover

The fans have been very supportive of the new mascot and we have seen a huge increase in activity on our Facebook page as well as the official AnimeCoin Discord. If you make a fan art of the mascot, please feel free to message it to us on our social channels or submit it to the art channels in Discord!

Closing Thoughts

“It has been our pleasure to work with Bizurk and Anime Coin to create the base design for Anime Coin’s mascot. She doesn’t have a name yet but I’m sure you guys can come with a beautiful name for her. Please go and create gorgeous artworks of her!” – Ng KC

Her name of course, is Anico!

Collateral Damage Studios has been incredible in helping us get our new branding and mascot on point! Feel free to follow them on social and reach out if you have any projects!


AnimeCoin Mascot Art Contest May 2018

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In celebration of completing our new official AnimeCoin Mascot design, we are hosting a free fan art competition!

Contest Details

Prize: Get featured on our social platforms
Deadline: May 19th, 2018
Rules: Create a fan art of our mascot.

*Must be appropriate and actually of the mascot.

How to Enter

Once your artwork is completed and ready for submission, there are a few convenient ways you may enter the contest:

Submit on Discord
Visit our Discord server and upload your artwork to the “Art-Contests” channel. Just include your art, your name, and any URL to your portfolio or social channels.
You can submit on Discord here.

Submit on Facebook 
If Facebook is easier for you to submit your artwork on, you can also visit the official post we made and upload your artwork to the comments section.
The official announcement post can be found here.

Don’t forget to include your:

  • Name
  • URL to your portfolio, DeviantArt, or social channel for artwork
  • Upload the finished art file!

The New Mascot

Below is the design specification sheet for our new mascot! Her name is Anico.

Who is she? 

During the day she works at her job as the AnimeCoin official mascot, more importantly she is the first anime artist to draw exclusively on the blockchain. The blockchain is the revolutionary technology that powers cryptocurrency and this helps run highly advanced technology such as the AnimeCoin soon to be launched anti-theft mechanism which can scan artwork on the blockchain and detect counterfits or stolen artwork!

Her personality

Because she gets do to what she loves as a job (art) she is always happy and joyful. The future for the AnimeCoin project is looking very bright and her bright blue eyes reflect the happiness and future she looks forward to.

What are the squares around her? 

Those squares are representations of the blockchain data which she is constantly surrounded by. Her digital paint brush emits these blocks with every stroke and her fluorescent RGB elements seen throughout her clothing and headphones represent the digital aspect of her existence.

Looks like she unbuttoned her ribbon? 

Take a closer look and see the Katakana ア which is the first letter in the Japanese word for “Anime” (アニメ).

What is an AnimeCoin? 

Much like BitCoin AnimeCoin is a currency which is used to power the AnimeCoin blockchain. It is merely an incentive for nodes to continue contributing to the AnimeCoin network, in other words payments made to “miners.”

A visual representation of the coin might look like these items below:

Moving forward, these AnimeCoins should become the primary currency used by anyone who wants to trade and distribute their artwork on the AnimeCoin platform! The coin is so much more than just a form of payment. Each transaction carries special data, including information on the artwork, the owner of the art, and automated smart contracts (in the case of commissions). This is what makes AnimeCoin such a powerful tool and necessary for the use of the anime artwork platform.

What is the Purpose of this Contest?

This contest is mostly just for fun, there is not real monetary prize or special reward. Since everybody will be winning our prize, which is to get featured on our official facebook page which is growing fast and has reached over 6,000 LIKES.

Since this is a newly designed mascot, we don’t really have a lot of other poses or unique perspectives on her. We want to invite the art community to join us on our journey as we discover new features and ideas about Anico ourselves! Feel free to be creative, draw her in many different poses and environments, and visualize her in a whole new way.

Being able to view Anico from the fan’s perspective will allow us to visualize her in a brand new way and might even provide inspiration for some official artwork of her in the future. Who knows, we may even hire some of the best artists to join our art team!

Have fun and be sure to submit your artwork before the deadline if you want to get featured!

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AnimeCoin Hits #4 Best Performing Coins This Week!

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Yes it finally happened, April 19th, 2018, AnimeCoin hits the top charts for the biggest gainers of the week!

We have only just begun announcing our plans for the future Art Exchange and other exciting projects and partnerships we are working on and already have seen this awesome spike in the price.

There were many recent article and news features about AnimeCoin this month as the price spike gained the attention of many.

Some speculators might point to the fact that AnimeCoin doesn’t have a real use case, was a dead project for many years, and is only traded on one exchange, however we hope to change people’s minds about this project as we introduce a new use case that will truly provide value to our users.

You can read all about our future art exchange project as we move forward with development and come closer to our ANIME fork, which should happen Summer 2018.

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AnimeCoin Mascot Design

We would love to see fan arts of our mascot! We host contests and give away free AnimeCoins to those who submit great fan art to our contests!

Stay updated!