To be fair, this release humoured me at first. The name “BatCoin” kind of threw me off a bit, as I thought it would just be about the actual animal. To my surprise, it turned out to be a coin with a Batman theme, which got me slightly excited. I’m just a sucker for comics and superheroes, don’t judge me people.
The logo of BatCoin features, of course, a bat. But the logo is designed in a smart way, as they avoided using an official Batman symbol, and thus also avoided any copyright infringement. Some coins could definitely take a page out of the Batcoin book in that regard. But anyway, I digress!
Even though all names on the BatCoin staff are trademarked names, you can’t really prevent from someone saying “Hi, you can call me Commissioner Gordon”, or “Hey, NightWing here”. There names can be used online without any repercussions, so nothing to worry about. It’s a cool touch though, which I approve of.
In real life, bats are always together in a sort of mini-pack, and with BatCoin, this is no different. Each block of BatCoin consists of 60,000 BAT’s. The total amount of BAT’s will be 91,000,000,000 , the estimated total Bruce Wayne fortune as of 2013, (These references are awesome, did I mention that yet?)
But there’s more : six Guano blocks a day will deliver four times as many BAT’s, and a super Guano block grants TEN times the amount of BAT’s every four days. For those of you unaware of what “guano” is, it roughly translates to, and excuse my language, “bat poop“.
BatCoin is a fun coin, and it seems to be getting quite a nice following already. It’s a coin to keep your eye on, and if you have some spare hashing power, why not get yourself some BAT’s?