This coin is made to hold Darkcoin, which was later
renamed ’Dash’ to remove negative connotations of
the word ‘dark’, and to combine the words ‘digital’ and
‘cash’. The word ‘Dash’ also implies speed. The currency uses a system called ‘Darksend’
which ‘anonymizes’ transactions, unlike those made with Bitcoin which are stored forever
on a public ledger. The ‘D’ logo on the coin is the old version; a new logo was made to
accompany the new name.