Stellar has revealed a new variation on its classic logo. The old spaceship icon has been abandoned in favor of a more formal cryptocurrency symbol, as explained in a new blog post. This is just a preview: the new logo will be put to work as part of a full-site redesign in the coming weeks.

Stellar is quickly making a name for itself as a viable crypto-powered payment network. Several different projects are being built on the blockchain, from financially inclusive banking tools to decentralized exchanges. Stellar’s goals call for a more serious design, as shown below:

What’s In a Logo?

A lot of thought has gone into the new logo: Although Stellar has decided to drop the playful rocket from its old logo in favor of something more formal, the new logo retains the original “outer space” imagery. The icon resembles a planet, and, as Stellar notes, the diagonal bars give it a “hint of Saturn.”

The logo will be useful in a variety of branding situations. Stellar says that the icon will work at any size: as an app icon, on…

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