Bye-bye OmiseGO. Hello, OMG Network

In News, Blog by OMG Network

We’re thrilled to announce our new brand: OMG Network. We’ll always remember OmiseGO fondly, but we couldn’t be more excited about this new chapter in our company’s story.

Today, we proudly present ourselves as OMG Network. While we loved our old identity and look - and know many felt the same - we realized as we inched closer to our significant OMG Network V1 Mainnet Beta announcement that a lot has changed over the years.

OmiseGO was a great name that captured who we were in the early days, a young and spirited off-shoot of Omise. However, we’ve moved far beyond that in the past three years. Our team has actualized MoreVP, a once theoretical specification, and shipped a production-ready private beta mainnet along with four public testnets. We’ve also released three complementary products: the OMG network web wallet, the OMG Network Block Explorer, and our official portal for developer documentation.

It’s not just about our products, though. We’ve also established the OmiseGO Developer Program (ODP), with more than 250 members and over a dozen projects. Working alongside so many talented people has provided us with deeply valuable insights on how to operate one of the first Layer-2 solutions on the market.

Our team has expanded too. We are now 45 people strong, spanning multiple time zones and continents. Simply put, we've grown as a company, and it's time to upgrade our brand.

Why We Chose OMG Network

With our new name, we wanted to capture a deep, technical understanding of the product we embody, develop, and maintain. OMG Network felt like the natural choice for three major reasons:

The Network Is Our Core Product

We designed the Network to be optimized for utility and stickiness. From the moment we committed to building Plasma, our focus was on one goal: shipping a production-ready network. The OMG Network is our core product; it is us.

It’s Distinctive

Ever since the inception of our company, the lines have been blurry between OmiseGO and Omise. We often get confused for the Omise Payment Gateway, which, understandably, has been disruptive to business development and partnership efforts.

With OMG Network, there is no longer any confusion, and we get the chance to embody our identity and values, our way. Not only with our name, but with a new website and email domain, and a complete redesign of our corporate logo. We’ve also got a new logo for the OMG token which you’ll soon see updated in Etherscan, CoinMarketCap, Coinbase, and Bitfinex!

So we’re excited to share our new logo and a few illustrations - champions of our new visual identity - simple, no-fuss graphics to convey complex solutions coherently.

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Note that our official media handles have also been updated, and are listed as follows:

OMG Network Reflects Our Values

The last reason is clarity. Omise means ’shop’ in Japanese. It’s a name well suited for something like an e-commerce firm. Which, of course, we are not. We are a public infrastructure supporting open financial services in all their forms. The name OMG Network more clearly reflects this.

Still Connected To Our Roots

Our look and name are changing, but our commitment to financial accessibility remains the same. We believe, now more than ever, that having the ability to transfer value is a basic human right. Thus, we continue to build a permissionless and trustless Network, ever on a quest to improve its safety and utility.

The OmiseGO brand has carried us far, and we’re grateful for the community that has supported us in our journey. But we are even more excited about our future. Our new identity is just the beginning.

Hang tight, it’s going to be an exciting ride.

The OMG Network Team


Disclaimer: Please remember the OMG Network is in beta and is prone to bugs and errors. The OMG Network team is committed to ensuring that these issues are resolved quickly. But we ask you to exercise caution and transact real value on the network at your own risk.

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