Binance Takes Down Emoji Resembling Swastika After Twitter Outrage: Here’s What Happened

A leading cryptocurrency exchange released a new emoji on their Twitter account on Wednesday. The decision became an example of having multiple sets of eyes check things before they are officially changed.

What Happened: Binance changed its Twitter TWTR profile description to include an emoji after hashtagging the words “Binance” and “BNB”, which is the symbol for its token Binance Coin BNB/USD.

The symbol resembled a swastika often associated with the Nazis and Adolf Hitler in the west.

Popular Twitter Influencer Greg16676935420 called the likeness on Twitter.

Binance, a $300 billion company, somehow thought this would be an acceptable new logo…

— greg (@greg16676935420) Apr 20, 2022

Binance later took down the new emoji and apologized.

“Well, of course that was very embarrassing. We’re not sure how that emoji made it through several layers of assessment without anyone noticing, but we immediately flagged the issue, removed it, and the new emoji design is rolling out right now,” Binance said. said

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said on Twitter that “even the best interns make mistakes, but we fix them quickly.”

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Why It’s Important: Many have hailed Binance because it allowed a logo seen by millions of people to be vetted quickly and without full.

Others took to Twitter to joke about the logo, highlighting the fact that Binance’s swastika emoji was unveiled on April 20, which also marks Hitler’s birthday.

Cryptocurrency exchange rival FTX chose not to joke, but instead tweeted a meme of someone trying their best not to do something.

Editor’s note: In Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, the swastika is a symbol of prosperity and its history dates back more than 2,000 years. Although Swastika is mainly associated with Hitler in the west, it is revered as a sacred symbol in several Asian countries, including in some parts of China where Binance originated. In these cultures, the swastika is almost always drawn upright and in colors such as orange, red and yellow – unlike the tilted black version used by Nazis.

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