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Thailand’s OmiseGo rebrands to OMG Network, Tether goes ahead and issues USDT noting Ethereum issues

Late on June 1, Thailand’s high-flying OmiseGo rebranded to OMG Network. The project was one of 2017’s biggest ICOs, raising $25 million and going on to be valued at over a billion dollars in the successive months. 

The project also rolled out the Plasma sidechain yesterday, promising scalability for developers and a faster network for transactions. 

Network is paramount

OMG Network touts its main focus as building a “shipping-ready network,” explaining the launch of Plasma builds further on the firm’s “main product,” the underlying network that powers applications running on its native blockchain and the OMG token. 

New name, who this? We’re glad to introduce ourselves to you all over again as OMG Network (@omgnetworkhq) — a name we felt was only fitting, here are three reasons why: (a thread) pic.twitter.com/MB6qrtUeUC — OMG Network (@omgnetworkhq) June 1, 2020

On why the move from “Omise,” an official announcement notes the term refers to “shop” in Japanese, which is unsuited for a firm committed to running and developing a public blockchain network. 

The parent firm’s enterprise payments application, the Omise Payments Gateway, remains active and different from the OMG Network’s efforts. The two firms are, put together, owned by SYNQA, which rebranded from Omise Holdings in April 2020. 

OMG Network said its new logo and other design rebrands will be shipped to exchange providers and wallets soon.

At press time, OMG is valued at $0.70 per token. The project has seen better token values, reaching an all-time high of over $25 in early-2018 — and even breaking into the top-20 cryptocurrencies by market cap on CoinMarketCap. 

Soon after the rebranding, controversial stablecoin project Tether announced its issuing USDT stablecoins on the OMG Network’s Plasma sidechain. 

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