Fintech CEO Claims Facebook ‘Ripped off’ His Bank Start-up’s Logo For Cryptocurrency Project

The founder of online bank Current claims Facebook copied his company’s logo for the social network’s bid to reinvent the global financial system. From a report: Stuart Sopp, a Wall Street trader turned start-up CEO, told CNBC that he used a San Francisco-based design firm named Character to create his start-up’s logo in 2016. That firm also worked on the secretive crypto project that Facebook unveiled this week, according to a LinkedIn post from Ben Pham, creative director for Character. Anthony Harrison, a spokesman for Facebook, declined to comment for this article. Character did not return calls and messages for comment. “This is a funny way to try and create trust in a new global financial system — by ripping off another fintech firm,” Sopp said in a phone interview. “Facebook has all the money and resources in the world. If they truly wanted to make banking more inclusive and fair, they should’ve come up with their own ideas and branding, like we have.”

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