DigitalNote was launched on 30 May 2014 and was previously known as DarkNote and duckNote. It started out to spread information about the new anonymous CryptoNote algorithm. On 19 September 2014, duckNote was renamed to DarkNote. On 6 June 2015, DarkNote was rebranded to DigitalNote. With the new name XDN received new DarkNote-only unique features such as encrypted messages, encrypted transaction comments and GUI wallet transfers aggregation. The cryptocurrency symbol, XDN have been maintained after the rebrandings.