Being that the community is looking to continue this coin, we thought it best to re-brand the currency. We thought it important to keep Emerald as part of the name and the ticker symbol EMD, but we also felt the need to distance ourselves from the original developer. The name, Emerald Crypto, was devised so as to keep the old Emerald alive, but show that it is being developed into something other than just another alt-coin.
We are looking to develop Emerald Crypto into a currency that has real world uses. One that is backed by applications and marketing to make it easily adaptable to business markets both large and small.
Emerald, at it's inception, had one of the fastest block times of any currency. While there will be changes made to the structure of the coin in the future, it's basic features: block times, coins per block and total coins are not planned to be changed.