the search function turned up nothing about this topic, but if there is another thread, please excuse.
I have seen various symbols popping up for Bitcoins recently, apart from calling them "Bitcoins" or using the seemingly-ISO-4217-compliant code "BTC". Bitcoin Mining Calculator
uses the Thai Baht (฿)
, which in my opinion is a bad choice. It would prohibit everybody from Thailand to display exchange rates correctly. What's the Bitcoin/Baht ratio abbreviated? ฿/฿?
Now, what to use? I just came across http://cablesaurus.com/
, which uses Unicode codepoint U+0243 (Ƀ), which personally I find attractive for the following reasons:
- It's not a currency symbol yet, no conflicts
- It's similar to a currency symbol, being derived from a common letter
- It's like a B, which stands for ... you guessed right! Bitcoin!
Are there any more symbols floating around? If so, shouldn't we decide on an "official" symbol to represent the Bitcoin?
P.S.: Nevermind, I found the thread