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Question: Which symbol do you like best?
฿ - 197 (41.9%)
- 35 (7.4%)
- 68 (14.5%)
Ƀ - 96 (20.4%)
¤ - 1 (0.2%)
None of the above - 73 (15.5%)
Total Voters: 466

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November 15, 2010, 09:39:59 PM
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The first anonymous currency should be called

/b/


of course!
 Cheesy

(inside joke)

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I'm guessing that is the 'blink' tag in html 1.

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November 15, 2010, 10:32:58 PM
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Not all currencies use a special symbol, some just use letters. For example, the South African Rand (ZAR) is just R.

Two rand and 45 cents is just R2.45.

Two bitcoins and 45 centibits could be B2.45.

Anyway, what's the plan for subdividing bitcoins? Do we go in thousands like the metric system (millibits, microbits, nanobits)?

Or do we have names for subdivisions? A hundredth of a bitcoin could be a Satoshi, a thousandth of that could be a Molyneau, and a thousandth of that could be an Austrian.
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November 15, 2010, 10:39:59 PM
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Have we arrived at any conclusion ?

A poll perhaps, somebody ?

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November 16, 2010, 12:40:11 PM
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A poll perhaps, somebody ?
Or perhaps just wait until someone comes up with a solution good enough that everyone starts using it.
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November 16, 2010, 05:40:27 PM
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A poll perhaps, somebody ?
Or perhaps just wait until someone comes up with a solution good enough that everyone starts using it.

If somebody makes something better, another poll can be added.
People should know what is the most popular option - that will make decision easier.

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November 16, 2010, 06:02:25 PM
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My only concern with the slashed-8 is that at first glance it looks a lot like slash-S $.  S and 8 are only one small line apart, and putting the line down the middle makes them look even closer.  That, and an 8 would work better for Bytecoins than Bitcoins.

Bytecoins could be bundles of 8 bitcoins . Smiley

I'll send you a couple bytecoins for a wordcoin.
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November 17, 2010, 09:45:51 AM
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So many variants. We definitely should make a poll and vote. I even can't choose one because I like both ⓑ and ᴃ.
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I think the lower case "b" in a circle is perfect since bytes use a capital "B" (i.e. 23 MB) and bits use a lowercase "b" (1024 Mbps). So the lowercase "b" would be the "bit" and the circle would be a coin.  Grin

Love this. Formally you write 15 ⓑ  and informally you use 15 (b)


I like those.
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November 18, 2010, 02:36:42 AM
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For use in ASCII text copy.... (when the png logo is not appropriate)....  I vote for using    ฿

As in...

฿25.50


or....

BC฿25.50



If you notice on this page, http://www.xe.com/symbols.php ....the $ and the € and the £ and the ¥ ....are all used many times... by many DIFFERENT countries' currencies.   If there is any potential for confusion between the US $ and the Canadian $, we simply say, US$ or CA$.   It's simple.

Why not just reuse:    ฿   

This has been the most sensible suggestion so far.  ฿  is the natural symbol for bitcon... just like $ is used in many places also.

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November 19, 2010, 11:29:24 PM
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This has been the most sensible suggestion so far.  ฿  is the natural symbol for bitcon... just like $ is used in many places also.

I agree with you 100%.  You are such a smart guy. 
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November 21, 2010, 01:01:23 PM
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This has been the most sensible suggestion so far.  ฿  is the natural symbol for bitcon... just like $ is used in many places also.

I agree with you 100%.  You are such a smart guy. 

Agreed.  Simple.

And it's analogous to $. "S" referring to State currency.  "B" referring to digital currency.  In case people don't know the story of the origin of $, here it is: $ is derived from U crossed over an S for "United States".  Then the U slowly morphed into two verticals lines over the S.  Eventaully, only one vertical line was used.

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December 02, 2010, 10:21:23 PM
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I prefer ⓑ ('b in a circle' for whom Unicode won't display properly). It combines the notions of bits with the lower case b and coins with the circle. Furthermore, I find it simple, distinct, and easy to write by hand. Although the Bhat symbol, ฿, is also simple and easy to write, it is neither distinct nor clever. Bitcoin deserves a trademark befitting of its characteristics.

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December 02, 2010, 10:43:10 PM
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I like ⓑ. It looks like the bitcoin logo.
฿ isn't bad but it looks too much like $ I think. 

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December 02, 2010, 10:52:23 PM
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I like ⓑ a lot.

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December 03, 2010, 12:35:59 AM
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The funny thing is that "BTC" has been working fine for now!  I don't even know if a symbol will ever catch ok...  Grin

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December 03, 2010, 01:39:01 AM
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/b/tards everywhere love ⓑ.

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December 03, 2010, 04:25:35 AM
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/b/tards everywhere love ⓑ.
shooh, you are being a newfag!

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December 03, 2010, 06:06:40 AM
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/b/tards everywhere love ⓑ.
shooh, you are being a newfag!

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December 03, 2010, 02:22:37 PM
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On my computer running Ubuntu at home, ⓑ displays just fine. However, on my Windows computer at work, it looks like a box with "24D1" inside. The information at alanwood.net is a little confusing. Does anyone have a quick guide to get ⓑ to display properly?

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December 03, 2010, 03:38:09 PM
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On my computer running Ubuntu at home, ⓑ displays just fine. However, on my Windows computer at work, it looks like a box with "24D1" inside.

Folks at Microsoft are square.

I'm actually liking the looks of ⓑ more than ฿.  But the deeper and more philosophical question is: why should a decentralized peer-to-peer currency have an official, centrally planned symbol?   Cheesy.  Isn't competing standards the way to go?   Wink. Shouldn't we let the market decide?   Tongue.  (if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol).

Also, ⓑ is unique.  Anyone know of other uses of ⓑ?

"We will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.

Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks, but pure P2P networks are holding their own."
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