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January 09, 2011, 02:36:58 PM
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I prefer Ⓑ

It is relatively easy to read and is not yet used for any other monetary unit (AFAIK)
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March 27, 2011, 05:27:49 PM
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Hello all, I decided I'd make an account JUST to show my support for Ⓑ (well, and probably to rant and ramble on other issues as well  Grin). Sure, $ is used in multiple places so why not the Thai ฿? I personally feel like bitcoin is such a radical step (at least for most people, who don't tend to think about the value of currency) that piggybacking on a current currency symbol just because it has the letter B in it is poor form. The Ⓑ (U+24B7) works just as well, or even better. It's shaped like a coin, it has a B, there is no potential for confusion.

I honestly can't think of an argument for ฿ and against Ⓑ.
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March 27, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
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I'll still use BTC too.
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March 27, 2011, 08:36:16 PM
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I like the B with the four stripes best. I'm opposed to using a symbol already in use by another currency.

That said, this discussion is very similar to the one over here:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=369.0
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March 27, 2011, 11:16:39 PM
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Ditto on 4-stripe B, or a B with two vertical lines through it for handwriting.
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March 29, 2011, 06:57:28 AM
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USD, CAD, AUD, BTCD? Why can't we just use the dollar symbol? That is probably the most internationally recognized symbol in the entire world when it comes to "money".
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March 29, 2011, 09:37:12 AM
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March 29, 2011, 01:04:45 PM
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a wise man (kiba) once told me:

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The *only* real standard is an open standard.

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April 25, 2011, 03:41:18 PM
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I find it very practical to use an existing UTF-8 character, such as the symbol for Bhat, until there's a unicode character for bitcoin, e.g., using a double-barred-B.

Registration of new unicode characters can be done following this procedure: http://www.unicode.org/pending/proposals.html

Meanwhile, an image with a 'BTC' alt attribute could be used instead, for people who fear the confusion with Bhat.

+1 for BTC as the 3-letter-code for Bitcoins.

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April 25, 2011, 03:52:35 PM
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a wise man (kiba) once told me:

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Ahem:

if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol
The only standard we can reasonably hope for is a de facto one.

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April 25, 2011, 05:07:32 PM
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a wise man (kiba) once told me:

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"The only real standard is a defacto standard."
Ahem:

if course I'm joking around...ofcourse it is important to have a standardized, commonly agreed-upon and recognized symbol
The only standard we can reasonably hope for is a de facto one.

My apologies, FatherMcGruder...I have edited my earlier post.

"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.

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April 25, 2011, 05:16:21 PM
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My apologies, FatherMcGruder...I have edited my earlier post.
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April 26, 2011, 01:02:49 AM
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I use BTC wherever practical, just because it's the least ambiguous. But yes, if I needed to use a currency symbol specifically, I'd use ฿ over any of the alternatives. The vertical line is recognizable to mean "currency" and as others have stated, currency symbols routinely refer to multiple currencies, so even with $ and others you always have to have some context that determines which exact currency you're talking about, ฿ would be no different.

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April 26, 2011, 02:59:04 PM
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There is already a thread several pages long about choosing an official symbol on Unicode for Bitcoin, there is even a page on the wiki with a few candidates.

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April 26, 2011, 03:02:51 PM
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Here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol

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April 26, 2011, 05:34:03 PM
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Bitcoin is going to be used for universal currency & may kill all other currencies.
For that instead of using an already PHYSICAL currency symbol, its better to go new.

I think the B with 4 stripes is the best.


Seriously, I don't think there is a need to re-invent the wheel here.



Whether you like it or not, the reality is that the serif "B" with 4 stripes is already used as Bitcoin logo by many people, so why not use it as a currency symbol? Currency symbol MUST be unique, you can't use existing ฿ unless you want to confuse someone during transaction - you don't want to confuse people when they trade, especially when they trade money.


Great Idea. It seems we had it staring us in the face the whole time. Smiley
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April 26, 2011, 06:02:17 PM
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I vote for ฿

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May 20, 2011, 06:25:36 PM
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Why not the very-common lowercase Beta: β ? Otherwise, I like Ⓑ, too.
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May 20, 2011, 06:44:52 PM
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A problem with ฿ is that eventually we'll need our own Unicode character anyway, because Unicode is "semantic" in that symbols have a fixed meaning. This is okay for $ because it always means "dollar", it's just what sort of dollar that changes. Bitcoins are not our own local variant of bhat.

That said, I'm calling ฿ the best stopgap solution, and using it for now.

Should it go on the left or the right?

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May 21, 2011, 01:25:33 AM
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So close to figuring out how to type the 4-striped B symbol, but the stripes aren't centered! B͈̎
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