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January 16, 2015, 11:18:41 PM
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I was wondering it seems the majority of users are using Bitcoin but I see a few people who are quite techy using bitcoin what is the correct way?
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January 16, 2015, 11:21:48 PM
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Accepted practice is to use "Bitcoin"  to label the software, protocol, and community, and "bitcoins"  to label tokens/unit of currency. 



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January 17, 2015, 12:42:01 AM
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Not sure if I've heard about this before and whether capitalization makes any difference so I just use them interchangeably.

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January 17, 2015, 12:50:13 AM
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I think "Bitcoin" refers to the software, whereas "bitcoin" refers to the currency. (Just like Welsh said above.)

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January 17, 2015, 01:28:30 AM
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The Bitcoin software, network, and concept is called "Bitcoin" with a capitalized "B". Bitcoin currency units are called "bitcoins" with a lowercase "b" -- this is often abbreviated BTC.

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January 18, 2015, 12:39:33 AM
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Thanks for the answers guys much appreciated!
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