I Think Using “Ƀ” For bitcoins Is a Good Idea

Some people push for using the Unicode symbol “Ƀ” for bitcoins. I am all for it. I think it is a big advantage that Unicode already has this covered. In contrast, using a capital “B” with four strokes added is impossible to write with a normal keyboard.

And this is a good occasion to once again point out the difference between bitcoins (small b) and the Bitcoin network (capital B). The units of currency should be spelled with a small b, and when talking about the network one should use a capital B.

Published by kflenz

Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo. Author of Lenz Blog (since 2003, lenzblog.com).

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