How to display the Bitcoin symbol using a webfont

Petition to get the "Unicode Consotrium" to get Bitcoin/₿ added as an emoji(they decide apple and android emojis)

Petition to get the submitted by BuyBitcoinWhileItsLo to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

mac has the new bitcoin Unicode character already!

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Help me get the Bitcoin symbol added to Unicode

Adding the Bitcoin symbol to Unicode would be a good thing, and I'd like your help. Specifically, what I need are examples of the Bitcoin symbol used in "running text". That is, the Bitcoin symbol used as a character in text, not as a logo, picture, or icon. Online examples are good, but usage in a book, newspaper, or other publication would be even better.
I've successfully proposed a symbol for addition to Unicode before, so I know the process. Finding substantial examples in running text is a key component for a successful proposal.
If you have examples of the Bitcoin symbol in running text, please let me know. I've found a few examples, including posts on bitcointalk.org and conference papers, but I need more.
Notes: I'm talking about the standard stroked-B Bitcoin symbol; see the /bitcoin logo. I'm aware of the ฿ and Ƀ symbol alternatives; it would still be good to get the stroked-B symbol in Uncode. Also, emoji in Unicode have very different rules; I don't think a Bitcoin emoji would be useful.
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TIL: macOS sierra and iOs10 support the unicode symbol of bitcoin ₿

Despite the symbol is not included in the Unicode standard yet, Apple already supports it :)
It's U+20BF and is being included in Unicode in 2017 or 2018 thanks to Ken Shirriff.
₿!
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Why not Ƀ instead of ฿?

฿ is already used for a currency (Thai Bhat), it looks like someone just tried to make a B like dollar, is boring and stale.
Ƀ in the other hand is a unused unicode character, and horizontal dashes represent movement and speed, both things a good currency needs. Many currencies like £, € and ¥ use horizontal dashes, so it still looks like a currency. Ƀ looks like a B going forward at high speeds!
I came across this project proposing an alternate bitcoin identity and while I sincerely dislike that particular choice of font, I really believe the symbol is a much better representation.
No one needs to vote, no consensus is needed and both symbols can be used at the same time, I doubt anyone would get confused. But from now on every project I do with bitcoins on it will include the B with an horizontal dash on it, and I was hoping you did too..
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"How to Write and Format an Article for Ledger"--feedback wanted. [Plus earn $10 in bitcoin per typo found in manuscript]

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貸 dai ◈

dài dài dài
Two years ago, when Maker was initially conceived, the stablecoin it "guarded" was called eDollar. At the time the eDollar mechanics were marketing focused, meaning they compromised on economic efficiency for the sake of making it easier to explain/sell/pump the project. This is why it was a 1:1 peg with USD and hence called eDollar.
However we moved towards creating a stand alone currency that wouldn't have to depend on US monetary policy.
As I considered the Chinese market to be the most important for initial adoption of a stablecoin (since it's where bitcoin is used) I wanted a Chinese name, and my first idea was to call the new free-floating stablecoin JIAO 交 (jiāo), meaning "to exchange", named after the first ever paper currency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiaozi_(currency) . Another nice thing about having a foreign name is that it looks/sounds completely unique to an english speaker and doesn't trigger any existing semantic associations, making for a better and more recognizable brand.
However 交 was quickly abandoned since it also means intercourse...
Another characteristic I wanted from the name was that it needed to be short enough to be its own trading symbol without needing to be abbreviated, meaning 4 letters max. Coming up with short words is really hard, they all sound stupid no matter what combination of vowels and consonants you go with (really, just try). I spent so much time repeating random gibberish over and over in my head.
However a Chinese friend of mine eventually gave me the perfect suggestion: 貸, meaning to lend or to provide capital for a loan. Using pinyin (the modern system for transliterating Chinese characters to latin letters) it is spelled dài, and it's pronounced in the fourth tone; a sharply decreasing pitch. If you click on the little sound icon here you can hear how it's pronounced by a native speaker
Dai was immediately popular because in addition to describing the core of what it's all about, it also has a lot of interesting semantic coincidence. My favorite is the full name of Wei Dai, the inventor of the concept of cryptocurrency. As we all know the real unit of Ethereum tokens is wei, the family name of Wei Dai, and it's fitting that the other key token on Ethereum sounds like his given name, highlighting their equally critical role in making web3 a reality.
Some other coincidences are that the sound of "dai" means "to give" in many slavic languages, and in many asian languages it has meaning related to finance (though this is probably due to Chinese influence of the word dai and thus isn't true coincidence).
Finally there's the fact that it is pronounced like the first syllable of diamond - fitting for the new "diamond standard" of currency. This coincidence is also the inspiration behind the dai symbol and logo.
⬙ Was the first unicode character I wanted for the dai. Mainly because it looks like a diamond and has the nice little triangle showing which way the price is going ;). However I ended up not liking it for a number of reasons, first of all the unicode symbol looks weirdly lopsided in most fonts for god knows what reason. Secondly in the end I'm not so confident that the dai will be strictly deflationary, and as such it's a bad idea to have it a as a foundational part of the symbolism. And also it's quite tacky to have the symbolism appeal to the greed instinct.
Instead ◈ was suggested, an alternative that looks great and elicits the semantics of "diamond hardness" - stability and resilience of the currency. So that's what I now promote as the official unicode symbol.
Just my 0.02◈
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4/11/14 - China, Mt. Gox buyout, Gyft Cloud, BIT & new bitcoin symbol

http://www.moneyandtech.com/apr11-news-update/
Happy Friday with today's top news in Money & Tech:
As the situation in China continues to develop, the People’s Bank of China clarified in a statement that they have no intention of banning bitcoin. The statement went on to say that “Bitcoin is more a kind of tradable and collectible asset such as stamps, rather than a payment currency,” implying that they are actively considering how to treat the digital currency. They did not however comment on the current bank account closures.
A group of investors has offered to buy bankrupt exchange Mt. Gox for a token payment of one bitcoin according to the Wall Street Journal. The group has outlined plans in their offer to revive the fallen exchange, by setting aside 50 per cent of its transaction fees to pay back burned customers and other creditors over time. However, the acquisition will first need to get approval from the Japanese bankruptcy court.
Popular digital platform Gyft is launching their new service Gyft Cloud, which they are calling “the ultimate mobile gift card solution.” Merchants will now be able to sell gift cards that customers can store on their mobile devices, and then refill anytime without credit card transaction fees. Gyft Cloud will not support bitcoin directly, but merchants will be able to use BitPay to sell cards in-store or on Gyft.com.
SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert announced a milestone on Twitter Thursday, posting that the Bitcoin Investment Trust he founded now holds over 100,000 bitcoins, worth approximately $40 million at the present exchange rate. This is good news for the Bitcoin Investment Trust, as it prepares to open its doors to more than its current, accredited clientele. This milestone for the company also demonstrates that investor interest in bitcoin is continuing to rise.
A group of industry members have come up with what they believe is a better bitcoin symbol than the current vector-based logo, with the help of Paris graphic design studio ECOGEX. The new symbol is already an existing Unicode character, which would make it easier to use in different fonts and formats. Several bitcoin companies have already adopted the new symbol, including ZeroBlock, Lamassu and Tip4Commit. However, many members of the community are still divided on which symbol they think is best.
We’re ending this week of Money & Tech exclusives with a special treat. We recently got to sit down with 9 year old bitcoin expert Sophie, to hear her perspective on digital currency and recent headlines. Watch that video here: http://www.moneyandtech.com/9-yr-old-explains-bitcoin/
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4/11/14 - China, Mt. Gox buyout, Gyft Cloud, BIT & the new bitcoin symbol

http://www.moneyandtech.com/apr11-news-update/
Happy Friday with today's top news in Money & Tech:
As the situation in China continues to develop, the People’s Bank of China clarified in a statement that they have no intention of banning bitcoin. The statement went on to say that “Bitcoin is more a kind of tradable and collectible asset such as stamps, rather than a payment currency,” implying that they are actively considering how to treat the digital currency. They did not however comment on the current bank account closures.
A group of investors has offered to buy bankrupt exchange Mt. Gox for a token payment of one bitcoin according to the Wall Street Journal. The group has outlined plans in their offer to revive the fallen exchange, by setting aside 50 per cent of its transaction fees to pay back burned customers and other creditors over time. However, the acquisition will first need to get approval from the Japanese bankruptcy court.
Popular digital platform Gyft is launching their new service Gyft Cloud, which they are calling “the ultimate mobile gift card solution.” Merchants will now be able to sell gift cards that customers can store on their mobile devices, and then refill anytime without credit card transaction fees. Gyft Cloud will not support bitcoin directly, but merchants will be able to use BitPay to sell cards in-store or on Gyft.com.
SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert announced a milestone on Twitter Thursday, posting that the Bitcoin Investment Trust he founded now holds over 100,000 bitcoins, worth approximately $40 million at the present exchange rate. This is good news for the Bitcoin Investment Trust, as it prepares to open its doors to more than its current, accredited clientele. This milestone for the company also demonstrates that investor interest in bitcoin is continuing to rise.
A group of industry members have come up with what they believe is a better bitcoin symbol than the current vector-based logo, with the help of Paris graphic design studio ECOGEX. The new symbol is already an existing Unicode character, which would make it easier to use in different fonts and formats. Several bitcoin companies have already adopted the new symbol, including ZeroBlock, Lamassu and Tip4Commit. However, many members of the community are still divided on which symbol they think is best.
We’re ending this week of Money & Tech exclusives with a special treat. We recently got to sit down with 9 year old bitcoin expert Sophie, to hear her perspective on digital currency and recent headlines. Watch that video here: http://www.moneyandtech.com/9-yr-old-explains-bitcoin/
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