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"only a proposal"

"Please note that the contents of this page is only a proposal, and in no way an official standard; at the time of writing it's not even all that popular."

  • Units are an objective measure; the cyan units are defined by SI, and the green by Tonal
  • As far as application to BitCoin, there is no such thing as "official", as it is an authorityless system

--Luke-jr 01:03, 8 March 2011 (GMT)

Until tonal system is not widely used (at least it will be used by more than 1 person), it is rather confusing than useful to mention such units (even as proposal). So I simplify page to only units that is used. Aleš Janda (talk) 23:59, 26 August 2012 (GMT)

Perhaps two pages are necessary, a Units_SI and a Units_Tonal and then a Units disambiguation page? - Sgornick (talk) 04:36, 13 November 2012 (GMT)

  • The colours work just fine for that. Aleš Janda doesn't seem to do anything but vandalise. --Luke-jr (talk) 02:24, 25 November 2012 (GMT)


The tonal column contains many unprintable characters (Firefox on Ubuntu 12.10). What are they supposed to mean? --Goonie (talk) 16:37, 5 April 2013 (GMT)

  • They're high-bit tonal digits, so they require a tonal-compatible font. Here is one that I made to fix with the Luxi Mono font family. --Luke-jr (talk) 16:43, 5 April 2013 (GMT)

User friendly subunit

We need a user friendly bitcoin subunit. The users usually use currencies with two decimal positions, so the proposal is to use the 1e6 subunit to have this two decimal positions. The proposal for the name of this unit is microcoin where 1 bitcoin = 1,000,000.00 microcoins. We need also a currency symbol for this subunit, the proposal is to use the existing symbol whith unicode \u289 and html code ʉ You can also read the Bitcoin_symbol discussion What do you think about?

  • I think you mean micro-bitcoin, which already exists... --Luke-jr (talk) 02:51, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
  • @Luke-jr I'm thinking about microcoin, is shorter than microbitcoin and in my opinion more user friendly because of the fact that microbitcoin seems

as a micro part of bitcoin and psychologically the user wants to have a whole not a part of a coin, so bitcoin is the unit and equivalent to 1,000,000.00 of microcoins. You can read the Wikipedia Bitcoin units as microcoin Igarciaes (talk) 07:46, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

    • "micro-" is a well-defined SI prefix. If you want to give it a custom name, I suggest you may be more successful with something unique. Removing the "bit" from "bitcoin" doesn't psychologically remove "micro-" anyway. Wikipedia is a medium of propaganda, not a relevant source. --Luke-jr (talk) 11:05, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
      • Thank you @Luke-jr

Split that page into Standard (or "Commonly Accepted") and Tonal sections

I think this table would be much less confusing if we split the tonal units to a separate table. Very few people use the tonal system, so it makes sense to differentiate it from the commonly accepted units. Aceat64 (talk) 22:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Hm, there's only 3 more commonly used units (BTC, mBTC/bits, and satoshis) - maybe it would be better to just have a dedicated text about those three above the table? Another possibility is some icon by them in the table. --Luke-jr (talk) 06:55, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Remove Tonal Bitcoins

I think any mentions of Tonal Bitcoins should be removed from this page as this wiki is for Bitcoin, not altcoins. The creator of Tonal Bitcoins calls it "First (and best) altcoin ever: Tonal Bitcoin (TBC)" - , and seeing as alts were removed from such pages as List of address prefixes (by Luke - ), these units that even fewer people care about should also be removed.

ThePiachu (talk) 01:52, 1 March 2015 (UTC)