Since its inception, Bitcoin has been on the forefront of digital innovation. The cryptocurrency has been praised for its decentralization, transparency, and immutability.
Now, there is a new proposal to add a Bitcoin emoji to Unicode- the international standard for encoding text. This would allow anyone to use the Bitcoin emoji on their phone or computer.
The proposal was submitted by Twitter user @BitcoinEmoji and has garnered support from the Bitcoin community. The submission includes a mock-up of what the emoji would look like, as well as a detailed justification for why it should be added to Unicode.
The proposed Bitcoin emoji is a yellow and orange B with two vertical lines running through it. The mock-up also includes a blue background, which could represent the decentralized nature of Bitcoin.
The proposal argues that the addition of a Bitcoin emoji would help raise awareness of the cryptocurrency and make it more accessible to users.
Currently, there is no way to enter the Bitcoin symbol using standard keyboard characters. This can be confusing for new users and make it difficult to search for information about Bitcoin.
If Unicode approves the proposal, the Bitcoin emoji would be available on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows.
The Unicode Consortium is expected to make a decision on the proposed Bitcoin emoji in November 2018. If approved, the emoji could be available as early as 2019.
Until then, we’ll just have to wait and see if there’s a future for this digital currency icon.