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Crypto Coalition Advocates for Bitcoin Emoji Adoption

Over 20 leading crypto organizations band together to petition for an official Bitcoin emoji, emphasizing its cultural impact on society.


  • Mar 13, 2024 06:10
Crypto Coalition Advocates for Bitcoin Emoji Adoption

More than 20 influential crypto organizations have coalesced to champion a novel cause in the digital space – the introduction of a Bitcoin emoji. Their mission is to embed the emblem of Bitcoin into the lexicon of digital communication, proposing its existence on keyboards worldwide.

The push for a Bitcoin emoji is spearheaded by Nexo, a prominent crypto lender, and has garnered the support of a spectrum of industry stalwarts including BTC Inc, Bitget, and Chainalysis. The campaign, termed the 'Bitcoin Deserves an Emoji' movement, marks a significant stride toward the mainstream acknowledgment of Bitcoin's triple identity as a currency, technology, and cultural phenomenon.

The movement is currently unfolding through a 50-day petition hosted on Change.org, which will segue into a formal proposal to the Unicode Consortium within their 2024 submission period. This endeavor, previously rejected in 2020, underscores blockchain's omnipresence in everyday life and symbolizes the community's undeterred resolve.

The coalition's objective transcends mere digital representation; it's a celebration of communal values and the cultural fabric that Bitcoin has woven. With 92% of the global digital community employing emojis in their communication, as reported by Unicode, the Bitcoin emoji's inclusion signifies a natural progression aligning with our era's technological advancements.

Kosta Kantchev of Nexo, David Bailey of BTC Inc, and Mike Schmidt of Brink have vocalized their advocacy for the initiative, citing Bitcoin’s technological influence and the need for a universal symbol that resonates with its universal utility.

In alignment with its goal to promote understanding and adoption of digital currencies, the initiative is a cooperative effort amongst a conglomerate of organizations that include Polygon, Brave, and Unstoppable Domains, among others. Their collective voice serves to amplify the initiative's reach, striving to cement Bitcoin's stature in everyday discourse.

The movement invites the global community to partake in this historic endeavor. By signing the petition and promoting the cause, individuals can contribute to the recognition of Bitcoin's legacy and its prospective future. Interested parties can find more information and join the campaign at bitcoinemoji.org.

As we stand on the precipice of this initiative's realization, the crypto community awaits the response from the Unicode Consortium with bated breath, hopeful that the Bitcoin emoji will soon become a fixture in our digital narratives.

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