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Apparently, more than a year ago, the Bitcoin sign was added to the Unicode Standard: ₿. The symbol started as a logo, and is arguably rather ugly as a currency sign. But what irks me the most is the use of the capital |B| as a base: B is the symbol for byte, not bit. So, in a bit (!) of speculative glyph design, let’s imagine a world in which it would make sense to add a Bitcoin sign to Unicode, and in which it would be done with some thought. Here are my offerings: They could be seen as the same design in different typeface styles, or variations on the same idea. There is a chance it already exists as an alchemical symbol or IPA extension, and I reckon it has similarities with the newish Russian ruble (₽) and Turkish lira (₺) signs, but I don’t dislike the hint of a |t| in the sans serif variation. So, anyone else would like to engage in some pointless speculative glyph design?