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Bitcoin is Set to Get an Official Emoji!

02 Apr, 2024 Crypto News

Bitcoin is Set to Get an Official Emoji!

Nexo, along with over 35 entities in the crypto sector, has banded together to advocate for the creation of an official Bitcoin emoji.

The coalition launched the "Bitcoin Deserves an Emoji" campaign on April 2, with the goal of gathering 50,000 global endorsements.

In just one week following the campaign's initiation, more than 10,000 people have already signed the petition directed at the Unicode Consortium, the authority in charge of emoji standardization across various platforms.

Support for this initiative comes from a diverse group of organizations including Brink, Bitget, Chainalysis, Kraken, Polygon, Brave, and BTC Inc.

Kosta Kantchev, Nexo’s co-founder and executive chairman, emphasized the significance of Bitcoin's role in the market and its adoption, advocating for a "unified symbol on all keyboards." Kantchev remarked:

“With 1.26 billion total Bitcoin addresses and 190,000+ professionals and tech pioneers pushing the global community forward, the Bitcoin Emoji is long overdue.”

This campaign for a Bitcoin emoji symbolizes the crypto community's solidarity and commitment to broadening Bitcoin's adoption globally.

The effort draws parallels to previous emoji campaigns, like Taco Bell's drive for a taco emoji and Tinder's push for an interracial couple emoji, with the goal of compelling the Unicode Consortium to take action.

Eleonor Genova, Nexo’s head of communications, described the campaign as the core of a worldwide movement that echoes the aspirations of a large community.

Emojis are vital in today's digital communication, encapsulating emotions, intentions, and ideas. An emoji for Bitcoin would not only validate its significance but also enhance educational efforts and mainstream integration.

This campaign represents more than a demand for recognition; it’s an avenue for Bitcoin to make a global impact, promoting awareness and appreciation on a worldwide scale.

Despite emojis for traditional currencies being rapidly adopted, the digital currency space, led by Bitcoin, has been noticeably missing from this mode of digital expression.

With Bitcoin's increasing presence in mainstream conversations, notably after the SEC's approval of the first spot Bitcoin ETF in the U.S., its influence extends beyond the crypto world.

Genova envisions Bitcoin transcending its presence in wallets and exchanges to becoming a ubiquitous emoji symbol on screens everywhere, marking a "collective responsibility" within the industry to support this endeavor.

This initiative comes as Bitcoin achieves a new peak in value, ahead of the anticipated fourth halving event later in the month, marking a significant phase in its journey and cultural significance beyond being a transient trend.

Sources:

https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-emoji-coalition-crypto-giants

https://coinjournal.net/news/nexo-leads-35-crypto-giants-in-push-for-bitcoin-emoji/

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