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Units of Bitcoin

Understanding Bitcoin: Denominations and Units

Investing in Bitcoin: You don't have to buy a whole Bitcoin. You can invest in a fraction of Bitcoin that fits your budget. This flexibility allows retail investors to participate in the Bitcoin market with any amount.

 

Bitcoin's Divisibility: Bitcoin is highly divisible, meaning it can be broken down into smaller units. This divisibility makes Bitcoin accessible for all types of investors, regardless of their investment size.

Basic Units of Bitcoin:

  • Bitcoin (BTC):
    The base unit. One Bitcoin is equivalent to 100 million Satoshis.

     

  • Millibitcoin (mBTC):
    One-thousandth of a Bitcoin or 0.001 BTC.

     

  • Microbitcoin (μBTC, also known as Bit):
    One-millionth of a Bitcoin or 0.000001 BTC.

     

  • Satoshi:
    The smallest unit of Bitcoin, named after its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. One Satoshi is one-hundred-millionth of a Bitcoin or 0.00000001 BTC.

     

Detailed Breakdown of Satoshi Units:

Satoshi 1=  0.00000001 BTC

Satoshi 10 =  0.00000010 BTC

Satoshi 100 =  0.00000100 BTC

Satoshi 1,000 =  0.00001000 BTC

Satoshi 10,000 =  0.00010000 BTC

Satoshi 100,000 =  0.00100000 BTC

Satoshi 1,000,000 =  0.01000000 BTC

Satoshi 10,000,000 =  0.10000000 BTC

Satoshi 100,000,000 =  1 BTC

 

 

= 1 Bit / uBTC (you-bit)

 

 

 = 1 mBTC (em-bit)

 = 1 cBTC (bitcent)

 

 

Real Life Examples

Let's include a worked example showing how much Bitcoin you can buy with various amounts in British Pounds (£) if the price of one Bitcoin is $100,000. This will involve converting the amounts from GBP to USD and then calculating the fraction of a Bitcoin that each amount can purchase.

Assumptions for the Calculation:

 

Exchange Rate: Assume:  £1 = $1.30 (Note: This is a hypothetical rate and may not reflect the current market rate).

Price of Bitcoin: $100,000.
 

Calculations:

£100 Investment:

  • Convert £100 to USD: £100 * $1.30 = $130.

  • Calculate the fraction of a Bitcoin: $130 / $100,000 = 0.0013 BTC.
     

£1,000 Investment:

  • Convert £1,000 to USD: £1,000 * $1.30 = $1,300.

  • Calculate the fraction of a Bitcoin: $1,300 / $100,000 = 0.013 BTC.
     

£10,000 Investment:

  • Convert £10,000 to USD: £10,000 * $1.30 = $13,000.

  • Calculate the fraction of a Bitcoin: $13,000 / $100,000 = 0.13 BTC.
     

£50,000 Investment:

  • Convert £50,000 to USD: £50,000 * $1.30 = $65,000.

  • Calculate the fraction of a Bitcoin: $65,000 / $100,000 = 0.65 BTC.
     

£100,000 Investment:

  • Convert £100,000 to USD: £100,000 * $1.30 = $130,000.

  • Calculate the fraction of a Bitcoin: $130,000 / $100,000 = 1.3 BTC.
     

These calculations provide a clear example of how much Bitcoin you can buy with different amounts of money, highlighting the accessibility of Bitcoin investment at various price levels. Remember, the actual amount of Bitcoin you can buy will depend on the current exchange rate and the market price of Bitcoin at the time of purchase.

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