Most Important Bitcoin Denominations

The Most Important Bitcoin Denominations

A bitcoin (BTC) is most commonly expressed in one of three denominations:

  • bitcoin – BTC – (1 bitcoin)
  • millibitcoin – mBTC – (1 thousandth of a bitcoin)
  • microbitcoin – uBTC – (1 millionth of a bitcoin)

Additionally, there is a fourth, much smaller denomination called a “satoshi” which is equal to a one hundred millionth of a single bitcoin (0.00000001 BTC). There is no established currency symbol for a satoshi although it is sometimes abbreviated to sat or simply s.

Here is an easy chart showing the different denominations with some example bitcoin prices:

Unit Value in BTC @ $1,000 per BTC @ $2,000 per BTC @ $5,000 per BTC
BTC 1 $1,000 $2,000 $5,000
mBTC 0.001 $1.00 $2.00 $5.00
uBTC 0.000001 $0.001 $0.002 $0.005
satoshi 0.00000001 $0.00001 $0.00002 $0.00005

George Levy

George Levy is Chief Learning Officer for Blockchain Institute of Technology (BIT) and a co-founder of Bitsonline. Blockchain Institute of Technology (BIT) is one of the world’s leading Blockchain technology training providers. BIT partners with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and certification that helps professionals reach their goals. George is an award-winning digital entrepreneur, Certified Senior Blockchain Professional (CSBCP) and Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) expert on Blockchain technology, and was a co-founder of a leading Internet portal acquired by Microsoft. Follow George on Twitter @georgelevy and @blockchaininfos

2 thoughts on “Most Important Bitcoin Denominations

  • August 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Your course is excellent… just started and tried to signup with coinbase but due to misunderstanding how to get the photoID up had to re-start and finally got to the verification of the amounts deposited and was presented with error message saying there had been too many re-directs…very frustrating…


    • September 28, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Hi John,

      Great to read you and I am very glad that you are taking action by opening up your account in Coinbase. Welcome to the wonderful world of Cryptocurrency 🙂

      Sorry to hear that you are dealing with difficulties with Coinbase. They are offering customer support at the following number: +1 (888) 908–7930

      I hope everything resolves itself quickly so you can move on to enjoying your crypto! 😀

      George Levy


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