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Over 35 crypto organizations are starting Bitcoin Emoji campaign

Published 04/02/2024, 07:00 AM
Updated 04/02/2024, 06:54 AM
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Digital asset lender Nexo, together with a consortium of more than 35 leading crypto firms, have banded together to create an official Bitcoin emoji for all digital keyboards, aiming to highlight the coin’s immense cultural footprint.

This effort began with a goal to collect 50,000 signatures for a petition to the Unicode Consortium. The initiative, titled 'Bitcoin Deserves an Emoji,' has already seen massive support with 10,000 endorsements in its first week. 

Prominent crypto firms, such as Nexo, BTC Inc, Bitget, Chainalysis, and Hacken, among others, have joined the campaign to integrate the Bitcoin emoji in a move that is sure to speak to the Zoomers out there.

This campaign also aims to amplify the narrative of Bitcoin's remarkable evolution from a niche concept to a mainstream investment asset, highlighting its role in revolutionizing monetary, technological, and cultural paradigms throughout its journey.

Highlighting Bitcoin's market dominance, with a valuation of $1.34 trillion and over 1.26 billion Bitcoin addresses, Kosta Kantchev, co-founder and executive chairman of Nexo, pointed out the pressing need for a universally recognized symbol that encapsulates Bitcoin's essence on digital platforms. 

“The initiative marks a significant moment in cryptocurrency history with BTC’s new all-time high, ahead of the fourth Bitcoin halving. Everyone is invited to join this historic crypto initiative and show support by signing the petition at change.org/bitcoin-deserves-an-emoji to cement Bitcoin's legacy,” the statement reads.

This campaign, which parallels successful endeavors by Taco Bell and Tinder to secure their respective emojis, reflects the increasing role of digital icons in representing and advancing socio-economic movements.

Emojis, much like food and music, cross language and cultural boundaries, forming a universal language that spans the globe. In today's interconnected society, emojis serve as crucial instruments of expression, merging with the inherently borderless nature of cryptocurrency. 

This synergy makes the introduction of a Bitcoin emoji a natural and logical progression. Supporters are encouraged to contribute by signing the petition on Change.org.

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