Bitcoin denominations

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Bitcoin trades at a value of multiple thousands of dollars per bitcoin. As most transactions are far smaller, a handful of metric-based bitcoin denominations are commonly used when referencing fractional amounts of the cryptocurrency.

The denominations most commonly used are listed below with their value in bitcoin (BTC). Use our Bitcoin Unit Converter to convert any of the bitcoin denominations below to other units.

Bitcoin denominations

Unit Value in bitcoin
megaBitcoin 1,000,000 BTC
kiloBitcoin 1,000 BTC
decaBitcoin 10 BTC
Bitcoin 1 BTC
deciBitcoin 0.1 BTC
milliBitcoin 0.01 BTC
microBitcoin 0.000001 BTC
Finney 0.0000001 BTC
Satoshi 0.00000001 BTC

Origin of Bitcoin unit names and nicknames

Bitcoin follows a decimal-based system which accounts for the naming conventions for most of the popular bitcoin denominations. Two of the smallest but still referenced units, Finney and Satoshi, are references to significant figures in the creation of bitcoin.

  • FinneyHal Finney worked on the original bitcoin code and received the first bitcoin transaction from Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • Satoshi – Satoshi Nakamoto is the name that was used by the person or people who created bitcoin. The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto is unknown.