# Bitcoin symbol in LaTeX

How do I write the Bitcoin symbol in LaTeX?

• Abusing Unicode, "B⃦" can be used in normal text files. I'm not a fan of writing non-ASCII in LaTeX, as you can run into all sorts of encoding issues.
• There does not seem to be a package defining it.
• I could use TikZ to roll my own version, but then that would probably not scale well (telling from past attempts at similar things).

So: what do you think would be the best way of writing the Bitcoin currency symbol in LaTeX?

For comparison, here's the Bitcoin wiki entry for the symbol.

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related: tex.stackexchange.com/q/201597 – LaRiFaRi Sep 23 '14 at 15:21

Three examples, from here:

\def\bitcoinA{%
\leavevmode
\vtop{\offinterlineskip %\bfseries
\setbox0=\hbox{B}%
\setbox2=\hbox to\wd0{\hfil\hskip-.03em
\vrule height .3ex width .15ex\hskip .08em
\vrule height .3ex width .15ex\hfil}
\vbox{\copy2\box0}\box2}}


and

\def\bitcoinB{\leavevmode
{\setbox0=\hbox{\textsf{B}}%

\def\bitcoinC{\leavevmode\rlap{\hskip.5pt-}B}