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New Symbol for Sats: Anti-Dollar, 21 Million Hard Supply, and Poetic Beauty

• Arman The Parman, a Bitcoin educator, proposes a symbol for sats: a reverse “S” and a vertical strikethrough, which references the 21 million Bitcoin hard supply cap.
• The symbol is a vertically-reversed dollar sign, representing the anti-dollar or dollar-killer.
• The symbol has received a positive response, with many noting that it contains elements of Knut Svanholm’s “infinity” divided by 21 million meme.

Bitcoiners have been having a hard time settling on a unanimous choice for the sats symbol. After a thorough search, Arman The Parman, a Bitcoin educator passionate about privacy, believes he has found a symbol that may be a winner. His proposed symbol is a reverse “S” which is like writing a “2” (but not quite), and a vertical strikethrough, which is like a “1.” Together, these two components make up 21, referencing the 21 million Bitcoin hard supply cap.

This symbol is also a vertically-reversed dollar sign, representing the anti-dollar or dollar-killer. This symbol has received an overwhelmingly positive response on Twitter after Arman tweeted about it. Many noted its poetic beauty, while others noted that the reverse “S” and strikethrough could represent the first and last letters of “Satoshi.” Some even pointed out that it contains elements of Knut Svanholm’s “infinity” divided by 21 million meme.

While some have suggested an actual “2” instead of an “S,” this is unlikely to get as much support as the inverted dollar sign. The “2” also looks less aesthetically pleasing than the proposed symbol.

Overall, Arman’s proposed symbol for sats has been met with enthusiasm and could be the one that Bitcoiners may all agree on. It is a symbol that is aesthetically pleasing, has a clear meaning and references Bitcoin’s hard supply cap, and is a representation of the anti-dollar or dollar-killer.