B with stroke (majuscule: Ƀ, minuscule: ƀ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, formed from B with the addition of a bar, which can be through either the ascender or the bowl. It is used as a phonetic symbol to represent to transcribe the sound [β].
A website of bitcoin industry members is promoting usage of the symbol as replacement of other symbols for the bitcoin digital currency that lacked Unicode representation. Some bitcoin companies have adopted this usage. A separate character (U+20BF) may be included into Unicode.
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|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER B WITH STROKE||LATIN SMALL LETTER B WITH STROKE|
|UTF-8||201 131||C9 83||198 128||C6 80|
|Numeric character reference||Ƀ||Ƀ||ƀ||ƀ|
- Pullum, Geoffrey K.; Ladusaw, William A. (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide. University of Chicago Press. p. 21.
- Cawrey, Daniel (2014-04-09). "Industry group aims to change bitcoin symbol to 'Ƀ'". CoinDesk.