I have been trying to find out just what is an mBTC is. Everywhere I look I cannot find out what the value is compared to a Bitcoin.

I was hoping you could advise me of what the value is.


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m is the symbol for the metric prefix milli which indicates a unit to be one thousandth of its base unit.

A millibitcoin therefore is 0.001 BTC or 1/1000 BTC.


mBTC stands for milliBTC. Just like millimeter or millivolt, milli indicates 1/1000th in the metric system.


mBTC is also know as millibitcoin and it also one thousandth of a BTC (1 mBTC = 0.001 BTC) and there is another unit μBTC also known as microbitcoin and it is also one millionth of a BTC.

  • I've edited this answer because it contained grammar errors that made it somewhat confusing. However, in my opinion this answer doesn't add new content, rather it repeats previous answers.
    – Murch
    Commented Sep 17, 2017 at 6:44

A millibitcoin is 0.001 BTC. But an easier way to remember is one satoshi is one hundred millionth of a bit coin.

Ten Satoshi                              = one Ith     I 
one hundred Satoshi                      = one Hish    H     
one thousand Satoshi                     = one Shi     S
ten thousand Satoshi                     = one Oth     O
one hundred thousand Satoshi             = one Tish    T
one million Satoshi                      = one Ash     A 
ten million Satoshi                      = one Sha     S    
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    Are these standard units? What is the source for this? Commented Aug 30, 2017 at 21:59

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