Frequently Asked Questions

Is bitcoin divisible?

Yes, bitcoin can be divided into 100 million smaller parts called satoshis. The smallest amount of bitcoin - satoshi is similar to euro or any other fiat currency cents and is named after Satoshi Yakamoto, the creator of bitcoin. Due to such divisibility, even with at high prices bitcoin is perfect for micropayments as it is feasible to make payments of value even lower than 0.01 USD. In future if required the divisibility of bitcoin can be increased to make it divisible to 100 billion smaller parts or even more as this constraint only exists in the source code.

Below you can find a list of bitcoin denomination names, bitcoin units and their value in bitcoins.

Bitcoin denomination Bitcoin units Value in bitcoins
Satoshi SAT 0.000 000 01 BTC
Microbit µBTC (uBTC) 0.000 001 BTC
Millibit mBTC 0.001 BTC
Centibit cBTC 0.01 BTC
Decibit dBTC 0.1 BTC
Bitcoin BTC 1 BTC
DecaBit daBTC 10 BTC
Hectobit hBTC 100 BTC
Kilobit kBTC 1000 BTC
Megabit MBTC 1 000 000 BTC