What is a Satoshi?

Each bitcoin (BTC) is divisible to the 8th decimal place, so each BTC can be split into 100,000,000 units. Each unit of bitcoin, or 0.00000001 bitcoin, is called a satoshi. A Satoshi is the smallest unit of Bitcoin.

All amounts in the block chain are denominated in satoshi before being converted for display. The source code also uses satoshi when specifying an amount of bitcoin. When displaying an extremely fine fraction of a bitcoin, such as when calculating fee per byte or a faucet reward, the amount is displayed in satoshi for readability.

How many Satoshis are in a Bitcoin?

There are 100,000,000 satoshi in a BTC.

1 Satoshi ฿ 0.00000001
10 Satoshis ฿ 0.00000010
100 Satoshis ฿ 0.00000100
1,000 Satoshis ฿ 0.00001000
10,000 Satoshis ฿ 0.00010000
100,000 Satoshis ฿ 0.00100000
1,000,000 Satoshis ฿ 0.01000000
10,000,000 Satoshis ฿ 0.10000000
100,000,000 Satoshis ฿ 1.00000000

Satoshi History

The value of a bitcoin in satoshi was decided by Satoshi Nakamoto to be 100 million no later than November 2008.

On November 15, 2010, ribuck proposed that the one hundredth of a bitcoin (0.01 BTC) be called a Satoshi. Four months later he instead suggested that the one hundred millionth unit be called an austrian or a satoshi. The name satoshi caught on, and was widely adopted thereafter.

What is this site?

Satoshi to Bitcoin is a Bitcoin calculator. Others converters: Satoshi to BTC and BTC to Satoshi.