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Definition: crypto symbol

(1) The abbreviated name of a cryptocurrency's coin or token for trading purposes, which is similar to a stock symbol on the stock market. For example, BTC is Bitcoin; ETH is Ethereum. For a compilation of thousands of symbols, visit CryptoCompare.com. See native cryptocurrency and crypto glossary.

(2) A cryptocurrency's logo. Cryptocurrencies are given logos for promotional purposes.

Logos and Abbreviations
These were the top four cryptos listed on CryptoCompare on November 21, 2021. Both the symbol and crypto abbreviation are displayed. See CryptoCompare.

Sometimes Just the Logo
Showing only the logo to represent ether (Ethereum), this came from the OpenSea marketplace next to an NFT image for sale. With ether at $4,523 that day, the logo and 1 means 1 ETH is the minimum bid. See Ethereum and OpenSea.