What will Manifold Markets' new Mana currency sign be in a month?
Jun 6
M$9,474 bet
We're looking to improve the look of M$XXX for the platform. What will it look like in a month? May 5, 10:13pm: Feel free to link cool sketches of symbols!
ManifoldMarkets
M$123 (no change from current
57%
Austin
Austin answered
ϻ1234
27%
ManifoldMarkets
Just a M: M1234
5%
noumena
Rachel Shu answered
♏ (U+264F), but in a font that renders it similar to how it is in Latex https://www.johndcook.com/zodiac.png
3%
Austin
Austin answered
m1234
1.9%
JamesGrugett
James Grugett answered
¢1234
1.4%
agentydragon
Rai answered
μ1234
1.0%
josh
Josh answered
Ⓜ - Evocative of both a coin and "mana"
0.8%
dglid
David Glidden answered
Ⓜ️1234
0.6%
Tetraspace
Tetraspace answered
0.5%
NcyRocks
N.C. Young answered
₥1234 (mill symbol)
0.5%
Yev
Yev answered
♈︎1234
0.3%
Yev
Yev answered
ო1234
0.3%
NcyRocks
N.C. Young answered
ℳ1234 (script letter M)
0.3%
Yev
Yev answered
₼1234
0.2%
NcyRocks
N.C. Young answered
𝕄1234 (double-struck)
0.1%
ManifoldMarkets
just a dollar sign: $1234
0.1%
DavidChee
David Chee answered
Upside down Korean won ₩ (most users would probably just use M or M$ but the official symbol we use on our site and in images would be this).
0.1%
Tetraspace
Tetraspace answered
0.1%
EnopoletusHarding
真名
0.0%
ian
Ian answered
An M with 2 vertical lines through it: https://photos.app.goo.gl/t5N447xdeDdWSATv9
0.0%
MartinRandall
Users can choose from a list of options
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered
There will be no single symbol: Manifold will be doing A/B testing
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered
⥾1234
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered
⫙1234
0.0%
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ManifoldMarkets
M$123 (no change from current
57%
PeterBorah

PeterBorah bought M$2010 days ago

Maybe I'm just doing the "users dislike change" thing, but I kinda hate ϻ. It adds cognitive overhead as my brain tries to figure out what it represents and what the conversation rate is between ϻ and "normal money".
SG

S G 10 days ago

@PeterBorah I hate it too. M$ is clearly a currency unit. (And is inspired by real-world usage: the Singapore Dollar uses S$, for example.)
Alice

Alice bought M$57 days ago

M$ may be boring, but it works. M$ looks like a currency, but ϻ doesn't mean anything to new users. Why add this cognitive hurdle for new users to get over?
SneakySly

SneakySly bought M$106 days ago

@ManifoldMarkets I also hate the new symbol!
Duncan

Duncan bought M$105 days ago

@ManifoldMarkets Fingers crossed.
Duncan

Duncan bought M$105 days ago

@ManifoldMarkets (I like symbols I can type)
NuñoSempere

Nuño Sempere bought M$84013 hours ago

M$ is the superior choice.
Austin
ϻ1234
27%
dglid

David Glidden is betting Ⓜ️1234 19 days ago

I like this one most but think whatever is chosen must be easily usable by native keyboards, so I lean toward M$ or emoji.
Austin

Austin bought M$3010 days ago

I think I'm happy to have users just type m1234 if they're too lazy. Some of this is about "what do we show in our UI" too
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

Note: "m 1234" without the space; our renderer now autoconverts that to m1234
AlexPower

Alex Power bought M$20010 days ago

This one looks real nice; I like the effect that it is similar to a μ but different. Also it is already implemented which might make it more likely.
PeterBerggren

Peter Berggren bought M$1,00010 days ago

@Austin It's already in use.
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

@PeterBerggren Haha I just added it! Curious to see what everyone's reaction is. I think it's beautiful and perfect and any haters will get used to it pretty soon~
MartinRandall

Martin Randall bought M$1009 days ago

It could still get backed out, but that seems like a 10% chance.
PeterBorah

PeterBorah bought M$258 days ago

Still hate it, but it seems likely the devs won't change their minds.
DavidChee

SirSalty is betting Upside dow... be this). 8 days ago

@PeterBorah I wouldn't be so sure about that lol
ConnorMcCormick

Connor McCormick bought M$1005 days ago

Lov it
ManifoldMarkets
Just a M: M1234
5%
thebaysix

Luke W 9 days ago

This is an underrated option and should be strongly considered. It's the best in terms of both ease of typing and readability.
Gigacasting

Gigacasting 8 days ago

By far the best option.
noumena
♏ (U+264F), but in a font that renders it similar to how it is in Latex https://www.johndcook.com/zodiac.png
3%
noumena

Rachel Shu bought M$1009 days ago

Strong argument for this: It's very readable, looks nice, and has a little arrow that makes it look like a price chart. As a zodiacal symbol, it is also symbolically appropriate for a divination platform.
noumena

Rachel Shu is betting ♏ (U+264F)...zodiac.png 9 days ago

I don't like that the default font in chrome's engine renders it with a purple bg >.>
Sinclair

Sinclair Chen bought M$309 days ago

@noumena OMG they made homestuck in real life!
Sinclair

Sinclair Chen is betting ♏ (U+264F)...zodiac.png 9 days ago

facebook's Libra should the symbol ♎ tbh
thebaysix

Luke W 9 days ago

I like this as well. It's an M, it has an arrow, it's available in a variety of fonts (including Unicode/emoji for ease of typing on mobile) fairly readable and yet distinctive. Full disclosure though, I am a Scorpio.
noumena

Rachel Shu is betting ♏ (U+264F)...zodiac.png 6 days ago

@Undox That's perfect, even looks like a coin!
MartinTrouilloud

Martin Trouilloud bought M$76 days ago

Great idea
Tetraspace

Tetraspace is betting M$123 (no ...om current 6 days ago

Unfortunately if this is the currency symbol I will mentally pronounce it forevermore as "vriskas".
noumena

Rachel Shu is betting ♏ (U+264F)...zodiac.png 6 days ago

@Tetraspace @Sinclair well, but unironically. v(risk)a and her d8s are totally appropriate!
Austin
m1234
1.9%
Austin

Austin bought M$6010 days ago

Nice and simple; visually distinctive; can type on mobile without any extra effort. Also makes the transition from "Manifold Dollar" to "mana" much easier
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

For posterity: this is the option "m 1234", sans space
JamesGrugett
¢1234
1.4%
JamesGrugett

James Grugett bought M$1009 days ago

Using the cents symbol uniquely doesn't make new users recoil in horror. And it makes a lot of cents! (Because Manifold dollars are valued at 1 cent each.) Adding the M symbols complicates things for little gain. Main downside is you cannot type it easily.
main_gi

main_gi is betting ϻ1234 9 days ago

@JamesGrugett hoping any fancy symbols could be automatically replaced if you choose something like this, for example "c1234" being automatically converted to "¢1234". Although might create some silly moments if it creates ¢ when it shouldn't be there
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

@main_gi Yeah I think we should do this for converting m1234 to ϻ1234!
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

Done 😉 Though my comment above is now a bit nonsensical... (anything that looks like "m 1234" without the space now converts to m1234)
MartinRandall

Martin Randall is betting ϻ1234 9 days ago

@main_gi Will an m16 rifle be used in an attack on the m25 motorway?
main_gi

main_gi is betting ϻ1234 9 days ago

ian

Ian bought M$209 days ago

@JamesGrugett I like this! I think the current m123 is confusing and doesn't imply it's a currency like this answer does.
Austin

Austin is betting m1234 9 days ago

@ian Hm not a fan because 1234¢ is the more common parlance for cents; and also it competes against being called mana.
agentydragon
Rai answered5 days ago
μ1234
1.0%
josh
Ⓜ - Evocative of both a coin and "mana"
0.8%
dglid
Ⓜ️1234
0.6%
dglid

David Glidden bought M$119 days ago

One of few native M keyboard characters
Tetraspace
0.5%
Tetraspace

Tetraspace bought M$1019 days ago

Similar to M$, but with a ¢ symbol because 1 M¢ lets you donate 1¢ to charity.
NcyRocks
₥1234 (mill symbol)
0.5%
SG

S G is betting M$123 (no ...om current 9 days ago

@NcyRocks Underrated option. This is an actual currency symbol that is recognizable as such (given the slash going through it).
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
♈︎1234
0.3%
NuñoSempere

Nuño Sempere bought M$1013 hours ago

@Yev I'm seeing a mana fountain here, which I find amusing
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
ო1234
0.3%
NuñoSempere

Nuño Sempere bought M$1013 hours ago

@Yev I like the elegance/cuteness
NcyRocks
ℳ1234 (script letter M)
0.3%
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
₼1234
0.2%
NcyRocks
𝕄1234 (double-struck)
0.1%
ManifoldMarkets
just a dollar sign: $1234
0.1%
mqp

Marshall Polaris bought M$1018 days ago

- You can type it - People know what it means - Nobody gets confused in games when things have a dollar sign and says "wow. i don't get it. are these real united states dollars or gil??"
Tetraspace

Tetraspace is betting M$123 (no ...om current 18 days ago

It's more confusing in the context of prediction markets, which are traditionally in real money.
DavidChee
Upside down Korean won ₩ (most users would probably just use M or M$ but the official symbol we use on our site and in images would be this).
0.1%
Undox

Undox bought M$1020 days ago

It has two lines here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_won I am for this as if it is good enough to be officially used by a country, it is good enough for me.
NcyRocks

N.C. Young is betting M$123 (no ...om current 20 days ago

Reminds me of the Monopoly money symbol: https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/monopoly/images/7/7f/Monopoly_money_dollar_symbol.png/revision/latest?cb=20201125195634 So it'll likely give off a play-money vibe, for better or worse!
Tetraspace
0.1%
Tetraspace

Tetraspace bought M$1019 days ago

This keeps the structure of M$, but uses the generic currency sign so it's not mistakable for actual dollors. Also I'm a big fan of the generic currency sign, just generally a weird and nice symbol to have exist.
EnopoletusHarding
真名
0.0%
ian
An M with 2 vertical lines through it: https://photos.app.goo.gl/t5N447xdeDdWSATv9
0.0%
MartinRandall
Users can choose from a list of options
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
There will be no single symbol: Manifold will be doing A/B testing
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
⥾1234
0.0%
Yev
Yev answered8 days ago
⫙1234
0.0%
General Comments
EnopoletusHarding

Enopoletus Harding 9 days ago

actually 真名 is better. Maybe 真名钱?