XBT currency

Dustin Henning The00Dustin at gmx.com
Mon May 11 11:51:12 EDT 2015

Also, do some testing before you settle in thinking it is working.  I 
posted this to the list in January 2012 and don't recall getting a response:

     I am on Windows using GnuCash 2.4.9 and was previously using 
GnuCash 2.4.7.  I was unable to run r21886 and not extremely affected by 
the clipboard bug, so I am running stable (r21846).
     I am tracking a virtual currency and having trouble with rounding. 
  I chose currency XXX which shows fraction traded as 1/1000000 in the 
edit currency screen.  I also have the smallest fraction in the edit 
account screen set to 1/1000000.  When I look at the ledger, it shows 
six zeroes following the decimal point.  However, when I am entering a 
transaction (especially split one), it sometimes rounds at hundredths 
(leaving an imbalance even though the split doesn't show one).  More 
importantly, it always rounds off the sixth decimal place when I save 
and reload the file.  I went through and manually adjusted all of the 
transactions back to 6 decimal places after the upgrade and verified 
that was all lost after saving and reloading.  I also verified that 
currency USD is 1/100 which implies that the software should work with 6 
decimal places in currency XXX.  Ideally I would use 8 decimal places, 
but that is clearly not an option in the software.  Am I missing another 
setting somewhere in the software?

Hopefully I was doing something wrong or the issue I was experiencing 
with odd-case rounding to hundredths in spite of the 1/1000000 setting 
has been resolved by an update since then.  I stopped trying to track 
virtual currency in GnuCash sometime after that, so I couldn't tell you 
how well it does or doesn't work now.


On 5/11/2015 10:38 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hi,
> BettinaK <bettina.krippner at monetas.net> writes:
>> Hi
>> I'm looking for a solution to have XBT (bitcoins) as currency in GNUCash and
>> also I'm wondering how I can show the 8 digit currency in the accounts.
>> Looking forward to your answers to that tiny problem.
> you can use the XXX currency, or you can set it up as a stock.  In
> either case you'll need to record miliBitcoins (mBTC, 1mBTC == 0.001 BTC)
> instead of Bitcoins because GnuCash cannot handle the 10^-8 significant
> decimal digits.
>> B.
>> Please remember to CC this list on all your replies.
>> You can do this by using Reply-To-List or Reply-All.
> -derek

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