Bitcoin.org, registered August 18, 2008
This month marks a decade because the bitcoin.org domain was registered.
Bitcoin.org was originally registered and owned by Bitcoin’s first two
developers, Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi. When Satoshi left the project,
he gave ownership of the domain to additional people, separate from the Bitcoin
developers, to spread responsibility and stop anybody person or group from
easily gaining control on the Bitcoin project.
Bitcoin.org’s code is open source. Final publication authority is held by the
co-owners, but all regular activity is organized through the general public pull request
process and managed by the website maintainer. Up to now on
GitHub, there were over
4,400 commits from 245 contributors from around the globe. Along with
this, over 1000 translators
have helped to help make the site display natively to visitors automagically in their
own languages — now 27 different languages and growing.
Below are a few mentions and links to bitcoin.org from through the years:
2009 – Bitcoin open source implementation of P2P currency
2010 – Bitcoin Releases Version 0.3
2011 – Bitcoin – A Step Toward Censorship-Resistant Digital Currency
2012 – Bitcoin – The Libertarian Introduction
2013 – The Economics of Bitcoin
2014 – THE VERY BEST Places on the web to understand About Bitcoin
2015 – Russia blocks bitcoin websites over “shadow economy” fears
2016 – WHAT’S Gitian Building? How Bitcoin’s Security Processes Became a Model for the Open Source Community
2017 – Bitcoin: What’s in the whitepaper?
Today, bitcoin.org is among the most visited Bitcoin websites and receives
an incredible number of visitors. Thank you to all or any of the
contributors who’ve spent their time improving the
Thinking about getting involved?
It is possible to report any issue or assist in improving bitcoin.org on
opening a concern or perhaps a pull request. When submitting a pull request, please take
required time and energy to discuss your changes and adapt your projects. You can even help
with translations by joining a team on