Bitcoin.org, the first bitcoin website ever created, is at the center of a new dispute. Since being established by Satoshi Nakamoto and Martti Malmi, long before the world had ever heard of bitcoin, the site has changed hands and roles a number of times, whilst still serving as a primer on bitcoin core.
Now, moves are afoot to dethrone Cobra Bitcoin, one of the site’s pseudonymous owners, amidst claims that his support for bitcoin cash makes his position untenable. Also read: The Bitcoin Cash Pre-Consensus Debate Continues Bitcoin.org is a prime piece of crypto real estate, partly because of its desirable domain, but primarily because of the history associated with it.
As the site explains, “Today [Bitcoin.org] is an independent open source project with contributors from around the world. Final publication authority is held by the co-owners, but all regular activity is organized through the public pull request process and managed by the site co-maintainers.” On the Github where those pull requests are handled, a new issue has been raised and it’s gathering a lot of attention.
Certain individuals in the BTC community are unhappy with Cobra Bitcoin’s continued involvement with the site, despite the fact that he, together with fellow pseudonymous bitcoiner Theymos, has overseen the site for years. Github contributor “beyourseff” opened the issue, writing: “A number of individuals (including myself) feel that @Cobra-Bitcoin has become an unreliable person to own the Bitcoin.org domain name, mainly given his public support for BCH (as well as other things, but this is not supposed to be an attack on Cobra).
We fear that Cobra: 1. May suddenly start propagandizing BCH as ‘The Real Bitcoin’ and re-purpose Bitcoin.org to promote BCH. Read more from news.bitcoin.com…
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