Tag: bitcoin.org

Oct 19 2021

Who Funds Bitcoin Core Developers? Here Are The Facts

Even superheroes like the Bitcoin Core Developers have to eat. One of the most mind-blowing facts about Bitcoin is that a group of volunteers maintain and keep developing the code. Private companies, NGOs, and wealthy Bitcoiners support them via grants and donations. This is all done over the counter, with as much transparency as possible. Here’s a...

Sep 23 2021

Jul 07 2021

Website Hosting Bitcoin White Paper Cyber-attacked, Hacker Demands 0.5 BTC

Jul 07 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin bitcoin.org btc cobra

The original Bitcoin website Bitcoin.org was hit with an “overwhelming attack” and a ransom demanded. Bitcoin.org Attacked Cøbra, the pseudonymous owner of Bitcoin.org, told his 42,000 followers that the site suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS). A DDoS attack is done by artificially flooding a website with traffic to overwhelm it, making it unavailable to other users. The attackers demanded 0.5 Bitcoin—$17,055 at...

Jan 21 2021

Bitcoin.org Rebuts Craig Wright’s ‘Meritless’ Copyright Claim on Bitcoin White Paper

The open-source project said it would not comply with Wright's demand to take down its copy of the iconic founding document.

Dec 19 2020

Bitcoin.org Briefly Shut Down by Denial of Service Attack; Bitcoin Not Affected

Dec 19 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  bitcoin core bitcoin.org ddos tech

While the site was inaccessible, Bitcoiners shared the software to newcomers wanting to download Bitcoin's code.

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