It's been 12 years since Satoshi Nakamoto registered Bitcoin.org.
This has been mentioned on Twitter by Danny Scott, who also posted a screenshot of the domain's registration details.
Fun #Bitcoin facthttps: //t.co/8eBAsF1XcX was registered by Satoshi 12 years ago today
– Danny Scott.hodl (@CoinCornerDanny) August 18, 2020
Danny Scott is the CEO of the exchange CoinCorner and contributor to Bitcoin Core.
When reading the information on Bitcoin.org, it appears that the August 18, 2008 at 1:19 PM UTC. The last update was made less than a year ago, on November 24, 2019. The expiration date is August 18, 2029.
These dates are unique. In fact, the domain registration precedes the release of the whitepaper that took place on October 31, 2008 on Bitcoin.org. While the Bitcoin blockchain went live on January 3, 2009 when the so-called genesis block was mined.
Bitcoin.org as a way to track down Satoshi Nakamoto
The fact that the website was updated in 2019 suggests to some users that someone may have renewed ownership of the domain. Others wonder if, before 2029, which is the expiration date, Satoshi will resurface to prevent the loss of Bitcoin.org.
Certainly the website is still working today. But the truth is Bitcoin.org is no longer managed by Satoshi but by a community of developers using pseudonyms. Which contributes to the mystery of the true identity of the creator of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin, a 12-year history
Bitcoin.org has not only remained a website, but also a point of reference for the Bitcoin community, which in 12 years has seen a growing popularity.
Precisely these days, the # 1 cryptocurrency is experiencing exciting times again, with the price returning to $ 12,000, only to return to 11,800 today.
In any case, these are new peaks for Bitcoin, which, with the effects of the May halving, aims to return to new peaks soon, well above the $ 20,000 reached in December 2017.
Bitcoin has come a long way, despite moving away from the peer-to-peer payment system concept originally envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Today, Bitcoin is not only a payment method, but also a speculative product and a very attractive asset that is increasingly attracting the interest of institutional investors.
A evolution and one revolution destined to continue.