Bitcoin.org, which was registered by Bitcoin (BTC) creator Satoshi Nakamoto and developer Martii Malmi in 2008, is set to go through a major transition with the domain’s current owner announcing he’s preparing to step down.
In a new post on GitHub, pseudonymous Cobra Bitcoin announced his plan to leave the site, which is designed to teach newcomers about the leading cryptocurrency. He says he is still looking for the right people to ensure the site is placed into “trusted hands.”
While Bitcoin (BTC) is a decentralized digital currency powered by miners around the world, the website is managed by a handful of contributors who have the final say when it comes to the material that is published.
Cobra is urging his successors to keep the goal of mass adoption in mind.
“With Bitcoin being as complicated as it is for new people to understand, sites like Bitcoin.org are key to getting more mainstream adoption, especially in avoiding getting Bitcoin labelled as some get rich quick scheme.”
Bitcoin is one of those things the oppressed and poor immediately understand, but most billionaires will not.
— Cøbra (@CobraBitcoin) May 16, 2020
Cobra hasn’t released an exact timeline for his departure, but says he hopes to be completely removed from Bitcoin.org by the end of the year.
“Over the years, I’m glad to have helped contribute to a project that has let so many millions of people learn about Bitcoin. It’s really a massive honor.”