Fun Fact: Bitcoin Domain Name Used To Be

Choosing a suitable name is sometimes one of the most difficult decisions to make when establishing a new service or business. Historical domain name acquisitions indicate that Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin (BTC), had another naming choice in mind that was not included in the whitepaper.
Fun Fact: Bitcoin Domain Name Used To Be, the internet domain associated with the first BTC, was formed on August 18, 2008, as part of AnonymousSpeech, a Japanese business that allowed users to purchase domain names anonymously. Domain acquisitions under AnonymousSpeech on comparable timings showed the foundation of on Aug. 17, 2008 barely a day before

Following more investigation, crypto locksmith Or Weinberger determined that no material was ever available on the domain except when it was later repurchased by another person.

The choice to continue with Bitcoin may have been critical to its success because many members of the crypto community expressed displeasure with the name Netcoin:

The discovery further distances Bitcoin from the persons who previously claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto. In 2010, the domain was removed and re-registered to a subsidiary of

At the time of writing, BTC is trading at $19,000.

Fun Fact: Bitcoin Domain Name Used To Be
BTC daily chart. Source: CoinCu

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