An alternative version of has been launched


On Saturday, August 4th, the launch of the resource has been announced, allegedly a “community-supported” fork of

As one of the developers of OpenDime wrote under the nickname NKV, “continuing the theme of decentralization, there is NO official website for Bitcoin”.

The author of a variety of documentation and one of the early supporters of bitcoin David Harding, who also made his “small contribution” to the work on the new site, notes that lacks any advertising and third-party trackers.

The creators of the time say that despite the fact that still remains an excellent resource, recent events are damaging to its neutrality and that there is a high risk that its owners and administrators can tap the resource for other purposes.

In addition, according to the blog, over the past few years, the owners and administrators of have taken unilateral actions that were contrary to the wishes of the community and without his consent. These actions also forced a number of people to leave the project, which on a continuous basis contributed to its development.

“As a result, we decided to launch as a community-backed fork. The purpose of this site is to be a neutral information resource about bitcoin and its use, ” the message says.

Like, the new resource has a fully open code, and those who want to read it or contribute can do so on the project page on GitHub.

The comments on Reddit indicate that at the moment the site is registered in the name of the bitcoin developer Andy Chow, which he confirmed. From the quoted from the channel in Slack, Andy Chow plans to transfer the domain to the group management. The same applies to the repository on GitHub, which is also registered in the name of Chow.

Among the main differences of from are listed the following:

– The site design has been changed a little.
– The “Events” page, which on was often filled with events not related to bitcoin, was deleted.
– A subsection devoted to Bitcoin Core is removed. It is noted that Bitcoin Core is a project that is independent of both and
– Remittances are temporarily deleted, but they will be returned in the future.
– Less JavaScript and cookies also removed the Google Analytics tracker. It is noted that this information is useful in itself, but not for, which does not plan to sell advertising.
– The “Donations” section has been removed – at the moment the resource team is working on a more improved and distributed model of accepting donations.

Earlier, Blockstream CEO Adam Back criticized the hobby of co-founder Cobra last year’s Bitcoin Cash fork, said that is “the property of the community”. Simultaneously, Back proposed transferring control of the domain to the administrator of Theymos, who is trusted by Cobra and other bitcoin supporters. In addition, a link to has been removed from the Bitcoin Core site.

In response, Cobra accused the head of Blockstream in an attempt to influence the change of management of, in order to gain more control over the policy of the site.