About Us

This site is dedicated to helping Bitcoin develop in a sustainable way.

Who owns this site?

Bitcoin.org was the original domain name used with the first Bitcoin website. It was registered and is still managed by Bitcoin Core developers and by additional community members, with the input of Bitcoin communities. This is not the official Bitcoin site. Just like nobody owns the email technology, nobody owns the Bitcoin network. As such, nobody can speak with authority in the name of Bitcoin.

Then... who controls Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world. Developers are improving the software but they can't force a change in the rules of the Bitcoin protocol because all users are free to choose what software they use. In order to stay compatible with each other, all users need to use software complying with the same rules. Bitcoin can only work decently with a complete consensus between all users. Therefore, all users and developers have strong incentives to adopt and protect this consensus.


Help us

You can report any problem or help to improve Bitcoin on the Bitcoin Forum or on GitHub by opening an issue or a pull request in English. When submitting a pull request, please take required time to discuss your changes and adapt your work. You can help with translations by joining a team on Transifex. Please don't ask for promotion for your personal business or website, except for special cases like conferences. Many thanks to all contributors who are spending time improving Bitcoin!