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Satoshi Nakamoto Almost Named Bitcoin Netcoin, According to Domain Data By Cointelegraph

Satoshi Nakamoto Almost Named Bitcoin Netcoin, According to Domain Data By Cointelegraph

Satoshi Nakamoto Almost Named Bitcoin Netcoin, According to Domain Data

Coming up with a good name is often one of the hardest decisions to make when launching a new service or business. Historical data on domain name purchases suggests that Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of (), had an alternative name option in mind that did not make it into the whitepaper.

Bitcoin.org, the website domain linked to the original Bitcoin, was created on August 18, 2008, under AnonymousSpeech, a service in Japan that allowed users to purchase domain names anonymously. Domain purchases under AnonymousSpeech around similar dates revealed the creation of Netcoin.org on August 17, 2008, just one day before the creation of Bitcoin.org.


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