The Bitcoin Forum At Is Currently Offline Due to DOS

bitcointalk, the Bitcoin Forum, is currently offline with the official explanation being a DOS attack. In the past, has faced hacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and DDOS. According to isitdownrightnow, a service that tells you the status of websites worldwide, has been down since at least 17:00 PT. This is corroborated by the first reports on twitter of the outage:

In the meantime, users can use, which stores all of the messages and has an additional list of features, as well.

Bitcointalk confirms the DOS: The Bitcoin Forum

The Bitcoin community has thrived and grown on Bitcointalk for several years now, and it is still a large resource even for the niche portions of the cryptocurrency community that have sworn off Bitcoin entirely. Other Cryptocurrency and/or Bitcoin dedicated forum websites remain online; however, if the outage is permanent, the Bitcoin community will feel the hole left.

It seems even forum moderator Theymos is caught unawares by this Bitcointalk outage, as he was just on Reddit linking to the forum three hours ago. Many in the community are still eager to see new forum software that is currently being developed at the hefty pricetag of $100,000 a month, paid to a company called Slickage. The rest of the BTC donated to the Bitcoin Forum is still in the care of several “Treasurers,” trusted individuals within the Bitcoin community. Theymos posted:

The forum’s bitcoins are currently held by the following people.

Person Amount  Fee (monthly)  Next fee payment  Address
paraipan 250 0.208 2014-04-19 1PFkqgBBrSKikyyUGDerZMfzvCNPgKrR3o
Ian Knowles (CIYAM Open) 50 0 1BuANiueZAiNashSCfGV5Gmj9P8ReG1D8N
Rassah 750 0 1HQ8WaKVRYXLBtVdMcYr5SHQ3X9BsLyxa1
OgNasty 500 0.5 2014-11-22 1Eog8UqRFLufC71rBLt2nYgfUDskgxAyVF
theymos ~4000 0 1M4yNbSCwSMFLF9BaLqzoo2to1WHtZrPke, et al.


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Last modified: March 4, 2021 4:41 PM

Caleb Chen

Caleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics, East Asian Studies, and Mathematics. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia.