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The Bitcoin Forum is a message board where people interested in the technical details and the development of Bitcoin software can talk to each other. The forum also has places for people who are interested in bitcoin mining, in trading with bitcoin, and in the economics of Bitcoin.

The forum is owned by Sirius. It is administrated by theymos, Sirius, and Gavin.


Before the creation of the current Bitcoin Forum, Satoshi used a SourceForge forum. When Sirius provided hosting, the forum was moved to Satoshi made several custom modifications to the forum software and theme.

The forum was at some point moved to The domain name was also transferred from Satoshi to Sirius.

In July, 2011 the forum was moved to in order to make it explicitly unofficial. The "forum" link on the homepage now simply returns the Google search results for the search terms "bitcoin forums". This was followed by Bitcoin Community members, very much in bitcoin's spirit of decentralisation, creating a number of alternative forums offering different moderatorial policies and using different software platforms. As of April 21, 2012, Bitcoin Talk remains the first search result thanks to its high page rank.

Satoshi's first non-test post on the forum:

I left the admin account set to the original SMF theme so if I somehow completely wedge the custom theme I can still get in to fix it.

I've got a neat little 12x12 coin image to replace those pip stars with. Should look nice. Also some nice button images to try.

The registration page has "hide your e-mail address" unchecked by default. I must fix that in php before we can open up.

The Announcements forum is currently moderator access only.

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