The bitcoin forum was recently hacked and the forum will now be hosted by Tibanne, a japanese company and owner of the largest bitcoin exchange. Is it better for a third party such as stack exchange to host bitcoin discussions or for a bitcoin company to do so ? I feel this is also related to the discussion about the domain for bitcoin.stackexchange.com as bitcointalk.com would be a great choice for that.

See the discussion at https://bitcoin.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25/what-should-our-domain-name-be

  • The domain name question you refer to was closed, see the comments there. We will most likely simply use bitcoin.stackexchange.com.
    – D.H.
    Sep 11 '11 at 9:37
  • I've read this question three times and I still can't figure out what it's asking. Are you asking for SE to host a Bitcoin discussion site? That's just not what SE does -- why would they do it for Bitcoin? Sep 12 '11 at 5:03

The existence of Bitcoin.SE should be independent of whether or not there are Bitcoin discussion forums out there. For one thing, Bitcoin.SE is not a discussion forum (it is a Q&A site). Furthermore, there is no "official" Bitcoin organization that this SE would even be competing with.

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