GitHub to Bury Bitcoin Source Code Under Arctic Ice
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April 2, 2020
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GitHub, the world's largest IT project hosting service, plans to bury the source code of Bitcoin Core, the most popular network client, under 250 meters of Arctic ice in an abandoned Norwegian coal mine.

CoinDesk has reported that GitHub representatives want to make sure people can learn about the current level of technological development in the future. A "snapshot" of all this code will be copied onto film reels and stored in a steel container, which should guarantee its safety for at least 1,000 years.

The project covers all active GitHub repositories, including Bitcoin Core, Lightning Network, Ethereum and Dogecoin. The data will be stored along with the necessary instructions for recovery. The container is expected to be buried in late April. Bitcoin Core repository manager Wladimir van der Laan said:

"I think it's likely that at some point in the future the electronic record will be lost. It's all pretty fragile. Preserving some things on hard copy could definitely help avoid a hole in history."

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