Domain name buyer ran into trouble, so Bitcoinist leased BTC.com and has launched it as a site for cryptocurrencies.
The $1 million sale of BTC.com last year raised a few eyebrows, even in the bitcoin-fueled crytocurrency bubble.
The timing of the domain name sale was great…for the seller. Buyer GAWMiners quickly ran into financial (and perhaps other) trouble. But a UK company stepped in to carry the torch and develop the domain name.
Bitcoinist LTD leased the domain name from GAWMiners in a deal lasting until 2018. It launched BTC.com today as a news site for cryptocurrencies.
BTC.com includes news, user forums and beginners guides.
Bitcoinist is also looking to license subdomains, such as exchange.btc.com, mining.btc.com, and wallet.btc.com.