Bitcoin’s open-source code will be kept in a Svalbard vault and will be joining other projects in the GitHub arctic vault as we found out today for our bitcoin latest news.
Bitcoin’s open-source protocol, which basically makes it an open-source project, is now eligible to join the millions of other GitHub repositories in deep storage. These repositories will be filed in microfilm with a thousand-year longevity. The Svalbard code project is very similar to the Arctic seed vault on the archipelago where some samples of the world’s crop seeds are stored in a very dry and cold environment. The author and commenter Ashlee Vance testified that even the first reels stored did contain the Bitcoin’s code protocol.
GitHub aims to make a snapshot of all active repositories on February 20, 2020, and store the entire state of the data on multiple reels written over the silver halides. This technology will grant a long storage life and the vault will also represent a preliminary security step to Project silica which is Microsoft’s storage solution to write data to quartz crystal glass. Microsoft bought GitHub in 2018 and dedicated itself to extreme data security by creating multiple archival copies.
The project’s participants didn’t quite mention Bitcoin but it is one of the most prominent open-source projects that rely on GitHub. The Bitcoin Code will, of course, join the other open-source repositories that belong to other competing crypto projects. This will also make Bitcoin even more difficult to censor because it will be hard to destroy a copy of its code. The BTC repository sees highly active commits and there is no final version of the code as well.
There are more than 100 contributors on the projects and also a lot of active commits on detail issues. However, the Bitcoin core version is right now running on most network nodes. The idea to protect the code in vaults is not new but only the wallets and coins for specific users have been protected that way. The old miners or other vaults have also been used for cold storage for those that have long-term faith in the coins.
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