The Bitcoin code will be added to the GitHub Millennium Code Preservation Program, which will be buried in the Arctic underground for 1000 years without damage.

Bitcoin's open source code (at least its latest submission) is already available for storage in the Svalbard Vault in Norway along with other projects in the GitHub Arctic Vault project.


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The agreement invented by Nakamoto has been delivered to Svalbard Vault

The Bitcoin protocol is an open source project that is already qualified to be stored underground with thousands of other GitHub repositories. These coded repositories will be archived in microfilm and will last up to 1000 years.

This Svalbard code project is similar to the Arctic seed bank, also located in Svalbard, where crop seed samples from around the world are stored in a dry and cold environment.

Author and commentator Ashlee Vance testified that the first reel of the store did contain the code for the Bitcoin protocol.

From February 2nd, 2020, GitHub took snapshots of all public repositories, processed and stored in QR code (QR code) on a roll of 3,500 feet (1066.8 meters) long film, and then stored in An abandoned mine in Svalbard, Norway. The vault is also the initial security measure for Project Silica, Microsoft's storage solution that stores data into quartz glass for storage.


Microsoft, which acquired GitHub last year, has been working to achieve extreme data security by building multiple copies of the archive.

The Bitcoin project is very active on GitHub

Participants in the GitHub Arctic Vault project did not specifically mention Bitcoin, but Bitcoin is indeed one of the most famous open source projects that rely on GitHub. Of course, Bitcoin code will be added to other open source repositories that are competitive encryption projects. But this will make the review of Bitcoin more difficult, and it has a copy of the code that is difficult to destroy.

The Bitcoin repository maintains a highly active commit and there is no final version of the code. The project currently has more than 100 contributors and the submission of details is very active. Most bitcoin network nodes currently run the Bitcoin Core version.

The idea of ​​protecting Bitcoin code in the vault is nothing new, but so far only the wallet and currency of a particular user has been protected. For those who have long trusted Bitcoin, old mines or other vaults have been used to cold store Bitcoin.

However, the Bitcoin protocol code does not contain the transaction status or the balance of any person's currency. Despite the disagreement about the identity of the original creators of Bitcoin, Nakamoto's code has spent the first Arctic winter in Svalbard.