GitHub Burying Bitcoin Code Inside Arctic Mountain to Ride Out Next 1,000 Years?
When I saw this headline I figured it was an April Fool’s joke. It’s not.
GitHub Is Burying Bitcoin Code Inside an Arctic Mountain to Ride Out the Next 1,000 Years
“An icy mountain in Norway’s Svalbard – an all but inhabitable Arctic archipelago covered in glaciers and inhabited by polar bears – is an unlikely safe haven for cryptocurrency code, let alone a pillar of modern-day civilization.
But it’s here, 250 meters underground in a forsaken coal mine, that GitHub has chosen to store reams of open-source code. That includes Bitcoin Core, by far the most popular code implementation of bitcoin’s underlying infrastructure and one of the most used repositories on GitHub.
As a part of an archiving program for safeguarding an important part of technological history, a ‘snapshot’ of all this code will be copied onto film reels and stored in a steel container, all done in an effort to keep the data alive and unscathed for 1,000 years.”