Jack Dorsey Offers 10 Bitcoins for Creation of Decentralized GitHub Alternative

Former Twitter CEO seeks to incentivize development of a non-permissioned and decentralized version control platform based on Nostr architecture.

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Jack Dorsey, former CEO and founder of Twitter, has proposed the creation of a new “decentralized GitHub” based on the Nostr architecture, offering an initial funding of 10 bitcoins (BTC) for those who decide to carry out the project.

Last January 19, Dorsey opened the proposal to create this new “GitHub”, explaining the need for a non-permissioned and decentralized alternative. By that time, the initial funding was 1.2 BTC, however, this March 3, the exCEO published on his Snort account (Nostr client) that he would increase the support to 10.05 BTC, more than USD 200 thousand, at the time of writing.

The funding proposal was posted on Bounts.org, a platform that seeks to incentivize the development of bitcoin projects through individual funding.

GitHub is a platform for online version control in Git format. However, this is private, as it is currently in the hands of Microsoft Corporation, being the main reason why Dorsey is supporting the creation of a new platform.

While Dorsey noted that an alternative to GitHub based on Nostr could be developed, the creator of this platform himself, known by his pseudonym “fiatjaf” commented that he hopes the goal of the project is not just to create a GitHub-like website that “just uses Nostr in some way.”

For the developer, it is vital that the new platform has important features for the development and documentation of programming code.

This is not the first time Dorsey has funded projects in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

In February 2021, it was known that he, along with Michael Saylor, president of MicroStrategy, would finance a project of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), to improve security in this network.

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