Do you speak more than one language? Then help spread Bitcoin around the world by translating Bitcoin.org!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Simon AKA Komodorpudel (I know, my name on Reddit is Komodor123, but that is a different story 😊) and I help manage the translation efforts for Bitcoin.org (https://bitcoin.org/en/). Bitcoin.org is by no means Bitcoin’s official website, but it has been one of the most visited Bitcoin websites for quite some time. And a few months ago, in August, Bitcoin.org turned ten years old.

When I started to assist with the German translation in 2013, the site was just redesigned, numerous pages were added, additional Bitcoin-software was listed, and the translation system was created. The objective was providing an independent and transparent source of information; I was happy to help. Back then, Bitcoin was hovering around a one billion USD market cap and MtGox was still a thing (at least for a few more months 😊).

A lot of things have changed since then. Bitcoin has matured; exchanges have grown out of nowhere and millions of people have entered the space. Bitcoin now offers relief for people in countries such as Venezuela, Big 4 firms provide blockchain services, US presidential candidates accept bitcoin donations, and in general blockchain is the new “solution” for everything 😊.

But a few things stayed the same. Bitcoin.org remains a leading source of information about Bitcoin, currently available in 27 different languages. While the site has had its share of controversies, this does not change the fact that just about everything is still handled publicly through GitHub (https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/) and everyone can participate (unlike some of the other Bitcoin-related websites people may end up on). I personally do not agree with certain opinions of Cobra-Bitcoin, the co-owner of Bitcoin.org, but Bitcoin.org itself remains very transparent and I can personally vouch for the content on the website.

Over the years, many dedicated volunteers have helped Bitcoin.org by adding content and translating it into their language; thank you very much! But like for all of us, life goes on. Many volunteers got a new job and no more time to spare, founded a family, or simply lost interest in Bitcoin and dedicated their time to new projects. Nobody can blame them for that, but this ensures that Bitcoin.org is in constant need for volunteers that help translating the site.

Thus, I want to address a new generation of Bitcoin-interested people here on Reddit – please help support Bitcoin and Bitcoin.org! Help us spread Bitcoin around the world! There is a lot of stuff to translate and we are more than happy to welcome you!

You can find information on how to get started with translating here: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/blob/master/docs/assisting-with-translations.md#getting-started-with-the-translation-team

Feel free to join or Telegram Group (Infos can be found in the previous link) and introduce yourself!

All work is on a voluntary basis, but thanks to a previous sponsorship from Paxful, people who translated during the summer were contacted so they could be paid some bitcoin for their efforts, and we plan to offer more of these opportunities in the future!

Thank you very much for your time! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them here or by writing me on Telegram (Username: “@Komodorpudel”).

Best regards,

Simon

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The NYA signers have greatly overestimated their importance. They do not speak for me. My node is running 0.15 and that’s the only decision that matters. Join me

Nodes are the validators, miners moving off the network only have the power to temporarily adjust the block time. If we keep our nodes on the network with true innovation and development of applied cryptography (MAST, SegWit, bridged payment channels, tumblebit, schnorr, etc) then the miner fluctuation is merely a temporary nuisance. Undoubtedly some will realize that it's dumb to run a client controlled by people and developers who are amateur at best, have nothing to contribute aside from porting code from core devs, and has an openly admitted purpose of "political compromise."

This is a problem of "industry leaders" thinking too fondly of their own importance. Bitcoin will continue to force their humbleness or ignore them. They simply cannot make the decision they think they have made for us. Being their important selves, they have "solved" our scaling problem and only need the political power and influence to make sure this is easy to do again in the future. That arrogance, desire to control, and political nonsense is the very thing bitcoin is designed to resist.

I've got a full node, and it's staying this time because I didn't fully appreciate how critical it was to keep one running. The NYA "agreement" by a few companies who think they speak for me has made me realize. So I'm not running 2X hardfork on my node. Regardless of whether the entire network splits and does something else. I'm following the developers who know their shit and are actually killing it with new cryptographic applications and brilliant security, thorough testing and implementation, and breakthrough innovations. And I can run that network all by myself if I have to.

Join me. Start up a node. 0.15 is much faster at initial sync and operation. Stake a claim with who you want your developers to be.

TL;DR I didn't sign the NYA. They don't have the authority to speak on my behalf. My node will never run 2X and that's all that matters.

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