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According to the news from Domain Forum of China on May 14th,domain name buyer ran into trouble, so Bitcoinist leased and has launched it as a site for cryptocurrencies. launched as a cryptocurreny information site after a long term lease deal for the domain name.
The $1 million sale of last year raised a few eyebrows, even in the bitcoin-fueled crytocurrency bubble.

The timing of the domain name sale was great…for the seller. Buyer GAWMiners quickly ran into financial (and perhaps other) trouble. But a UK company stepped in to carry the torch and develop the domain name.

Bitcoinist LTD leased the domain name from GAWMiners in a deal lasting until 2018. It launched today as a news site for cryptocurrencies. includes news, user forums and beginners guides.

Bitcoinist is also looking to license subdomains, such as,, and

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