2ND REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
unmoderated group comp.cryptocurrencies
This is a formal Request for Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
moderated newsgroup comp.cryptocurrencies
comp.cryptocurrencies The Cryptocurrencies newsgroup
Satoshi Nakamoto's invention, BitCoin, and other cryptocurrencies have
changed the world. After these cryptocurrencies have been created, it
is no more a need in using the bank system to send money from one
country to another, or even to use cash inside one country any more.
Presently, there is no newsgroup that serves discussions on the further
evolution of the cryptocurrencies in general.
With a newsgroup dedicated to all matters concerning the evolution of
cryptocurrencies, both experienced users and hobbyists alike will be
able to participate in discussions.
Outside of Usenet, a small number of moderated message boards and
mailing lists are devoted to cryptocurrencies' discussions. A number of
these resources have been criticised for exhibiting overzealous
moderation or even outright censorship.
An unmoderated newsgroup that will almost certainly be archived for
perpetuity (as all Big-8 newsgroups at usual are archived) will serve
the needs of cryptocurrencies' users, developers and researchers for
years to come by allowing free exchange of discussion, advice, tips,
Message archives will ensure that in future, users will be able to draw
from this base of answers and insight, much like what is now possible
with other newsgroup archives from the late 80s and 90s.
The newsgroup comp.cryptocurrencies is intended for all discussions
regarding the evolution, usage and exchange of cryptocurrencies.
Discussions of all cryptocurrency protocols are welcomed in this
Discussions not related to cryptocurrencies are not welcomed.
Posters to this newsgroup are asked to refrain from harrassment,
personal attacks, and disruptive communication. Articles containing
binary computer files including, but not limited to, programs or
images, are forbidden. HTML posts are discouraged.
Posters are expected to abide by normal Usenet standards of decorum,
and to ignore articles intended to disrupt the group.
Posters should exercise their best judgment and use consideration for
the copyright laws of their country. If in doubt, ask.
For more information on the newsgroup creation process, please see:
Those who wish to influence the development of this RFD and its final
resolution should subscribe to news.groups.proposals and participate in
the relevant threads in that newsgroup. This is both a courtesy to
groups in which discussion of creating a new group is off-topic as well
as the best method of making sure that one's comments or criticisms are
All discussion of active proposals should be posted to
To this end, the followup header of this RFD has been set to
If desired by the readership of closely affected groups, the discussion
may be crossposted to those groups, but care must be taken to ensure
that all discussion appears in news.groups.proposals as well.
We urge those who would like to read or post in the proposed newsgroup
to make a comment to that effect in this thread; we ask proponents to
keep a list of such positive posts with the relevant message ID.
Such lists of positive feedback for the proposal may constitute good
evidence that the group will be well-used if it is created.
This document has been posted to the following newsgroups:
news.announce.newgroups news.groups.proposals alt.bitcoins
Sancho Panza <sanch...@protonmail.com
Evgenii Sputnik <esp...@gmail.com
2017-04-08 1st RFD.
2017-09-08 2nd RFD.
Move everything to Big-8 and leave alt.* for binaries.