Wednesday, June 24, 2020
My name is Will Binns. For several years, I've been responsible for maintaining bitcoin.org, the original website used by Satoshi Nakamoto to provide early releases of Bitcoin, and one of the most visited resources about it on the internet.
Bitcoin.org, where many people also download the latest version of Bitcoin Core software, is now in danger of becoming compromised, if it hasn't just happened. @Cobra-Bitcoin has removed my access and seized control of the site and accompanying code repositories. I do not believe Cobra is the sole and lawful owner, nor does he have any right to do these things without just cause.
Cobra has referenced recent messages I sent in regular conversation regarding my work and the management of bitcoin.org as reasons for my departure. This has been taken out of context in an attempt to manipulate public opinion and infringe upon my rights, along with the rights of others. I believe he is looking to illegally transfer ownership of the site without due process, and this may only be the beginning.
I'm writing this message to request assistance setting up a legal fund and the help of experts, to help stop this. In the interim, the website's treasury will be placed under the control of a trusted third party. The funds are safe, the site is not.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.