It was on 2014-08-13 that BTC.com domain name was sold. DomainGuardians tweeted “We are very excited to announce the sale of http://BTC.com to @GAWMiners for US$1,000,000. Surprisingly at that time CoinDesk.com shows the bitcoin valuation against USD at less than $1000. Today BTC which is short for Bitcoin is trading at $6126. That is quite a huge jump in few years of time.
Most of the domain bloggers covered the above news such as:
Domain Guardians Announces Sale of BTC.com for $1 Million
Domain Guardians Sells BTC.com to “GAW Miners” For $1,000,000
Wow: BTC.com domain name sells for $1.0 million to Bitcoin company
Today cryptocurrencies are among the top ten emerging technologies and it has caused a great disrupt in how the financial system operates. Countries are yet to come up with policies and system to enable it.
From domaining perspective, the crypto and coin market has taken an upward swing and those who have taken the clue from the beginning of this technology and bought crypto domain names in advance are in drivers seat. Well that being said. I think domain name sales such as BTC.com in year 2014 was quite an indicator of the emerging cryptocurrency trend which some ignored and some embraced and took an advantage by buying domains as well as bitcoins.