Oct 20, 2020
MicroStrategy, which invested $ 425 million in Bitcoin in the past months, started to redirect the domain name hope.com to Bitcoin. Those looking for hope on the internet will find it in Bitcoin.
Hope.com is a MicroStrategy domain that was registered as early as 1995. Now, the US-based business intelligence company started redirecting its domain name hope.com to a page with educational content about Bitcoin. Until October 5 this year, the domain has not associated with an actual website, only a page on the MicroStrategy website where it was available for purchase. Now, hope.com will lead to Bitcoin.
In a tweet posted by CEO of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor himself regarding the redirect of Hope.com says:
In these challenging times, Bitcoin represents hope for billions of people in need of an instrument of economic empowerment. Accordingly, we have redirected the Hope domain to the Bitcoin educational section on our website. Spread the word – Bitcoin is hope.com.
Due to his large investments, Michael Saylor is a well-known figure in the crypto world. Saylor has heavily promoted Bitcoin several times since its acquisition and stated that he supports cryptocurrencies. The Microstrategy CEO tweets about Bitcoin almost daily.
Connecting to the www.hope.com domain opens the site where people can find various resources to be able to inform and deepen their knowledge about Bitcoin. The list of sources mainly consists of news reports and interviews with the CEO about why the company has decided to invest in bitcoin. The following quotation from its co-founder and CEO Michael Saylor is placing on the home page of the website.
“Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.”
A few months ago, the company set a real turning point in its policy on values that should be retained as reserves, choosing Bitcoin as its important asset from its point of view. It is likely that the reason for this choice is not only solely financial but also for technical reasons. MicroStrategy demonstrates that the company has done in-depth research based on this new technology. MicroStrategy also owns Wisdom.com, Strategy.com, and Glory.com. But, neither of them redirects users to cryptocurrency resources. The assumption could have been that visitors to these websites have already invested in Bitcoin.