Thanks to the kind donations of Bitcoin from a wide variety of our visitors we’ve been hard at work making improvements to Coin Fire.
We were proud to have been a major source of news during the USMS Bitcoin auction seeing thousands upon thousands of visitors during the auction, after the auction and while waiting for an announcement from the winner. Just as things were reaching a peak for us we then were further seeing more traffic after Gigaom linked to our on-going live coverage.
Sadly, during that time period our WordPress installation and server were just unable to keep up with the demand of so many visitors so we’ve started investing in upgrading our infrastructure. We understand how frustrating it can be to visit our site and be presented with 500 errors or just a general slow loading time and believe me when I state that it has become increasingly frustrating for our staff as well.
Those sort of errors prevent us from getting the latest news online for you our readers and we’ve been hard at work on cranking out quality content but we haven’t always spent as much time focusing on how we deliver that content as we should be.
We’ve started though reducing the total time to our page load and have already seen an improvement of over 90% in the last three days. We aren’t quite satisfied with that yet though and are currently in the process of building a new machine to host our content on.
We appreciate our readers for sticking it out with us as we keep growing. We’ve been online for just under a month and have seen a great deal of changes during this time and expansion.
To those who have invested in this site by a small donation (even just a few satoshi help) we truly thank you. We are using these donations to make constant improvements and expansions to our site so the community has another quality choice for Bitcoin news, reviews and editorials.
We will keep working to bring you great content. Thank you for reading, commenting and submitting!