To all our users, fans and followers,
We launched Bithive last year and since then many of you have enjoyed using the platform to create online communities for a variety of games, activities and topics.
Sadly, we have had to make the very difficult decision to close Bithive.
This was not an easy decision for us, as our team has not only worked on but also self funded the project for nearly 5 years.
The reason for the closure is simple - we failed to raise enough users within the time we had to obtain the investment we needed to keep things running and get the platform to where it needed to be.
In addition, over the past 6 months, we were hit with a nasty trademark dispute from the dating company Bumble, who demanded we stop using our name, domain, logo and Hive branding. Continuing would have required us to invest a huge amount in re-branding the entire platform or fighting them, neither being something we could afford to do.
We know many people had invested a lot of time creating Hives and posts on the platform, and we are sorry that we could not continue to keep these online.
We want to thank all those who have supported us and been part of Bithive during it’s time online.