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The Bitcoin Genesis Block Published on Valentine’s Day

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3 January 2009 // 14 years 🥳

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The Bitcoin Genesis Block is the first block in the Bitcoin blockchain, which is the distributed ledger that records all Bitcoin transactions.

The Genesis Block was created on January 3, 2009, and was the first piece of evidence that the Bitcoin network was live and actively being used.

It was created by the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, and it contained a message that read "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks."

This message was included as a reference to the financial crisis that was occurring at the time, and it is thought to be a commentary on the state of the financial system and the need for a decentralized alternative like Bitcoin.

The Genesis Block is an important part of the history of Bitcoin, and it is considered to be the first step in the creation of a revolutionary new financial system.

This post is based on this twitter thread.

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