The peer-to-peer electronic cash system envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto has been fully restored, and what a year it has been for the original Bitcoin.
This week marks the 13th year of the Bitcoin Genesis Block. It first appeared on January 3, 2009, containing the now-famous headline from The Times: “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”
Block Zero appeared 13 years ago today—and, though barely noticed at the time, is now an essential part of Bitcoin's mythology and mystique.
When the Bitcoin software was announced in 2009, it was important that nodes joining the network could build a common history of the blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto accomplished this by hardcoding in the “Genesis block” in the Bitcoin software.
It's been a tumultuous 12 years, but this year is special—it sees Bitcoin celebrate its birthday with the original protocol restored.
The Genesis Block timestamps the beginning of the Bitcoin blockchain—and since Bitcoin SV is the only blockchain that still maintains Bitcoin's original protocol, it's BSV's "birthday" alone to celebrate.
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the upgrade to its Bitcoin SV Node mining software to support the “Genesis” network upgrade code-named “Genesis” that activated on February 4, 2020.
Kurt Wuckert Jr. talks about Bitcoin’s second beginning—Genesis—and why it’s been a long time coming.
Despite no evidence to support the claim, Satoshi Nakamoto is envisioned to be an anarchist born out of the Cypherpunk’s Manifesto here to bring a radical new society without government and laws.
Bitcoin is officially 11 years old today, the date Satoshi Nakamoto released version 0.1 of the Bitcoin protocol software.