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Genesis block

A genesis block denotes the origins of a blockchain network.

The genesis block is the birth of a new decentralized network, and in essence, its birthday.

For instance, the Bitcoin genesis block was mined by Satoshi on January 3, 2009. Satoshi even embedded a message in the genesis block which highlights the reason why he created the cryptocurrency: “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”

The beginning of the data..

“Imagine mining the Bitcoin genesis block? It would have been so easy and you would have received 50 BTC!”
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