The Genesis Block
Total supply: 10The Bitcoin blockchain came to life on January 3, 2009. Nakamoto’s genesis block is special and the hardcoded block has a few unique characteristics compared to the rest of the chain of blocks that followed.The block is unique because it has a 50 BTC reward subsidy that can never be spent. In addition to this characteristic, block zero has a message in the coinbase parameter, which represents a possible reminder of why the cryptocurrency was created. The genesis block’s message reads: "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks"
January 15, 2022