Bitcoin’s first block was mined 9 years ago today, the reward was 50BTC


It has been a wild run, but today marks precisely nine years since the cryptocurrency train took off: January 3, 2009 was the day when the Bitcoin blockchain network had its very first block mined – the primordial block #0. The first-ever transaction was timestamped at 6:15PM (server time) and yielded a mining reward of 50BTC, which is worth approximately $739,312 at the time of writing. It took another six days until the second block (#1) was mined on January 9, 2009. Since then, the Bitcoin blockchain has mined well over half a million blocks. At the time of writing,…

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