Veröffentlicht: 26.01.2018

Genesis Block

What is ment by Genesis Block?

The genesis block is the first block of a blockchain. Modern versions of Bitcoin number it as block 0, although earlier versions labeled it as block 1. The genesis block is almost always inscribed in the application using its blockchain.

This is a unique instance, since the block does not refer to a previous transaction block. It is a crucial part of the Bitcoin blockchain and almost all of its derivatives.


The first section in the genesis block describes exactly all variables needed to regenerate the transaction block. The second part of the block contains the format for the standard block and contains abbreviated versions of information found in the previous part.

As the name suggests, it refers to the first block of the blockchain. Each cryptocurrency must have a blockchain that works like the ledger for this currency. Each block within a chain also has a parent block, with the sole exception of the block.

First transaction

The Bitcoin network was created when the first Bitcoin customer received the first quantity of Bitcoins. Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first Bitcoin block, the genesis block. The recipient of this transaction, and one of Bitcoin’s earliest supporters, was Hal Finney.

He downloaded the software on the day of its release, receiving 10 Bitcoins from Nakamoto. This was the first global Bitcoin transaction.

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