The first block of the Bitcoin blockchain - also known as the "genesis block" - holds a somehow cryptic phrase, which led, over the years, to a lot of speculation. In case you didn't know that phrase until now, here it is:
The Times 02/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks
Seems the phrase is referencing the measures taken by governments to "solve" the famous Lehman Brothers crisis, by giving banks bailouts after bailouts. The whole Bitcoin movement is taking their libertarian stance from this sentence as well, and position itself as an alternative to the crooked systems that almost destroyed our world, 10 years ago.
But the genesis block contained also another piece of information, one that was completely oblivious until now. Looks like Banksy, the famous artist which just got (again) famous by making one of his pictures to self-destroy after an art auction, was also on that block. Or at least we can infer that by looking at the logs:
Of course, this is just a coincidence.
But a funny one.
I think Banksy would feel somehow proud, if he ever finds out about it.
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