Bitcoin Genesis Block Unisex High-top Sneakers — January the 3rd, 2009 is the birthday of Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto, an anonymous developer released Block 0, which became know as the Genesis Block, onto SourceForge. The block, containing 50 Bitcoins (which cannot be spent), also contained, within it’s code, the following line:
“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on the brink of second bailout for banks”
This headline appeared on the front page of The Times in London as the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, was on the brink of handing over tax payers money to rescue the failing banks for a second time.
Nobody knows why Satoshi Nakamoto added this into the code. Some say the financial crash of 2008, pushed him to invent a new form of digital money for the people, away from the control of criminal negligent banks who were deemed ’to big to fail’. Other say he left it as proof that the Genesis Block, heralding the birth of Bitcoin, did indeed happen on January 3, 2009.
There are other mysteries surrounding Block 0. Nakamoto mined the Genesis Block using CPU on his own. There were no other miners on the network to compete with him, in fact it would be another year before people started to catch on to Bitcoin. Block 1 was created six days after Genesis, on January 9th 2009. This is considered odd as the average timestamp between blocks mined is 10 minutes.
Why was this? Perhaps Nakamoto spent six days mining the original block and running tests to ensure it’s stability before release. Some esoteric Satoshi Nakamoto followers have suggested the six days is a reference to how long it took god to create the world. Who knows? It does add to the mystique though.
Satoshi Nakamoto disappeared in 2011. Vanished without a trace. But to this day we can still check the balance of his Bitcoin address with the funds therein untouched to this day. Disciples from all over the globe still send Bitcoin to the address. Small offerings of gratitude that will never be spent that somehow take on an almost religious value. Without doubt Nakamoto has became the stuff of legend. To celebrate the legend I have designed these extremely comfortable high-top canvas sneakers with a high quality print that is made to last and to impress.
100% Nylon Canvas
Soft foam insole
Pleather round toe
- Made of 25.71 oz. Nylon-canvas
- 7-14 US sizes
- Durable rubber outsole
- Black Stitching
- 5″ calf height
- For men and women
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