Rain Lõhmus, founder of LHV Bank, told Estonian media last month that he’s not made much effort to recover the funds but is willing to pay someone who can.
Genesis Block News
Genesis block is a term used to describe the first data “block” mined on a blockchain network and is also known as Block 0 in blockchain parlance. Since a blockchain comprises many blocks of transaction data used to store transaction information on the blockchain, the genesis block acts as the foundation of all subsequent blocks that are arranged in layers, with each block linked to the previous one.
Used by Bitcoin’s developer and founder, Satoshi Nakamoto, to describe the network’s first block back in 2009, the genesis block forms the template for all other blocks to follow in a blockchain. Acting as the starting point of a blockchain, the genesis block contains the entire architecture for the subsequent blocks to adopt and takes the maximum time to be mined in a blockchain.
Technically, a genesis block differs from all other blocks since it has its hash value set to 0, indicating that no data was processed or available before the genesis block. For miners, the genesis block offers authenticity and creates trust in the network, without which all blocks generated later in the blockchain would be invalid or untrustworthy.
Bitcoin entrepreneur Samson Mow has launched a new company called JAN3, reportedly raising $21M in funding at a $100M valuation.8975
After adding 456 BTC, the third-largest whale now holds 120,845.57 BTC, worth over $5.6 billion.11312
A Biblical message was unearthed in block number 666,666 of the Bitcoin blockchain: "Do not be overcome by evil..."35614
Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first Bitcoin block 12 years ago today.14832
Ethereum’s proof-of-stake transition takes another step toward completion.27552
A new take on an old investigation potentially sheds light on the whereabouts of Satoshi Nakamoto — at least while he was working on Bitcoin.12304
Blockchain project Avalanche raises $42 million in a public sale, with the mainnet launch now being expected to come by the end of August.10805
As Bitcoin celebrates the 10th anniversary of its white paper, Cointelegraph explores the various influences that breathed life into cryptocurrency.18123
Payu Harris wants to adapt a new digital currency – MazaCoin for the benefit of his own and possibly other tribes.621
The Bitcoin community still has a few things it needs to work out internally: the role and extent of government cooperation, whether to abbreviate BTC or XBT, and when to celebrate the currency’s birthday.505