30 Nov '12, 2am

#opensource #geeks Dissecting Bitcoin Block 210,000 - The chatter is a buzz in the bitcion community, the 210,000th

"The chatter is a buzz in the bitcion community, the 210,000th bitcoin block has been mined, there are now 10,499,925 bitcoins and the reward miners receive from solving a block has dropped from 50 to 25 bitcoins. At precisely 2012-11-28 15:24:55 UTC a miner called Laughingbear submitted the successful hash to Slush’s mining pool (https://mining.bitcoin.cz). This is a pivotal step for bitcoin but lets forget about economics or technical stuff for the moment, lets look at the actual block itself. For those that want to collect a bit of history you can download the block data here (http://mineforeman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/210000.txt). For those of you who cannot read JSON here a few facts about the block;- * The Hash was 000000000000048b95347e83192f69cf0366076336c639f9b7228e9ba171342e. * The Merkle root was 3cdd40a60823b1c7356d0987078e9426724c5b3ab439c2d80ad2bdd620e...

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