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Genesis Block Party! Come Celebrate with Us!
January 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come out and celebrate with us as we bring in the new year with what really matters! The party to honor the first block of Bitcoin!
On Jan. 3, 2009, an anonymous developer called Satoshi Nakamoto made history when he (or she, or they) released the Genesis Block, the original block containing the first 50 bitcoins, onto Sourceforge. Unlike any of the 502,000+ blocks that came after, Nakamoto left a message in the code of the block:
“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks”
That line comes straight from the headline of a London Times article dated Jan. 3, 2009, which detailed banks being bailed out by the British government. While Nakamoto never clearly stated the meaning of the message, many have interpreted it as a reference to why Nakamoto developed Bitcoin: to cut out the banks and middlemen that he saw as corrupt and unreliable, electing to create a more people-driven currency.
We will provide light appetizers. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Location: The Attic
500 E Kennedy Ave,
Tampa, FL, 33602