Refers to the very first block of a new blockchain based cryptocurrency.

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How can one create a Genesis Block for a new Proof of Stake Cryptocurrency?

I've been trying to fork the cryptocurrency Clams for about a week now. All of my code is correct to the coin's specifications, but I've been stuck on the creation of the blockchain. The developers ...
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What is the public key used to generate the Genesis block?

I'm trying to create and build a working fork of Bitcoin -- in order to understand how it works at the source code level. I see a lot of articles explaining how to create altcoins but they are not ...
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What is NXT's Genesis Account's Passphrase / Password?

I remember there was a passphrase/password that gave you access to NXT's genesis account even though you can't do anything with it once you get in there.
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What values should be initially assigned to Checkpoints for a new Genesis block?

I have created a new Genesis block. What values should be assigned to these fields? namespace Checkpoints { typedef std::map<int, uint256> MapCheckpoints; struct CCheckpointData { const ...
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How to reduce Proof of Work in bitcoind?

I am trying to create a new genesis block. But it is taking too long to compute (still running). How do I reduce ProofOfWork needed ? Is it this line that I have to modify ? chainparams.cpp#L117 ...
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How to make genesis block transaction spendable?

I read this question Why can’t the genesis block coinbase be spent? . It says because of some quirk (the genesis block coinbase transaction is not added to the global transaction database) genesis ...
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Trying to find the raw genesis transaction length

I see that many different altcoins have different lengths for the initial genesis tx. How would I go about finding the length of the initial genesis tx? I saw another answer but I have no need of ...
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Where is the “New Genesis Hash Generator” code in newest Bitcoin source code?

I am trying to generate my own genesis hash by modifying some hardcoded parameter in main.cpp. It worked in previous version of Bitcoin, but now it seems that the "Genesis Generator" has been ...
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Extract genesis block raw TX data

RPC does not return the raw transaction for the genesis block. I need to get this data for other coins to be able to add them to ABE. ...
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Is it true the genesis block reward can't be spent forever? [duplicate]

Is the genesis block reward forever unspendable?
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How do I create a new genesis block for an altcoin?

I'm trying to clone the Blackcoin sourcecode just for the hell of it but I can't seem to generate a genesis block. I can do it on normal coins, but not here. The Blackcoin developers seem to have ...
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How to Create a new Genesis Block with some bitcoins initially asigned to some users?

I am trying to use Bitcoin's code for some other application. Is it possible to create a genesis block so that I can initially assign some coins (bitcoins) to some users. For e.g. The Genesis Block ...
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Making an altcoin (for fun, not to use), and after finding MerkleRoot and genesis block, I still get errors

I'm making a PoW/PoS hybrid coin for fun (nobody will actually use it). I already found the Merkle root and mined the genesis block and got the nonce and things like that. I inserted them into the ...
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Which transactions are being submitted in the very first blocks of some digital currency?

This is more like general question about digital currencies rather than about Bitcoin specifically, but it still is relevant to Bitcoin I guess (at least this SE section is more suitable for this ...
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Can I look for transaction in the genesis block?

I'm testing bitcoin and, as an experiment, I added a transaction after the coinbase to the genesis block. However, it appears that it can't be searched with the rpc commands. Why is that? I already ...
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First block of blk00000.dat from bootstrap.dat doesn't contain genesis block

I downloaded the bootstrap.dat file from the torrent at http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/blockchain/ and placed it in the .bitcoin directory of a new Ubuntu installation of ...
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How can somebody steal the Genesis block?

So I read on bitcointalk the other day that there was a new coin about to be released (woo hoo right?!) and then they posted that somebody had stolen the genesis block. What exactly does that mean? ...
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How were the first 169 blocks mined if no transactions occured before block 170? [duplicate]

My guess is that there is that you are able to leave the transaction parameter empty, but I have not been able to find confirmation.
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Before Mining Genesis Block

Im trying to make a test altcoin and I created the genesis block, merkle root and nonce. When I compile and run the daemon, The coin is trying to connect other IPs for hours so I can't mine the ...
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Creating Genesis Block

I'm trying to create a testcoin used litecoin. To create genesis block I changed some lines to : block.nTime = 1390948469; // current time uint256 hashGenesisBlock("0x"); //I dont now it's true or ...
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Why I cannot get transaction from genesis block

When I run command getrawtransaction 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b in my bitcoin-qt console (or bitcoind), I get No information available about ...
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How to make a genesis block of my altercoin?

I create my new altercoin,but when I first run it,it already shows:"No block source available 5 week(s) behind". And I start anther computer in the LAN, they link succefully. I use the code of ...
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Simple GPU C++ mining

I'm trying to mine a genesis block for an experimental Peercoin clone. I've already written one using boost threads, and it's been really fun since this is the most processor intensive program I've ...
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Details on Genesis Block

The question asked here displays the genesis block in pretty good detail. I am still trying to get a breakdown of some of the elements seen here (and some others not seen here): The Merkle Root Time ...
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Why can’t the genesis block coinbase be spent?

According to the bitcoin wiki: The first 50BTC block reward went to address 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa, though this reward can't be spent due to a quirk in the way that the genesis block ...
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How do you make a Genesis block?

What is involved in creating a genesis block? What makes it different from the other blocks in the chain.
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given a json of a block, how do I calculate its hash?

Here is the genesis block with its hash. How the hash was calculated? { "hash":"000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f", "ver":1, ...
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What are colored coins?

What exactly are colored coins? I've tried understanding, but I don't quite get it yet . . . Do any examples exist?
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How did the first 50 Bitcoins come into being?

How was the Bitcoin system initialized? Can one start the system with only a single node (computer)? Please explain it in plain English. Thanks, guys.
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What is TxIn's sequence?

I'm currently trying to generate the genesis block with my code and I've stumbled upon the TxIn sequence field that is not explained in the Protocol Specification wiki page, nor does it seem to appear ...