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What's the block number? Also if it was a test transaction, then what was the first event of real commerce if know?

  • I don't recall the block number, but I'm pretty sure it was Satoshi sending Gavin 25 BTC. I think it was after block 70,000. – lurf jurv May 11 '13 at 15:00
  • It seems Hal received the first set of BTC in block 170, but it would be interesting to find out who spent what and when during the first 100k blocks – Charles Hoskinson May 11 '13 at 17:23
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The first non-coinbase transaction in the chain is in block 170. Not sure what you would consider a 'real' versus a 'test' transaction, but given that there is an entirely separate blockchain for test transactions I'd consider it as real as any other.

  • A transaction used for actual commerces versus a transfer of wealth to encourage use of bitcoins at a later date. – Charles Hoskinson May 11 '13 at 17:21
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    Impossible to know, unless you can track down the owners of all the early transactions and ask them. – slashingweapon Jul 18 '13 at 21:48

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