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 read that the coinbase in the genesis block can't be spent and this is ok, but what about the other transactions?


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There are no other transactions in the Genesis block. For all intents nothing in that block is worthwhile inquiring information about.

  • There's a transaction in his, because he added it. (So his genesis block is different, and he effectively has an altcoin.) Apr 23, 2014 at 23:49
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    I see no need to be rude. Altcoins and other cryptocurrencies are on topic here. Apr 24, 2014 at 5:10
  • Users that can't debug issues of their own making shouldn't be trying to edit highly complicated cryptocurrencies.
    – user13413
    Apr 24, 2014 at 6:12
  • @goatse are you for real? Even the core developers of bitcoin go out bug hunting. I really hope you're trolling.
    – gurghet
    Apr 25, 2014 at 9:53
  • I'm serious. No core developer bothers with this sort of nonsense. Altcoins never have and never will contribute anything to the core client. They are pump and dumps without limit.
    – user13413
    Apr 26, 2014 at 6:37

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