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The renaming was merged in December 2013 with prior discussion on this GitHub issue. The general motivation was to distinguish between one particular implementation of the Bitcoin protocol (many refer to Bitcoin Core as the "reference implementation") versus other implementations (libbitcoin, btcd, bcoin, bitcoin-s etc) that either existed at the ...


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It depends on how you define release. Satoshi sent the email to the Cryptography mailing list on Jan 8 2009 UTC. However because the Cryptography mailing list is moderated, that email did not reach email subscribers until Jan 9 or 10 2009 (it's actually Jan 10 2009 at 1 AM UTC). The discrepancy you see is that many people refer to The Mail Archive source. ...


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This is not true. Code and code comments in v0.1.5 (the oldest tagged version in git) enforce that there always is a coinbase transaction and that it must always be the first. There cannot be a coinbase transaction elsewhere in the block. Coinbase transactions are defined as transactions with one input whose previous transaction hash is all 0's and whose ...


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As of 20 May 2020, there is a new record: The UTXO had a value of 50 BTC, and was created in this coinbase transaction, in block 3,654: f38d6f043c070ce9805ee81f46db4d32d0c9f148d62bbfbc0378bc5847c7dc70 The UTXO was then spent in this transaction, sending 40 BTC to one address, and ~10 BTC (less fees) to another address, in block 631,058: ...


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As MCCCS commented, https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/3203 covers this Rebrand client to 'Bitcoin Core' #3203 laanwj opened this issue on 5 Nov 2013 · 23 comments laanwj commented on 5 Nov 2013 To remove the confusion between the Bitcoin network and the reference client implementation that we maintain in this repository, both confusingly named '...


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How did Nakamoto untraceably pay for registering bitcoin.org? Nobody knows for certain apart from Nakamoto and the businesses involved. Nakamoto was (and remains) notably secretive and their true identity is not reliably known† and they no longer communicate with the world using that name in any verifiable manner. All the businesses involved in the alleged ...


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