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13 Years On, the Meaning of ‘Chancellor on the Brink of Second Bailout for Banks’

The genesis block “Easter egg” provided the beginning of an ideology for the nascent network.

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Published on: Jan 3, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Nexo, Abra and FTX US.

Thirteen years ago today, Satoshi released the Bitcoin genesis block - block 0. Embedded in it was a quote, “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.” In today’s episode, NLW explores the meaning and historical context of the inclusion.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is Time by OBOY. Image credit: Rob Mitchell, CoinDesk.