Exactly nine years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the first block in Bitcoin’s blockchain was mined. Called the genesis block, this block contains 50 bitcoins and was likely mined by Bitcoin’s elusive creator, Satoshi Nakamoto. Nine years later, Bitcoin is trading at $15,190 with a market cap of $254 billion, and it takes a huge network of powerful computers to mine even a single coin. And those 50 bitcoins that were created on that date? They’re now worth $759,000.
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