A hidden Biblical message has been discovered embedded in a transaction in block quantity 666,666 of the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain.
“Don’t be overcome by evil, however overcome evil with good – Romans 12:21.”
The transaction in query noticed an equal quantity of Bitcoin — 432,100 satoshis ($160) — despatched to 2 completely different addresses. The primary a number of characters of these addresses comprise the phrases “God” and “Bible.”
Whoever despatched the transactions paid over $50 in charges, equating to 5 instances greater than Bitcoin’s peak common transaction payment on the day, in response to Bitinfocharts.com. This suggests the sender’s aim was to have their transactions, and message, included in block 666,666 particularly.
This isn’t the primary time a hidden message has been discovered embedded within the Bitcoin blockchain. Probably the most well-known instance is the message discovered within the first block ever mined, referred to as the “genesis block.”
“The Occasions 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”
A follow-up was staged amid the primary part of the USA Federal Reserve’s money-printing spree in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 disaster. Block quantity 630,000 revealed the next message:
“NYTimes 09/Apr/2020 With $2.3T Injection, Fed’s Plan Far Exceeds 2008 Rescue.”
Implanting messages within the blockchain has develop into a typical prevalence lately. Earlier messages have come within the type of marriage proposals, poetry, eulogies and common profanity.