Bitcoin Hard Fact Edition 1 - Fact #1

The mining of the first block, termed the genesis block, on January 3, 2009, marked the birth of the Bitcoin blockchain and the commencement of the cryptocurrency's network. Embedded within this block was a message referencing a headline from The Times newspaper, cementing the historical significance of this event. Satoshi Nakamoto's mining of the genesis block not only initiated the Bitcoin network but also laid the foundation for the decentralized and immutable ledger system that underpins its operation.