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United States, 13th October, 2021 — Drs. Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, the co-inventors of the early blockchain, are joining with a team of industry-leading partners to commemorate the birth of blockchain technology, its past, present, and future. It’s a tribute to the journey and the community.
Today’s announcement marks the 30th anniversary of the public appearance of what might be called the “genesis block” of what is in fact the world’s oldest continuously running primitive blockchain, as explained here.
The celebration will conclude on January 03, 2022, the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block. Bitcoin’s design, as described in Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, relies on Haber and Stornetta’s mechanism for ensuring the integrity of all of its transactions. In fact, three of Satoshi’s eight footnotes reference their technical papers.
The history of the blockchain will be celebrated with a collection of NFTs that both involve and honor the founders, innovators, and thought leaders of the blockchain community. The NFTs, demonstrating the range and diversity of the blockchain ecosystem, will be auctioned through a novel mechanism and will involve a number of innovative layer-1 blockchains and their communities.