Published on June 21st, 2018 | by bitcoin0
You won’t Believe What this 18-Digit Number is doing to the Cryptosphere
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One Row of Zeros, Infinite Possibilities
On June 19 at 19:32 UTC, block number 528249 was discovered by the BTC.TOP mining pool.
But when the block is viewed in an explorer such as Blockchair, something astonishing appears when you hover your cursor over the block hash: the number 00000000000000000021e800 appears.
Half of crypto Twitter immediately began losing their minds, while the other half began scratching their heads.
The last time bitcoiners got all excited over a block hash beginning with an unusually high number of zeroes was when Satoshi mined the genesis block.
There are two ways that a block containing an unusually high number of zeroes could have came about: by accident or design.