BitMex thanks Satoshi Nakamoto with advert in The Times newspaper

03 Jan, 2019 | Updated: 03 Jan, 2019
by Ryan Boltman
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BitMex thanks Satoshi Nakamoto with advert in The Times newspaper

Cryptocurrency exchange BitMex has announced that it has taken out an advertisement out on the front page of the 3rd January edition of the Times newspaper to thank Satoshi Nakamoto for ten years of bitcoin.

The advertisement features the block hash and message that reads "w#\/ ThanksSatoshi /BTC.COM/��mm,���CA4Z_IGQ�~YVM܈H����{�|�|###B#b)#�"

The message symbolizes 10 years of bitcoin since the first bitcoin genesis block was mined on 3 January 2009. 

The first block which was mined 10 years ago received 50 btc and has since received an additional 16 btc over time. The first mining reward is unspendable due to the codebase. 

While the method to celebrate the 10th birthday of Satoshi's vision might seem rather unusual, it certainly garnerned a lot of praise from the bitcoin community.

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