Bitcoin is offering strange revelations in these strange times. In the latest news, a hidden Biblical message was discovered embedded in a transaction in block number 666,666 of the bitcoin blockchain.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good – Romans 12:21.”
The highlighted transaction saw a total of 432,100 satoshis ($160) sent to two different addresses. Interestingly, the first several characters of these addresses have the words ‘Bible’ and ‘God’.
Whoever sent these satoshis paid at least $50 in fees, which equates to five times more than Bitcoin’s peak average transaction fee on the day, as published by Bitinfocharts.com. It means that the sender’s goal was to have their transactions, and the underlying message, included in block 666,666 particularly.
It is not the first time a hidden message has been unearthed embedded in the bitcoin blockchain. Previously, the most famous example is the message that was embedded in the first bitcoin block ever mined, the ‘Genesis block.’
“The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.”
A follow-up came amid the first phase of the US Federal Reserve’s money-printing spree in 2020 while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Block 630,000 contained the following statement:
“NYTimes 09/Apr/2020 With $2.3T Injection, Fed’s Plan Far Exceeds 2008 Rescue.”
Embedding such messages within the blockchain has become the norm in recent years. Past messages have also come in the form of eulogies, poetry, marriage proposals, and general profanity.