The third of the Bitcoin Halfway event, which takes place every four years to protect Bitcoin from inflation, took place at block 630,000 today, and the reward per miners fell from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC.
The block number 629.999, the block from the block in which the split occurred, was removed by the mining pool F2Pool, and this block contained a message hidden in a way that respected the beginning of Bitcoin.
In this block it was written, “NYTimes 09/04/2020 Fed’s 2.3 Trillion Dollar Plan Made a Difference to the Rescue Operation in 2008”. This message, hidden in block 629.999, referred to the headline of the New York Times newspaper on April 9, 2020.
On the other hand, messages hidden in blocks are not the first for Bitcoin. Previously, there was a message in the block called Genesis, the first block of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto, the inventor of Bitcoin. “The Times 03/01/2009 Chances are on the Verge of Second Rescue for Banks”
It is a known fact that Bitcoin is an invented asset against price currencies that print unlimited money and are exposed to inflation accordingly. The messages in these special blocks also emphasize this idea.
AntPool became the mining pool, where the third half of Bitcoin took place, and the block numbered 630.000, was able to write their names in the history of Bitcoin.