In a Bitcoin block a hash with 18 zeros was found followed by the combination 21e800. Since the hash is so unlikely, it has now summoned a handful of conspiracy theorists to the scene.

In Bitcoin block 528249, found on June 19th, there is the following hash: 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a. As you look at it, you notice that it has a lot of zeros. Actually, it’s 18.

In addition, also follows the combination 21e8. At the 21 many refer to the maximum of 21 million Bitcoin, which will exist and E8 is representative of the “Theory of everything“. With this is meant a theory of everything, in which all physical forces of the universe are linked. Of course, the world formula is not found today and remains pure speculation.

If you wanted to try to make the Bitcoin Hash with the 18 zeros and the combination 21e8 yourself, then you would need 2,500 years, even if you have 2.5% of the total available Bitcoin Mining Power available. So the found hash is extremely unlikely and conspiracy theorists interpret the most ridiculous theories. Here is an excerpt of it:

  • Satoshi Nakamoto sends a message. Already at the Bitcoin Genesis block there were two more zeroes than actually needed. He also found the second block after 6 days, which was much faster than expected. Many see it as a connection to the biblical creation, which also took 6 days.
  • Aliens are on Earth sending us a message.
  • A time traveler has arrived and sends a signal.
  • There are now Quantum computers that are several levels more efficient than the current Bitcoin miners put together.

In the end, it will only be a big coincidence. Despite the speculation does not stop. If you want to know more about it, look for the hashtag #21e800 on Twitter.

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1 COMMENT

  1. It’s not that unlikely because every block hash must start with 18 zeros because that’s what the current difficulty demands, so really all this is about the unlikelyness of the first non-zero digits being 21e8 which isn’t that big a deal.

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