Slush pool, the oldest mining basin in the world, published a Reuters headline about Bitcoin’s bull run in 2020 in a block on December 2nd.
“The dollar plummets amid hopes for US stimulus; Bitcoin hits all-time highsIt is now part of the Bitcoin block number 659678.
At the announcement the news on twitter, Slush Pool said the pool miners wanted to “perpetuate” Bitcoin’s (BTC) bullish headline from the mainstream media.With that it lives forever in the Bitcoin blockchain network.
Our miners asked us to immortalize it.
Block 659678: Reuters 01 / Dec / 2020 dollar falls in US stimulus hopes; Bitcoin reaches peak all timeshttps: //t.co/pmzK3HXhpw pic.twitter.com/LKpvlj9TC4
– Slush pool | Braiins (OS +) (@slush_pool) December 2, 2020
Reuters published the article on the weakening of the US dollar when Bitcoin hit an all-time high on December 1st. In the article the columnist Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss noted that the decline in the US dollar coincided with news that a second COVID-19 relief bill was being issued and debated in US Congress.
Coding the article on the Bitcoin blockchain seems to be a nod to the Genesis block. with a 2009 headline by The Times that read: “Chancellor on the verge of second bank bailout.”
As Cointelegraph previously reported, Bitcoin hit a new all-time high on some crypto exchanges on December 1, topping $ 19,892.
Amid an ongoing rally in the cryptocurrency markets The major media have increased their focus on the industry and Bitcoin significantly. Peter ship, a gold enthusiast and one of Bitcoin’s biggest naysayers, turned down news outlets’ coverage of the current cryptocurrency boom. “CNBC’s Excessive Bitcoin Coverage Sets A New Standard in Financial Journalism Ethics”Schiff said in a tweet dated Dec. 1.