genesis block [English]

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InterPARES Definition

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Other Definitions


  • Blockchain Technologies 2016 (†789 s.v. "Block Height"): Block height refers to the number of blocks connected together in the block chain. For example, Height 0, would be the very first block, which is also called the Genesis Block. (†2279)
  • Lemieux and Sporny 2017 (†847 ): A configuration event specifies which software algorithms should be applied when processing a particular web ledger. The first entry in a ledger is typically an entry called a genesis event (aka seed event) and typically contains the configuration event. . . . ¶ The configuration event provides the rules that will be used to determine the integrity of the blockchain. (†2353)