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United States, USA, October 13, 2021: Drs. Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, co-inventors of the early blockchain, are joining with a team of industry-leading partners to celebrate the birth of blockchain technology, its past, present and future in a tribute to the journey and the community.

The announcement marks the 30th anniversary of the public appearance of the “genesis block” of the world’s oldest continuously running primitive blockchain, as it is explained here.

The celebration will conclude on January 3, 2022, the 13th anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block. The design of Bitcoin, as it is described in Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, relies on Haber and Stornetta’s mechanism for ensuring the integrity of all transactions. Actually, three of Satoshi’s eight footnotes reference their technical papers.

The history of blockchain tech will be celebrated together with a collection of NFTs that both involve and honor the founders, innovators as well as thought leaders of the blockchain community. The non-fungible tokens demonstrating the range and diversity of the blockchain ecosystem will be auctioned through a novel mechanism and will involve a number of innovative layer-1 blockchains and their communities.

Jason Bailey, global thought leader in NFTs and founder of and ClubNFT, said:

“Without the work of Stuart Haber and Scott Stornetta there are no NFTs, no Bitcoin, and no blockchain. I’m thrilled that they are using this opportunity to create an NFT with the goal of unifying everyone within the blockchain ecosystem in a way that I believe only they can.”

Stuart Popejoy, the co-founder and CEO of the Kadena blockchain and smart contract platform, said:

“Kadena is thrilled and honored to participate in Immutable Record's celebration of blockchain," said "Immutable Record's NFT offering drives the space forward with a multi-protocol approach that also exploits many of Kadena's unique advantages such as institutional-quality provenance, entirely on-chain minting, and custom marketplaces.”

Haber and Stornetta concluded that with “We are happy to join the celebration of the blockchain, and will be announcing the involvement of other leading layer-1 blockchains and thought leaders. Stay tuned. The best is yet to come.”

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