Why I cannot get transaction from genesis block

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When I run command

getrawtransaction 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b

in my bitcoin-qt console (or bitcoind), I get

No information available about transaction (code -5)

But I can get raw data about any other transaction.

Here is link to blockchain.info: https://blockchain.info/ru/tx/4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b

Zergatul

Posted 2014-01-09T15:16:03.657

Reputation: 948

Question was closed 2016-07-08T10:53:15.537

Answers

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I found answer to my question there: Why can’t the genesis block coinbase be spent?

For some reason, Satoshi decided not to add the coinbase transaction from the genesis block to the global transaction database. Thus all the nodes in the network would reject the block.

Zergatul

Posted 2014-01-09T15:16:03.657

Reputation: 948