Can I look for transaction in the genesis block?


I'm testing bitcoin and, as an experiment, I added a transaction after the coinbase to the genesis block. However, it appears that it can't be searched with the rpc commands. Why is that? I already read that the coinbase in the genesis block can't be spent and this is ok, but what about the other transactions?


Posted 2014-04-23T14:19:39.147

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Related: Why can't the genesis block coinbase be spent?. Your transaction must be attempting to spend that coinbase (because at that stage there is nothing else to spend) which surely would make it invalid?

– Nate Eldredge – 2014-04-23T22:20:03.713



There are no other transactions in the Genesis block. For all intents nothing in that block is worthwhile inquiring information about.


Posted 2014-04-23T14:19:39.147

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There's a transaction in his, because he added it. (So his genesis block is different, and he effectively has an altcoin.) – Nate Eldredge – 2014-04-23T23:49:25.887

1I see no need to be rude. Altcoins and other cryptocurrencies are on topic here. – Nate Eldredge – 2014-04-24T05:10:50.163

Users that can't debug issues of their own making shouldn't be trying to edit highly complicated cryptocurrencies. – user13413 – 2014-04-24T06:12:54.800

@goatse are you for real? Even the core developers of bitcoin go out bug hunting. I really hope you're trolling. – gurghet – 2014-04-25T09:53:54.320

I'm serious. No core developer bothers with this sort of nonsense. Altcoins never have and never will contribute anything to the core client. They are pump and dumps without limit. – user13413 – 2014-04-26T06:37:01.710