TIL in 2011 a user running a modified mining client intentionally underpaid himself 1 satoshi, which is the only time bitcoin have ever truly been destroyed.

In block 124724 you'll find txid 5d80a29b which has a payout of 49.99999999 BTC at a time when the block reward was 50 BTC. A transaction fee of 0.01 BTC was also forfeited. This bitcoin no longer exists anywhere in the network, as opposed to "burned" coins which technically still exist in a wallet which no one can ever access (ex: 1BitcoinEaterAddressDontSendf59kuE).

On bitcointalk user midnightmagic explains a deeper meaning behind this:

I did it as a tribute to our missing Satoshi: we are missing Satoshi, and now the blockchain is missing 1 Satoshi too, for all time.

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I’ve been running a Bitcoin full node since 19 May 2011, and I just started enforcing BIP148.

I've run a lot of versions of Bitcoin Core on my full node over the years, and I'm proud to now be enforcing BIP148. Let's end this stalemate and send Jihan a message that we will take his bullying no more.

  • 0.3.21 – 19 May 2011
  • 0.3.22_rc5 – 27 May 2011
  • 0.3.22 – 8 June 2011
  • 0.3.23 – 28 June 2011
  • 0.3.24 – 22 July 2011
  • 0.4.0_rc1 – 6 September 2011
  • 0.4.0_rc2 – 12 September 2011
  • 0.4.0 – 26 September 2011
  • 0.4.1_rc2 – 11 November 2011
  • 0.4.1 – 2 December 2011
  • 0.4.2 – 16 December 2011
  • 0.5.1 – 3 January 2012
  • 0.5.2_rc1 – 8 January 2012
  • 0.5.2 – 12 January 2012
  • 0.5.3_rc3 – 9 March 2012
  • 0.5.3 – 17 March 2012
  • 0.6.0_rc4 – 24 March 2012
  • 0.6.0_rc5 – 30 March 2012
  • 0.6.0 – 5 April 2012
  • 0.6.2 – 9 May 2012
  • 0.6.3_rc1 – 25 June 2012
  • 0.6.3 – 29 June 2012
  • 0.7.0_rc1 – 5 September 2012
  • 0.7.0_rc2 – 12 September 2012
  • 0.7.0 – 29 September 2012
  • 0.7.1 – 1 November 2012
  • 0.7.2 – 11 January 2013
  • 0.8.0 – 5 March 2013
  • 0.8.1 – 29 March 2013
  • 0.8.2 – 5 June 2013
  • 0.8.3 – 17 July 2013
  • 0.8.4 – 11 September 2013
  • 0.8.5 – 13 September 2013
  • 0.8.6 – 8 January 2014
  • 0.9.0 – 24 March 2014
  • 0.9.2 – 17 June 2014
  • 0.9.2.1 – 30 June 2014
  • 0.9.3 – 4 October 2014
  • 0.9.4 – 14 January 2015
  • 0.9.5 – 30 May 2015
  • 0.10.2 – 30 June 2015
  • 0.10.4 – 14 December 2015
  • 0.12.0 – 16 May 2016
  • 0.12.1 – 14 June 2016
  • 0.14.2/UASF-Segwit:0.3 – 28 June 2017

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I've been running a Bitcoin full node since 19 May 2011, and I just started enforcing BIP148. (reddit.com)

I’ve run a lot of versions of Bitcoin Core on my full node over the years, and I’m proud to now be enforcing BIP148. Let’s end this stalemate and send Jihan a message that we will take his bullying no more. 0.3.21 – 19 May 2011 0.3.22_rc5 – 27 May 2011 0.3.22 – 8 June 2011 0.3.23 – 28 June 2011 0.3.24 – 22 July 2011 0.4.0_rc1 – 6 September 2011 0.4.0_rc2 – 12 September 2011 0.4.0 – 26 September 2011 0.4.1_rc2 – 11 November 2011 0.4.1 – 2 December 2011 0.4.2 – 16 December…

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