An easter egg in the Bitcoin genesis block code

I'm surprised no one has ever found this before.

If we look at the original code for bitcoin on sourceforge, we can see this comment on line 1616:

 //[0].scriptSig = 486604799 4 0x736B6E616220726F662074756F6C69616220646E6F63657320666F206B6E697262206E6F20726F6C6C65636E61684320393030322F6E614A2F33302073656D695420656854 

This is basically the signature that is meant to link it to the previous block. Since this is the genesis block, there is no previous block to be linked to, the content can be anything.

Now, lets take that hash and run it through a simple HEX to TEXT converter:


sknab rof tuoliab dnoces fo knirb no rollecnahC 9002/naJ/30 semiT ehT

Interesting, no?

Everyone knows about the encoded message "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks" but it's also hidden the the tx hash, but mirrored.

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