[embedyt]//www.youtube.com/embed/strhfzJ56QE[/embedyt] 11 May 2020. When bitcoin first began trading in January 2009 with the first block of transactions verified on the blockchain (the “genesis block”), the reward for miners was 50 BTC. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images). More. On Monday evening, the bitcoin Halving will arrive for the third time in bitcoin’s history….