Easter eggs are everywhere if you know where to look. Spanning all seasons and all forms of multimedia, these inside jokes, hidden puzzles and cryptic messages typically surface in video games, movies, DVD menus and computer software. For cryptocurrency connoisseurs, Bitcoin-based easter eggs are particularly special. Extremely rare and esoteric, their existence can be traced back to Bitcoin’s very beginning.
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The Storied History of Easter Eggs
Easter eggs, defined as a “message, trick, or unusual behavior hidden inside a computer program by its creator,” have a history that goes way back. Not as far back as the resurrection of Christ which spawned the celebration of Easter itself, admittedly, but to the late 1970s at least, which in software terms…