Bitcoin Terms Beginning with G


The generator point, known as *G*, is a defined point on Bitcoin’s elliptic curve, secp256k1. In order to generate a public key, a user multiplies their private key by the Generator Point.

The Genesis block is the first block in the Bitcoin blockchain. It was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto on January 3, 2009 and includes the headline 'Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks'.

A Graphical User Interface (GUI) is a software application that allows users to interact visually with an underlying software which might otherwise only be accessible through the command line.