As of today, 80% of all Bitcoins that will ever exist have been mined. The next halving is a little over two years away, at which point inflation will fall to 2%. This means central banks can only get at most 20% of BTC supply. Unless you sell it to them for their fiat altcoin.

As of today, 80% of all Bitcoins that will ever exist have been mined. The next halving is a little over two years away, at which point inflation will fall to 2%. This means central banks can only get at most 20% of BTC supply. Unless you sell it to them for their fiat altcoin. submitted by /u/wallyjo3
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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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Pls consider supporting the Gemini, the twins have been a great promoter of bitcoin, we need competition amongst exchanges, the twins are very deserving of our support!

The twins put a vast amount of their wealth Into bitcoin early on and continue to live the bitcoin lifestyle while supporting bitcoin on multiple outlets. I wish they had more recognition and coinbase could use better competition.

https://gemini.com

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