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What Happens When All the Bitcoins Have Been Mined?

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Over 83 percent of all bitcoins that will ever exist have already been minted. Over 99 percent will be mined by 2040. So, what happens when all the bitcoins have been mined?


Bitcoin Has a Finite Supply of 21 Million Bitcoins

One of the key features of Bitcoin is its hard-capped finite supply at 21 million bitcoins. This means it is entirely impossible to print out of thin air like fiat currency which makes it a deflationary currency by nature.

Bitcoin’s scarcity also drives its value. Yet, since Bitcoin is sustained by a network of miners who are compensated in ...

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