If transactions are stored in Bitcoin blocks through Merkle trees, when the last Bitcoin block is mined, how would there be future Bitcoin transactions? Where would those transactions be stored on?


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A misunderstanding. I do not know what leads you to believe that there will be a last block.

It is true that block rewards have a halving period and will eventually, in many years, reach zero, but, the transaction fees are also paid to the miner so mining will continue.

  • I think i've been mixing up bitcoin with blocks, that's where the misunderstanding comes from, thanks! But so there's a finite number of bitcoins, but an infinite number of blocks?
    – S.L.
    Apr 23, 2018 at 9:33
  • @S.L. Yes, that is correct.
    – Willtech
    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:01

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