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What happens when there are no Bitcoins miners anymore [duplicate]

So if I'm not wrong, the proof of work is the way to validate all the transactions in a Block. The miner gets (at the moment) 12,5 Bitcoins as a reward for each validated block. So my question is: ...
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Mining in one years time [duplicate]

In about one years time, when mining is really difficult, what would be the incentive for people to mine? And if there aren't enough miners, how would transactions succeed?
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What will happen when all 21M bitcoins are mined? [duplicate]

What will happen when all 21M BTC are mined ? How will miner get new coin as reward? In absence of it, the only option available will be to increase transaction fees? If I have to pay anyway fee, I ...
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Is possible to control the network? [duplicate]

Can anyone with enough computing power, take over the network ? This is following from a previous comment where I was asking : ... how can that be possible (to control the network) if mining tend ...
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Will the bitcoin value keep rising at steady rate, if bitcoin mining is stopped right now [duplicate]

If no new coins are created by mining after 12 million bitcoins as of today, what kind of impact will it have on bitcoin value. Transaction fees will still be set for confirmations.
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What are some proposed solutions when Bitcoin block rewards drop below 1 BTC? [duplicate]

Many proponents state that Bitcoin will not work in the long term when block rewards drop below 1 BTC or even zero and have mining rely on just transaction fees. I never did the math calculations ...
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Does hoarding really hurt Bitcoin?

Some people believe that hoarding hurts the Bitcoin economy. But are they really right? As long as corresponding goods vendors and services will be here to stay and reinforce people's faith in ...
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How much will transaction fees eventually be?

Some people keep evangelizing that Bitcoin transaction fees are much lower than in PayPal or with credit cards. However, once nearly all 21 million bitcoins have been mined, the network will still ...
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Why was the target block time chosen to be 10 minutes?

According to the wiki, 10 minutes was chosen as a 'tradeoff'. Why ten minutes specifically? It is a tradeoff chosen by Satoshi between propagation time of new blocks in large networks and the ...
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What are some ways that the powerful elite can thwart cryptocurrencies?

What are some ways that the powerful elite can thwart cryptocurrencies? Cryptocurrencies appear to be not susceptible to most forms of power, regulation, or control. Due to their decentralized and ...
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Is Bitcoin future-proof?

As I understand things, the security and integrity of Bitcoin rely on the assumption that its hashing is "hard" in some sense. However, in the past, processing power has increased exponentially. ...
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The End of Mining

According to Wikipedia, here's a projection of expected future Bitcoin supply: Is there any effect to the dynamics of the system beyond the valuation of Bitcoins? For example, is mining required to ...
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What Value does mining provide?

After reading the O'Reilly book and perusing online resources, I'm still confused about the value that the actual mathematical mining provides to Network (I understand it does provide value, but not ...
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What does the “Cost per Transaction” chart on BlockChain.info show?

According to the Blockchain.info: Cost per Transaction, the latest "Cost per Transaction" value is 16 USD. Apparently, it's not the transaction fee, what does it mean then?
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What benefit does bitcoin provide over using a credit card?

I am brand new to Bitcoin. I am retired investor. What benefit would using Bitcoin have over, say, using a credit card, etc.? It appears that Bitcoin is primarily designed for businesses, buying, ...

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