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Why would a Bitcoin miner take less than the full reward?

In "Mastering Bitcoin", the author notes (source): The maximum number of coins mined is the upper limit of possible mining rewards for bitcoin. In practice, a miner may intentionally mine a block ...
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What happens to a coinbase transaction when no address is given?

The transaction block This coin base transaction has no valid address for reward. Did we lose that reward bitcoin forever?
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Don't understand fees on a particular bitcoin block

I am comparing and contrasting blocks 200000 and 164246 of the bitcoin blockchain (looking via the bitcoind api or https://www.blockchain.com/explorer?utm_campaign=expnav_explorer is fine). Looking at ...
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Is there a 'command' to get the max supply of bitcoin that will ever exist using the bitcoin-cli?

I would like to know if there a way('command') to know what is the max supply of bitcoin using my own node without trusting a third party. Also if anyone could explain to me why : bitcoin-cli ...
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relating the UTXO set to the total supply of bitcoins

If the number of Bitcoins in the UTXO is always equal to the number of mined Bitcoins See: How is a wallet's balance computed? then why do the number of bitcoins mined depicted here: https://...
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Can a miner refuse it's reward? [duplicate]

As of 2014, miners that successfully mine a block are entitled to 25 bitcoins. Can miners refuse to receive those 25 bitcoins, thereby reducing the total number of bitcoins that will ever be mined?
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How does market cap of currency decrease?

According to my knowledge, once a currency is mined, its already released so how does market cap change? Consider if Sathosi (the founder of bitcoin) sells all his 1 million coins, there will be ...
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Sum of block values not zero?

Take for e.g. block 163440. The amount paid out in the coinbase transaction is not reward+fees. Does the network not require blocks to have a sum of zero for all transactions + block reward? ...
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How do fees get processed in bitcoin? (protocol question)

If the fee isn’t written into the ledger, and it’s just the difference between the input transaction amount and the output transaction amount, how does the miner prove he has access in his wallet to ...
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Genesis block coinbase transaction without confirmations

Why the coinbase transaction, comming from the genesis block, don't have confirmations? All the others coinbase transactions have confirmations, but not in the Genesis block.
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Will mining be viable after the halving?

So I don't understand the halving very well, will miners just make half as much? Will the price double or the difficulty change? Will bitcoin mining just become so hard it ceases to be cost effective? ...
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What is MaxBTC and what it represents?

I am trying to understand what is the phrase "MaxBTC" and for what is it used? I am new to bitcoins. Thank you very much.
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Is there any tool to check sum of all BTC based on transactions?

Is there any tool to check sum of all BTC based on transactions? We can easily get this amonut by sum up mining rewards, but what about sum up all non zero wallet balances?
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Is it technically possible to change the total amount of Bitcoin?

Also, is it possible to change the reward cycle duration or the number of mining- reward coins?
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How are there over 18M bitcoins when the reward halves every 210,000 bitcoins?

A quick google search told me that up to today, more than 18.78 million bitcoins have been mined. Source Another google search told me that today, the mining reward is 6.25 bitcoin per block. If the ...
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