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Why does Bitcoin block 526,591 have a 6.25 (instead of 12.5) block reward?

https://chain.so/block/BTC/0000000000000000002ba5a1fb96f93e6c215d62db4280f1cbd30e82c7c71fba https://blockchair.com/bitcoin/block/526591 It's an empty block (zero transactions), but the coinbase ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the mathematics behind the maximum number of 21 million bitcoins that can be generated? [duplicate]

How is this number 21 million bitcoins arrived at? What is the mathematics behind this number? Or is this number a constant that can be changed in the source code?
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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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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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How to calculate circulating supply of coins in Bitcoin?

I am not able to understand how circulating supply is calculated by websites like CoinGecko. What does circulating supply mean here - is it the number of coins already minted? If so, how is that ...
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Get the historic circulated suppy

I'm looking for the historic circulated supply of Bitcoin. I'm aware I can get the current supply by creating my own node. But I need the supply at a given date. Does anyone know of an API to get it....
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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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Does Blockchain.info's "totalbc" API value account for "lost" Bitcoins?

totalbc - Total Bitcoins in circulation (delayed by up to 1 hour]) Source: https://blockchain.info/q/ https://blockchain.info/q/totalbc 1865520600000000 It seems like it actually gives the value in ...
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