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Questions tagged [inflation]

Inflation is a general rise in the price of goods measured in a particular currency. Inflation indicates a reducing value of currency so that over time, more and more of that currency is required to purchase the same value of goods.

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What’s the purpose of checking for input overflow?

Everyone knows this famous fix for block 74638 which still exists in other files. But there’s something I can’t understand, why check for inputs overflow since it’s not possible to have enough utxo ...
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Does buying bitcoins and not spending them have negative influence of the bitcoin price?

I'm curios whether stock investing behavior have negative infect on the price of the bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Since popular delusion is that the crypto is like a stock where you buy coins ...
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Is the number of coins limited by rule or by computational infeasibility?

it is well known that the upper limit of bitcoins is 21 million, which can be calculated mathematically; but from documents i have read, this is because mining a new block is defined to have ...
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After all possible Bitcoins are created, won't transaction fees eventually consume all Bitcoins?

After all possible Bitcoins are created, won't transaction fees from miners validating transactions eat away from the total and eventually consume all Bitcoins? Right now, because new Bitcoins are ...
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Should USD savers be concerned about the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies? [closed]

I recently took an interest in cryptocurrencies. Mostly, I'm interested Ethereum and Smart Contracts, but all the news about Bitcoin's rising price has prompted me to study currencies and economics ...
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Why bitcoin is not inflationary? [duplicate]

I understand that a lot of people today stack Bitcoin instead of spending them and that makes sense because there is a limited number of bitcoins. However, I think that for bitcoin to be a real ...
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Why don't cryptocurrencies create inflation if there are so many of them?

One of the advertised advantage of bitcoin is that it can't create inflation. Governments can't print more money because bitcoin is fixed at 21 million. But how about creating other crypto currencies ...
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What does the value of bitcoins depend on?

I've been looking up stuff about bitcoins for some time now and i have two question stuck in my mind: How is the value of bitcoins so unstable? And can there be bitcoin inflation?
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Where can I find altcoin inflation rates?

I know I can use coincap.io and CoinMarketCap to see a lot of good information about altcoin relative values, and cryptocompare has good detailed information, but where can I access inflation rates ...
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Can the bitcoin supply be expanded?

I know that bitcoin is supposed to have an almost fixed supply of 'coins' (with a maximum of 21.000.000 bitcoins) and technically it can't be expanded. If I store my bitcoins in a third-party e-wallet,...
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Will the decreasing Bitcoin production cause a liquidity crisis?

Based on the fact that the bitcoin "production" will stop around 21 million bitcoins, could this lead to a bitcoin flow freeze? What I mean is, if we produce all 21 million bitcoins, and keep using ...
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How much inflation does Bitcoin have, year by year?

What's the M0/MB inflation rate of Bitcoin? Note: I'm asking about multiple years in order to make this question less likely to go out of date.
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Is the Stellar inflation voting public?

The Stellar network allows users to vote on who will earn its 1% annual STR inflation. I am wondering - is this information publicly available on the Stellar ledger or somewhere else? How can one find ...
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Does Ripple support Gateway interest?

I know that Ripple supports currency demurrage, as in the decrease of amount of currency one has over time. However, I am wondering if the opposite is also possible? Can one automatically program ...
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How are new bitcoins created without monetary inflation?

As bitcoins are mined are older bitcoins retired? If not, how is monetary inflation prevented? Wouldn't the additional bitcoins cause the overall value of bitcoins to be deflated?
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Is there a way to make a crypto-currency stable by design? How? [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if there's any way of creating a crypto-currency that is stable by-design. How would one do so? Can there be something like a "central bank" built in into the currency client? I ...
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Is bitcoin deflation a bad thing? [duplicate]

I have read that bitcoins are relatively immune to inflation and will actually deflate in value: Once 21 million coins exist, they become deflationary since no new coins are issued and, as ...
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Is Bitcoin deflationary and inflationary at the same time?

I was wondering as Bitcoin is represented in the public and media as a deflationary currency (for more adept media as payment protocol). Is it really deflationary? Deflation is described on Wikipedia ...
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Inflationary (no total coin limit) cryptocurrency where miners keep all new coins

Is there an inflationary cryptocurrency with following features? No fixed limit on total coins (coins will be emitted forever). Miners are the only source of new coins. Mining reward (new coins) go ...
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How can bitcoin be finite? [closed]

Even if a finite number of coins exist if it can be split up by sending out .000001 per say than I don't see how that wouldn't be infinate money. Because lets say you have one bitcoin that is worth 1 ...
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Could there be hyperinflation in Bitcoin?

Currently the creation of new coins is fixed at a certain rate which halves every few years and will at some point in the future drop to zero. As I understand it, this is by consensus, i.e. all the ...
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Why are fiat Currencies inflationary and Bitcoin deflationary?

Why are all fiat currencies inflationary, and lose value with time? Could governments make them deflationary? What are the advantages of inflationary currency compared with deflationary currency? ...
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How many coins are needed to ensure stability i.e. neither inflation nor deflation?

The key to currency stability is to have neither too many nor too few of a currency in circulation. So what is the "Goldilocks" area going to be if Bitcoin really catches on and everybody wants to use ...
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Psychological price

I live in Europe, and more than a decade ago our national currency was replaced by the Euro. For a few years, everyone calculated back the price in Euro to the old currency when buying something, ...
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Are bitcoins really immune to inflation?

I see people everywhere saying that bitcoins are immune to inflation but nobody has explained it adequately to me. I understand why bitcoins would be more or less immune to inflation cause in ...
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Should fractional reserve banking be prohibited through the bitcoin protocol or otherwise, and how could such a change be implemented?

There's a massive macroeconomic debate between Keynesians, who want central banks to control the money supply, and Austrians who want no central banks doing any such thing--or at least competing ...
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Cryptocurrency with less deflationary properties

I wonder what is the benefit of having Bitcoin reduce the coins mined per block over time? Suppose a slightly less deflationary growth scheme was possible (and keep other properties that make Bitcoin ...
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Changing Bitcoin's deflationary nature

One of the most common criticisms made against Bitcoin is related to its deflationary nature. Regardless of the advantages and disadvantages of an inflationary system, would it possible to change the ...
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Will forks and alternative block chains cause hyper-inflation of decentralized digital money?

Great effort has been put into Bitcoin's concept of money supply and that there will never be more than 21 million units. However, it's relatively easy to fork it and create alternate block chains. ...