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Questions about the supply side of crypto-currencies including the rate and mechanisms by which coins are made available or unavailable in the economy and the affect of the money supply on the value and usefulness of currencies.

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What was Bitcoin's Supply in the Pre-Alpha Release? (posted by Cryddit on Bitcointalk in 2013)

So I'm doing some research into this Bitcoin code that apparently pre-dates the first release of Bitcoin v0.01 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=382374.0 There's a lot of differences in this ...
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Why did Satoshi choose to start the block subsidy at 50 bitcoin per block?

It would seem that the subsidy for the first 4 years (210,000 blocks) could have been 40, 100, or any other value. Was there a reason Satoshi choose 50? Or was that an arbitrary decision?
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How do we know that Bitcoin supply is actually capped at 21 million?

Everyone says that the Bitcoin supply is capped at 21 million. But how did everybody come to this number? In Nakamoto's paper, I could not find this number. Can someone explain where it is or how we ...
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Could bitcoin's limited supply prevent it from becoming a worldwide currency

I've recently read about the Great Depression period of the USA and made a striking relevance with Bitcoin. In short, the Great Depression was caused by a drastic decrease in the circulating money (...
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If hashrate falls for other main chains, will we be brave enough to enforce higher fees?

If in low inflation future users refuse to voluntarily pay high fees and reward is too low and for some reason network computing power (A.K.A. hash rate) falls, can we then expect consensus would try ...
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How do I get circulating supply and total supply for cryptocurrencies?

How can I get circulating supply and total supply for cryptocurrencies? I am not talking about using coinmarketcap's API, I want to get the data myself. Should I get it from the source-code?
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Can Bitcoin nodes vote to increase the money supply beyond 21 million?

Is it possible for 51% of the Bitcoin nodes to pool and vote to increase the money supply limit? Is that allowed in the protocol?
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Digital hard cap boundaries

In terms of the bitcoin code, I believe I well understand the asymptotic 21 million hard cap on the upper limit of the protocol. I have heard rumors that it is possible to transfer less than one ...
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Does Bitcoin mining reward halving have documentation? Or is it just in the code?

I can't seem to find actual documentation about the reward halving process. This is not addressed in Bitcoin's Whitepaper, although Satoshi Nakamoto briefly mentions the decrease of the reward, but ...
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How will Bitcoin be inflation free?

In the research paper, the author(s) mention(s) the following: Once a predetermined number of coins have entered circulation, the incentive can transition entirely to transaction fees and be ...
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Do centralized exchanges misrepresent their Bitcoin holdings?

For example, would an exchange of Bitcoin hold accounts for 100,000 customers, and they collective have 8000 bitcoins, but the exchange itself does not hold 8000 bitcoin, but only 1600 for customers ...
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How can I verify the BTC supply with my own node?

With all the supply talk going on I wanted to verify the active supply on my new node I got. What is the best way to "run the numbers" I am running a raspiblitz node.
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Understanding "Bitcoin Inflation vs. Time" chart

I keep seeing this chart on many sites. This discussion page offers a vector version, so I presume it was generated by the author of the post. Now, while I understand what the graph is meant to show, ...
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When is the halvening? What are the dates of past halvenings?

When a miner finds a new block, they receive a block reward that is comprised of the transaction fees from that block, plus a set amount of newly minted BTC. When the network started, this block ...
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How to calculate coin supply at each block height from all transactions?

We are working on a small project and imported all block information to mongoDB. Right now we're aiming to calculate the coin supply regarding to the block number. My plan is to loop through all ...
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What prevents miners from mining more bitcoin after 21million btc?

What prevents miners from mining more bitcoin after 21million btc was mined?
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How is the monetary part of bitcoin stored?

How is the monetary aspect of a bitcoin stored? I understand that the blockchain is a set of records documenting transactions. I've also seen that blockchains in general can store arbitrary ...
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What is the total supply and mining rewards of the BEAM mimblewimble cyptocurrency?

Beam is a implementation of the mimblewimble paper. The mainnet launch is happening tomorrow (jan-3). What is the total supply and mining block rewards for Beam?
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Why does Zcash show a circulating supply of only 4 million? [closed]

On coinmarketcap Zcash is showing 4 million circulating supply: https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/zcash/ But they say total supply is 21 million. So does that mean only 4 million has been mined so ...
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Number of bitcoins mined algorithm

Is there a library to know the number of bitcoin mined at a given block number ?
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Where exactly is the scarcity?

In discussions on the intrinsic value of BTC, one often reads the claim that BTC is scarce because the maximum amount of BTC that can ever exist is 21 million BTC. I find this explanation rather ...
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How do i get max and circulating supply of a Blockchain? [duplicate]

Hi how do i get the circulating supply for etc Bitcoin, Ethereum and so on? I am not talking about coinmarketcap's API i want to get these data myself. Is there any tutorials on how to do this ...
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Bitcoin Controlled Supply

Satoshi has never really justified or explained many of these constants. it is someone found out about this constants yet? link: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Controlled_supply
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Does the fact that bitcoins are limited prove that the system is a scam?

As we all know the total amount of bitcoins which can be available at any time are capped at 21 Million. This was done by design by its creator/creators (he/she/they say that it is intended to make ...
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Can bitcoin be forked in such way that the monetary base increase?

Can it be forked into a new coin, such that if i had X bitcoins i will still have X coins in the new crypto-coin, but the monetary base will be 50M coins for example?
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Supply Restriction on Bitcoin & Bitcoin Cash?

Still a bit unclear then. How is Bitcoin at 13-18k USD/Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash is only around 2.5-3k USD/Bitcoin Cash? So will we ultimately have 21 million Bitcoin and Bitcoin cash is a fraction of ...
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If newly generated coin disappear, will that affect the total supply?

When coins are generated they need to go down certain number of blocks to be mature and spendable, if for some reason they disapear, will that reduce the total supply of the currency, since the ...
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Mining = Printing money

Recently I got in a discussion with my brother over what bitcoin is and what mining is. He had never heard of it so I had to do my best to explain it all from the beginning. I had trouble explaining ...
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.xlsx or .csv file that holds the information about supply of bitcoin in time series

I am developing a new alpha for algorithmic trading of bitcoin. My basic Idea is to construct a function which maps a change of supply into the total buy/sell action. and also I'd like to track the ...
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Why bitcoin cash supply is currently 100k more than bitcoin on coinmarketcap (as of Oct 17)

Is it a mistake or is there a significant difference in coins generated?
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Who owns the newly supplied bitcoins?

Central banks create money supply. Who creates bitcoin supply? Is it the miners? The dollars go into someone's pocket when bitcoins are first purchased for dollars. Is it like tulip bulbs?
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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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Is there really a limited supply of bitcoin?

I don't get how there's a limited supply of 21 million bitcoin if we can go into the infinite amount of decimal places. So for example, you can't go less then 1 cent if we take USD. in BTC, you can ...
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Will the amount of "usable" Bitcoins eventually drop to zero? [duplicate]

Let's assume that there is a non-zero probability that people lose their bitcoins, e.g. by forgetting their password. The amount of bitcoins these people possess will become "unusable" but still ...
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How can a X-coin market cap go down while its value goes up?

Quoting Wikipedia, Market cap is given by the formula MC = N × P where N is the number of shares outstanding, and P is the closing price per share. In the specific case of a crypto currency, one ...
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What percentage of newly created bitcoins have never been moved?

As of today, what number of coinbases, what number of coins, and therefore what percentage of the newly created coins have never been moved?
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Zcash proposal to use checkpoints to verify monetary supply [closed]

Based on concerns about the trusted setup not being able to conclusively disprove the ability to create hidden inflation, Zooko recently described an idea to institute checkpoints to verify the total ...
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Who added the 21 million limit to Bitcoin?

After reading the white paper of Satoshi Nakamoto. The white paper does not mention anything about a limit of money supply. I think I have read somewhere mentioned the name, but unfortunately I cannot ...
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How many bitcoins are there currently in circulation?

Where do I find the total number of bitcoins currently out there?
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Dash Supply Cap? [closed]

A while back, a friend told me dash had the same supply limit that bitcoin had of 21 mil. I read on wiki recently that it's now 19 mil. Estimated 19 million coins maximum, with a 7,1% decrease in ...
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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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See How Many Bitcoins Existed

Is there any way I can find out how many Bitcoins existed at a certain point in time? Are there charts where I could, for example, see how many Bitcoins were in existence in 2011, so I could compare ...
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Why the total number of bitcoin is limited? [duplicate]

Why the total number of bitcoin is limited? Is there a protocol in the block or somewhere so that the participants can't violate the rule? The first one who find the block can receive the bitcoin for ...
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What would happen to the world if Bitcoin were the only allowed currency? [closed]

Could a world economy be based solely on Bitcoin? I mean the only mean to pay would be bitcoin. From the point of view of economy would this be possible or would all the economy collapse? Could we ...
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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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How much will one bitcoin cost when the 21 millionth bitcoin (the last one) is mined? [closed]

How much will one bitcoin cost when the 21 millionth bitcoin (the last one) is mined? All I know is that the price is supposed to only get higher the fewer coins there are to be mined.
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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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Relationship between concentration of bitcoin wealth and foreign exchange value?

Is there a relationship between the equality of wealth of bitcoin holders, and it's foreign exchange value? E.g. if there is a large transfer of bitcoin to a single owner, should this influence its ...
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Who issues bitcoins and how?

I can't find information on who actually issues the bitcoins. I understand that miners generate new bitcoins but what party is responsible for issuance?
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Can wider acceptance cause the value to fall?

I've noticed lately that more vendors/companies are accepting Bitcoin: Microsoft being one of the latest and largest. As far as I can tell, though, these companies seem to (mostly) immediately ...
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