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Questions tagged [money-supply]

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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Why does Zcash show a circulating supply of only 4 million?

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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How do i get max and circulating supply of a Blockchain?

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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cloning bitcoin how to set coin limit [duplicate]

I have changed the amount of coins to be mined, to be 1000 but looks did not work, I have already 8000 coins mined, can someone explain why it is not working? main.h static const int64 MAX_MONEY = ...
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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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Coinmarketcap.com get data

Where the coinmarketcap.com website collects data about Market Cap and Circulating Supply. Are these data collected from the largest stock exchanges? Whether Market Cap and Circulating 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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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?

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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Why is Bitcoin defined as having 8 decimal places?

At the protocol level bitcoins don't actually exists, but rather base units (recently called “satoshis”). Bitcoins are defined as 108 base units, meaning that for a 50 BTC mining reward, you are ...
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Where can I find a chart of the daily supply?

there is the blockchain.info one for total supply but that very low resolution. I really was a graph of the actual new bitcoin mined on the market on a daily basis because it seems like a strangely ...
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Does the Bitcoin Core API support high-precision balance display?

I am currently working with a number of altcoins and and I need to support deposits and withdrawals in currencies with very large coin number cap like Dogecoin. I am wondering whether the Bitcoin Core ...
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Is it possible for more than 21 million bitcoins to exist if 51% agree?

One of the commonly cited advantages of bitcoin is that there's guaranteed to be only 21 million bitcoins. However, my understanding is that the bitcoin protocol is patched by an opensource community,...
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Are there estimates on the geographical distribution of the bitcoin supply?

There are two similar question on the site: Is there data on the geographic distribution of bitcoin users? I am eager to know details about distribution of bitcoin The first is asking where the ...
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How does the network adjust the rate at which the coins are created?

Who runs the Bitcoin network, and how do they adjust the rate at which the coins are created?
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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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If anyone can mine how does inflation not occur?

If you can mine money whenever you want how does the price of every bitcoin not diminish?
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Can anyone point to flaws in my counter-arguments of bitcoin critiques? [closed]

Regarding the granularity problem: Here is a worst case scenario: M2 Monetary Supply is 66 trillion. If it all moved to BitCoin, each coin would be worth 3.1 million dollars. Math: 66000000000000/...
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Measuring total amount of Bitcoin in circulation

Since fractional reserve banking where money is created by lending is possible with Bitcoin is there a way it can be measured to give a total amount of money in the system? Such a measurement would ...
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Possible to temporarily reduce the supply of a cryptocurrency?

Does a cryptocurrency that can have its supply be reduced based on some factor currently exist? If not, is this possible? If so, how?
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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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If the supply of Bitcoin is regulated, how could it be said to be decentralized?

The minting of new bitcoins is deterministic, and there will eventually be a cap to the production of new bitcoins. Why do we say that bitcoins are a decentralized currency if they are created in such ...
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Why doesn't BTC depreciate in value as its supply increases?

The popular intuition is that that greater supply = less demand. I've looked around and haven't found a counter-argument. Why is the BTC gaining value as its quantity increases?
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What happens when the 21 million cap is reached? [duplicate]

I've just recently gotten into bitcoin, but I'm a bit confused about this 21 million bitcoin cap. From what I've read, computers on the bitcoin network validate transactions, which confirms the ...
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Alternative: Mining scheme driven by logistic function

Could a mining scheme driven by logistic function bring a greater price (= exchange rate) stability to a crypto-currency in comparison to Bitcoin for example since it better models natural growth? ...
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Would it be feasible to attack the bitcoin network by buying and deleting large amounts of bitcoin?

Could a government, determined to stop bitcoins, just buy a lot of bitcoins and delete the wallet afterwards? Are the bitcoins gone then?
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What is the maximum amount of users bitcoin is ideally suited for?

In terms of user scalability, how many total users is the current bitcoin system best suited for? Example: The current bitcoin mining limit is set at 21 million, therefore the bitcoin ceiling does not ...