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87.5% of all Bitcoins [BTC] will be mined by 2020 – Here’s why it matters!

87.5% of all Bitcoins [BTC] will be mined by 2020 – Here's why it matters!

87.5% of all Bitcoins [BTC] will be mined by 2020 — Here’s why it matters!

The block reward for Bitcoin will halve next in about two years from the time of publishing this article. The estimated time for the next half of the reward is around 732 days, but it is relevant now for a few reasons.

The current bear market offers opportunities for investors to buy and hold Bitcoin, as it is currently trading at a low since the past week. It has been plagued by sell-offs and FUD, along with a general bearish trend. Market sentiment is also low after the CFTC and US Justice Department declared the existence of a probe into cryptomarkets for fraudulent practices.

As the price is currently low, interest by institutional investors is on a high after a successful Consensus conference and general adaptive behavior. News such as Goldman Sachs beginning a cryptocurrency trading desk and JPMorgan’s high-level reshuffling to focus on cryptocurrency may as well be the tip of the adoption iceberg.

As the 17 millionth coin was mined sometime last month, a reality check descended on the market that the amount of Bitcoin left in existence is limited. Even as digital assets tend towards digital abundance, Satoshi’s blockchain allows for real digital scarcity with real-world parallels. The 21 millionth coin will be mined in around 2140, approximately. The time, electricity, and computing power required to mine new coins is constantly increasing, with Murphy’s law being barely able to keep up.

As the block reward is halved every 210,000 blocks, it constantly decreases the rate at which it is possible to create new Bitcoin tokens. The new landmark on ETA, 28th May 2020, will decrease the reward from the current 12.5 coins to 6.25 coins. The total coins mined before the next halving of the block reward will be 18,375,000, which marks 87.5% of the possible 21 million Bitcoin tokens.

This will then exponentially reduce the speed at which new Bitcoin come into existence, spiking up demand for the coin due to reduced supply. Analysts predict that this bear market will be the last one before 2020.

Crypto analyst Trevor Wade says:

“This bear market is the last chance for investors to buy into Bitcoin before the price goes up to $10000+. Reduced block rewards will result in supply cutting off and demand going up, which will cause an exponential spike. Regulators and institutional investors are moving in in a safe way, allowing for large-scale adoption of financial system disruptors.”

 

Author Anirudh VK May 27, 2018

 

Polsted by David Ogden Entrepreneur

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 2nd Feb – Another Nearby Support

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/02/2018 – Another Nearby Support

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 02/02/2018 — Another Nearby Support

Bitcoin Price Key Highlights

 

  • Bitcoin price went on another leg lower after breaking below a short-term triangle consolidation pattern.

  • Price is now testing another potential support at the bottom of its falling wedge pattern visible on the 4-hour time frame.

  • Price could bounce off this area and make another test of the wedge resistance around the $10,000 area of interest.

Bitcoin price can’t quite catch a break as it suffered another selloff to the $9,000 handle.
 

Technical Indicators Signals

 

The 100 SMA is still below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that the path of least resistance is to the downside. In other words, the selloff is more likely to continue than to reverse.
 

In addition, the gap between the moving averages is widening to reflect stronger selling pressure, possibly leading to a wedge breakdown. Note that this chart pattern spans $9,000 to $19,000 so the resulting breakout could be of the same height.
 

Stochastic is indicating oversold conditions, though, which means that bears are tired and could let bulls take over bitcoin price action. RSI is also ready to pull up from the oversold level to signal a pickup in buying momentum.

Market Factors

 

Not even dollar weakness was enough to keep a lid on BTCUSD losses recently as negative sentiment for the cryptocurrency industry is prevailing. The lack of any positive updates is convincing more and more investors to liquidate their holdings, thereby exacerbating the selloff.

Analyst say that the increased scrutiny from regulators is still to blame for the tumble, especially since the CFTC announced plans to beef up its bitcoin futures review process. According to Chairman Giancarlo:
 

The CFTC’s current product self-certification framework is consistent with public policy that encourages market-driven innovation that has made America’s listed futures markets the envy of the world. Whatever the market impact of bitcoin futures, I hope it is not to compromise the product self-certification process that has served so well for so long”.

This could involve setting “exchange large trader reporting thresholds at five bitcoins or less” and entering into “information sharing agreements with spot market platforms to allow access to trade and trader data.”

 

Author SARAH JENN • FEB 2, 2018 • 05:02

 

Post by David Ogden Entrepreneur
David Ogden Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member