The bitcoin block reward is set to fall from 25 bitcoins to 12.5 bitcoins in just a few hours.

The event, which happens roughly every four years, represents a major shift in the mining landscape, and speculation has swirled about what impact the reward drop will have on the bitcoin mining ecosystem.

CoinDesk will be live blogging today's event, providing updates on the latest speculation and commentary.

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