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Why Bitcoin Halving Calculators Are Out of Sync

The famously pre-planned, programmatic event, currently predicted for April 19, is surprisingly hard to predict at minute scales.

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The Halving Highlights Why Bitcoin Needs to Upgrade

Higher fees from Ordinals and BRC-20 may be good for miners but they risk pushing activity to the fragmented world of L2s and harming adoption of Bitcoin around the world. Pro...

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Willem Schroé: Building Botanix, a Bitcoin Layer 2 That Brings the EVM to Bitcoin

A Belgian polymath and his team are building a “spiderchain” network that harnesses both bitcoin’s sound money properties and Ethereum’s technological capabilities.

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Here's What the Bitcoin Options Market Says About Halving

The halving, due on April 20, will reduce the per-block bitcoin emission to 3.12 BTC from 6.25 BTC, slowing the pace of supply expansion by 50%.

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Bitcoin Ecosystem Tokens, RUNE, STX, and ORDI May See Gains After Halving

“There exists a large, untapped pool of capital within the Bitcoin ecosystem that remains dormant,” Wintermute’s OTC desk told CoinDesk.

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The Protocol: How to Engineer Harder Money, or Just Make Your Own

Bitcoin's supply growth is set to automatically drop by 50% when next week's "halving" arrives, Ethereum is pondering a cut in ETH issuance, and meme coin issuers are just no-...

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BTC Halving: Sell-The-News or Buy-The-Alt-Rotation

Contrasting Bitcoin derivatives with Ethereum’s tells us a story around the potential opportunity for a post-halving rotation.

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Bitcoin Could Slump Around Reward Halving Time, Arthur Hayes Says

The crypto market faces the U.S. tax season liquidity test around the time the Bitcoin blockchain implements the fourth mining-reward halving on April 20.

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Bitcoin Halving Is Not a Volatility Event, Analyst Says as Implied Volatility Rises

Options implied volatility is overpricing the event, Amberdata's Greg Magadini said.

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Did Strong Bitcoin ETF Demand Kill Halving's Potential Bullish Rally?

The much stronger-than-expected inflows into the spot bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have already caused concerns about a supply shock in the bitcoin market, potentially...

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Shinobi: How Covenants Help Scale Bitcoin

Bitcoin Magazine’s technical editor says it’s necessary to implement covenants - which allow joint ownership of UTXOs - if Bitcoin is to fulfill its promise of bringing financ...

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Bitcoin Halving Arrives: Mining Rewards Drop for Third Time in History

Bitcoin's third halving, a once-every-four-years occurrence and the most anticipated event this year in the cryptocurrency industry, has finally happened.

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Bitcoin L2s Are Poised to Break Out, Stacks Creator Muneeb Ali Says

“Bitcoin is not going to change much,” says Ali. “Layer 2s are innovative and open to making rapid changes. After a while, it becomes part of their culture.”

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Bitcoin Halving Is a ‘Show Me the Money’ Moment for Miners

With April’s “halving” set to cut mining rewards by half, Bitcoin miners are upgrading to more efficient mining machines, cutting costs, finding cheaper sources of power and...

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Bitcoin's Halving May Be Here Sooner Than You Know (Again)

Several months ago, the halving was expected to take place on April 28; now it's on track to land on April 15. Blame the surge in bitcoin's price, which has attracted more min...

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How Can Satoshi Nakamoto Have a Birthday? The Significance of April 5

You might hear that April 5, 1975 is the birthday of bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator. We explain the leading theory about why that date matters.

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Where Is Nayib Bukele Actually Storing El Salvador's Bitcoin?

Last week, the sats stacking president of the "Land of Many Volcanoes" announced he was moving thousands of the country's BTC into a bitcoin "piggy bank."

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BTC Halving: Sell-The-News or Buy-The-Alt-Rotation

Contrasting Bitcoin derivatives with Ethereum’s tells us a story around the potential opportunity for a post-halving rotation.

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The Halving Highlights Why Bitcoin Needs to Upgrade

Higher fees from Ordinals and BRC-20 may be good for miners but they risk pushing activity to the fragmented world of L2s and harming adoption of Bitcoin around the world. Pro...

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Bitcoin Miners Need to Be Proactive to Hold Their Positions After Halving: Fidelity Digital Assets

As the protocol evolves, new layers could emerge bringing new use cases and more users, the report said.

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