The conventional wisdom could be challenged because miners mainly operate on cash, meaning they need to liquidate their holdings almost daily to fund the cost of mining.
The 18 millionth bitcoin is about to be mined. Though the remaining 3 million will take 120 years to mint, some question the certainty of the original hard cap.
Coin Metrics offers a standardized way of measuring the size and depth of digital asset markets with free float supply methodology.
In a new interview, bitcoin's lead maintainer, Wlad van der Laan, argues any change to the cryptocurrency's supply would erode its utility and value.