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The market king.
The OG of cryptos, Bitcoin has performed impressively over the years and passed the test of time, with crypto-hungry investors still swearing by it to this day.

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BITCOIN HALVING COUNTDOWN
Performance summary for BTC/USD

View the annual performance of BTC/USD, the cryptocurrency launched in 2009

BITCOIN HALVING
Half the Bitcoin, double the benefits

Every crypto-investor has the Bitcoin Halving marked on their calendars. The next event is expected to take place in April 2024.

Past performance is not necessarily a reliable indicator of future results.

BITCOIN HALVING
The Halving success formula:

Speculation, increased trading volumes and high volatility

Three Halvings have already taken place since Satoshi Nakamoto produced the Bitcoin genesis block, and all of them have been surrounded by enormous speculation, leading to a sharp increase in trading volumes, high volatility and a massive soar in Bitcoin’s price.

Halving 2012
First Halving
  • 28 November 2012 
  • From 50 BTC to 25 BTC per block
  • Increase in the price per Bitcoin from USD 12 to USD 1,217 in one year
Crypto halving 2016
Second Halving
  • 9 July 2016
  • From 25 BTC to 12.5 BTC per block
  • Increase in the price per Bitcoin from USD 647 to USD 20,000 on 17 December 2017 
Crypto halving 2020
Third Halving
  • 11 May 2020
  • From 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC per block
  • Increase in the price per Bitcoin from USD 8,788 to over USD 64,000 in less than one year 
ABOUT HALVING
What is Bitcoin Halving?

When Bitcoin creator(s), Satoshi Nakamoto, produced the Bitcoin genesis block back in 2009, they instituted halving events every 210’000 blocks until the number of Bitcoin in circulation reaches its limit, at 21 million. This event, which is coded into Bitcoin’s system and takes place approximately every 4 years, automatically reduces the amount of newly created Bitcoin entering circulation.

EventDateBlock numberReward
Launch of Bitcoin3 January 2009050 BTC
First halving28 November 2012210'00025 BTC
Second halving9 July 2016420'00012.5 BTC
Third halving11 May 2020630'0006.25 BTC
Fourth halvingExpected on 20 April 2024840'0003.125 BTC
Fifth halvingExpected 20281'050'0001.5625 BTC
Sixth halvingExpected in 20321'260'0000.78125 BTC
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