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What Will Happen when all Bitcoins are Mined?

By September 26, 2020May 9th, 20234 minute read

Yes bitcoins have a limited supply of 21 million.

The last bitcoin will be mined in the year 2140. After that, no new BTC will be produced. Satoshi Nakamoto designed the Bitcoin blockchain to operate with a controlled BTC supply.

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This means that only a fixed number of bitcoins can be mined every year.

But What Will Happen After Bitcoin Supply Tops 21 Million?

Bitcoin miners will be eligible to earn block rewards until the pre-programmed 21 million BTC supply runs out. But that will take another 120 years. Currently, 18.5 million bitcoins are in circulation.

But the journey to 21 million is not going to be an easy one. Increasing mining difficulty will make it difficult for miners to stay in business.

After all 21 million Bitcoins are mined, miners won’t be required to compete with each other to receive block rewards.

Transaction fees for verifying and processing transactions will be the primary source of income and lifeblood for bitcoin miners once there is no more BTC to be unlocked. 

As of date, 10 percent of all transaction fees come from holders transferring to BTC to exchanges. This could increase considerably after 2140.

Currently, miners mint around 900 BTC (~$9.5 million) a day, but only earn between 30 to 50 BTC ($320,000 to $530,000) in transaction fees each day. The higher the transaction fees, the higher the miners earn.

This is also how they prioritize a transaction in the Bitcoin network. If a person pays more, his/her transaction is processed faster.

But whether or not these transaction fees will sustain miners, that is doubtful. Because the Bitcoin network may become much more costly to maintain.

Miners will have to sell off a large portion of their BTC holdings to cover maintenance and operations costs.

At present, the sell-off activity is not that high but when block rewards start coming in, transactions fees will not cut the deal for bitcoin miners.

And The Effect On Bitcoin’s Market Price?

With only about 2.5 million BTC left to be mined bitcoin’s supply will become scarce. When all the coins will be mined, it would lead to an exponential increment in price. Because there would be no more supply and demand will be at its peak.

This makes bitcoin a never to miss investment opportunity for investors. Now is a great time for new investors to enter the market, or for existing ones to buy more BTC.

How to Buy Bitcoins (BTC) With INR?

With WazirX you can avail the best BTC to INR exchange rates in India. Also what you get is unmatched crypto transacting experience.

To buy bitcoin through WazirX, you need to register on the platform first, then finish a super quick KYC process and finally deposit funds for the purchase. Here’s how it goes:

Step 1: Account Creation

  • Download the WazirX app or visit the website. Then hit the Sign Up button
  • Fill in your email address (one that you use frequently), and your desired password
  • Click on the Terms of Service checkbox, but go through it once before checking
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  • Then press the Sign Up button
  • You will be sent a verification email after hitting the sign-up button. If you have received it, click on Verify Email to complete the process.. If you haven’t, check your spam folder. Or hit Resend Here. On successful verification, you should see this message:
WazirX Signup Process

Securing Your Account

For security purposes, we highly recommend enabling 2-factor authentication (2FA). You can do so by downloading the Google Authenticator app and connecting it to your account.

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KYC Verification

The last stage in the account set up process is KYC verificationSelect your country from the list:

WazirX Signup Process - Country Select

Then verify your KYC and finish the process. After that, you are all set to buy BTC with INR from WazirX!

Step 2: Depositing Funds

Depositing INR

You can deposit INR funds from your bank account to your WazirX account via UPI/IMPS/NEFT/RTGS.

Just submit details like bank name, account number, IFSC code, etc of the bank account with which you wish to transact, and then you are good to go.

In case the INR deposit is rejected, check out the WazirX support page for such issues.

Depositing Cryptocurrency

Depositing cryptocurrencies into your WazirX account, either from your wallet or another exchange is an effortless process. It’s also free – with no fees charged on any deposit!

Start by obtaining your deposit address from your WazirX wallet. Then, share this address on the ‘Send Address’ section of your other wallet for transferring your cryptocurrencies.

For more details, check out the WazirX Support page on depositing cryptocurrencies.

Step 3: Buy Bitcoin with Indian Rupees

With all the necessary steps covered, you are now ready to buy bitcoin with your deposited funds. Here’s the process:

Log on to the WazirX app or website to view the latest BTC/INR prices.

On the app, press the BTC/INR price ticker. After that, scroll down a bit, and you will find the BUY/SELL  button amongst the ‘Charts’, ‘Orders’, ‘Trades’, and ‘My Orders’ options at the bottom.

Enter the INR amount with which you want to buy bitcoin. Note that this amount should be less than or equal to the INR funds deposited in your WazirX account.

Hit BUY, and wait for the order to execute.

Once the transaction is executed, you should find the bitcoin bought added to your WazirX wallet.

Also you can download the app and Start Trading Now!

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iOS App – ‎WazirX

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Get Bitcoin?

To begin, go to the WazirX website and register. After that, you will receive a verification email. The link received by verification mail will only be available for a few seconds, so make sure you click it as quickly as possible. This will successfully verify your email address. The following step is to set up security, so choose the best solution for you. After you've set up the security, you'll be given the option of continuing with or without completing the KYC process. Following that, you'll be sent to the Funds & Transfers section, where you can begin depositing Bitcoins into your wallet. You may also use INR to fund your WazirX Bitcoin wallet and then use it to purchase Bitcoin.

What Type Of Currency Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a type of digital currency or cryptocurrency. In January 2009, Bitcoin was established. It's based on Satoshi Nakamoto's ideas, which he laid out in a whitepaper. The name of the individual or people who invented the technology remains unknown.

What Is Bitcoin And How Does It Work?

Bitcoin is decentralized digital money that may be bought, sold, and exchanged without an intermediary such as a bank. Bitcoin is based on a blockchain that is considered to be a distributed digital ledger. As the name suggests, blockchain is a linked database made up of blocks that store information about each transaction, such as the date and time, total amount, buyer and seller, and a unique identifier for each exchange. Entries are linked in chronological order to form a digital blockchain

Can Bitcoin Be Converted To Real Money?

Crypto exchanges, Bitcoin ATMs, Bitcoin Debit Cards, and Peer Peer Transactions are all options for converting Bitcoin to cash. This can be accomplished by using Bitcoin exchanges such as WazirX. A Bitcoin ATM is a real place where you may purchase and sell Bitcoins with cash, unlike standard ATMs that allow you to withdraw money from your bank account. Many websites provide the option of purchasing Bitcoin in return for a prepaid debit card that works similarly to a standard debit card. Through a peer-to-peer marketplace, you may sell Bitcoin for cash faster and more privately.

Is Bitcoin A Good Investment For The Future?

Some investors are afraid of the risks or devastation, but others are very eager to pursue the possibility of profit from a Bitcoin investment. A Bitcoin investment is similar to stock investing, except it can be more volatile.

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that may be purchased, traded, and traded without intermediary like a bank. Bitcoin is built on the blockchain, which is a distributed digital ledger. Wei Dai suggested a new kind of money that relies on cryptography rather than a central authority to oversee its production and transactions on the cypherpunks mailing list in 1998. Bitcoin was the first application of that notion. In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto sent out the first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept to a cryptography mailing group.

Who Created Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the first application of the concept of "cryptocurrency," first articulated in 1998 on the cypherpunks mailing list by Wei Dai, who proposed a new form of money that relies on cryptography rather than a central authority to manage its creation and transactions. Satoshi Nakamoto published the initial Bitcoin specification and proof of concept on the cryptography mailing list in 2009. Satoshi exited the project in late 2010, with little information about himself available. Since then, the community has evolved, with numerous people working on Bitcoin. Satoshi's anonymity has sparked unfounded fears, many of which may be traced back to a misunderstanding of Bitcoin's open-source nature.

Is Bitcoin Trading Is Legal In India?

In 2020, the Supreme Court of India lifted the RBI’s restrictions on cryptocurrencies. According to the Supreme Court, the existence of Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency is unregulated but not unlawful. The verdict has greatly aided the world of digital money in the country. To put it another way, investing in Bitcoin is perfectly legal, and you may do so through various apps and traders.

Is Bitcoin Cash A Good Investment?

Bitcoin Cash is a hard fork of Bitcoin formed in 2017 to address Bitcoin's scalability and challenges. Bitcoin Cash seeks to make global transactions faster, cheaper, and more secure. Bitcoin Cash is now accepted by thousands of online and offline businesses all over the world. Studied correctly, Bitcoin Cash may be an investment worthy of consideration.

What Are The Chances Of Bitcoin Crashing?

Two Yale University economists (Yukun Liu and Aleh Tsyvinski) produced research titled "Risks and Returns of Cryptocurrency" in 2018. They looked at the possibility of Bitcoin crashing to zero in a single day. The authors discovered that the chances of an undefined tragedy crashing Bitcoin to zero ranged from 0 percent to 1.3 percent and was around 0.4 percent at the time of publishing, using Bitcoin's history returns to determine its risk-neutral disaster probability. Others claim that because Bitcoin has no intrinsic value, it will inevitably crash to zero. On the other hand, Bitcoin advocates argue that the currency is backed by customer confidence and mathematics.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency is not a legal tender and is currently unregulated. Kindly ensure that you undertake sufficient risk assessment when trading cryptocurrencies as they are often subject to high price volatility. The information provided in this section doesn't represent any investment advice or WazirX's official position. WazirX reserves the right in its sole discretion to amend or change this blog post at any time and for any reasons without prior notice.
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