Why Bitcoin Halving Calculators Are Out of Sync

The Bitcoin halving is scheduled to occur every 210,000 blocks, or roughly every four years. This particular event will be executed automatically by the network at exactly blockheight 840,000. Based on the way Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto designed the system, bitcoin miners “find” the next block to hash to the blockchain every 10 minutes, meaning it should be easy to figure out precisely when the next halving should happen down to the minute. Source

Bitcoin halving interest doubled since 2020

More people worldwide are interested in the Bitcoin halving this year compared to 2020. According to the CoinWire research provided to crypto.news, the appeal of Bitcoin’s (BTC) halving has almost doubled since its previous quadrennial block reward slashing.  The firm analyzed this year’s Google Trends data from across the globe and discovered that BTC halving interest scores increased from the previous cycle 51 to 100 days before the watershed event. The first halving in November 2012 scored zero on the trends chart, as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies were reasonably new to financial…

US government tops global Bitcoin holdings with $15b in assets

The U.S. government is the largest Bitcoin holder among nations worldwide, with approximately $14.7 billion worth of BTC. According to Arkham data, the U.S. government currently holds 212,847 BTC in its treasury wallets, just behind MicroStrategy, which owns 214,246 BTC, which is currently valued at $14.8 billion. Our team created a dashboard featuring the Governments with the largest crypto holdings. For each country, you can see their current BTC balance, balance history in USD, and a real-time feed of their most recent transactions. Some of the largest countries on Arkham are the US,……

Bitcoin Pizza Day: History & Celebration

Explore the significance of Bitcoin Pizza Day, marking the first documented Bitcoin transaction for physical goods, and its impact on the crypto world. Every year, the crypto community celebrates a Bitcoin Pizza Day, a key event in the history of cryptocurrencies. But when is Bitcoin Pizza Day exactly, and why is it significant to the crypto community? The day falls on May 22, and it’s the date when in 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz, a programmer and early Bitcoin (BTC) miner, made a transaction that would be remembered as the first documented…

The Halving Highlights Why Bitcoin Needs to Upgrade

To unlock the possibilities that the best talent in Web3 has to offer, developers need to be given the tools to build easily, efficiently and interoperably on top of Bitcoin. However, to achieve this, changes will need to be addressed at a Layer 1 level. Fortunately, there are some paths forward being explored right now that aren’t built on Layer 2’s. For example, there has been a proposal to reintroduce the “OP_CAT” opcode that would allow for multiple script variables to be concatenated into one, which would significantly improve the…

Hong Kong to reportedly approve first Bitcoin, Ethereum ETFs

Hong Kong regulators are poised to authorize the launch of Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs. According to Bloomberg’s insights, the approval could be announced as early as April 15. If ETFs are approved, Hong Kong will become the first country in Asia to provide functioning Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs.  An international division of Harvest Fund Management Co. from China and a joint venture between Bosera Asset Management (International) Co. and HashKey Capital are expected to be among the first recipients of approval for the spot crypto ETFs. The approvals are currently pending final checks. Both…