Cryptocurrency Bitcoin: What is the process of 'halving'?
The bitcoin went through its ‘halving’ process on Monday in which the rate of making these coins was reduced.
This process, called bitcoin halving, is done almost every four years.
As the currency of different countries is printed by the central bank of the country, bitcoin cryptocurrency depends on the so-called ‘minors’ who run software on their powerful computers that solve complex mathematical problems to obtain bitcoin. Is. Bitcoin comes into the digital world by solving these complex problems. After Haung, the number of bitcoins used to solve complex mathematical problems has halved.
This means that the ‘hong’ done on Monday means that the number of minors who used to get 12.5 bitcoins for solving a ‘block’ has been reduced to 6.25 bitcoins.
The creator of this currency, known as Satoshi Nakamoto, wrote this feature in the code when creating this digital currency in order to control the inflation of this digital currency.
This is the third halving since the invention of the bitcoin in 2009. The first time came in November 2012 and the second time in July 2016. The next time this will happen is in May 2024.
According to the bitcoin code, the number of bitcoins received by miners will halve after every 210,000 blocks, until in about two decades this number will be reduced to zero, hence the number of bitcoins in the world. Only 21 million (21 million) will come and stay.
This is because unlike currencies such as the dollar, the pound or the euro, there is no central bank to manage the supply of digital currencies.
Proponents of the cryptocurrency say that its scarcity is the reason why the value of the bitcoin is maintained, and that is why it is safer to invest in it than in the case of economic crises where ordinary currencies are at risk of depreciation. There may be taboos.
The value of this digital currency has increased by more than 20% this year and reached قدر 10,000 per bitcoin last week. This comes after reports that hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones called the corrupt currency an “investment to protect against inflation”.
But according to some investors, it may be less attractive to miners than Haung.
Speaking to the BBC, Stephen Anne of AXI Corp said: “Bitcoin mining doesn’t look so good for miners anymore. Miners may start mining other, more profitable cryptocurrencies.