Bitcoin Network Hits 75% Progress Towards Next Reward Halving

Stock Point
1 min readMay 8, 2023

At 11:06 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on April 29, 2023, at block height 787,500, the number of blocks left to discover until the next Bitcoin blockchain halving is now fewer than 52,500 blocks. This means the network has progressed 75% through the 210,000-block halving cycle, which will ultimately result in a reduction of the block reward from 6.25 bitcoins per block to 3.125 bitcoins per block.

On Saturday morning (ET), the Bitcoin network progressed 75% of the way toward the next block reward halving, with fewer than 52,500 blocks left to discover until the event occurs. This milestone marks another step in the ongoing evolution of the Bitcoin network as it progresses toward its eventual maximum supply of 21 million bitcoins. The Bitcoin blockchain halves its block reward every 210,000 blocks, which occurs roughly every four years. Bitcoin has recorded three halvings so far, with the first taking place on Nov. 28, 2012. Prior to that date, Bitcoin miners received 50 BTC per block discovered, and after the first halving, it was cut to 25 BTC.

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