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Bitcoin: From Inflationary to 21 Million Supply Cap

Imagine you have a 21-gallon aquarium.

Now start filling it with water.

The act of adding water is inflationary because you’re increasing the supply of water in order to reach 21 gallons.

But once you’ve added 21 gallons of water, you’re done. No more inflation.

  • Aquarium = Supply cap (21 million bitcoin)
  • Water = Bitcoin supply (subsidy reward)
  1. Bitcoin is inflationary until the year 2140: supply is 900 BTC per day (as of Mar 2024). This will get cut in half to 450 BTC per day in April 2024.
  2. BTC issuance gets cut in half approximately every 4 years (every 210,000 blocks to be exact). This is known as the halving.
  3. Bitcoin’s asymptotic supply will stop in the year 2140. Then Bitcoin will have zero inflation.

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Bitcoin Resources

The Bitcoin Standard

by Saifedean Ammous

Bitcoin Whitepaper

by Satoshi Nakamoto

Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins

by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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