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Facts you may not know about ballistic bitcoin - the largest cryptocurrency

Bitcoin's supply is limited to 21 million - a number that is expected to be reached around the year 2140

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Here are some facts that you might not know about the largest and best-known cryptocurrency HOW MANY ARE THERE? Bitcoin’s supply is limited to 21 million - a number that is expected to be reached around the year 2140. So far, around 16.7 million bitcoins have been released into the system, with 12.5 new ones released roughly every 10 minutes via a process called “mining”, in which a global network of computers competes to solve complex algorithms in reward for the new bitcoins. ENERGY DRAIN These mining computers require a vast amount of energy to run. ...

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First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 08:29 IST
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