Four cryptocurrency block reward halvings to look out for in 2021

Four cryptocurrency block reward halvings to look out for in 2021

Could block reward halvings scheduled for the coming year prove beneficial for the valuations of these four cryptocurrencies? Block reward halvings cut the rate at which new coins are generated on a given blockchain by 50%. Such events, known jokingly as “halvenings,” have long been anticipated by cryptocurrency traders as catalysts for pushing up the price of their cryptocurrency holdings. Past attempts to predict when Bitcoin’s (BTC) price would increase in relation to halvings have proved inconsistent at best. However, few would be willing to quickly discount the mechanisms described in....


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