Satoshi's Mistake

Satoshi Nakamoto is God and Bitcoin’s design is perfect. Or is it? There’s one feature of the protocol that keeps bugging me: the Halvening (halving, whatever). I’m sure Naka thought this over. His first Bitcoin must have had an incremental reduction of the supply per block. But the final design, the one we know, cuts the block reward in half only after every 210,000 blocks (every four years). Obviously, this decision had a tremendous impact on price action, volatility, and adoption. Unfortunately, it’s not the best supply scheme. Let’s explore.


Bitcoin, as we know it, has a supply schedule adhering to the following hard coded rule:

The… Read more on BitcoinMagazine

24.6K Reads