How Will BTC Handle Halving?
Published on Apr 19, 2024
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How Will Bitcoin Handle This Halving?
Bankless Author: Jack Inabinet

The quadrennial Bitcoin Halving is yet again upon us, scheduled to occur tomorrow at approximately 9:31 AM EST, and will programmatically reduce the block rewards paid out to miners by 50% for the fourth time in history!

Many have attempted to prophesy the potential impact of this event on BTC price, but the arrival of the Halving raises another equally important question: how will Bitcoin afford its security budget going forward?👇


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Bankless Nation, we’ve finally got him… Anthony Pompliano is on the show. Pomp is an investor and media personality, best known to the crypto community for his relentless bitcoin evangelism.

Expect to learn about the Bitcoin Halving, the state of BTC ETFs, the consequential institutional adoption and crypto tribalism. We wrap up the episode with a quick lightning round with Pomp and a peek into his 2024 investment portfolio.

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