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The Bitcoin Halving: Brace Yourself for the Next Crypto Quake

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bitcoin Halving: Brace Yourself for the Next Crypto Quake </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The crypto world is buzzing with anticipation for the Bitcoin Halving, a scheduled event that promises to shake things up, just like it has every four years before. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You know what else is buzzing? Wizardia's new Weekly tournaments. Check them out </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/wizardia_weekly_tournaments"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But if you're new to the scene, you might be feeling a bit&hellip; lost like Frodo without Samwise? But don't you worry, I'm your loyal companion and this guide is your fellowship of </span><a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bitcoin</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/frodo-9690.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/frodo-9690.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/frodo-9690.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/frodo-9690.jpeg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/frodo-9690.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/frodo-9690.jpeg " alt="The fellowship of the bitcoin" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024"></picture><br><br></p> <h1><span style="font-size: 24pt;">So, What's This Halving Business All About?</span></h1> <p> </p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Buckle up, because it's time for a quick explainer:</span></em></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imagine mining Bitcoin as the equivalent of finding buried treasure. Every time you find a block (treasure chest), you get rewarded with some shiny new BTC.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But here's the twist: every four years, that reward gets cut in half. In 2009, it was 50 BTC per block, now it's 6.25, and after the Halving, it'll be a minimal 3.125. </span></p> <p> </p> <h2 id="why">Why? </h2> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To control inflation. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think of it like a limited edition action figure, trading card or NFT&ndash; the fewer there are, the more valuable they become. Except, with Bitcoin, there's a hard cap of 21 million &ndash; that's all there ever will be, not a single more. </span></p> <p> </p> <h2 id="when">When?</h2> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The next Bitcoin halving is expected to take place in April 2024. It is difficult to predict the exact date as it depends on the block height. Since halving happens every 210,000 blocks, the next Bitcoin halving is expected to occur in April 2024 when the block height reaches 840,000.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.binance.com/en/events/bitcoin-halving"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Source - Binance</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <h1><span style="font-size: 24pt;">2 Reasons Why the Bitcoin Halving Matters (Even if You're Not a Crypto Geek)</span></h1> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The upcoming Bitcoin Halving is more than just a nerdy technical event &ndash; it has the potential to impact the entire crypto market, and even spill over into the mainstream financial world.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here's why you should care, even if you're not a seasoned crypto investor:</span></p> <p> </p> <h2 id="1-history-repeats-itself">1. History Repeats Itself</h2> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's true, the Halving isn't a magic money-making machine. But looking back, each Halving has been followed by a significant Bitcoin price rally. In 2012, the price went from around $12 to over $1,000 in just a year. In 2016, it soared from $400 to nearly $20,000 within two years. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.jpg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.jpg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.jpg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/screenshot-2024-02-09-at-135715-2261.jpg " alt="BTC halving historic stats" loading="lazy" width="622" height="253"></picture></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image source -</span><a href="https://milkroad.com/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Milk Road</span></a></p> <p><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While past performance doesn't guarantee future results, it paints a compelling picture of Halving's potential impact.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here's the twist: the price spikes usually happen after the Halving, not before. So, if you're looking for a quick get-rich-quick scheme, this might not be it.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, for those with a longer-term investment horizon, the potential for significant growth after the dust settles is worth considering.</span></p> <p> </p> <h2 id="2-supply-and-demand-at-play">2. Supply and Demand at Play</h2> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here's the deal: The BTC Halving cuts the number of new Bitcoin created in half, essentially reducing supply. With demand remaining relatively constant ( even increasing due to growing interest), this limited supply could push the price of existing Bitcoins upwards.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think of it like a classic economic principle: when something becomes scarce, people are willing to pay more for it. The Halving throws fuel on this fire, potentially creating a "crypto tsunami" as demand outpaces the increasingly limited supply.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Remember: human psychology plays a huge role here. The perception of scarcity adds an extra layer of desirability, potentially driving prices even higher. People want more of what they can't have.</span></p> <p><br><br><br></p> <h2 id="so-whats-the-price-prediction">So, What's The Price Prediction? </h2> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wizardia may be in the world of magic but, we're not fortune tellers. Some folks are calling for a $100,000 Bitcoin three months after the Halving. Some even more!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The second question to ask&hellip; Could this also spark an </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/altseason-coming"><span style="font-weight: 400;">alt coin rally?</span></a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sounds juicy, right? But remember, crypto is a </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/wild_rides"><span style="font-weight: 400;">wild ride</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. So buckle up and do your own research before diving in.</span></p> <p><br><br><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/aery-1590.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/aery-1590.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/aery-1590.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/aery-1590.jpeg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/aery-1590.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/aery-1590.jpeg " alt="Frodo and Gollum fight over BTC" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024"></picture></p> <h2 id=""> </h2> <h2 id="key-takeaways">Key takeaways:</h2> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bitcoin Halving reduces mining rewards, potentially impacting price.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Past Halvings have seen price rallies, but timing is crucial.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Do your own research before making any investment decisions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="1"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">One coin to rule them all, one coin to find them, One coin to bring them all, and in the crypto bind them</span></em></li> </ul> <p><br><br></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stay tuned for more updates and puns as the Halving approaches!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Side note</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>:</strong> Bitcoin just surpassed $47,000 again, breaking a key barrier set during the</span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/bitcoin_etf"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ETF approval frenzy.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> This could be a sign of slowing sell-offs from institutional investors, but also hints at the potential excitement building around the upcoming Halving.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This isn't the only juicy news. Catch up on the latest happenings with Wizardias </span><a href="https://wizardia.io/blog/monthly_digest_issue_1"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Monthly Digest</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, January edition!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Next stop&hellip; Wahbu says To The Moon? Or is it Gandalf The Youthful?</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><picture><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/moon-9255.webp 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/moon-9255.webp " type="image/webp"></source><source srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/moon-9255.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/moon-9255.jpeg " type="image/jpg"></source><img srcset="https://wizardia.io/images/blog/thumb/moon-9255.jpeg 576w, https://wizardia.io/images/blog/inner/moon-9255.jpeg " alt="Wahbu to the moon" loading="lazy" width="1024" height="1024"></picture></span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Feb 12, 2024
Ryan Turnbull
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The Bitcoin Halving: Brace Yourself for the Next Crypto Quake 

 

The crypto world is buzzing with anticipation for the Bitcoin Halving, a scheduled event that promises to shake things up, just like it has every four years before. 

 

You know what else is buzzing? Wizardia’s new Weekly tournaments. Check them out here!

 

But if you're new to the scene, you might be feeling a bit… lost like Frodo without Samwise? But don’t you worry, I'm your loyal companion and this guide is your fellowship of Bitcoin!

 

The fellowship of the bitcoin

So, What's This Halving Business All About?

 

 Buckle up, because it's time for a quick explainer:

 

Imagine mining Bitcoin as the equivalent of finding buried treasure. Every time you find a block (treasure chest), you get rewarded with some shiny new BTC.

 

But here's the twist: every four years, that reward gets cut in half. In 2009, it was 50 BTC per block, now it's 6.25, and after the Halving, it'll be a minimal 3.125. 

 

Why? 

 

To control inflation. 

 

Think of it like a limited edition action figure, trading card or NFT– the fewer there are, the more valuable they become. Except, with Bitcoin, there's a hard cap of 21 million – that's all there ever will be, not a single more. 

 

When?

 

The next Bitcoin halving is expected to take place in April 2024. It is difficult to predict the exact date as it depends on the block height. Since halving happens every 210,000 blocks, the next Bitcoin halving is expected to occur in April 2024 when the block height reaches 840,000.

Source - Binance



2 Reasons Why the Bitcoin Halving Matters (Even if You're Not a Crypto Geek)

 

The upcoming Bitcoin Halving is more than just a nerdy technical event – it has the potential to impact the entire crypto market, and even spill over into the mainstream financial world.

 

Here's why you should care, even if you're not a seasoned crypto investor:

 

1. History Repeats Itself

 

It's true, the Halving isn't a magic money-making machine. But looking back, each Halving has been followed by a significant Bitcoin price rally. In 2012, the price went from around $12 to over $1,000 in just a year. In 2016, it soared from $400 to nearly $20,000 within two years. 

 

BTC halving historic stats

Image source - Milk Road



While past performance doesn't guarantee future results, it paints a compelling picture of Halving's potential impact.

 

Here's the twist: the price spikes usually happen after the Halving, not before. So, if you're looking for a quick get-rich-quick scheme, this might not be it.

 

However, for those with a longer-term investment horizon, the potential for significant growth after the dust settles is worth considering.

 

2. Supply and Demand at Play

 

Here's the deal: The BTC Halving cuts the number of new Bitcoin created in half, essentially reducing supply. With demand remaining relatively constant ( even increasing due to growing interest), this limited supply could push the price of existing Bitcoins upwards.

 

Think of it like a classic economic principle: when something becomes scarce, people are willing to pay more for it. The Halving throws fuel on this fire, potentially creating a "crypto tsunami" as demand outpaces the increasingly limited supply.

 

Remember: human psychology plays a huge role here. The perception of scarcity adds an extra layer of desirability, potentially driving prices even higher. People want more of what they can’t have.




So, What's The Price Prediction? 

 

Wizardia may be in the world of magic but, we're not fortune tellers. Some folks are calling for a $100,000 Bitcoin three months after the Halving. Some even more!

 

The second question to ask… Could this also spark an alt coin rally?

 

Sounds juicy, right? But remember, crypto is a wild ride. So buckle up and do your own research before diving in.



Frodo and Gollum fight over BTC

 

Key takeaways:

 

  • Bitcoin Halving reduces mining rewards, potentially impacting price.
  • Past Halvings have seen price rallies, but timing is crucial.
  • Do your own research before making any investment decisions.
  • One coin to rule them all, one coin to find them, One coin to bring them all, and in the crypto bind them



Stay tuned for more updates and puns as the Halving approaches!

 

Side note: Bitcoin just surpassed $47,000 again, breaking a key barrier set during the ETF approval frenzy. This could be a sign of slowing sell-offs from institutional investors, but also hints at the potential excitement building around the upcoming Halving.

 

This isn’t the only juicy news. Catch up on the latest happenings with Wizardias Monthly Digest, January edition!

 

Next stop… Wahbu says To The Moon? Or is it Gandalf The Youthful?

 

Wahbu to the moon

 

 

 

Ryan Turnbull

Ryan Turnbull

Introducing Ryan Turnbull, a passionate Australian Chief Vibe Officer at Wizardia. Among many things, Ryan builds Wizardia’s community, creates captivating live streams, forms partnerships with other web3 projects, and produces engaging video and blog content. With his expertise, Ryan introduces crypto gaming to both masters and beginners, fostering a vibrant, exciting and supportive environment.

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