Bitcoin: Bitcoin ‘halving’ cuts supply of new tokens in threat to miners

A highly anticipated Bitcoin software update called the “halving” has been completed, dealing a potential blow to the companies that make money by ensuring that the digital currency functions smoothly and securely. The once-every-four-years event cut in half the so-called mining reward, which is the amount of Bitcoin released from the network to compensate companies … Read more

Bitcoin: Bitcoin ‘halving’ could deal a $10-billion blow to crypto miners

For enthusiasts of Bitcoin, a once-every-four-years software update called the “halving” has long been held as one of the keys to propping up its value. This time around, it’s also set to trigger multibillion-dollar declines in revenue for the very companies that ensure the digital currency’s smooth functioning, right on the heels of a surge … Read more