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Published on Feb 28, 2022

Emission

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Emissions refer to the rate at which new cryptocurrencies are produced and released within the market. Taking the example of Bitcoin (BTC), it takes 10 minutes to add a new block. During its initial launch, miners were rewarded 50 BTC for every new block.

So this bought up the emission rate of BTC to 7200 (approximately) per day. But, emissions are not constant forever. There are a plethora of factors affecting the same as well. For BTC, it can only be mined until 2140, given its maximum supply of 21 million coins.

On the contrary, there are cryptocurrencies such as the Tether stablecoin that don’t have any set rate for emission. So every time someone puts $1 in reserve, a new coin is created.


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