90% of all available Bitcoin coins have been mined to date, according to data from Blockchain.om. In other words, 18.899 million of the 21 million BTC were received by miners.
It took almost 12 years to reach this milestone since the start of Bitcoin mining on January 9, 2009. Mining of the remaining BTC will last until February 2140 according to the halving cycles of the first cryptocurrency.
The price of bitcoin has risen along with the circulating volume throughout history. In 2010, when about 10% of the coins were mined, it was less than $ 0.10. By the end of 2012, 50% of all bitcoins had been received, and the price exceeded $ 7.50. At time of publication, BTC is trading at around $ 48,700, down from its current high of $ 69,000.
Not all mined coins are available for circulation in the market. Analyst firm Chainalysis estimates that 3.7 million BTC can be considered lost based on an analysis of the wallets used to store them.
In addition, about a million bitcoins are located on addresses that are associated with the creator of the cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto. They were mined in the early days of Bitcoin and have not moved since then. Nakamoto himself left his last public message on the BitcoinTalk forum exactly 11 years ago: December 13, 2010.
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