What happens when the last bitcoin is mined?

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Arthur Pratt asked 2 months ago

Okay, since miners get a reward (bitcoin) for mining and help support the block chain, what will happen when the last bitcoin is mined? What incentive is there to mine bitcoin and thus support the block chain? Won\’t bitcoin crash at that point?

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Ofir Beigel Staff answered 2 months ago

Hey Arthur, great question. We actually get asked that a lot. Here’s an article I wrote on the Huffington post regarding this topic – hope this helps!  

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