The Bitcoin halvening happened last week. The event among the Bitcoin protocol where a new Bitcoin mining era started with the mining reward dropping to 12.5 BTC from 25 BTC. Speculation before the event held that one thing would possibly happen to the market, economy or community.
This is a planned event that is accomplished by the very code that runs the Bitcoin protocol, as more Bitcoins are mined each so many the amount rewarded can halve until eventually blocks will not produce rewards. This is often as a result of the pool of total bitcoins has a set limit at twenty one million which will never be modified. The halving event came and went on July 9. Not much happened to the market, the hashrate of miners working to add blocks to the blockchain or the economy and community generally.
According to Bitcoin Magazine examining the lack of reaction, the market rate of exchange did not change as a result of the halving event, but the value did increase before the halving in anticipation of the event. This value has been hovering around $673. However, on the run up to July, the Bitcoin value rose about 50 percent from $450 in the 3 months before the event.
Hash rate, a metric that may help designate the health of the blockchain by measuring how much machine power miners are aiming at discovering blocks, did not change significantly either. The hash rate did not change much at all. It absolutely was predicted that some miners would possibly drop out, or increase their power to create up for the half-reward, but the birds-eye view of the hash rate shares has not modified significantly.
Finally, coupled with fears that miners might drop out with the reduction of potential profits from mining, are predictions about the steadiness of the network. So far, this has not happened, as Bitcoin market volatility still remains fairly smoothed out, hash rate has not modified and also the number of miners has not changed that much.
It might be too early to inform if there will be an impression, only a week and a half in. Miners would have already bought their mining instrumentation, the reward-halving event has been known for years and miners would have already got their instrumentation bought and paid for, rent paid, and electricity expected for the month. It will seemingly take a few months for the running prices to catch up with sunk prices such as mining instrumentation.