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17 Million Of Total 21 Million Bitcoins Now Mined In Milestone For Digital Scarcity

In a round million milestone, 17 million bitcoins (BTC) have now been mined as of April 26, according to data from statoshi.info. Because of Bitcoin’s supply cap of 21 million, this means that only 4 million Bitcoin, or about 19 percent, remain to be mined.

Scarcity and mining point towards an analogy with precious metals, chief of all gold, to which Bitcoin has long been compared, including in Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin white paper.

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