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Bitcoin Mining Revenue Hits Record $107.7 Million on Halving Day, Fees Soar to All-Time High

On April 20, 2024, Bitcoin mining revenue reached a record-breaking $107.7 million, marking a historic high on the day of Bitcoin’s fourth halving event.

This milestone was primarily fueled by mining rewards and transaction fees as the cryptocurrency community rallied to participate in this pivotal moment.

The day saw an exceptional amount of activity with $2.4 million, or 37.7 BTC, spent in transaction fees alone by investors eager to secure a spot on the 840,000th Bitcoin block.

This block, pivotal due to the halving event, processed 3,050 transactions, averaging nearly $800 in fees per transaction.

The rush to record transactions on this significant block drove fees to unprecedented levels.

This surge in transaction fees was largely driven by the excitement surrounding the launch of Casey Rodarmor’s Runes Protocol, which coincided with the halving.

The enthusiasm to mint rare satoshis on the halving block added to the frenzy, pushing the day’s earnings for miners past the previous record of $78.7 million achieved on March 11.

At that time, Bitcoin had reached a new high of $71,415, which significantly influenced mining revenue as payouts are in BTC.

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The halving event itself, a mechanism designed to reduce the block reward by half periodically, cut the mining reward to 3.125 BTC per block.

This reduction is part of a deflationary model intended to control the supply of new bitcoins entering the market.

However, the excitement was short-lived. By the following day, the average transaction fee on the Bitcoin network had drastically dropped from a record high of $128 to just $8–$10 for medium-priority transactions, as reported by

This decline reflects a normalization of fees following the halving event hype.

As the Bitcoin community reflects on this monumental day, the impact of such events continues to underscore the volatile nature of cryptocurrency fees and mining revenues.

The dynamics of supply and demand in the blockchain space remain a fascinating aspect of its economic and technological landscape.

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