In the past, Halvings have often contributed to cryptocurrencies rising in price. This was the case not only with Bitcoin (BTC) but also with Litecoin (LTC). Which halvings are planned for 2021 in the crypto space?
Some of you have probably heard the term halving in connection with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies . With Bitcoin, halving takes place about every four years. After that, all miners in the Bitcoin network will only receive half as many Bitcoins for their work as before. The last time there was a Bitcoin halving was in May 2020.
In the past, the price of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Litecoin has often increased in connection with halving. This is because a constant demand with a decreasing supply of new coins coming onto the market, the price increases.
But not only with LTC and BTC there are halvings, but also with other crypto currencies. Today we’re taking a closer look at three cryptocurrencies that are due to be halved in 2021.
1. Tomochain (TOMO)
Tomochain has existed since 2017. The project is a smart contract platform that uses a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. As a developer on Tomochain, similar to Ethereum, you can develop decentralized applications (dApps).
The Tomochain blockchain has a block time of two seconds and every 900 blocks form an epoch. A total of 250 TOMOs are currently being issued for each epoch. This reward is to be reduced to 125 TOMOs on February 7th.
The upcoming halving is only the second in the history of Tomochain and is also said to be the last halving of the cryptocurrency. From then on, the output of TOMO should remain the same until the total number of 100,000,000 TOMOs is reached.
In the past 30 days, the TOMO price has already increased by over 70 percent and the project currently has a market capitalization of 98 million US dollars.
2. Vertcoin (VTC)
Vertcoin is a hard fork of Litecoin and split off in 2014 because VTC wanted to remain ASIC-resistant. ASIC miners are highly specialized devices for mining cryptocurrencies. These mining devices are very expensive and almost exclusively can be used effectively by large companies that are professional in mining. Vertcoin has split off from Litecoin because it wanted to remain mineable for small investors. Therefore, to this day, VTC can only be mined with GPU.
The halving at Vertcoin is still a while in coming and is only planned for December 8, 2021. At this point, the number of VTCs issued to miners will be reduced from 25 to 12.5 per block.
Still, it should be noted that the Vertcoin community is nowhere near as big as Litecoin. In the past, the Vertcoin network has been the victim of a 51 percent attack several times . VTC currently has a market capitalization of $ 12 million, and at press time it is trading at $ 0.214301 .