Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has issued a blog statement on the upcoming halving of bitcoin in which warned clients on possible temporary changes.
According to the published announcement, for the first few weeks once the bitcoin halving is done, the exchange's users "may see some delays to transaction times, and a subsequent increase in network fees for withdrawals."
The research department of the exchange says the halving might cause the bitcoin network hashrate to decline by around 30% to 35% – assuming there is no significant bitcoin price change.
"Such a decline in hashrate will result in temporarily increased transaction confirmation times – both for deposits and withdrawals," the statement says.
eToro analyst Mati Greenspan previously said on his official Twitter account that the annual inflation rate of the largest crypto by market cap will fall by half after the crypto's halving scheduled for May 12.
According to Greenspan, the inflation rate will go from the current 3.65% to 1.8% within two weeks. This is a significant drop, since this indicator stood at 3.41% in 2019.
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