20% of Bitcoin Supply May Be Lost Forever


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It will be interesting to see if one day there’s a mechanism to declare coins lost or abandoned. Or maybe coins that are dormant for too long will be turned over to the state, like abandoned bank accounts.


#3

There will be a lot of coins that will be dormant so long that they are obviously lost. But to try to reclaim them externally would go against everything crypto stands for.


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There’s really no way to do that anyway


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a fork could require long dormant coins to be re-mined but inevitably some people would lose coins that they intended to use.