People often claim that with Bitcoin “you can send money between any two points on earth for free”. While that is true in some cases, sometimes a transaction fee is required. The fee, when it is required, is usually worth less than 40 US cents.
The fees go to the miners to incentivise them to keep mining, which in turn keeps the Bitcoin network secure. They already get a reward of 25 XBT for each block they mine, but this reward halves every 4 years. The plan is that as the block reward diminishes over the time, it will be replaced by transaction fees… CONTINUE