Hi there, I’m very proud to announce that thehalvening.com is now clean, with no risk of relapse !
Thehalvening.com is 8 years old. When Elise and I launched the first version, we were young and wild. At that time, Facebook, Twitter, Google were still cool and desirable. How things change…
It has been a natural move to onboard a few of these once-desirable stuff with us. In concrete terms, visitors of thehalvening.com were greeted with :
- google ads
- twitter widget
- google analytics for tracking
Google ads were the first to leave. We used it for monetization. It paid a bit during the 2016 Halvening. It was only 18 months later that I realized how ugly the homepage looked and thus decided it was time for Google ads to go. We now rely solely on donations, plus a very thin stream of Brave tokens. Google ads were gone in march 2018.
In the same commit I also removed the Twitter widget. It was slowing the site down while bringing very low value to the users.
Finally, as of today, the last (but not least) toxic bit of code served by thehalvening.com is gone : farewell Google Analytics ! It’s really a pity that I used this junk script for so long, who leeches users data for Big Tech profits. Matomo comes as a replacement solution. This open source, privacy-centric analytics suite allows me to have just the required metrics to run and optimize the site.
What I built is now more aligned with my values and what I wish for : an open web that genuinely brings useful and fun things to people !
Thanks for reading.
Things are taking shape !
As we pass below 1000 blocks before Bitcoin Halving, you can now become a cosmonaut and bring some fun to the Halvening party ! We recently added a bunch of new actions that you can perform with your character. Move around on the launch pad with the arrow keys. Press space or B for a bit of fun !
More to come soon !
After a sleepy 4 years, we are back on tracks to make Bitcoin Halving #3 a moment that will be remembered ! We waited until the last moments to unveil the new design and new concept for the Halvening. We hope you’ll like it, tell us what you think !
This year, well… we won’t be hugging everyone around to celebrate the reward drop. But don’t let this put you down. We swap social distancing for spiritual gathering. For a moment of fun, of peace, and of cosmonauts.
We love to keep a bit of suspense so you will see things evolve progressively on www.thehalvening.com until Halving Day.
Halving Day is expected on May 12th and is likely to stay on this date.
See you in a few blocks !
Happy Halving to all! See you in 210,000 blocks 😉
With the Halving about 4 days away, it’s now very much the time to organize your Halving Party! Find yours in the list below.
The current estimated time for the Halving is: Saturday, 9th of July 2016 17:27:23 GMT.
Your party doesn’t appear in the list? Drop us a comment below and be sure we’ll add it soon!
Buenos Aires: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Argentina/events/232283091/
Porto Alegre: http://www.meetup.com/Porto-Alegre-Bitcoins-Meetup/events/231909807/
Tel Aviv: http://www.meetup.com/bitcoin-il/events/231962822/
(facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/167233333680024/)
Albany, NY: http://www.meetup.com/Capital-Region-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232017055/
Ashville: NC: http://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232059102/
Atlanta, GA: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Atlanta/events/231216902/
Clearwater, FL: http://www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-Bitcoineers/events/232080919/
Chicago, IL: http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Open-Blockchain-Community-Chicago/events/232155753/
Las Vegas: http://www.meetup.com/Las-Vegas-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/232239935/
Los Angeles, CA: http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Bitcoin/events/231050197/
Omaha, NE: http://www.meetup.com/Omaha-Bitcoin-Meetup-Group/events/230591613/
Jacksonville, FL: http://www.meetup.com/Jacksonville-Bitcoin/events/231580935/
St Louis, MO: http://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Bitcoin-Users-Group/events/231565974/
San Francisco, CA: http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/events/228473627/
While still undetermined, the Halving Day has been slowly descending the month of July. Scheduled for the 11th in our last post, it now slipped to the 9th (22:27 GMT), showing that bitcoin miners are in good shape and keep increasing their computing power.
We are at time of writing 2,535 blocks away from the great Halvening and the Halving Day is fluctuating in a narrow margin. The network hashrate trend is up, so the date is more likely to come early than the opposite.
Let’s make some quick calculations:
Number of blocks remaining: 2,535
Days to the halvening with:
10 min block: 2535 * 10 / 60 / 24 = 17,6 days -> Halving on the 9th of July
9,5 min block (5% faster): 16,7 days -> Halving on the 9th of July
9 min block (10% faster): 15,9 days -> Halving on the 8th of July
The probability of running more than 10% faster is low, so there is a good chance that the Halvening happens on the 8th or 9th of July..!
As we come closer to the event we’ll make a more precise estimate and give the time for various places of the world.
Bitcoin Halving in 11,000 Blocks! Estimated date for Halving Day is July 11th, 2016.
In the past weeks network hashrate has calmed down a bit, and block production rate has followed accordingly. With only 76 days remaining at the time of writing, I would be surprised to see the Halving Day moving more than 3-4 days away from July 11th.
Stay tuned for more on the Great Halvening!
Now let’s talk about the upcoming Bitcoin Halving…
Halving Countdown is on!