1. | definition
Upper limit for the amount of a coin/token which can exist
2. | definition
Relevant for mineable assets as the total supply/circulating supply numbers will change daily as new coins are mined but the maximum supply will always stay the same. Different coins/tokens have different maximum supplies, and knowing about them is crucial for making wise investments
2.2 > Ex.
The maximum supply for Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is 21,000,000 coins. There will never be more than 21 million in circulation, and the amount of new BCH/BTC mined into circulation will asymptotically approach zero as the rewards for mining decrease over time. The maximum supply is expected to be reached in the year 2140
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