In reality we are almost exactly **halfway between the third and fourth halving. **

Summary

- Bitcoin halving: the current situation
- Bitcoin halving: The great expectation of bitcoiners
- Halving: the meaning

## Bitcoin halving: the current situation

In fact, the third **halving took place in May 2020**, which is about** 700 days ago. **

The next **halving is expected between March and April 2024**, or at the latest in early May of the same year. In all, about **1,400 days** should pass between the third and fourth halving, so we are currently exactly halfway through.

In fact, the first halving took place in **November 2012,** roughly **1,400 days** after the launch of** Bitcoin’s blockchain** in January **2009.** The second occurred in July **2016**, about** 1,350 days after** **the first**, and the third occurred in **May 2020,** again about **1,400 days** after the second.

Halvings happen exactly every **210,000 new blocks added** to the Bitcoin blockchain, and since one is added every 10 minutes or so on average it takes just over 1,400 days to create and validate **210,000 blocks. **

**210,000** is a fixed and inviolable number, but the 10 minutes is just an average, so the days between halvings could also be** 1,300 or 1,500, or something else. **

As of now, it is reasonable to assume that the next halving is unlikely to take place before March 2024, or after June 2024, i.e. in a range between 1,400 and 1,500 days since the last halving in May 2020.