Bitcoin rewards are given to users who help verify and confirm new transactions on the Bitcoin network. This process, called “mining,” is how new Bitcoins are created.
Miners are rewarded with Bitcoin for their work in verifying and confirming these transactions. The amount of Bitcoin rewarded to miners for each block of transactions they verify and confirm is called the “block reward.”.
The block reward started at 50 Bitcoin per block when the Bitcoin network first launched in 2009. It halves every 210,000 blocks, or roughly every four years. The current block reward is 12.5 Bitcoin.
That means that, right now, miners are being rewarded with 12.5 Bitcoin for each block of transactions they verify and confirm.
Over time, as more and more Bitcoins are mined, the block reward will continue to decrease. Eventually, it will reach a point where the block reward is so small that no one will want to bother mining Bitcoin anymore.
At that point, transaction fees will likely become the primary way that miners are rewarded for their work on the network.
So how do you earn Bitcoin rewards? By helping to verify and confirm new transactions on the Bitcoin network! If you’re interested in mining Bitcoin, you can learn more about it here.