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How Much Is Zakat on Bitcoin?

Zakat is a religious obligation for Muslims. It is a way of giving back to the community and supporting those in need. The word Zakat means “to purify” and it is seen as a way of purifying one’s wealth.

Zakat is calculated on a person’s net worth and is typically 2.5% of a person’s total assets.

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency, without a central bank or single administrator, that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.

NOTE: WARNING: Calculating Zakat on Bitcoin is a complex process and should not be attempted without consulting a qualified Islamic scholar or financial expert. It is important to note that Zakat is an obligation and any calculations must be accurate and consistent with Islamic rules. Failure to correctly calculate Zakat on Bitcoin may result in fines or other penalties from a religious authority.

Bitcoin is unique in that there are a finite number of them: 21 million.

So, how much is Zakat on Bitcoin?

Zakat on Bitcoin would be calculated as 2.5% of the total value of all the bitcoins in circulation. As of writing this, there are approximately 18.5 million bitcoins in circulation with a total value of around $215 billion.

This means that the Zakat on Bitcoin would be approximately $5.4 billion.

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