Block Reward

The miner’s payout for adding blocks to the chain. The block reward is usually fixed, but some cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin decrease the reward after an allotted amount of time/number of blocks. Block rewards are how Proof of Work cryptocurrencies distribute their tokens. It is the economic incentive for participating in the network. Eventually, the block reward will be very small. It’s expected that network transaction fees will be used to pay miners once this happens.