15th million Bitcoin Mined , over 70% of all Bitcoins now issued.

Per Blockchain.info, the 15th Million Bitcoin was mined today on December 23, 2015.  This represents about 71% of the total supply of bitcoins that will ever exist.

The first bitcoin was mined in January 2009.  Currently 25 Bitcoins are rewarded to a random bitcoin miner every 10 minutes.  This reward is expected to decrease to 12.5 sometime in the middle of 2016.  The reward is programmed to continue decreasing over the next 100 years  until 2140 when a total of 21 million bitcoins will have been issued.

 

Total Bitcoins Issued - source: Blockchain.info
Total Bitcoins Issued – source: Blockchain.info