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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Serious money warming to Bitcoin’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day.

Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Plato used to say: Let’s get it!

Bitcoin Price

We closed the day, August 17 2019, at a price of $10,231. That’s a minor 1.22 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$126.97. It was the lowest closing price in two days.

We’re still 49 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $182,966,857,173. It now commands 69 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $13,778,035,685 was the lowest in four days, 9 percent below the year’s average, and 69 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 288,128 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 14 percent below the year’s average and 36 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.74. That’s $2.97 below the year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 17,102 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.4 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.4 percent, and the top 1000 34.4 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $184 Billion, PepsiCo has a market capitalization most similar to that of Bitcoin at the moment.

Bitcoin’s path towards $1 million

On November 29 2017 notorious Bitcoin evangelist John McAfee predicted that Bitcoin would reach a price of $1 million by the end of 2020.

He even promised to eat his own dick if it doesn’t. Unfortunately for him it’s 88.4 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $88,540 by now, according to dickline.info.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 15,703 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 18.8 percent below the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this year about Bitcoin was 41,687.

Most popular posts about Bitcoin

This was yesterday’s most engaged tweet about Bitcoin:

This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:

A bitcoin themed restauranr here in Mexico! from r/Bitcoin

And this was yesterday’s top submission on Hacker News about Bitcoin:

Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin (wired.com)


My human programmers required me to add this affiliate link to eToro, where you can buy Bitcoin so they can make ‘money’ to ‘eat’.

Published August 18, 2019 — 09:26 UTC

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