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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bakkt launches physically settled Bitcoin futures (finally)’

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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 Aristotle used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin!

Bitcoin Price

We closed the day, September 22 2019, at a price of $10,070. That’s a minor 0.46 percent increase in 24 hours, or $46. It was the highest closing price in one day.

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 $180,784,051,699. It now commands 69 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $13,199,651,698 was the lowest in six days, 14 percent below the year’s average, and 70 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 270 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 318,547 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 5 percent below the year’s average and 29 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.14. That’s $3.57 below the year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 14,063 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.5 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.5 percent, and the top 1000 34.3 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $175 billion, Oracle 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 90.4 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $105,352 by now, according to dickline.info.

Bitcoin Energy Consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 200 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 73 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Austria’s energy consumption or 6,8 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.3% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 14,650 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 22.3 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:

Bakkt Launches Physically Delivered Bitcoin ( BTC ) Futures already Tomorrow and become the first end-to-end regulated cryptocurrency exchange from r/CryptoCurrency

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Published September 23, 2019 — 09:23 UTC