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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin price surges 5% for second day in a row’

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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 Nikola Tesla used to say: Intelligence is in the eye of the beholder!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, January 07 2020, at a price of $8,163. That’s a decent 5.08 percent increase in 24 hours, or $395. It was the highest closing price in forty-eight days.

We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $148,152,237,654. It now commands 70 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $28,767,291,327 was the highest in nineteen days, 70 percent above the year’s average, and 36 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 565 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 343,903 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 5 percent above the year’s average and 23 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.20. That’s $3.51 below the year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 12,249 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.8 percent of the total supply, the top 100 15.2 percent, and the top 1000 34.9 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $149 Billion, Bristol-Myers Squibb 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 95.3 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $176,627 by now, according to

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 20,950 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 15.2 percent above 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 upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:

When you buy $300 in bitcoin and you&aposre up 8% from r/Bitcoin

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

The senatorial governance of Bitcoin: making (de)centralized money (


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Published January 8, 2020 — 09:54 UTC