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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘The Simpsons calls Bitcoin the cash of the future’

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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 Bentham used to say: Fight the power!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, March 11 2020, at a price of $7,911. That’s a minor 0.01 percent increase in 24 hours, or $1. It was the highest closing price in one day.

We’re still 60 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $144,508,402,671. It now commands 67 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $38,682,762,605 was the lowest in three days, 96 percent above last year’s average, and 23 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 734 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 287,373 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 11 percent below last year’s average and 36 percent below last year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.35. That’s $3.36 below last year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 11,445 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 14.9 percent, and the top 1000 34.7 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $143 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 96.7 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $240,595 by now, according to dickline.info.

Bitcoin Energy Consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 213 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 78 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Chile’s energy consumption or 7,2 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.35% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 23,550 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 27.2 percent above last year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day last year about Bitcoin was 75,543.

Most popular posts about Bitcoin

This was one of yesterday’s most engaged tweets about Bitcoin:

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

Consider the fact that BTC supporters are opposed to the use case laid out in the very title of the white paper that defines what Bitcoin is. from r/btc

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Published March 12, 2020 — 11:31 UTC