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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 Kant used to say: Do what you love and you’ll never work another day!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, July 13 2020, at a price of $9,243. That’s a minor 0.36 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$33.59. It was the lowest closing price in one day.

We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the day at $170,379,677,119. It now commands 64 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $17,519,821,266 was the highest in three days, 23 percent below last year’s average, and 76 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 302 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 307,658 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 3 percent below last year’s average and 32 percent below last year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.65. That’s $3.26 below last year’s high of $3.91.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 13,088 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.1 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.3 percent, and the top 1000 34.8 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $169 billion, Salesforce 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 97.8 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $437,881 by now, according to

Bitcoin energy consumption

On a yearly basis Bitcoin now uses an estimated 62 terawatt hour of electricity. That’s the equivalent of Kuwait’s energy consumption.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 25,309 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 27.9 percent above last year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day last year about Bitcoin was 82,838.

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:

me explaining you can buy a fraction of a bitcoin from r/Bitcoin

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

Bitcoin is more like ham radio than the early internet (


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Published July 14, 2020 — 09:32 UTC