This article was published on April 30, 2020

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin shoots up 13% in a day’

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin shoots up 13% in a day’
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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day.

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin 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 Marcus Aurelius used to say: Peel off the skin of this mystery and eat the tasty fruit inside!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, April 29 2020, at a price of $8,801. That’s a strong 12.73 percent increase in 24 hours, or $994. It was the highest closing price in fifty-two days.

We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin’s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $161,522,471,385. It now commands 66 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $60,201,052,203 was the highest in forty-six days, 178 percent above the year’s average, and 18 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 1090 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 328,227 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 1 percent above the year’s average and 27 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.60. That’s $3.11 below the year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 12,998 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 14.7 percent, and the top 1000 35.0 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $162 billion, Abbott Laboratories 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 97.2 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin’s price should have been $304,829 by now, according to

Bitcoin Energy Consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 210 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 77 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Chile’s energy consumption or 7.1 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.34% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 48,269 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 153.5 percent above the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this 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:

@CNBC finally added #bitcoin under the FX tab. ??? from r/Bitcoin


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