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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: Bob’s your uncle!
We closed the day, April 08 2020, at a price of $7,334. That’s a respectable 2.15 percent increase in 24 hours, or $154. It was the highest closing price in twenty-seven days.
We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $134,309,895,036. It now commands 65 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $37,563,249,549 was the lowest in two days, 79 percent above last year’s average, and 49 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 704 tons of gold.
A total of 286,419 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 $0.26. That’s $3.45 below last year’s high of $3.71.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 11,146 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.
Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.7 percent of the total supply, the top 100 15.2 percent, and the top 1000 35.1 percent.
Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin
With a market capitalization of $135 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 97.3 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $275,431 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin Energy Consumption
Bitcoin used an estimated 197 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 72 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Austria’s energy consumption or 6,7 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.32% of the whole world’s electricity use.
Bitcoin on Twitter
Yesterday 30,033 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 59.8 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:
Bitcoin will either be worth millions or go to zero, says former Facebook executive https://t.co/fzu4l6RPlB
— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) April 7, 2020
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