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 Hannah Arendt used to say: Success is just a product of your motivation!
We closed the day, July 16 2020, at a price of $9,132. That’s a minor 0.65 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$59.75. It was the lowest closing price in ten days.
We’re still 54 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the day at $168,350,501,976. It now commands 63 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $15,713,967,523 was the lowest in three days, 31 percent below last year’s average, and 78 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 271 tons of gold.
A total of 345,713 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 8 percent above last year’s average and 23 percent below last year’s high.
Bitcoin transaction fee
Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $1.22. That’s $2.68 below last year’s high of $3.91.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 13,019 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 $170 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 97.9 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $444,272 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin energy consumption
On a yearly basis Bitcoin now uses an estimated 60 terawatt hour of electricity. That’s the equivalent of Algeria’s energy consumption.
Bitcoin on Twitter
Yesterday 56,131 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 183.5 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:
Cybersecurity experts and policymakers now worry that the bitcoin scam may mask a much more troubling data breach involving the personal communications of the world's most powerful people https://t.co/L89NygM87B
— CNN (@CNN) July 16, 2020
This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:
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