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 Foucault used to say: There’s only one way to go from here!
We closed the day, April 09 2020, at a price of $7,302. That’s a minor 0.48 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$35.88. It was the lowest closing price in one day.
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 $133,737,857,010. It now commands 65 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $34,815,139,178 was the lowest in three days, 65 percent above last year’s average, and 53 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 643 tons of gold.
A total of 286,552 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 $0.28. That’s $3.43 below last year’s high of $3.71.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 10,784 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 $134 billion, Nike 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 $276,764 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin Energy Consumption
Bitcoin used an estimated 198 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 29,133 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 55.0 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:
Visa and Fold have a new credit card for people who want their spending rewards in bitcoin instead of airline miles or cash https://t.co/3W6eraNwPH
— Bloomberg Crypto (@crypto) April 9, 2020
This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:
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