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 Nightingale used to say: Fight the power!
We closed the day, December 17 2019, at a price of $6,640. That’s a notable 4.19 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$290.79. It was the lowest closing price in two hundred and twenty days.
We’re still 66 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $120,234,244,809. It now commands 68 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $22,363,804,217 was the highest in nineteen days, 35 percent above the year’s average, and 50 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 470 tons of gold.
A total of 319,113 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 2 percent below the year’s average and 29 percent below the year’s high.
Bitcoin transaction fee
Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.18. That’s $3.53 below the year’s high of $3.71.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 10,640 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 15.1 percent, and the top 1000 34.9 percent.
Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin
With a market capitalization of $120 Billion, Eli Lilly and Company 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 95.8 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $159,593 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin on Twitter
Yesterday 19,303 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 5.2 percent above the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this year about Bitcoin was 41,687.
Most popular posts about Bitcoin
This was one of last day’s most engaged tweets about Bitcoin:
JUST IN: @Coinfloor, the U.K.’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, plans to delist ether ($ETH) and bitcoin cash ($BCH) next month to focus solely on bitcoin ($BTC).
— CoinDesk (@coindesk) December 17, 2019
This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:
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