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 Locke used to say: Let’s add the milk of data to the cereal of understanding!
We closed the day, May 25 2020, at a price of $8,906. That’s a minor 1.37 percent increase in 24 hours, or $120. It was the highest closing price in one day.
We’re still 55 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $163,760,453,116. It now commands 67 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $31,288,157,264 was the lowest in one day, 37 percent above last year’s average, and 57 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 565 tons of gold.
A total of 265,750 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 17 percent below last year’s average and 41 percent below last year’s high.
Bitcoin transaction fee
Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $1.64. That’s $2.26 below last year’s high of $3.91.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 12,774 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.
Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.2 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.6 percent, and the top 1000 34.9 percent.
Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin
With a market capitalization of $165 billion, Oracle 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 97.4 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $345,611 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin energy consumption
Bitcoin used an estimated 155 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 57 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Bangladesh’s energy consumption or 5.2 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.25% of the whole world’s electricity use.
Bitcoin on Twitter
Yesterday 34,450 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 78.4 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:
New DeFi-enabled crypto debit card to enable Visa merchants to accept Bitcoin and Ether via conversions into regulated EUR and GBP stablecoins https://t.co/mdBo162XXU
— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) May 25, 2020
This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:
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