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 Marie Curie used to say: Talk to a stranger on a bus!
We closed the day, August 16 2019, at a price of $10,374. That’s a minor 0.53 percent increase in 24 hours, or $54. It was the highest closing price in two days.
We’re still 48 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $185,500,055,339. It now commands 70 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $20,228,207,096 was the lowest in one day, 32 percent above the year’s average, and 55 percent below the year’s high.
A total of 323,478 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 3 percent below the year’s average and 28 percent below the year’s high.
Bitcoin transaction fee
Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.90. That’s $2.81 below the year’s high of $3.71.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 17,435 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.
Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.4 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.4 percent, and the top 1000 34.5 percent.
Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin
With a market capitalization of $184 Billion, Boeing 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 88.2 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $88,113 by now, according to dickline.info.
Yesterday 19,352 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s .0 percent below 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 yesterday’s most engaged tweet about Bitcoin:
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This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:
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