Hopes of an overnight breakout for crypto prices are again back on ice this morning, with Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies again flat over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation, is down about 2.5 per cent since this time yesterday to just below $42k, while Ethereum is down almost four per cent to around $3,150.
The drift again echoes wide falls in global stock markets, which have opened lower as investors continue to express concerns that America’s central bank will raise interest rates to fight inflation. However, with the US largely closed yesterday for Martin Luther King day, it was a slow day for economic news. Will it spark back to life for the rest of the week?
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $2,006,814,994,705 down from $2,042,413,318,156 yesterday.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, January 17 2022, at a price of $42,250.55, down from $43,113.88 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $43,179.39 and the daily low was $41,680.32.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $36,630.08. In 2020, it closed at $8,942.81.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $800.35 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.533 trillion and Tesla is $1.054 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $22,038,210,159 up from $19,162,790,950 yesterday. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.
The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 41.32%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 24, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 39.89. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 35.39. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
Convince your Nan: Soundbite of the day
“Bitcoin fixes this.”
Clinical psychologist, author and thought leader, Dr Jordan Peterson on the expansion of the monetary supply and inflation.
What they said yesterday
Definitely the funnier of multiple response options…
BTC in a nutshell…
One is the past, the other is the future…
The new normal 😉
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All information is correct as of 08:00 BST