Thursday 16 September 2021 10:54 am

Bitcoin edges closer to $50k as Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin makes Time


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Crypto at a glance

Bitcoin is back above $48k again this morning, as bulls eye another chance to creep over the psychologically-important $50k mark.

Yesterday saw the leading cryptocurrency hold above the $46,000 support level, but can it use the level as a springboard as we head into the weekend?

Yesterday saw inflation begin to bite, with an increase from two per cent to 3.2 per cent in the UK – the largest monthly increase in recorded history.

Bitcoin’s fixed supply has long been cited as an antidote to the inflationary aspects of fiat currency and their declining value – something that has come into even sharper focus as governments increase their monetary supply to counter the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns. Will all the wannabe-Cassandras prove correct?

Ethereum is the big winner today, gaining six per cent over the last 24 hours to hit more than $3,600. ​​The gain comes as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is named in Time’s ‘Most Influential’ list. A landmark moment for crypto?

The Crypto AM London Blockchain & DeFi Summit and Crypto AM Awards 2021

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Summit & Awards Announcements 

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Yesterday’s Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno

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Total crypto market cap

The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $2,196,202,044,098. 

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We closed yesterday, September 15 2021, at a price of $48,176.35 up from $47,092.497 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $48,450.47 and the daily low was $46,773.33. 

This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $10,974.90. In 2019, it closed at $10,276.79. 

Bitcoin market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $910.15 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.355 trillion and Facebook is $1.054 trillion. 

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $31,989,406,886, down from $34,010,724,920  the day before. 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 46.41%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 53.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.16, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 54.41. 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

“We believe that the price will be tenfold of where it is today, so instead of $45,000, [it would be] over $500,000.” 

Cathie Wood, the CEO of Ark Investment Management (Ark Invest)

What they said yesterday

The future is closer than you think…

In other words: they hold a lot of Bitcoin…

What comes next?

Crypto AM: Editor’s pick

Cardano Alonzo upgrade sees 100 smart contracts in first 24 hours

Cardano coin

Morgan Stanley to launch new research team led by Sheena Shah

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Bitcoin can now be purchased using the Post Office app

Royal Mail Undecided In Further Post Office Closures
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Simon Nixon tells Seek Ventures to ramp up Bitcoin investment 

Bitcoin breaks $50,000 as magic monday gives cryptocurrencies a green start to the week

Gibraltar to host first international post pandemic crypto event

CV Labs Partnership launches British crypto firm Evai onto Bittrex global exchange 

Crypto AM: Features 

Crypto AM: Spotlight

Crypto AM: Founders Series 

Crypto AM: Industry Voices 

Crypto AM: Contributors 

Crypto AM: In Conversation with James Bowater

Crypto AM: Tomorrow’s Money with Gavin S Brown

Crypto AM: Mixing in the Metaverse with Dr Chris Kacher

Crypto AM: Visions of the Future, Past & Present with Alex Lightman 

Crypto AM: Tiptoe through the Crypto with Monty Munford 

Crypto AM: Taking a Byte out of Digital Assets with Jonny Fry

Crypto AM: Parliamentary Special 

Part one of two – April 2021

Part two of two – April 2021

Five-part series – March 2021

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Crypto AM: Events

For those of you who missed the Crypto AM DeFi & Digital Inclusion online summit 2021 – you can now watch the event in two parts via YouTube:

Part one…

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Cautionary Notes

It’s definitely tempting to get swept up in the excitement, but please heed these words of caution: Do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators contained in this article will hopefully help in this. Remember though, the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.

All information is correct as of 08:00 BST