The price of Bitcoin is down slightly this morning, again dipping below $20k. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation is changing hands for $19,887 – a drop of 1.62 per cent since this time yesterday.
The latest fall means the price of Bitcoin has dipped more than 13 per cent in August and nearly 20 per cent since a rally two weeks ago, when lower-than-expected inflation figures in the US raised hopes significant interest rate rises might be curtailed. Hopes that have since been dashed, at least for now. Will September see an improvement?
Other major cryptocurrencies and financial markets are also down slightly over the past 24 hours. The price of Ethereum has slipped 1,73 per cent to $1,544. The tech-focused Nasdaq index and S&P 500 fell 0.6 per cent and 0.8 per cent respectively.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $970.264 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, August 31 2022, at a price of $20,049.76. The daily high yesterday was $20,420.99 and the daily low was $19,799.58.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $380.76 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.314 trillion and Tesla is $857.42 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $31.114 billion. 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 39.17%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 23, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 40.16. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 39.13. 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
“Encryption works. Properly implemented strong crypto systems are one of the few things that you can rely on.”
Edward Snowden, Author
What they said yesterday
Is there anything that can’t?
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All information is correct as of 08:00 BST