There’s a bit more pep in the crypto markets this morning, with the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation trading at about $39,600 at time of writing, up around two per cent over the past 24 hours. Ether, the second-largest crypto by market cap, is changing hands for just $2,930, a three per cent gain.
The uptick breaks a general downward drift over recent weeks and follows the US central bank’s long-awaited half-point interest rate hike – the biggest interest rate rise in 22 years as it looks to tame soaring inflation. The move appears to have at least brought some certainty for investors, even if there’s little clarity where the economy is going next.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.792 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, May 4 2022, at a price of $39,698.37. The daily high yesterday was $39,902.95 and the daily low was $37,732.06.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $751.78 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.009 trillion and Tesla is $986.92 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $35.622 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 35.06%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 27, in Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 42.24. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 50.95. 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
“Decentralized and private payments are a necessary innovation for a digital future where we retain our civil liberties and personal freedoms.”
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What they said yesterday
Can’t stop this…
Sounds like a plan…
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