Bitcoin is again changing hands for around $30k this morning, down three per cent over the past 24 hours and four per cent over the past seven days.
The Ethereum price is also still hovering just above the $2,000 mark, down a similar amount since this time yesterday. The Fear and Greed Index is still at rock bottom, but it is up from record lows seen yesterday, up from ‘8’ to ’12’ this morning, suggesting that investor sentiment is at least moving in the right direction.
The seven-day average real Bitcoin spot volume continues to increase and is now sitting just below this year’s high from January.
Four of the previous seven trading days saw more than $10 billion in volume, as the general fearfulness in the financial markets spurred increased trading activity. As usual, volumes calmed down over the weekend, but we still saw almost twice as high volumes as the average weekend volume in April. Will improved sentiment now translate into an uptick in demand?
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.283 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, May 2022 17, at a price of $30,425.86. The daily high yesterday was $30,694.49 and the daily low was $29,570.30.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $568.42 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.517 trillion and Tesla is $789.03 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $29.428 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 55.95%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 12, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 44.54. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 33.78. 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 don’t have to have this big giant massive collapse. It just organically blows up, one-by-one, as people move to a harder, sounder money. And in the process, Bitcoin becomes a black hole on the world’s balance sheet.”
Trace Mayer, Host of Bitcoin Knowledge podcast
What they said yesterday
He’s got a point…
How time flies…
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