The Bitcoin price is down three per cent this morning, as the recovery we’ve seen this week across global financial markets wobbled. The leading cryptocurrency is around 13 per cent lower compared to its price last week, and is currently valued at about $36,500.
The drop follows a US Federal Reserve statement again indicating an impending interest rate rise. At a press conference last night, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell hinted that there could be an aggressive string of interest rate rises that will begin in March. Powell told reporters there was “quite a bit of room to raise interest rates without threatening the labour market”.
Asia-Pacific markets fell to their lowest level in 15 months, while the London stock market has opened lower, with the blue-chip FTSE 100 index down 0.6 per cent. Other cryptocurrencies took a similar hit, with Ethereum also down by about two per cent compared to its price yesterday morning, and is currently priced at $2,400.
The crypto market is rarely in a more fearful state than right now. While some thick-skinned crypto ‘hodlers’ seem to never be bothered by a bit of market volatility, more than two months of extreme fear has undoubtedly scared away some inexperienced crypto investors.
Historically, the market has rewarded holders for their perseverance during difficult market conditions, though. Will it do so again?
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,621,776,238,303, down from $1,691,715,996,544 yesterday.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, January 26 2022, at a price of $36,852.12, down from $36,954.00 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $38,825.41 and the daily low was $36,374.91.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $30,432.55. In 2020, it closed at $8,909.82.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $683.99 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.491 trillion and Tesla is $941.4 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $32,418,712,132, up from $27,840,957,085 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 53.29%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 20, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 42.54. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 29.23. 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.
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