Bitcoin sinks lower as Putin orders Russian troops to enter Ukraine
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Any hopes of a quick resolution to tensions on the Ukraine border were dashed last night, with Russian president Vladimir Putin ordering his military to enter the Russian-controlled areas of southeast Ukraine. The move also put an end to hopes for a quiet week in the markets, with the opening bell this morning signalling the start to what financial commentators are expecting to be a turbulent day. The FTSE 100 index opened 1.4 per cent lower, France’s CAC fell 2.3 per cent, while Germany’s Dax was 2.5 per cent down.
The crypto markets appear to have followed suit, with the price of Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, falling around five per cent over the past 24 hours to $36,708.59 earlier this morning. It’s since recovered to more than $37k, but there are no clear signs that investors are treating it as a safe haven. By contrast, both Gold and Silver, traditional safe-haven investments, have climbed in recent days. Gold jumped to fresh eight-month highs of $1,914 per ounce, before falling back.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.657 trillion, down from $1.784 trillion yesterday.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, February 21 2022, at a price of $37,075.28, down from $38,431.38 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $39,394.44 and the daily low was $36,950.48.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $54,207.32. In 2020, it closed at $9,663.18.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $699.05 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.142 trillion and Tesla is $869.83 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $32.268 billion, up from $19.491 billion 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 54.57%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 20, in Extreme fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 42.69. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 34.43. 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
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Apparently there will be rivers of Bitcoin flowing throughout the city
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