Bitcoin up and over $21k while Ethereum sits comfortably above $1,500
Sometime in the last few days Bitcoin’s market cap surpassed that of Tesla and currently sits comfortably at $408 billion, following a price pump of 22.8% in the last week.
The price of Bitcoin this morning is around $21,210, while Ethereum is changing hands for $1,565 – both up around 20% on the week.
Investor uncertainty has evidently subsided. The Fear and Greed Index recently moved out of Extreme Fear into Fear and finally sits in Neutral today, a not inconsequential bit of information given the events of the last few months.
The total market cap of the entire cryptocurrency industry peeked above the crucial $1 trillion level yesterday before retracing to $990 billion. Investors are now asking the question – ‘Is it the beginning of a bull trap or the start of a bull run?’.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $988.934 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, January 16, at a price of $21,169. The daily high yesterday was $21,360, and the daily low was $20,715.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $407.42 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.629 trillion and Tesla is $386.5 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $22,959 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 31.71%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 51, in Neutral.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 43.13. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 87.81. 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
“For the first time since June, Bitcoin has seen a greater volume of Profits realized on-chain than losses.”
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What they said yesterday
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The Ethereum network more secure by the day…
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All information is correct as of 08:00 BST