Crypto at a glance
Four short weeks ago, Bitcoin looked beached below $40,000 as it floundered at $37,300. It was a far cry from the oxygen-sapping heights of April when an all-time high saw the flagship cryptocurrency kiss $65,000.
August didn’t begin strongly. Low trading volume and an overstretched market had all the hallmarks of impending doom.
However, now looks like the markets want to shake off the month’s earlier shackles and turn an unfamiliar shade of green as autumn beckons us in.
Leading that final August charge is the combative pairing of Ethereum and Solana. Ether shot up by $133 this morning as it rose towards its current price range around $3,300 – a lift of 35 per cent across the month, and four per cent in 24 hours.
Solana too has enjoyed a stellar month. At $118 it has risen some 250 per cent in August, and an impressive 18 per cent since yesterday.
Although down by one per cent over the last 24 hours, Bitcoin has enjoyed a 14 per cent lift over the last month – a daily performance closely matched by Cardano but outshone by its native ADA at 114 per cent up for August.
September has, historically, witnessed some tantalising market movements. Are we in for more of the same over the next 30 days?
The Crypto AM London Blockchain & DeFi Summit and Crypto AM Awards 2021
Day One will be held at ETC Fenchurch Street hosting the four Crypto AM City of London Roundtables so that delegates can meet and network with each other and learn from great discussions and talks.
Day Two will be summit day (streamed and live audience) at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, St Paul’s, finishing with the black tie gala dinner in the same venue where the winners of the Crypto AM Awards 2021 will be revealed.
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Summit & awards announcements
Crypto AM Awards 2021 judges announced
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $2,007,060,321,085.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, August 30 2021, at a price of $47,054.98 down from $48,829.83 the day before.
The daily high yesterday was $48,925.61 and the daily low was $47,925.86.
This time last year, the price of bitcoin closed the day at $11,680.82. In 2019, it closed at $9,630.66.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $884.66 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.552 trillion and Facebook is $1.073 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $29,964,518,059, up from $27,365,994,295 the day before. 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 44.99%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 73.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 43.7, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 53.75. 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
“Bitcoin seems to be a very promising idea. I like the idea of basing security on the assumption that the CPU power of honest participants outweighs that of the attacker.”
Hal Finney, early Bitcoin developer and cypherpunk. August 28 marks the seventh anniversary of Finney’s death.
What they said yesterday
As for Bitcoin…
Do you speak it?
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Part two of two – April 2021
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Crypto AM: Events
For those of you who missed the Crypto AM DeFi & Digital Inclusion online summit 2021 – you can now watch the event in two parts via YouTube:
It’s definitely tempting to get swept up in the excitement, but please heed these words of caution: Do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators contained in this article will hopefully help in this. Remember though, the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.
All information is correct as of 08:00 BST