Crypto at a glance
The crypto markets continued to drift sideways yesterday, with Bitcoin again failing to break past $35k but holding strong at $33k. The short-term volatility is now down to a two-month low and is approaching the lows of 2021, according to an Arcane Research report released yesterday.
The report also notes that it was a similar story last July. Are we setting up for another sideways summer month? Or is this the calm before the storm?
It’s a similar pattern everywhere this morning, with swings of just one or two per cent in either direction for the likes of Ethereum and Cardano too. The big news yesterday was that Ethereum’s long-awaited London hard fork is likely to launch on August 4.
The upgrade has been long awaited by the Ethereum community, and is expected to have a number of changes to the way the network operates. This includes the introduction of a “base fee” structure in order to control the rapid surge in ETH gas fees.
The upgrade will also see the introduction of EIP-1559, which will see a portion of the fee collected from Ethereum users burned to control supply. This is something institutional investors seem particularly bullish on, as it will increase its credentials as a store-of-value. Saxo Bank’s cryptocurrency analyst Mads Eberhardt said in a note on Monday that “The London update also puts pressure on the store-of-value narrative in regards to Bitcoin, as the Ethereum inflation will likely fall to the level of Bitcoin, while the Ethereum network is having a higher demand for transactions.”
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In the markets
The Bitcoin economy
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,476,329,521,324.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, July 6 2021, at a price of $34,235.19, up from $33,746.00, the day before.
The daily high yesterday was $35,038.54 and the daily low was $33,599.92.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $9,758.85. In 2019, it closed at $11,450.85.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $650.96 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.454 trillion and Facebook is $1 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $28,279,616,821 up from $25,883,375,435 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 80.25%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 28.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 44.83, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 48.80. 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
“Volatility is the price you pay for Bitcoin to beat the S&P Index by 10x over a decade.”
– Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy CEO
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