Crypto at a glance
Hopes for a Bitcoin breakout this weekend were thwarted again, with the leading cryptocurrency by market cap continuing to trade in the same narrow range between $32-36k.
Can anything spark the market back into life? Is a period of stability a good thing? Will the England football team ever win a penalty shootout at a major tournament ??
There was at least a bit of an uptick for Bitcoin, with the price recovering to above $34k after slumping to $32k on Friday. This malaise is everywhere at the moment, with the Ethereum price also still hovering at around the same $2,100 level where it’s spent the last few days. Cardano (ADA) and Binance Coin (BNB) have been similarly unmoved by recent events, both rising around two per cent over the last 24 hours to remain broadly at breakeven for the week.
It may seem like it’s been a quiet time for cryptocurrency recently, but scratch beneath the surface and the long-term picture continues to go from strength to strength.
Paraguay lawmakers are preparing a bill to treat Bitcoin as legal tender, the hash rate is recovering as miners move their operations out of China, and both Bitcoin and Ethereum continue to make strides towards their major upgrades later this year in Taproot and London respectively.
It might feel like a 1-1 draw at the moment, but we’re not even at half time yet.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,418,546,359,607.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, July 11 2021, at a price of $34,240.19, up from $33,520.52, the day before. The daily high yesterday was $34,584.70 and the daily low was $33,346.74.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $9,276.50. In 2019, it closed at $11,815.99.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $645.51 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.429 trillion and Facebook is $993.6 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $21,879,909,920. 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 69.36%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 25.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 45.99, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 48.39. 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
“Gold is limited and you have to look for it. Bitcoin is the most amazing mathematical miracle. I do not invest in Bitcoin, but I believe it’s here to stay.”
– Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder
What they said yesterday
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All information is correct as of 08:00 BST