The Bitcoin price continues to recover this morning, with the largest cryptocurrency by market cap rising to more than $44k overnight. It’s currently changing hands for just below $44k, up around three per cent over the past 24 hours and two per cent over the past seven days.
The big news yesterday was the announcement that inflation in the US rose by seven per cent over the past year – the fastest it’s risen in nearly 40 years. This was generally anticipated by analysts, but there had been fears in the market that prices might have climbed even faster. This would likely have put further pressure on the Federal Reserve to move faster in raising interest rates, rumours of which were widely speculated to have sparked the bumpy start to the year in global financial markets.
The big movers this morning are Solana, which is up eight per cent, and memecoins Doge and Shiba, both of which have increased in price by around 12 per cent over the past 24 hours. The Ethereum price is up 3.5 per cent to just below $3,400.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $2,073,793,543,128 down from $2,010,523,399,765 yesterday.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, January 12 2022, at a price of $43,949.10, up from $42,735.85 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $44,135.37 and the daily low was $42,528.99.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $37,316.36. In 2020, it closed at $8,144.19.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $827.37 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.592 trillion and Tesla is $1.11 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $55,599,400,316 up from $25,581,403,876 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 43.71%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 21, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 40.02. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 37.57. 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.
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