Bitcoin is down two per cent this morning but continues to trade above the $19,000 threshold at $19,230. Ethereum followed suit, trading for $1,295 and down 2.77%.
Other large-cap cryptocurrencies are also in the red. Chainlink, Solana and Cardano are all down between three and four per cent, with Uniswap being one of a few cryptocurrencies showing positive growth over the last 24 hours, trading up 1% at $6.41.
It’s a divergence from what’s happening in traditional equity markets. The SP500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones are in the green today, albeit by one percentage point, give or take, but it’s the second day of positive growth in these markets, which may point to a deeper divergence forming between cryptocurrency and traditional markets. The renewed investor confidence in equities may be off the back of large global brands reporting strong Q3 earnings.
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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 $925.693 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, October 18 2022, at a price of $19,334.42 The daily high yesterday was $19,667 and the daily low was $19,144.77.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $368.96 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $10.876 trillion and Tesla is $685.01 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $29.277 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 29.51%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 23, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.80. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 43.12. 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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