Monday 26 July 2021 11:22 am

Moon-day madness as Jeff Bezos rumoured to be looking at Bitcoin payments for Amazon

Crypto at a glance

A perfect storm of bullish news has swept Bitcoin into the new week on the crest of a wave, with an astronaut, a social media mogul, and a rapper steering the ship back up to the dizzy heights of $40k. But are things just getting started?

Having began its ascent last week on news that Tesla was considering again accepting the cryptocurrency for payment, the Bitcoin price soared 15 per cent last night to over $39,000 for the first time since June 17. Yesterday marked its sixth consecutive day in the green, during which time it increased more than 20 per cent in value, though the price has since dropped back to around $38,000 at time of writing.

This breakout seems to have been sparked by a much more mass market retailer than Tesla accepting the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Reports yesterday citing an insider familiar with the matter said that Amazon is looking to accept Bitcoin payments ‘by the end of the year’.

Not content with going into space, Jeff Bezos is looking to go to the moon. A source within Amazon told our own Darren Parkin, Editor of Crypto AM, that “It begins with Bitcoin – this is the key first stage of this crypto project, and the directive is coming from the very top… Jeff Bezos himself.”

READ MORE: Amazon ‘definitely’ lining up Bitcoin payments, confirms insider

He’s also joined by Twitter CEO and renowned Bitcoin bull Jack Dorsey, who is again pushing Bitcoin use cases in the micro-blogging platform. Dorsey told the company’s second-quarter earnings call that Bitcoin would be a “big part” of the company’s future and had the potential to further transform Twitter’s products and services.

Bitcoin’s breakout appears to have dragged other cryptocurrencies along in its wake, with everything up today. The total value of all cryptocurrencies is more than $1.5 trillion for the first time since June, with Ethereum up seven per cent over the last 24 hours to more than $2,300, Cardano up nine per cent to  $1.35, and Bitcoin Cash up 11 per cent to above $500.

Busta Rhymes is having a whale of a time tweeting about it all too. Even the hype men are getting an upgrade.

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There will be a main keynote from Matt Hawkins, Founder & CEO of CUDOS, a community Keynote from Jason A Deane of Bitcoin Pioneers and a panel discussion around the ‘State of the Crypto Union’ moderated by Crypto AM contributor Alex Lightman.

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I’m hugely grateful to our partners CUDOS, World Mobile, BEQUANT, Bitstamp, CryptoCompare, CEX.IO, Bitcoin Pioneers & GlobalBlock Digital Asset Trading whose generosity is enabling everyone to attend free of charge.

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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 $1,535,729,146,151.

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We closed yesterday, July 25 2021, at a price of $35,350.19, up from $34,292.45, the day before.

The daily high yesterday was $35,364.93 and the daily low was $33,881.84.

This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $9,905.17. In 2019, it closed at $9,870.30.

Bitcoin market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $724.45 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.481 trillion and Facebook is $1.048 trillion.

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $35,443,317,426. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.

Volatility

The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 48.04%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 26

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 47.67, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 68.80. 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

“I’ve had the honor of meeting Bitcoin core developers. They know economic history better than anyone I’ve ever met.”

– Cathie Woods, ARKinvest CEO

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Cautionary Notes

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

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