The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is up over the past 24 hours this morning, but has struggled to convincingly break through the $20k mark. It currently sits at around $19,700 – up two per cent since this time yesterday.
The market leader continues to track stock markets, which are also struggling amid the ongoing failure to tame inflation and fears the global economy will fall into recession.
Other major cryptocurrencies have actually fared better, with Ethereum up almost six per cent on the day. The second-largest cryptocurrency is currently changing hands for around $1,127. It comes ahead of the upcoming, long-anticipated ‘Merge’ event, which will see the network transition from a proof-of-work to proof-of-stake platform.
Uniswap is the day’s big winner, building on yesterday’s strong performance to climb another eight per cent in price.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $906 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, July 4 2022, at a price of $20,231.26. The daily high yesterday was $20,258.75 and the daily low was $19,063.07.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $383 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.452 trillion and Tesla is $706.6 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $23,982 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 73.59%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 19, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 43.32. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 37.16. 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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