Crypto at a glance
The crypto market is down again this morning after an impressive rally that’s seen Bitcoin gain around 70 per cent in a month. The leading cryptocurrency is trading around the $47,000 mark at time of writing, down about three per cent over the past 24 hours.
A correction is to be expected after such a long streak of positive price action, as buyers look to take profits. But are we now due a period of consolidation before another move? Will this prove to have been a dead cat bounce, or are many commentators correct in their belief that this is just the start of another bull run in the second half of 2021?
Despite flagging somewhat this week, Bitcoin has still seen a record amount of cryptocurrency transferred through its network. More than $188 billion worth of Bitcoin was transferred on Tuesday, according to figures from blockchain data firm Glassnode. That’s more than 60 per cent up on what we were seeing in April, when the leading cryptocurrency hit all-time highs of more than $60,000.
The network is also looking strong again. The Bitcoin hashrate, which is an indicator of how secure the network is and how hard it would be to attack, has made a remarkable recovery since it crashed following China’s crypto mining clampdown earlier this year. On Tuesday, the hashrate was 152 EH/s – triple what it was when it bottomed out this year on June 28.
It’s a similar story elsewhere, with Ethereum also down three per cent today but still holding above $3,000. Cardano, Solana and Dogecoin are the big losers today, having seen the biggest gains recently. All are down around six per cent.
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $2,019,148,489,105.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, August 26 2021, at a price of $48,960.79 up from $47,706.12 the day before.
The daily high yesterday was $49,202.88 and the daily low was $47,163.61
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $11,488.36. In 2019, it closed at $10,370.82.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $883.18 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.346 trillion and Facebook is $1.038 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $34,908,261,845, up from $31,845,570,556 the day before. 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 46.97%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 75.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 44.60, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8, 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 56.63. 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
“Bitcoin to $50,000. Great news for Bitcoin holders. Bad news for mom and pop. The primary reason I invest in Bitcoin, gold, & silver is because I do not trust our leaders, the Fed, Treasury, nor the stock market. Unfortunately mom and pop who save money do.”
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad author
What they said yesterday
Crypto AM editor’s pick
BlackRock backed crypto mining company sees record Q2 results
Bitcoin breaks $50,000 as magic Monday gives cryptocurrencies a green start to the week
Gibraltar to host first international post pandemic crypto event
CV Labs Partnership launches British crypto firm Evai onto Bittrex global exchange
Sudden rise of Solana takes crypto markets by surprise
OccamFi receives strategic investment from Cardano early stage VC Fund
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Crypto AM Events
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All information is correct as of 08:00 BST