Crypto at a glance
….April Fools! And, apparently, Tinky Winky is Satoshi.
It’s a new month, but there’s no sign of let up in Bitcoin’s ongoing hunt for new all-time highs. The leading cryptocurrency yesterday celebrated its sixth consecutive green monthly candle, gaining more than 20% in March. Will April make it seven?
The signs are certainly positive, with yesterday seeing an onslaught of predictable and surreal adoption news.
Goldman Sachs announced the creation of a new Digital Assets Group within its private wealth management division. The group will help wealthy clients invest in digital assets. The move is quite the reversal for the investment giant, having less than a year ago denied that Bitcoin is even an asset class.
And they weren’t alone. It was also revealed in new SEC filings yesterday that the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund had held 37 futures contracts from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange worth nearly $360,458 – 0.0014% of the fund’s total assets.
In 2018, CEO Larry Fink claimed that the firm’s clients weren’t interested in crypto exposure. Guess they came around to the idea.
It’s pretty remarkable that the Teletubbies announced their love for Bitcoin yesterday and didn’t look the silliest while they were doing it.
It’s good news everywhere in the crypto markets today. The total market cap came within an ant’s breath of $2 trillion overnight, driven by massive gains for Ethereum and others.
Ethereum (ETH) shot up almost 5% to more than $1,900. The cryptocurrency was up 30% in March, versus a 25% gain in BTC. It rose 20% over the past week alone. If it can continue on this path, can it break $2,000 more definitively this time?
Another big gainer was Polkadot, which has come storming back into the race for third in the battle of the market caps, with a gain of more than 12% over the past 24 hours. The standout performer, though, continues to be Filecoin, which was up almost 40% to a new all-time high of more than $200.
It’s now in the top 10 coins by market capitalisation, while Theta goes the other way, dropping 10% after its recent meteoric rise. There have been a number of huge gainers already in 2021, with Bitcoin’s market dominance currently below 60% – a level that’s not been seen for a while. Could April see the real beginning of alt season?
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,858,467,027,970, down from $1,878,404,221,948 yesterday.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, March 31 2021, at a price of $58,918.83 – up from $58,917.69the day before. It’s now 25 days in a row that the price has closed above $50,000.
The daily high yesterday was $59,930.03 and the daily low was $57,726.42.
This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $6,438.64. In 2019, it closed at $4,105.40.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation is $1.1099 trillion at time of writing, up from $1.109 trillion yesterday. To put that into context, the market cap of gold is $10.901 trillion and silver is $1.331 trillion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $68,524,377,931 according to CoinMarketCap, up from $54,806,573,428 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 54.93%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment is back down in Greed again at 74.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 59.94. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 60.67. 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
“We think the whole infrastructure around crypto is really interesting, and we’ve been making some investments into that infrastructure—and we think that is at an inflection point […] When it comes to crypto generally, I think we’re at a really important moment in time. Something like bitcoin might have stayed a fringe asset but for the fact that we’ve increased money supply in the U.S. by 25%. There’s a real fear of basing of fiat currencies.”
Dawn Fitzpatrick, Chief Investment Officer of Soros Fund Management
What they said yesterday
Answers on a postcard…
April is really setting up to be a weird month…
Nice summary of another big month…
Always important to really zoom out though…
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All information is correct as of 08:30am GMT.