The Week in Review
with Jason Deane
How a bear market changes things!
For those of us who have been through a bear cycle or two before, we’re familiar with the feelings that many are experiencing now – despair, loss of hope, the growing (but misguided) belief that “crypto is dead” and, of course, the blame game on Twitter.
The legendary Nic Carter found himself under fire this week ostensibly because he dared to consider anything that wasn’t 100% Bitcoin, leading to all sorts of ridiculous fear-driven accusations of shilling and self-promotion. In the trough of a bear cycle it seems anyone is fair game.
Meanwhile, Anonymous announced it was coming after Do Kwon of Terra Luna infamy, a move that must surely send shivers down his spine. This is one group you really don’t want to attract the attention of, but there are many who feel that in this case their actions may well be justified.
The bad feeling continues as the SEC rejected Grayscale’s Bitcoin spot EFT resulting in an almost immediate issuing of legal proceedings from the latter to the former, but they weren’t the only ones involved in a public spat. Compass Mining was publicly humiliated by Dynamics Mining over an alleged unpaid electricity bill which Compass flatly denied.
I guess we’ll find out which side is telling the truth in due course.
On the subject of mining, I am more than fascinated to note that Bitcoin’s next difficulty adjustment is forecast to be upwards, even as miners struggle and many are now operating at a loss. It seems that confidence remains strong in this sector and it’ll be fascinating to see this play out as the self-adjusting market forces really come into force. The network itself, of course, remains entirely secure as ever.
It’s true the markets are dire and my view on this was published in Yahoo finance on Wednesday, but it’s also worth remembering that all the best stuff is built in bear markets. Seriously. This is where the smart people are quietly building the next gen of innovation in the background while the negative noise reaches a crescendo level.
As ever, the crypto world will emerge leaner, stronger and better as we move into the next phase of adoption of development so just remember, in a world where you can be anything, be nice.
Finally, I’m taking my family to the Bitcoin Adventure this weekend in Avon, near Bristol, for a Bitcoin themed family fun day at a big glamping and adventure park. It’s not a combination I’ve seen before and I just love the idea of it.
There will be stands, activities, family orientated workshops, a whole bunch of informal talks and even a visit from the Bitcoin Racing Team who will be showcasing their cars.
I’ll be speaking there myself in the afternoon about Bitcoin mining versus the environment and there will be a bunch of Bitcoin Pioneers attending helping people get started in this new digital world by giving away £10 in free Bitcoin and directing people to the next beginner’s webinar.
If you’re coming to see us (day tickets are still available here, although all glamping spots are now taken), come and say hi, but whatever you do have a fabulous weekend!
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $879 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, June 30 2022, at a price of $19,784.73. The daily high yesterday was $20,141.16 and the daily low was $18,729.66.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $373 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.391 trillion and Tesla is $697.92 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $33,115 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 71.94%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 11, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 43.52. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 30.32. 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 is deliberately amoral, it has no requirements to entry and asks nothing of the user aside from a valid signature.”
Nic Carter, Partner at Castle Island Ventures
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