Friday 24 September 2021 11:44 am

Twitter adds tipping with Bitcoin after turbulent week for crypto markets

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Crypto at a glance

It was a week in which Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies once again appeared to be trapped in lockstep with the traditional markets, vulnerable to the same supply chain shocks and economic mismanagement as the S&P and other indices.

But, as the week draws to a close, a timely reminder to zoom out and look at the big picture courtesy of bull of bulls, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The week began on a sour note, with the Evergrande saga threatening to sink the global economy into chaos–and drag Bitcoin with it. As the property giant’s debt problem spread like squid ink in a bucket of water, it again raised the spectre of the market crash last year as Covid-19 lockdowns swept the world, and Bitcoin plunged from $8,000 to $5,000 in a matter of hours.

The cryptocurrency appeared for months afterward to be bound inexorably to the fate of the wider markets, seemingly ending the ‘store of value’ narrative until, finally, it broke free and began its steady rise to the levels we see today. Levels that saw this Monday’s crash from $47,000 to $42,000 seem like such a big deal, despite it still being a 300+ per cent increase on the price this time last year.

But, this Thursday, we got an excellent reminder that, while it might be easy to fixate on short term price movements, this is a long-term investment and people with real vision around the world are building a financial future with Bitcoin at the heart.

After months of hints from Jack Dorsey, Twitter announced yesterday that it is adding, with immediate effect, the ability to pay other users with Bitcoin through its tipping feature. Users around the globe will also be able to post their Bitcoin wallet directly into their profile.

Dorsey has long been one of Bitcoin’s biggest advocates, with his payment giants Square and CashApp having last year integrated the cryptocurrency into their offering.

In the past, Dorsey has said that the cryptocurrency has the power to “unite the world” and bring about world peace.

‘Remember to zoom out’ has become so overused as to be cliche, the desperate clarion cry of the Bitcoin bull when the markets plunge. But if world peace isn’t the kind of big picture vision you want to zoom out and see, with people like Jack Dorsey building it, it’s hard to know what is.

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Yesterday’s Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno

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Total crypto market cap

The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1,971,544,991,943. 

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We closed yesterday, September 23 2021, at a price of $44,895.10, up from  $43,574.51 the day before. The daily high yesterday was $44,942.17 and the daily low was $43,109.34. 

This time last year, the price of Bitcoin closed the day at $10,760.07. In 2019, it closed at $8,620.57. 

Bitcoin market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $832.73 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.144 trillion and Facebook is $975.41 trillion. 

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $33,141,297,653, down from $37,199,291,459 yesterday. 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 53.89%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 33, still in Fear.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.62, up from 41.43 yesterday, Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 8 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 46.71, up from 46.34. 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 changes absolutely everything. I don’t think there is anything more important in my lifetime to work on.”

Jack Dorsey, Bitcoin supremo

What they said yesterday

Future of payments?

Build it and they will come…

Chill, Busta…

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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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