Daily market update: Bitcoin on track post-halving?

There’s two kinds of people in the world – people who have Bitcoin and people who don’t. If you’re in the first camp, here are all the latest crypto metrics so you can feel smug and maybe think about buying more. If you’re in the latter camp, read it anyway to see what you’re missing.

Also, if you’re new to the world of crypto trading, take a look through our beginner’s guide to crypto trading series, starring in-depth explorations of common strategiesmarket analysis techniques, and more.

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All information is correct as of 09:30am BST

Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 31 August 2020, at a price of $11,680.82 – with a daily high of $11,768.88 and a low of $11,598.32.

That’s down from $11,711.51 the day before. On the same date last year, the closing price was $9,630.66.

We’re 41.85% below bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

As of today, buying bitcoin has been profitable for…

96.3% of all days since 2013-04-28.

Bitcoin volume

The volume traded yesterday was $22,285,928,250 – up from $19,760,127,945 the day before.

Market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $215,817,677,822, down from $216,373,660,045 the day before. To put that into context, Jeff Bezos’s net worth is $196,000,000,000, which means he could only buy 90.81% of all Bitcoin. You can’t have everything, Jeff!

Fear and Greed Index

We’re still at 75 in the general Greed zone, the same as yesterday. Extreme fear can be a sign that investors are too worried, which could be a buying opportunity. When Investors are getting too greedy, that means the market may be due for a correction.


Data courtesy of Into The Block

Daily active addresses

Data courtesy of Into The Block

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 69.60. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 58.69. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

Resistance and support

What they said yesterday…

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