Daily market update: Bitcoin reaches its highest level for over a year
We closed over $12,000! It’s been a fine start to the week, so feel free to revel in your daily update of all Bitcoin’s latest market movements, starring (…DRUMROLL…) the price, volume, the fear and greed index, and more.
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All information is correct as of 09:00 BST
We closed yesterday, 17 August 2020, at a price of $12,254.40 – with a daily high of $12,359.06 and a low of $11,806.70.
The closing price was the highest it’s been since 9 July 2019, when Bitcoin closed at $12,573.81.
We’re still 37.7% below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $226,261,747,567. To put that into context, Jeff Bezos’s net worth is $188,500,000,000, which means he could only buy 83.3% of all Bitcoin. You can’t have everything, Jeff!
The volume traded yesterday was $28,227,687,027. That’s the highest it’s been since 28 July 2020.
To put that into context, the highest ever 24-hour volume is $53,060,690,000, last year’s high was $29,060,690,000, and last year’s average was $15,060,690,000.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 60.91, up from 60.37 yesterday. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.
Fear and Greed Index
We’re back in Extreme Greed at 82 – down 1 point from 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.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 69.16. 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…
Bitcoin broke past $12,000 to its highest level in a more than a year https://t.co/8chSmjCXV7
— Bloomberg Crypto (@crypto) August 17, 2020
— Brad Michelson (@BradMichelson) August 17, 2020
Peter Schiff’s son is into Bitcoin! ? https://t.co/ilHrOuscOo
— Dan Held (@danheld) August 18, 2020
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