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All information is correct as of 07:30am BST.

Bitcoin price

We closed yesterday, 15 October, 2020, at a price of $11,495.35, with a daily high of $11,569.91 and a low of $11,303.60.

On 15 October, 2019, the closing price was $8,205.37. On 15 October, 2018, it was $6,596.54 and the same date in 2017 was $5,678.19.

We’re 42.78% below bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).

Bitcoin volume

The volume traded yesterday was $24,487,233,058 – up from $24,103,426,719 the day before. High volume indicates that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.

Market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $212,873,103,428, up from $211,643,390,713 the day before. To put that into context, Jeff Bezos is currently worth $175.3 billion. This means he can only afford to buy 82.35% of all bitcoin. A bad end of the week for Jeff.

Fear and Greed Index

Sentiment is back down at a neutral 52 after hitting the dizzy heights of 56 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.

Twitter sentiment

Yesterday, there were 9,651 tweets sent with a positive connotation towards bitcoin, 20,241 with a neutral connotation, and 1,719 were negative.

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Global In/Out of the money

For any address with a balance of tokens, ITB identifies the average price (cost) at which those tokens were purchased and compares it with the current price. If the current price is higher than average cost, address is ‘In the Money’. If the current price is lower than the average cost, the address is ‘Out of the Money’.

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Annualised price volatility using 365 days.

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Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance stands at 60.32. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 59.23. 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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