Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Nietzsche used to say: Time is money!
We closed the day, October 9 2019, at a price of $8,595. That’s a respectable 4.44 percent increase in 24 hours, or $365. It was the highest closing price in fourteen days.
We’re still 57 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).
Bitcoin market cap
Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $154,579,656,110. It now commands 67 percent of the total crypto market.
Yesterday’s volume of $19,384,942,333 was the highest in thirteen days, 26 percent above the year’s average, and 57 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 400 tons of gold.
A total of 310,911 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 7 percent below the year’s average and 31 percent below the year’s high.
Bitcoin transaction fee
Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.36. That’s $3.35 below the year’s high of $3.71.
Bitcoin distribution by address
As of now, there are 12,512 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.
Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.6 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.5 percent, and the top 1000 34.3 percent.
Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin
With a market capitalization of $154 billion, Unilever has a market capitalization most similar to that of Bitcoin at the moment.
Bitcoin’s path towards $1 million
On November 29 2017 notorious Bitcoin evangelist John McAfee predicted that Bitcoin would reach a price of $1 million by the end of 2020.
He even promised to eat his own dick if it doesn’t. Unfortunately for him it’s 92.4 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $114,366 by now, according to dickline.info.
Bitcoin Energy Consumption
Bitcoin used an estimated 200 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 73 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Austria’s energy consumption or 6,8 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.3% of the whole world’s electricity use.
Bitcoin on Twitter
Yesterday 17,990 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 4.2 percent below the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this year about Bitcoin was 41,687.