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All information is correct as of 09:00 BST
We closed yesterday, 16 August 2020, at a price of $11,892.80 – with a daily high of $11,934.90 and a low of $11,737.19.
The closing price was the highest its been since 8 August 2019, when Bitcoin closed at $11,966.41.
We’re still 39.8% below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $219,576,092,170. To put that into context, Jeff Bezos’s net worth is $188,500,000,000, which means he could only buy 85.8% of all Bitcoin. You can’t have everything, Jeff!
The volume traded yesterday was $20,583,375,490. That is the lowest it’s been since 9 August 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 60.37 – the lowest it's been since 17 June 2019. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.
Fear and Greed Index
We’re back in Extreme Greed at 83 – up 1 point from yesterday and 5 above last week’s average. 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 63.26*. 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's hash rate has yet again hit a new ATH. 📈
Miners know. pic.twitter.com/54MLtYdSCR
— ₿itcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) August 16, 2020
Eth supply still probably more known and with less inflation than any fiat.
Btc is bulletproof. Period.
No such talents in fiat space. Essential listening for newbs.https://t.co/9xNbIMetF7
— Dan Tapiero (@DTAPCAP) August 16, 2020
Three men walk into an airport. One has $1,000,000 in Gold.
The 2nd a million in cash. The 3rd has a 100 Bitcoin via a seed phrase memorized and backed up. Which one makes it to his destination? That's why #Bitcoin wins!
— ₿ł₮-₣ł₦₭ 🔴 (@Bit_Fink) August 17, 2020
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