Daily market update: Square buys $50 million in bitcoin before price jump

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Another day, another company buying a crap load of bitcoin to make sure their finances are positioned to survive these turbulent times. This time, Jack Dorsey's Square is leading the charge. Dorsey is well known as a bitcoin bull, but this is one of the biggest corporate bets we've seen yet – and it looks like it was good news for the price, with a $300 bounce following the news.


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All information is correct as of 10:30am BST.


Bitcoin price


We closed yesterday, 8 October, 2020, at a price of $10,923.63, with a daily high of $10,939.80 and a low of $10,569.82. That’s the highest daily closing price since 20 September.


On 8 October, 2019, the closing price was $8,228.78. On 8 October, 2018, it was $6,652.23 and the same date in 2017 was $4,610.48.


We’re 45.62% below bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (17 December 2017).


Bitcoin volume


The volume traded yesterday was $21,962,121,001 – up from $17,634,388,529 the day before.


Market capitalisation


Bitcoin’s market capitalisation as of yesterday was $202,215,604,969, up from $197,678,953,704 the day before. To put that into context, Jeff Bezos is currently worth $175.3 billion. This means he can only afford to buy 88.69% of all bitcoin. Not a great way to end the week for Jeff, further away than when he started.


As of today, buying bitcoin has been profitable for...


94.2% of all days since 2013-04-28.


Fear and Greed Index


Sentiment is at 48 – up from 46 yesterday. That’s the highest level we’ve seen so far in October. 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. Are we set for a big move?



Twitter sentiment


Yesterday, there were 13,741 tweets sent with a positive connotation towards bitcoin, 25,668 with a neutral connotation, and 1,888 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 60.01. Its lowest recorded dominance was 37.09 on 8 January, 2018.


Relative Strength Index (RSI)


The daily RSI is currently 53.57. 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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