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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin BTC every fucking day.

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 Descartes used to say: Let’s get it!

We closed the day, January 13 2020, at a price of $8,144. That’s a minor 0.55 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$45.58. It was the lowest closing price in one day.

We’re still 59 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $147,890,525,973. It now commands 69 percent of the total crypto market.

Yesterday’s volume of $22,482,910,688 was the lowest in seven days, 32 percent above the year’s average, and 50 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 453 tons of gold.

A total of 291,454 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 10 percent below the year’s average and 35 percent below the year’s high.

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.17. That’s $3.54 below the year’s high of $3.71.

As of now, there are 12,614 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.8 percent of the total supply, the top 100 15.1 percent, and the top 1000 34.9 percent.

With a market capitalization of $148 Billion, NETFLIX INC has a market capitalization most similar to that of Bitcoin at the moment.

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 95.5 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $181,820 by now, according to

Yesterday 15,305 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 15.8 percent below the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this year about Bitcoin was 41,687.

This was one of last day’s most engaged tweets about Bitcoin:

LATEST: Chicago exchange CME Group has just announced its highly-anticipated bitcoin options are open for trading.@paddybaker_ reports$BTC

— CoinDesk (@coindesk) January 13, 2020

This was yesterday’s most upvoted Reddit post about Bitcoin:

Buying Bitcoin Is Your Best Chance To Reclaim Power As A Citizen from r/CryptoCurrency


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Published January 14, 2020 — 09:53 UTC

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