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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘MicroStrategy buys another $175M in Bitcoin’

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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: Whip it, whip it, whip it!

We closed the day, September 15 2020, at a price of $10,796. That’s a minor 1.11 percent increase in 24 hours, or $119. It was the highest closing price in twelve days.

We’re still 46 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin‘s market cap ended the day at $199,641,896,762. It now commands 58 percent of the total crypto market.

Yesterday’s volume of $32,509,451,925 was the lowest in five days, 41 percent above last year’s average, and 56 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 514 tons of gold.

A total of 332,801 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 4 percent above last year’s average and 26 percent below last year’s high.

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $1.29. That’s $2.61 below last year’s high of $3.91.

As of now, there are 17,761 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 4.8 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.0 percent, and the top 1000 34.7 percent.

With a market capitalization of $198 Billion, Novartis 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 100.0 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $596,466 by now, according to dickline.info.

On a yearly basis Bitcoin now uses an estimated 69 terawatt hour of electricity. That’s the equivalent of Czech Republic’s energy consumption.

Yesterday 34,641 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 66.7 percent above last year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day last year about Bitcoin was 82,838.

This was yesterday’s most engaged tweet about Bitcoin:

NEW: MicroStrategy founder @michael_saylor said Tuesday his company has acquired an additional $175 million in #bitcoin.@paddybaker_ reportshttps://t.co/oO0UQmvClN

— CoinDesk (@CoinDesk) September 15, 2020

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

Micro strategy just bought another 16,796 bitcoin bringing their total to 38,250 from r/CryptoCurrency


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Published September 16, 2020 — 08:40 UTC

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