Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin is now worth as much as PayPal’

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 Stephen Hawking used to say: Your heart must go on!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, March 29 2020, at a price of $5,922. That’s a worrying 5.18 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$323.57. It was the lowest closing price in six days.

We’re still 70 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $108,338,520,156. It now commands 66 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $28,373,690,931 was the lowest in fifty-six days, 37 percent above last year’s average, and 61 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 544 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 232,669 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 28 percent below last year’s average and 48 percent below last year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.16. That’s $3.54 below last year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 9,871 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 15.2 percent, and the top 1000 35.2 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $109 billion, PayPal 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 97.7 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $262,446 by now, according to

Bitcoin Energy Consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 192 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 70 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Colombia’s energy consumption or 6,5 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.3% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 22,187 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 18.8 percent above last year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day last year about Bitcoin was 75,543.

Most popular posts about Bitcoin

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

Zero taxes for #crypto traders and miners: Will #Portugal become a #Bitcoin tax haven?

— Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) March 28, 2020

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

Bitcoin Plays a Key Role in Protecting Human Rights from r/CryptoMarkets


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Published March 30, 2020 — 10:25 UTC

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