Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Ex-Facebook exec urges people to buy Bitcoin… again’

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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 Planck used to say: If you love yourself, you won’t do drugs!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, May 13 2020, at a price of $9,269. That’s a decent 5.27 percent increase in 24 hours, or $464. It was the highest closing price in three days.

We’re still 53 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $170,352,710,071. It now commands 68 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $45,558,144,023 was the highest in one day, 102 percent above the year’s average, and 38 percent below the year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 826 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 296,677 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 7 percent below the year’s average and 34 percent below the year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $2.08. That’s $1.63 below the year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 13,211 Bitcoin millionaires, or addresses containing more than $1 million worth of Bitcoin.

Furthermore, the top 10 Bitcoin addresses house 5.2 percent of the total supply, the top 100 14.7 percent, and the top 1000 35.0 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $172 billion, Adobe 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 97.2 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $326,151 by now, according to

Bitcoin energy consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 158 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 58 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Bangladesh’s energy consumption or 5.3 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.26% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 46,507 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 142.5 percent above the year’s average. The maximum amount of tweets per day this year about Bitcoin was 82,838.

Most popular posts about Bitcoin

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

Highlight: @APompliano on how investor attitudes have shifted on cryptocurrencies, and why bitcoin will hit $100,000 by the end of December 2021:

— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) May 13, 2020

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

Billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya says the economy is ‘completely divorced’ from markets — issues buy on Bitcoin and cautions against top-down monetary policy. from r/Bitcoin

And this was yesterday’s top submission on Hacker News about Bitcoin:

JPMorgan Extends Banking Services to Bitcoin Exchanges (


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Published May 14, 2020 — 09:16 UTC

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