Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Square gets green light to become a bank’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin 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: Your heart must go on!

Bitcoin price

We closed the day, March 18 2020, at a price of $5,238. That’s a minor 0.21 percent increase in 24 hours, or $11. It was the highest closing price in two days.

We’re still 73 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017).

Bitcoin market cap

Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at $95,740,715,529. It now commands 65 percent of the total crypto market.

Bitcoin volume

Yesterday’s volume of $37,878,801,016 was the lowest in two days, 88 percent above last year’s average, and 48 percent below last year’s high. That means that yesterday, the Bitcoin network shifted the equivalent of 798 tons of gold.

Bitcoin transactions

A total of 231,154 transactions were conducted yesterday, which is 29 percent below last year’s average and 48 percent below last year’s high.

Bitcoin transaction fee

Yesterday’s average transaction fee concerned $0.80. That’s $2.91 below last year’s high of $3.71.

Bitcoin distribution by address

As of now, there are 9,023 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 15.0 percent, and the top 1000 34.9 percent.

Company with a market cap closest to Bitcoin

With a market capitalization of $950 billion, Accenture 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 97.8 percent behind being on track. Bitcoin‘s price should have been $248,868 by now, according to

Bitcoin Energy Consumption

Bitcoin used an estimated 185 million kilowatt hour of electricity yesterday. On a yearly basis that would amount to 68 terawatt hour. That’s the equivalent of Czech Republic’s energy consumption or 6,3 million US households. Bitcoin’s energy consumption now represents 0.30% of the whole world’s electricity use.

Bitcoin on Twitter

Yesterday 26,644 fresh tweets about Bitcoin were sent out into the world. That’s 43.5 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:

A bank that allows you to acquire bitcoin is here. Dope.


— Marty Bent (@MartyBent) March 18, 2020

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

Economist: Government Overspending Amidst Crisis is Bullish for Bitcoin from r/CryptoMarkets


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Published March 19, 2020 — 10:46 UTC

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