Thursday 05 January 2023 11:16 am
Welcome back and a very happy 2023 to all our regular readers (and those not so regular readers).
For those of you hoping to kick the year off with a bang in crypto, unfortunately the markets are flatter than an elephant’s camping stool. The crypto market stagnated over the Christmas holidays, with both BTC and ETH experiencing very slight declines.
Bitcoin’s seven-day volatility has now declined to 0.7% and is currently sitting at lows only visited once since February 2019 – during the stagnant markets of July 2020.
That being said, there’s still plenty of time for drama. These low volatility periods rarely last for long, and volatility compression periods have previously tended to be followed by sharp moves, even in stagnant markets. And besides, this is crypto. Does anyone really think it’s going to stay boring?
Previous Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno
In the markets
The Bitcoin economy
*Data can be found at https://terminal.bytetree.com/
Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $818.623 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, January 4, at a price of $16,863.24. The daily high yesterday was $16,964.59, and the daily low was $16,667.76.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $323.93 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.232 trillion and Tesla is $408.9 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $15.78 billion . High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.
The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 23.11%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 29, in Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.64. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 38.68. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
Convince your Nan: Soundbite of the day
“The blockchain concept was pioneered within the context of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but engineers have imagined many other ways for distributed ledger technology to streamline the world. Stock exchanges and big banks, for example, are looking at blockchain-type systems as trading settlement platforms.”
What they said yesterday
NEW: 🇧🇷 +45,000 Brazilian companies used #Bitcoin or crypto since April 2022 – Federal Tax Agency— Bitcoin Archive (@BTC_Archive) January 4, 2023
14 years ago today, Satoshi mined the 1st #Bitcoin block
Happy birthday Bitcoin 🎉
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It’s definitely tempting to get swept up in the excitement, but please heed these words of caution: Do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators contained in this article will hopefully help in this. Remember though, the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.
All information is correct as of 08:00 BST