Bitcoin Marketcap

$875B

Gold Marketcap

$10.93T

BTC Settlement Volume (24hr)

$15.38B

BTC Inflation Rate (next 1yr)

1.80%

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KEY MARKETS

24hr change

Bitcoin

$46,973  πŸ“‰

 

-6.69%


S&P 500

3,832  πŸ“‰

-94.34

-2.4%


Gold

$1,798  πŸ“‰

-$6.17

-0.34%


Silver

$27.66  πŸ“ˆ

+$0.07

+0.27%


Euro

$1.2117  πŸ“‰

-$0.01

-0.95%


Yen

Β₯106.44  πŸ“ˆ

+Β₯0.36

+0.34%


Renminbi (CNY)

Β₯6.4610   

+Β₯0.01

+0.19%


Oil (WTI)

$62.30  πŸ“‰

-$1.06

-1.67%


BITCOIN STATS

Bitcoin Marketcap

$875B


BTC Inflation Rate (next 1yr)

1.80%


% Supply Issued

88.75%


BTC Settlement Volume (24hr)

$15.38B


Real Exchange Volume (24hr)

$11.55B


Active Addresses

1.22M


Mining Reward Value (24hr)

$42.7M


GBTC Premium

-2.02%


BTC Down From ATH

19.58%


BTC Up From Cycle Low

4.21%


RATES & YIELDS

24hr change

UST 3mo

0.03%  πŸ“‰

-0.01

-25%


UST 2yr

0.11%  πŸ“ˆ

+0

0%


UST 10yr

1.37%  πŸ“ˆ

+0

0%


UST 30yr

2.21%  πŸ“ˆ

+0.02

+0.91%


Fed Funds (EFFR)

0.07%  πŸ“ˆ

+0

0%


RATIOS

24hr change

Gold:BTC (marketcap)

12.47x   

+0.81

+6.95%


M2:BTC (marketcap)

22.20x   

+1.50

+7.27%


BTC:Oil (price)

753.26x   

-41.01

-5.16%


Gold:Oil (price)

28.72x   

+0.34

+1.21%


US GOVERNMENT STATS

30-day change

Federal Reserve Balance Sheet

$7.59T  πŸ“ˆ

+$185B

+2.50%


M1 Money Supply

$6.81T  πŸ“ˆ

+$13.80B

+0.20%


M2 Money Supply

$19.41T  πŸ“‰

 

-0.68%


BTC ROI

Bitcoin & Traditional Assets ROI (vs USD)

BTC vs Traditional Assets ROI:

 

Bitcoin

Gold

S&P 500

1 year:

+422%

+9%

+31%

2 year:

+1,108%

+36%

+38%

3 year:

+336%

+36%

+40%

4 year:

+3,764%

+43%

+62%

5 year:

+10,540%

+47%

+96%

6 year:

+17,854%

+48%

+82%

7 year:

+7,968%

+36%

+106%

8 year:

+134,955%

+14%

+153%

9 year:

+937,419%

+5%

+180%

10 year:

+5,151,797%

+25%

+193%

Data Source: Messari.io, bitcoincharts.com

What is it: This shows bitcoin's ROI vs other potential inflation hedge assets.

Why it matters: As with the historical bitcoin price table, we see bitcoin's extreme outperformance vs other assets here as well. Bitcoin's relatively small size, plus fundamental properties, yield extreme outperformance when even relatively small funds-flows find their way to BTC.

BTC DAYS ABOVE PRICE

Bitcoin Price Closing History by Level

Days Bitcoin Closed Above:

Price

Days Above

% of Bitcoin's Life

$50,000

6

0.14%

$46,928

15

0.34%

$40,000

20

0.45%

$30,000

55

1.24%

$20,000

72

1.62%

$10,000

377

8.50%

Data Sources: Messari.io, bitcoincharts.com

What is it: This the number of days in which bitcoin "closed" (trading level at midnight UTC) above various price levels.

Why it matters: This can give a sense of where bitcoin is currently trading relative to past cycles.

SHARPE 5yr

DOUBLING TIME

Critique #6: Bitcoin Can Be Cloned

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critique:  Bitcoin is one of many thousands of crypto assets, and anyone can create more whenever they want. Bitcoin therefore is not scarce and can't be valuable.

rebuttal:  Crypto currencies are not scarce, but bitcoins on the bitcoin network are. Anyone can indeed clone the open-source bitcoin codebase at any time, and launch their own coin, but they can't clone the acceptance, name recognition, and security that only the bitcoin network enjoys. People have been cloning bitcoin since 2011, yet no clone has come close to matching bitcoin's marketcap and network effect.

As an internet protocol for money and a store-of-value, bitcoin enjoys extremely strong network effects. The lock-in created by thousands of businesses, and millions of users & investors, who have a vested interest in bitcoin specifically is extremely difficult to overcome. This is akin to what we've seen with base-level internet protocols over the past 50 years. Foundational technologies like tcp/ip and smtp have dominated for decades, despite their technical flaws and emergence of countless competitors. They are simply too ingrained in the internet ecosystem to unseat, and developers and businesses choose to build on top of them instead. Bitcoin is proving similar.

Along these lines, CEO of Micro Strategy, Michael Saylor, recently observed that once a tech company or platform with a network effect achieves a $100B marketcap, and does not have competitors similarly valued, the platform is likely to be a dominant runaway success due its network effects and a winner-take-most dynamic. Bitcoin surpassed $100B in marketcap for the first time in 2017 and has never had a competitor come within an order of magnitude of its dominance.