Libra is unliberated from global scrutiny. Bloomberg reported the European commission’s antitrust regulators probing into Facebook’s digital currency. Regulators express their concern over Libra potentially monopolizing the market and promoting anti-competitive behavior. Official confirmation was unavailable as both the commission and Facebook’s representatives declined to comment.
Rain wreaks havoc in Sichuan, China, leaves eight people dead and 24 missings. Life and property are adversely affected, and a video captures the demolition of a Bitcoin mining farm. The consequence of this natural disaster on the price of Bitcoin may become apparent as 70% of mining happens in China.
Current Bitcoin Price – $10,161.71
Bitcoin opened at a price of $10,916.35. The fluctuations drove it to the lowest value of $10,618.96 and the highest value of $10,947.04 in 24 hours. Bitcoin closed at $10,763.23 and saw a decrease of 1.40% throughout the day. The crypto coin is still below its all-time high value of USD 20,089.00 by 45.5%.
Current Ethereum Price – $186.09
Ethereum opened at $202.81. The fluctuations drove it to the lowest value of $195.62 and the highest value of $203.02 in 24 hours. Ethereum closed at $196.57 and saw a decrease of 3.08% throughout the day.
The crypto coin is still below its all-time high value of USD 1,432.88 by 85.83%.
Bitcoin Market Cap
The day ended with $182,110,285,696 for the Bitcoin Market Cap.
Ethereum Market cap
The day ended with $20,217,255,948 for the Ethereum Market Cap.
Bitcoin Trading Volume
The 24-hour trading volume of Bitcoin – $16,896,494,010
Ethereum Trading Volume
The 24-hour trading volume of Ethereum – $7,017,526,792
Crypto enthusiasts beware of these whales
- 5,000 BTC ($51,087,780 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Bitmex. Transaction ID: eaf102244fb977df6c649f4c57fb10291dd0b820361d529bdf3a81a757e3e6b9
- 190,119 ETH ($37,247,988 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Unknown wallet. Transaction ID: 0x7d546bee452020ebf5ae967bdf3168880af252c6aa830539ab55c1ce47bc1d0a
- 2,800,000 USDT ($2,806,865 USD) transferred from Unknown wallet to Huobi Exchange. Transaction ID: 0xf2846a4feb0cddfe2637eea88584af14c5fc0031818c2e00283486de446f9095
@Bitcoin, after their split with Bitcoin cash, have gone on a twitter cleanse
A ginormous announcement! pic.twitter.com/lGkFqY6ccd
— Bitcoin (@Bitcoin) August 20, 2019
What to expect today?
Donald Trump signed a budget bill with the Democratic House and the Republican-controlled Senate, adding another $1.7 trillion to the national debt. Will this bill bring down the USD in comparison to bitcoin?
Moscow’s voting system based on Ethereum blockchain cracked down by a French Researcher just a month before the coming elections. Will the issue be fixed before the polls? Will Ethereum become a part of the first-ever blockchain-based election?