Aug 17th, Bitcoin Weekly Report

3 min readAug 17, 2021

#1. Bitcoin Weekly News Summary

The crypto market topped $2 trillion for the first time since May
Bitcoin topped $48,000 on Saturday, which lifted the value of the entire cryptocurrency market above $2 trillion for the first time since May.

Walmart is the latest Fortune 500 Company hiring a cryptocurrency expert
Walmart is hiring a cryptocurrency expert to potentially expand its virtual payment options as a growing number of Fortune 500 companies warm up to digital currencies.

Bitcoin Fans Are Suddenly a Political Force
A clash over tax rules for digital currencies like bitcoin turned into a political coming-of-age moment for the cryptocurrency industry, galvanizing a usually fractious coalition of investors, exchanges, financiers and social-media influencers.

Blue: Crypto Fear & Greed Index / Grey: Bitcoin Price

#2. Bitcoin Open Interest at major exchange

Binance: It increased $200 million and it is about $2.6 billion dollars.

BitMEX: It dropped $3,000 and it’s about $702 million.

Bybit: It increased $100 million to $1.2 billion.

#3.Bitcoin Dominance

Bitcoin Dominance is at the level of 44%.

#4. Bitcoin Price and its correlations

The value of correlation may vary from -1 to 1. The closer the value gets to 1, the higher the two assets are associated and moving in the same direction. When it is closer to -1, it is vice versa. Zero in value means there is no correlation at all.

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