Back in November 2011, I wrote about Bitcoin's liquidity, and how it had improved from six weeks prior. Let's take a look at how we're doing, six months since:
On October 16th, a $50,000 purchase would have moved the price from $3.40 to $3.92, a 15.3% increase. A sale of $50,000 worth of Bitcoins would have taken the price down to $3.03, or a 10.9% drop.
On November 27th, a $50,000 purchase of Bitcoins on Mt.Gox would have moved the price from $2.46 to $2.60, a 5.7% increase. A sale of $50,000 worth of Bitcoins would have taken the price down to $2.30, or a 6.5% drop.
So, how is it looking now?
The market is looking considerably more stable. Today, a $50,000 purchase would only move the price from $5.11 to $5.16, a 1% increase, and a sale of $50,000 would drop the price to $5.06, also a 1% move.
In the last seven months, the Bitcoin market has clearly matured significantly, making it increasingly stable and usable as a currency; something many merchants have been waiting for before deciding to accept Bitcoin. Hopefully this will translate into wider acceptance and growth of the economy.