Crypto markets respond positively to softer US rate hike announcement
The Federal Reserve Bank of the US announced a 0.25% rate hike yesterday, the slightest adjustment since starting its aggressive inflation targeting in March last year.
Investors and analysts are seeing it as a signal that the Fed may finally be getting a handle on inflation, news to which the markets have responded positively.
Bitcoin is up by 3.6% since yesterday, trading for $23,790 this morning, while Ethereum has jumped 6% over the same period to $1,670 – a momentum shift for the original smart contracts crypto, which has lagging Bitcoin since the rally started a month ago.
The CoinDesk Large Cap Select Index (DLCS), which measures the market cap weighted performance of some of the largest cryptocurrencies, is up by 4%, indicating strong performance by the rest of the crypto market.
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In the markets
The Bitcoin economy
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Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market this morning was $1,089 billion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, February 1, at a price of $23,723. The daily high yesterday was $23,764, and the daily low was $22,877.
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation this morning was $457.370 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $13.018 trillion and Tesla is $572.84 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $30.364 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 36.88%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 60, in Neutral.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 44.16. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on 1 January 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 73.81. 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.
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“We can’t help but notice in this reflection how much has been built during the past year despite the setbacks and how much more is on the horizon: from the steadfast growth and exciting possibilities for bitcoin, a very aggressive developer road map for Ethereum, and a whole range of advancements in DeFi and stablecoins. These are not the signs of an industry dying, but one that is clearly here to stay.”
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