Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin fall amid rate hike fears

Major coins were trading lower late Sunday as the global cryptocurrency market cap fell 0.9% to $1 trillion.

Price development of major coins
coin 24 hours 7 days Price
Bitcoin (CRYPT: BTC) -0.3% -5% $21,765.19
ether (CRYPT: ETH) -1.4% -7% $1,570.81
Dogecoins (CRYPTO:DOGE) -0.7% -11% $0.08
Top 24-hour Gainers (data from CoinMarketCap)
cryptocurrency 24-hour % change (+/-) Price
rendering token (RNDR) +11.9% $1.60
stack (STX) +12.8% $0.325
internet computer (ICP) +7.4% $5.60

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What happened: Both Bitcoin And ether were lower along with other risky assets at the time of writing as both S&P and Nasdaq futures were flashing red.


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Risk assets came under pressure last week after the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said interest rates could continue to rise if inflation doesn’t ease.

“For example, if we continue to get strong jobs reports or higher inflation reports, we may well have to do more and raise rates more than what’s priced in,” Powell said, CNBC reported.

“Risk aversion seems to be in place and that could persist if next week’s inflation report is hot. Investors could be making bets on how high the Fed will have to take interest rates and that could support a broad downside move for all risky assets, especially crypto,” he said Edward Moyaa senior market analyst at OANDA, on Friday.’s Crypto Fear & Greed Index, which read Greed last week, was reading Neutral at the time of writing, indicating a drop in investor sentiment.

cryptocurrency trader Michael van de Poppe Noting the slew of data investors are looking forward to in the new trading week, including CPI numbers on Tuesday and retail sales and PPI numbers on Wednesday and Friday respectively.

“My thoughts are that inflation will likely continue to fall and fall steeply,” Van de Poppe said, pointing to lower gas prices.

A CryptoQuant The analyst said that the Bitcoin chart revealed a “unique pattern” last seen in 2019, 2015 and 2012, where the Apex coin “entered a long-term uptrend.”

The analyst, who goes by the username “Grizzly,” said the pattern can be seen on the 200-day moving average and realized price on the long-term Bitcoin chart.

“The formation of a long-term bottom is typically predicted by the overlap/crossover of the 200-day moving average from the top to the realized price,” the analyst said.

Screenshot of CryptoQuant showing Bitcoin’s realized price, 200-day moving average

However, the analyst cautioned that it remains to be seen whether Bitcoin can decouple from other risky assets like stocks and behave like a “store of value in inflationary times.”

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