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Bitcoin (BTC) Fell Back Below $50K After Inflation Data Spooks Investors

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Bitcoin (BTC) Fell Back Below $50K After Inflation Data Spooks Investors

Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped below $50K as well as prices of stocks on news that the US Consumer Price Inflation data for January was hotter than expected.

The Bitcoin price was down to as low as $48, 400 in the past 24 hours, according to Coinstats, before rising slightly and currently trading for $49,571 – Perhaps, Bitcoin is recovering.

The data from the U.S. Labor Department showed that inflation was higher than expected last month, having risen 3.1% for the 12 months ending January.

See Also: Should You Buy Bitcoin (BTC) While It’s Price Is Rising?

As a result, risk assets like U.S. equities dropped as investors pondered that the Federal Reserve might put off slashing interest rates in the coming months.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indices were both lagging by 1% after the data dropped on Tuesday morning.

High interest rates have led investors to stay clear of assets like cryptocurrencies and tech stocks. But the Federal Reserve has said that it will cut rates this year, leading to a stock market rally and the rising price of digital assets.

Yesterday, Bitcoin (BTC) crossed the $50,000 threshold for the first time since December 2021. It touched a peak of $50,256 before dropping down again.

The reason for the upwards push is that big investors are fast putting their cash into the newly approved BTC exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The Securities and Exchange Commission in January approved 10 spot BTC ETFs after a decade of denials.

Such investment vehicles, which trade on stock exchanges, allow traditional investors to get exposure to cryptocurrency.

See Also: Spot Bitcoin ETFs Reach $10B in AUM One Month After Approval

Despite BTC’s 24-hour drop, it is still up by nearly 14% in the past seven days.

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