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Bitcoin is rising as US interest rates stay low

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:11 a.m.

Bitcoin’s price hovered at just over $ 49,000 this morning, up around 1.5 percent over the past 24 hours. It is now roughly balanced compared to its value a week earlier.

The big news yesterday was the announcement by the US Federal Reserve that it would keep the US benchmark interest rate in the current range between zero and 0.25 percent. The decision was watched with eagle eyes in global financial markets, with many anticipating a spike amid mounting fears of inflation.

A number of analysts have suggested that this is one of the reasons behind Bitcoin’s recent poor price performance, as high interest rates offer people safe returns on their capital elsewhere, which could lead to a sell-off. Will the decision to keep interest rates low give Bitcoin a base to regain its recent all-time highs in the future?

The other highly anticipated Federal Reserve announcement yesterday also turned out to be slightly disappointing as officials said they would accelerate steps to cap the monetary stimulus that is propping markets amid COVID.

The monetary stimulus has been attributed the strong performance in both the crypto and stock markets over the past year, but the lack of price movement after the announcement suggests that both investors may have expected the program to run faster.

Ethereum does even better, with the second largest cryptocurrency up five percent in the past 24 hours and back above the $ 4,000 mark.

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Total crypto market capitalization

The total capitalization of the entire cryptocurrency market at the time of writing is currently $ 2,254,364,650,064, away $ 2,202,375,554,062 yesterday.

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We got yesterday, December 15, 2021, for the price of. closed $ 48,896.72, down from $ 46,612.63 the previous day. The daily high was $ 49,473.96 yesterday and the daily low was $ 46,671.97.

Around this time last year, Bitcoin’s price closed the day at $ 21,310.60. In 2019, it closed at $ 6,932.48.

Bitcoin market capitalization

Bitcoin’s market capitalization at the time of writing is $ 923.07 billion. To put it in context, the market cap of gold is $ 11.345 trillion and Tesla is $ 980.14 billion.

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges in the last 24 hours was

$ 36,312,534,194, on from $ 31,276,955,656 the day before. High volumes may indicate that any significant price move has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.


Bitcoin’s price volatility over the past 30 days is 58.43%.

Fear and greed index

The market sentiment is today 29, in fear.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance is today 41.11. The lowest dominance ever measured was 37.09 on January 8, 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 39.81. A reading of 70 or above indicates that an asset is being overbought and may be prepared for a trend reversal or price correction – an RSI of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

Convince your Nan: Soundbite of the day

“Bitcoin and the ideas behind it will disrupt traditional notions of currency. In the end, the currency will be better for it. “

Edmund Moy, 38th director of the United States Mint

What they said yesterday


That’s what we call adoption …

💥BREAKING: # Bitcoin-supported mortgages are being launched by LEDN! 🚀

– Bitcoin archive 🗄🚀🌔 (@BTC_Archive) December 15, 2021


Money printing poses the greatest risk to the middle class and our economy. They sustain one of the largest bubbles in history, where hardworking Americans are least protected from their savings being wiped out. You have to get serious about #Bitcoin before it’s too late

– Natalie ₿runell (@natbrunell) December 15, 2021

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