US Consumer Price Index Rises 0.1% in March, Annual Inflation up 5% From Last Year – Bitcoin News

On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which noted that inflation rose 0.1% last month in March and 5% from a year ago. Annual inflation has dropped for nine consecutive months following the nine times the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the federal funds rate. U.S. Inflation Cools … Read more

Worst quarter in 11 years as Bitcoin price and activity plunges

Bitcoin (BTC) has seen its worst quarterly loss in 11 years with price and activity on the blockchain both plunging over the last three months. The second quarter ending June 30 saw Bitcoin’s price fall from around $45,000 at the start of the quarter to trade at $19,884 before midnight ET on June 30 according … Read more

Ethereum price breaks out as ‘bad news is good news’ for stocks

Ethereum’s native token, Ether (ETH), gained alongside riskier assets as investors assessed weak U.S. economic data and its potential to cool down rate hike fears. Ether mirrors risk-on recovery ETH’s price climbed up to 8.31% on June 24 to $1,225, six days after falling below $880, its lowest level since January 2021. Overall, the upside … Read more

On the brink of recession: Can Bitcoin survive its first global economic crisis?

Bitcoin (BTC) was a response to the 2008 global recession. It introduced a new way to transact without depending on trust of third-parties, such as banks, particularly failing banks that were nevertheless bailed out by government at the expense of the public.  “The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the … Read more

Why the crypto market crash may play in Bitcoin’s favour

Natalie Brunell, the host of Coin Stories podcast, thinks that the recent incidents involving Terra and Celsius and the following market sell-off will lead to regulatory action that will likely favour Bitcoin over the rest of cryptocurrency.  “I’m going to be watching for regulation developments, just signifying that Bitcoin is a digital property and that … Read more

Sweeping layoffs, hiring, and firing as crypto prices take a massive downturn

Many in the crypto world have been glued to their screens with eyes dead set on financial conditions this week. That isn’t the case for everyone though, as thousands are suddenly experiencing woes of sudden unemployment. Words of encouragement and sympathy also poured out across Twitter and LinkedIn consoling individuals released from their responsibilities. Some … Read more

US Central Bank Hikes Benchmark Rate by 75 bps, Fed’s Largest Increase Since 1994 – Economics Bitcoin News

Jamie Redman Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 5,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News … Read more

JPMorgan Economist Expects the Fed to Hike Benchmark Rate by 75 bps as Global Markets Bleed – Economics Bitcoin News

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to raise the federal funds rate during its next meeting on Wednesday and JPMorgan economist Michael Feroli believes that rising inflation will push the Fed to increase the rate by 75 basis points (bps). Last week, CME Group data indicated the market priced in a 95% chance that the … Read more

Kim Dotcom Says ‘US Is Beyond Bankrupt,’ Digital Entrepreneur Predicts a ‘Controlled Demolition of Global Markets’ – Economics Bitcoin News

On June 5, 2022, the entrepreneur and activist known as Kim Dotcom published a post on Twitter and said it “may be the most important thread” he ever makes concerning a major global collapse. In the thread, Dotcom specifically highlights the American economy and he claims the “U.S. is beyond bankrupt.” Dotcom also talked about … Read more

The Fed’s Christopher Waller Wants 50 bps Rate Hikes Until Inflation Subsides, US Savings Data Plummets – Economics Bitcoin News

Federal Reserve governor Christopher Waller has detailed he is ready to get behind 50 bps rate hikes until the extreme inflationary pressures plaguing the U.S. economy subsides. Waller stressed that until inflation is reduced he doesn’t “see the point of stopping” 50 bps rate hikes. Furthermore, statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show … Read more