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Major cryptocurrency Bitcoin was on a big rally on Wednesday, hitting its highest level in a month on the back of a sharp slowdown in US inflation data. Generally speaking, the crypto market is currently running with the focus on the FOMC policy meeting. Bitcoin, which dominates the crypto market, approached the $18,000 mark as the weekly performance continued. Additionally, with a rosier-than-expected inflation print, Bitcoin snapped its seven-day losing streak. Other peers such as Ether, Binance, XRP, and Dogecoin have also been on the rise in the past 24 hours.
According to data from CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, the value of the crypto market is around $ 870.29 billion, up 2.58% from the last day. In addition, the market volume increased by 56.82% in the last 24 hours to $52.72 billion.
Bitcoin, which has around 39.27% market share, is trading above $17,780 and is up more than 3.5% in the last 24 hours. The crypto market capitalization is about $341.5 billion. Its weekly performance made it higher than 4%. Binance is the most popular cryptocurrency on Wednesday. The current intraday Bitcoin price is $17,930.09.
Shivam Thakral, CEO of BuyUcoin, India second oldest crypto exchange, said, "Bitcoin peaked in a month before the important meeting of the Fed. Central banks from the United States, Japan, the EU and the UK will leave their mouths the current population, which will have a significant impact on the movement of the price of digital assets in the short and short term. Bitcoin dominance has crossed the 41% mark, indicating a reduction in risk by a large number of investors.
Other peers such as Ethereum jumped almost 4%, while BNB and XRP jumped more than 2% each, and Dogecoin is now up 1.75% in the last 24 hours.
On Tuesday, US inflation fell to the lowest level of the year at 7.1% in November, more than the estimate of 7.3%. This month rate is the lowest since December last year. It would also be the fifth consecutive monthly drop in inflation.
According to Arcane Research, a weaker-than-expected CPI release on Tuesday pushed BTC higher to $18,000 after seven days of volatile trading. Apart from the CPI, the market was quiet. The company lost momentum after a short period of time, and in turn, volumes and output declined.
A dovish stance is now expected from the US Federal Reserve in its December forecast. Most expect a 50bp rate hike rather than the 75bp fourth rate hike forecast. To deal with high interest rates for decades, the FOMC tightened its monetary policy by increasing the key rate by 75 basis points for three consecutive policies.
In their market research report dated December 13, Bendik Schei Head of Research and Vetle Lunde Senior Analyst at Arcane Research said, "Although Bitcoin has stabilized around $17,000 without material action in the past few weeks, this week can change because many are important. economic events."