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US and UK Inflation Contribute to Cryptocurrency Sell-off: Yahoo Finance

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Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:22
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Alihuseyn Gulu-Zada
Cryptocurrency price declines are linked to rising inflation in the US and UK: Yahoo Finance
US and UK Inflation Contribute to Cryptocurrency Sell-off: Yahoo Finance
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Yahoo Finance released an article regarding the latest price decline on the cryptocurrency market.

The editorial stated that this situation is related to rising inflation in the U.S. and the U.K. According to the publication, these factors play a significant role in fluctuations in the prices of cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, which prompt the sale of cryptocurrencies.

Recall that, on Wednesday morning, the market as a whole went down amid reports of rising inflation in the U.S. and the U.K. These sentiments strengthened opinions on the imminent increase in interest rates by central banks.

Thus, the price of the first cryptocurrency fell 3.8 percent to $31,894. So, Bitcoin also lost its one-month high of $41,330 in June. The historic high of $63,000 reached in April of this year is not worth talking about at all.

Among other cryptocurrencies, we can mention the decline of Ethereum by 6.7 percent (to $1,883) and Dogecoin by 6.6 percent (to $0.19).

Why is inflation rising?

In general, inflation is rising because of loosening restrictions. For example, it jumped to 2.5 percent in the U.K. in June. This was the highest since August 2018, beating economists' forecasts.

U.S. inflation hit a 13-year high in June driven by a rise in the cost of used cars, with consumer prices rising 5.4 percent year over year.

Yahoo Finance Stats

Global Factors

Yet in fact, it is not only inflation reports that contributed to this market decline. During the month, messages about regulatory measures regarding cryptocurrencies appeared from various corners of the globe.

As a result, there was a rush in the market, which had a big impact on cryptocurrency prices. All of these factors show that cryptocurrencies in general are under great pressure from many countries and central banks.

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About the author

Alihuseyn graduated from Yale University with a focus on linguistics and philosophy. He has worked as a journalist-analyst for Trend News Agency. At the same time, he is an academically trained singer (baritone) and a composer. Alihuseyn has been involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2017 and is an enthusiast in this field, considering blockchain technology revolutionary and capable of changing society. In this area, he has written several theoretical and analytical pieces.