Bitcoin will benefit, whether FOMC cuts or holds

Bitcoin set to benefit whether FOMC cuts or holds rates: Bitfinex

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The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady at 5.25%-5.50% at today’s FOMC meeting, with only one cut slated for the year. Despite this, Bitfinex analysts predict a favorable outcome for Bitcoin whether the FOMC cuts rates or chooses to hold them steady over the coming quarters. They suggest that a rate cut is likely to spur immediate bullish action, while a hold decision could result in a steadier but positive trend.

Today’s FOMC decision follows the recently announced May CPI data, which indicated a slight deceleration in inflation to 3.3% year-over-year from April’s 3.4%. The crypto market reacted positively to the news, with Bitcoin gaining 2.3% and the broader market from the top 20 cryptos all showing positive movement. The moderation in inflation fueled hopes for potential interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve in the coming months.

On the AI side of things, the ASI Alliance, formed by, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol, has announced a new date for their anticipated token merger. Initially set for June 13, the event is now slated for July 15 to ensure the seamless handling of technical and logistical requirements involving exchanges, validators, and ecosystem partners.

Today’s Newsletter

  • Bitcoin set to benefit whether FOMC cuts or holds rates: Bitfinex
  • Bitcoin gains as May CPI data shows moderate inflation numbers
  •, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol reschedule token merger for July 15


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Bitcoin set to benefit whether the FOMC cuts or holds rates

Bitfinex analysts suggest that past decisions to cut rates have typically resulted in increased asset prices and ETF inflows, using the gold market as a benchmark. Similar patterns are expected in the market, with all eight of the last CPI and FOMC events causing increased volatility, at least on an intra-day or intra-week basis.

Although Bitfinex analysts didn’t expect a rate cut decision to come out today, they expected that the Fed will follow movements from entities such as the European Central Bank in the following months. Monitoring the Fed’s future policy direction will be essential for predicting long-term market movements. The global liquidity cycle indicates that money supply is likely to increase, which can support asset prices. [cryptobriefing]


Bitcoin gains as May CPI data shows moderate inflation numbers

Ruslan Lienkha, chief of markets at YouHodler, commented on the current market sentiment, noting that Bitcoin can overcome the resistance level in the zone of 71k-73k and renew all-time highs in the following weeks, driven by optimism in financial markets. This positive sentiment is caused by expectations of coming interest rate cuts in the US and Europe that stimulate capital inflows into risk assets.

Despite the encouraging CPI data, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is expected to maintain a cautious stance regarding potential rate cuts during the upcoming FOMC meeting. The central bank is also likely to emphasize the strength of the US economy and the persistence of elevated inflation as reasons to keep interest rates higher for an extended period. [cryptobriefing]

ECOSYSTEM, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol reschedule token merger for July 15

Once technical integrations with third-party platforms are finalized, the ASI token will launch, and FET, AGIX, and OCEAN will stop trading independently and merge into ASI. Token holders have been assured that no immediate action is required from their end, and the merger is expected to proceed without further delays.

The merger aims to create the largest open-source, decentralized network focused on the AI industry, challenging big tech companies’ dominance in AI. ASI will serve as a symbol for the shared quest to leverage advanced AI, blockchain, and decentralized governance. [cryptobriefing]

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