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Crypto Prices Today 26 April: Inflation Spikes, Bitcoin Cool

26-Apr-2024 By: Lokesh Gupta
Crypto Prices Today

Cryptocurrency prices surged notably over the past 24 hours

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Crypto News Key Highlights:

  • Stripe's Co-Founder, John Collison, announced the company's return to the crypto market by reintroducing payments via USDC stablecoins on Solana, Ethereum, and Polygon. Stripe aims to bridge crypto and fiat currencies, citing improved transaction speeds and lower costs. This move is expected to benefit users and foster market growth.

  • Bank of Japan maintains interest rate at 0%-0.1% as Tokyo's April inflation falls below expectations. BOJ reaffirms bond purchases of ¥6 trillion monthly but omits yen trajectory commentary. Yen weakens post-rate decision, reaching 156 against USD. Governor Ueda notes exchange rate impact on economy, cites inflation overshooting, raises fiscal 2022 inflation forecast to 2.5%-3%.

  • March PCE inflation surpasses Wall Street's expectations at 0.5% MoM and 2.7% YoY. Gloomy economic data, including Q1 GDP, dampens investor sentiment. Core PCE rises 0.3% MoM and 2.8% YoY, exceeding forecasts. Hotter inflation raises concerns of delayed Fed rate cuts, with officials signaling patience amid persistent inflation above 2% target.

  • Ark Invest, led by Cathie Wood, sold over $6.7 million of ProShares Bitcoin ETF shares and divested a substantial stake in Block Inc. Meanwhile, it increased holdings in Meta Platforms. The firm also bought into ProShares Ether ETF, seizing buying opportunities amidst market fluctuations and optimizing its portfolio.

  • BitMEX co-founder Arthur Hayes identifies a bullish signal for crypto and stock markets, highlighting US tax receipts adding $200 billion to the Treasury General Account. Hayes outlines three potential options Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen may consider, suggesting potential market recovery. Crypto prices remain stable amid upcoming events and increased trading volume.

  • Spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US experienced significant outflows in April, totaling $217 million, led by Grayscale's GBTC with $140 million. Other ETFs like ARKB, FBTC, BRRR, and BITB also saw outflows. Despite strong trading activity, inflows have dwindled. Weak US GDP growth contributed to market correction. Standard Chartered cites various macroeconomic factors for deceleration in ETF inflows.

  • The SEC filed a lawsuit against Geosyn Mining and its co-founders, Caleb Joseph Ward and Jeremy George McNutt, accusing them of defrauding investors through misleading service agreements. Allegations include misrepresentation of operational capacities, misappropriation of $5.6 million for personal use, and financial distress. Geosyn, Ward, and McNutt have not responded.

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