Bitcoin price rises and others follow in response to Powell’s inflation remarks

By Darren Parkin

Riding the tailwind of US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell’s latest remarks that inflation may be beginning to ease, Bitcoin is in the green at $23,170 this morning.

Ethereum improved on its position by 2.5%, trading for $1,672. Tech stocks also jumped 1.3% on the news.

The majority of other cryptocurrencies are also up – Cardano, Uniswap and Solana by more than 2% over the last day, while Chainlink has added 3% to yesterday’s price.

While markets seem generally upbeat about the latest from the US, Powell warned that the disinflationary process will be a long one.

Yesterday’s Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno

In the markets

The Bitcoin economy

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Total crypto market cap

The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market this morning was$1.083 billion.

What Bitcoin did yesterday

We closed yesterday, February 7, at a price of $23,264. The daily high yesterday was $23,310, and the daily low was $22,756.

Bitcoin market capitalisation

Bitcoin’s market capitalisation this morning was$447.302 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $12.508 trillion and Tesla is $622.72 billion.

Bitcoin volume

The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $26.662 billion. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.


The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 39.59%.

Fear and Greed Index

Market sentiment today is 58, in Greed.

Bitcoin’s market dominance

Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 43.72. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The daily RSI is currently 66.14.Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.

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What they said yesterday

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Bitcoin is better money…

Almost feels like yesterday…

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Cautionary Notes

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