Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates. Will Bitcoin Price React?

Libra Coin News
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:18
Alex Dovbnya
The US Federal Reserve has reduced interest rates by a quarter point
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As a result of its two-day policy meeting, the US Federal Reserve has finally approved its a quarter-point interest rate cut, CNBC reports.  

Anthony Pompliano, the co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital, has already stated that it could be “Bitcoin rocket fuel.” 

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Earlier, he explained that the central bank’s monetary policy could fuel the Bitcoin price growth given that it would devalue the US dollar.

Still, President Donald Trump is seemingly upset over the Fed decision given that he demanded larger rate cuts earlier.  

According to MarketWatch, the US stock market took a hit after it became clear that the central banks might not reduct interest rates one more time this year. The Dow is currently down 0.73 percent.

At press time, Bitcoin remains dormant with its price sitting slightly below the $10,200 level.  

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However, the Fed news will certainly have wide-reaching implications that will affect crypto.

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes predicted that the Fed’s quantitative easing measures could push the BTC price to $20,000

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.