Bitcoin prices rise to $24K, Ethereum reaches 2-month highs as US inflation sinks

Bitcoin ( BTC), which gained $24,000, failed to reach new multi-month highs Aug. 10, as the United States inflation seemed to be slowing.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle charts (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

CPI reduces risk assets, much-needed slack

Cointelegraph Markets Pro data and tradingView showed hourly gains of approximately $1,000 following a slowdown in the U.S. Consumer Price Index for July.

While Bitstamp managed $24,179, BTC/USD did not generate enough momentum to challenge levels from the previous day.

However, traders felt relief as falling inflation indicated to the Federal Reserve that less aggressive interest rates are needed moving forward. This should help to reduce the risk of crypto assets.

CPI inflation was 8.5% year-on-year, 0.2% lower than expected, and month-on–month, it was the same as June.

“Markets have a clear run until regional Fed survey in a few weeks. “I expect them to be significantly weaker,” Raoul Pal (founder of Global Macro Investor), said.

“Peak inflation leads to peak growth anxiety. I believe markets will respond positively to weak growth.

William Clemente, Blockware’s lead insights analyst, was cautious and described the rally of risk assets as continuing “short-term” on the back cover of the print.

Faith in the Fed cooling down its aggressive rate-hike cycle has been rewarded with 50 basis points in place of 75 basis point bets.

“Jul CPI is bullish, especially for tech stocks,” Holger Zschaepitz has added.

As Ethereum beats the multi-month record, Dollar falls in step

Ether ( ETH) was the one who celebrated the CPI event better than Bitcoin. It capitalized on the mood and posted its highest levels since June 7th.

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The ETH/USD pair gained 11.5% over the course of the day to $1,847. This fuels hopes that the crypto rally is more than just a fakeout.

“Some people forget that the market can pump, and it really is not a trap.” Josh Rager , a trader and commentator, tweeted.

ETH/USD 1-day candle chart (Binance). Source: TradingView

The U.S. Dollar was the clear loser of the day. It extended its downtrend since mid-July in the CPI print.

According to Pierre, a popular trader, the U.S. dollar Index (DXY), lost 1.3% and is now targeting its 100 day moving average.

was founded by NorthmanTrader analytics firm . Sven Henrich described DXY “getting crushed.”

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