Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies fall after interest rate hike. technology news

New Delhi: Bitcoin saw another round of free fall on Sunday, slipping below $35,000 per coin, as the global crypto market plunged more than 4.5 percent to $1.66 trillion in the past 24 hours.

All cryptocurrencies weighed in as central banks tried to control inflation by raising interest rates globally.

Bitcoin has fallen more than 20 percent since the beginning of this year.

On Sunday, bitcoin was hovering around $34,400 and Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, fell 4.8 percent to $2,545.

Dogecoin price was trading down nearly 1.2 percent at $0.12 while the Shiba Inu was down more than 4.9 percent at $0.0001887.

The US Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted last week to raise interest rates by 0.5 percent, its biggest upward adjustment in two decades.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell also raised interest rates to combat inflation.

Since the Federal Reserve planned to begin raising interest rates in November last year, the price of bitcoin has fallen by more than 40 percent, Cointelegraph reports.

Bitcoin declined 17 percent in the month of April, making it its worst monthly performance of the year.

According to a new report, bitcoin investors are likely to lose up to $545 million this year due to various reasons such as forgetting passwords in their wallets or making mistakes in recording their “seed phrases”.

A seed phrase is a series of words generated by your cryptocurrency wallet to give you access to the crypto associated with that wallet.

Analysts have estimated that at least 20 percent of all bitcoin has been lost and most of those funds irreversibly lost.

According to CryptoAssetRecovery.com, between $272 million and $545 million of bitcoin will be lost this year.

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