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Bitcoin sinks below $68k following US inflation data release

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Bitcoin sinks below $68k following US inflation data release

March’s annual consumer price index in the U.S. was 3.5%, and Bitcoin reacted with a decline.

Against this background, Bitcoin (BTC) experienced a sharp decline, reaching about $67,500. In monthly terms, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, inflation accelerated by 0.4% — significantly higher than the value from February. The Inflation Rate figure continued to rise for the third consecutive month since January.

Bitcoin sinks below $68k following US inflation data release - 1
Source: Trading Economics

Immediately after the publication of inflation data, Bitcoin’s price fell below $68,000. BTC had already experienced a drawdown, which caused a wave of liquidations in future contracts. According to CoinGlass data, liquidations reached $311 million, with a significant prevalence of long positions.

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Source: CoinGlass

As of this writing, BTC is trading at around $67,700, recovering slightly from its sharp decline. Trading volumes increased by 7% to $35.6 billion over the past 24 hours.

Bitcoin sinks below $68k following US inflation data release - 3
Source: CoinMarketCap

The consumer price index measures inflation. When CPI reaches high values, fiat currencies like the dollar lose their purchasing power. Some consider Bitcoin a haven for capital, however, in practice, the correlation between CPI and Bitcoin’s price is not always positive and straightforward. The digital asset market is characterized by its volatility.

At the end of March, analysts at QCP Capital stated that BTC could face a correction in the medium term due to rising inflation rates in the United States. In its forecast, QCP analysts pointed to a reduction in capital inflows into the spot Bitcoin ETF sector. The indicator’s transition to the red zone resulted in an ‘inadequate’ drawdown in the asset price below $61,000.