Bitcoin Rally Continues Despite Mixed Economic Signals
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Bitcoin Rally Continues Despite Mixed Economic Signals

Market optimism persists despite regulatory challenges and mixed signals from the Fed

Bitcoin (BTC) has shown significant recovery, gaining almost 8% against its overnight lows, as concerns over U.S. economic policy subsided. As reported by Cointelegraph, BTC/USD was challenging nine-month highs on Bitstamp, despite mixed signals from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell regarding interest rate hikes. Crypto market commentators, such as Crypto Chase and Crypto Ed, suggested that the sudden drop in Bitcoin's price had been excessive, and a continuation of the uptrend is likely.

The market's positive sentiment remained intact even after news emerged of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission targeting crypto firms, including Coinbase, whose stocks fell 20% at the Wall Street open, as reported by CoinDesk. The arrest of Do Kwon, founder of Terraform Labs, responsible for the 2022 Terra implosion, also failed to dampen the market's performance. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, like Litecoin (LTC), experienced a rebound, along with U.S. stocks attempting to cancel out their post-Fed losses. Gold hit $195.15, gaining 3.1% and inching closer to a $2,000 rematch.

Following the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) quarter-point interest rate increase, Bitcoin moved to just under $28,000. Despite a brief slide under $27,000 after the FOMC announcement, Bitcoin prices have since recovered, and some analysts remain optimistic about the asset's medium-term strength, as mentioned by CoinDesk. The potential injection of $300 billion into the economy to save cash-strapped banks has also driven Bitcoin's price up, according to Alex Adelman, CEO of Bitcoin rewards app Lolli.

Alex Kuptsikevich, an FxPro markets analyst, noted that the price action of Bitcoin in the coming days could be a signal for the asset's trajectory in the following months, as reported by CoinDesk. The $27,000 resistance zone remains a critical level to watch. Bitcoin has rallied nearly 70% this year, and industry insiders predict new heights for the cryptocurrency. As told to CNBC, Marshall Beard, chief strategy officer at Gemini, said that $100,000 is a possibility for Bitcoin, while Paolo Ardoino, chief technology officer at Tether, suggested that the cryptocurrency could retest its all-time high of around $69,000.

Despite skepticism surrounding Balaji Srinivasan's recent wager that Bitcoin would be worth $1 million or more in 90 days, some industry insiders believe that Bitcoin could reach that figure in the long term. Gemini's Beard suggested to CNBC that it could take 10 years to approach that value, while Tether's Ardoino expressed concern that a rapid increase to $1 million could signify a crumbling global economy.