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UK Inflation Falls, Raising Hopes for Rate Cuts and a Crypto Boost

UK Inflation Falls, Raising Hopes for Rate Cuts and a Crypto Boost

UK inhabitants and crypto-devotees have reasons to be joyful. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has eventually gone down to the Bank of England’s (BoE) target rate, 2%, in May 2024 after a long period of high inflation.

This signals the slowest rise in prices for nearly three years and is a far cry from the October 2022 peak of 11.1%, which was the highest rate since 1981. The BoE’s aggressive approach to raising interest rates since December 2021 seems to be bearing fruit.

This positive development has led to speculation about a possible future cut in rates by the BoE. Although they are probably going to remain unchanged for now, that could change as early as August if inflation continues falling. As a result, there is enthusiasm all around when it comes to cryptocurrencies.

Historically, cuts in interest rates can bring two positive effects for cryptocurrencies. Firstly, reduced costs of borrowing make traditional investments less attractive hence investor looking for other options such as Bitcoin (BTC), and other virtual currencies which may push their prices higher.

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Secondly, such cuts mostly raise liquidity levels across markets thus increasing cash circulation within systems. Such additional funds could find their way into digital coins creating an opportunity for another rally similar to one witnessed after European Central Bank slashed rates leading to Bitcoin and altcoin values skyrocketing.

A potential rate cut by the BoE could be a turning point for the UK crypto market. Lower interest rates would spur economic activity at large but at the same time benefitting an ever-changing cryptocurrency sphere.

With this seeming compliance with inflationary pressure, both UK citizens and cryptocurrency enthusiasts will keep an eye on upcoming Bank of England meetings concerning this matter among others. The next few months should provide interesting developments for both British economy and cryptocurrency globally

Alexander Stefanov

Reporter at CoinsPress

Alex is an experienced finance journalist and a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast. With over five years of experience covering the industry, he deeply understands the complex and constantly evolving world of digital assets. His insightful and thought-provoking articles provide readers with a clear picture of the latest developments and trends in the market. His passionate approach allows him to break down complex ideas into accessible and insightful content. Follow up on his content to be up to date with the most important trends and topics - stay ahead of the curve with CoinsPress.

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