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Crypto markets soar after Fed commits to printing and Evergrande plans to pay its debt

The cryptocurrency ecosystem is showing signs of a recovery on Sept. 22 following a 48-hour corrective stint which saw Bitcoin and altcoins sell-off to their swing lows. Equities and crypto investors were clearly worried about the possible bankruptcy of China’s Evergrande real estate firm and many feared that the possible default could spark a global decline in financial markets.

These concerns were temporarily put to rest after the real estate firm was able to come to an agreement with bondholders and avoid defaulting on its obligations technically, and this helped to spark a recovery across the cryptocurrency market that lifted Bitcoin (BTC) to a daily high at $44,000.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that since reaching a low of $39,572 on the evening hours of Sept. 21, Bitcoin price rebounded by 11.3% to an intraday high at $44,021 and the asset trades near $43,400 at the time of writing.

BTC/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The midday spike in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) came following comments from United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, who explained that the central bank plans to continue its current level of monthly bond purchases for the foreseeable future. Powell also signaled that a hike in interest rates could come as soon as 2022.

The crypto market pushes back against regulatory headwinds

Aside from the developments related to Evergrande, recent comments from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler have also been weighing heavily on the markets because the regulator re-emphasized plans to direct the SEC to crack down on cryptocurrencies and the growing stablecoin market.

The bearish market conditions that followed these comments have all but dissipated on Wednesday as a market-wide recovery began to take shape following comments from the Fed continued into the afternoon, and were led by Bitcoin’s recovery to $44,000 support and Ether's (...

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