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Bitcoin returns to $25K as Credit Suisse bailout precedes EU rate hike move

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Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded for a fresh challenge of $25,000 on March 16 ahead of a key interest rate decision in Europe.Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD gaining almost $1,000 versus overnight lows of $24,229 on Bitstamp.The pair remained buoyant as news hit that Switzerland’s central bank was due to inject $50 billion Swiss francs ($53.8 billion) into the embattled Credit Suisse, shares of which added 40% on the day.“These measures demonstrate decisive action to strengthen Credit Suisse as we continue our strategic transformation to deliver value to our clients and other stakeholders," CEO Ulrich Koerner stated in a press release.While averting potential catastrophe, the move came in for criticism ahead of a day full of economic maneuvers in both Europe and the United States.“When Swiss banks need bailouts to survive it’s probably a decent time to think about buying,” trader, analyst and podcast host Scott Melker, known as “The Wolf of all Streets,” commented.Uncertainty over European economic policy nonetheless remained, with the European Central Bank (ECB) due to decide on how much — if at all — interest rates should rise next.Just like the Federal Reserve in the U.S., the ECB is caught between alleviating bank stress and keeping a lid on inflation.

The day’s hike was previously due to be 50 basis points.Twitter macro analytics account Tedtalksmacro noted that Bitcoin might already be falling behind equities markets based on the prior day’s performance.Strong moves from the 2-year yield + equities during the US cash session yesterday.

Is #Bitcoin lagging TradFi again? the U.S., the topic of interest was jobless claims, with analysts hoping for an overshoot of

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