Crypto and stock markets tumbled as the U.S. dollar rallied to its highest point since March 2020 amid concerns of looming interest rate hikes at the U.S. Federal Reserve.

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Fast facts

  • The U.S. stock market fell with Nasdaq dropping by 4% on Tuesday over concerns of China’s slowing growth and further lockdowns to battle rising Covid-19 cases in Beijing.
  • Bitcoin continued to display a correlation with traditional markets, sinking 5.6% over the past 24 hours, according to CoinGecko.
  • Dogecoin, the biggest winner in Twitter’s approval of Elon Musk’s US$44 billion takeover, retraced most of its gains to concede its top 10 crypto position after a 10% drop to 13th.
  • Markets remain on edge with the Fed expected to raise interest rates by 50 basis points in May as inflation rates hit the fastest pace in 40 years. 

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