Shiba InuSHIB/USD is trading lower by 5.15% to $0.00000954 Thursday morning. Cryptocurrencies at large are falling Thursday after September CPI data showed worse-than-expected inflation. This has driven a risk-off sentiment and has also raised the potential for further Fed policy tightening to curb inflation.

Cryptocurrencies have also been seen by some investors as a speculative hedge against inflation and the Fed's plans to curb inflation could weigh on the broader cryptocurrency sector.

What Happened?

According todatafrom theU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the headline CPI rose 8.2% in September,downfrom8.3% in August. The SeptemberCPI reading came in aboveaverage economist estimatesof 8.1%.

On a month-over-month basis, CPI was up 0.4%versus average economist estimates for a 0.2% jump…Read More

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