It has been discovered that both Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic and St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard seem to be unperturbed about the bloodbath impact of Crypto, that is currently affecting the economy of the United States.
To have systemic financial implications for the Fed, Bostic said the volatility in the crypto market is “not at a scale” according to Reuter. Also, not playing a large role in how he considered Fed policy, Bostic said that events like the one this morning — which saw the price of Bitcoin (BTC) dip to $30,000. A fair amount” of volatility through the summer was predicted by Bostic.
Fed officials were “quite aware that crypto can be very volatile” but he personally did not see that as a “systemic concern, according to Bullard while echoing Bostic comments.
Three years old, the Fed president urged investors not to put money into crypto, calling them “speculative markets” and “not currency.”
The St. Louis Fed president has previously spoken out against crypto as a medium of exchange, claiming that Americans preferred a “non-uniform currency.” Bullard added he foresaw a dollar economy regardless of whether “the gold price goes up or down or the Bitcoin price goes up or down.”
Reports indicate the sudden price drops in many cryptocurrencies may have been driven by a massive sell-off overnight. However, some experts believe the market volatility may be a result of reports that China had allegedly banned many crypto services. BTC, Ether (ETH), and many others experienced double digit percentage price drops within hours.