U.S. ambassador to Iraq hit, bitcoin surges over 4%

According to Xinhua News Agency Baghdad on January 26, Iraqi Interior Ministry officials said on the 26th that the U.S. ambassador to Iraq was hit by rockets that night without causing casualties. An Iraqi Interior Ministry official told reporters that several Katyusha rockets landed in the U.S. embassy in the "green zone" of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on the evening of the 26th. The attack did not cause any casualties. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command issued a statement on the same day confirming that five rockets hit the "green zone", but did not disclose further details. No organization or individual has claimed the attack. In addition, a spokesman for the State Department confirmed a rocket attack near the U.S. embassy that day and said: "The security situation remains tense and Iranian-supported armed groups still pose a threat. Therefore, we remain vigilant.

Driven by the market's risk aversion, today's spot gold gapped higher and opened more than 0.7%, surpassing $ 1,580 per ounce. March S & P 500 futures contract fell 1%, Nasdaq 100 futures fell 1.3%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 1%.

Since 2020, the United States and Iran have experienced a number of armed conflicts. On January 3rd, the United States launched an air strike to kill the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite holy city brigade commander Qassem Soleimani, causing the situation in the Middle East to heat up rapidly. On January 7, Iran retaliated against US military bases in Iraq, firing several ballistic missiles, 9 of which hit the base. The escalation of the conflict between the United States and Iran has caused the international situation to be turbulent again. Crude oil prices have risen. Gold prices have broken through a seven-year high. Bitcoin has seen a single-day increase of $ 500.

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This time the US embassy was attacked again, and the situation in the Middle East changed again, triggering a rise in market risk aversion. As one of the safe-haven markets, the cryptocurrency market reacted strongly. As of press time, according to CoinMarketCap data, the cryptocurrency market has generally risen, with a total market value of more than 240 billion U.S. dollars, a rise of more than 4% in Bitcoin, and a breakthrough of 8700 U.S. dollars : BCH rose over 16%, BSV rose over 9%, EOS rose over 7%, ETC rose over 11%, and Dash rose over 12%.