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Course the world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin fell more than 14 percent on Friday, February 2, and more than 30 percent overall for the week. It was the worst period for this cryptocurrency since April 2013. About it writes Reuters.
According to Coinmarketcap, at midnight Moscow time, the cryptocurrency was trading at $ 9217. However, by 15:30 its value had dropped to 7944 dollars.
On Friday, February 2, other cryptocurrencies are also cheaper. At the time of writing, Ethereum has dropped in price by 23 percent to 794,8 dollar, the Ripple 30% to 0.67 of the dollar, Bitcoin Cash — 22 percent, to 990 dollars, Litecoin — 23 percent, to $ 109, according to data from Coindesk.
The fall of cryptocurrencies occurs on the background of the statement of the Indian authorities about the desire to introduce a complete ban on the use of digital money, as well as the ban on Facebook is a cryptocurrency, the Agency said. In addition, one of the reasons for the fall which entered into force on January 30 in South Korea new trading rules, according to which cryptocurrency traders now required to identify yourself using your Bank accounts, writes Marketwatch.
Bitcoin exchange rate in 2017 grew rapidly and repeatedly hit record highs. At the beginning of the year, the value of this cryptocurrency was about 960 dollars, but rose to the level of 20 thousand dollars. With the beginning of 2018, this cryptocurrency have fallen sharply: by 17 January, the bitcoin exchange rate dropped below 10 thousand.
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