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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Bitcoin slides below $6,000; half its value lost in 2018

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Tommy Wilkes

Bitcoin slid another 13pc to below $6,000 on Tuesday, bringing the world's best-known cryptocurrency's losses to more than half since the start of 2018.

Bitcoin has fallen heavily in recent sessions as worries about a regulatory clampdown on the nascent market and panicked investors push prices lower.

The virtual currency hit a peak of almost $20,000 in December.

On the Luxembourg-based bitstamp exchange, bitcoin fell to as low as $5,920, its lowest level since mid-November, before recovering slightly.

Other cryptocurrencies have also dropped sharply in value this week.


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