BITCOIN went below $50,000 yesterday as the cryptocurrency’s slump continues.
Trading showed signs of life yesterday with a determined step up towards $51k, City AM reports.
But the cryptocurrency then slid back by more than 6 percent, to below $50,000 (£36,000) a bitcoin.
Despite Bitcoin’s woes, newcomer Ethereum hit a record high last week thanks to a “perfect storm”.
It bucked market trends to reach above $2,600 on Thursday – the first time in its history – after trading below $200 only a year ago.
The gains have pushed Ethereum’s market cap above $300 billion, nearly one third that of Bitcoin’s.
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