Bitcoin price fell below $20,000 (about Rs 15 lakh) for the first time since late 2020 on Saturday, in a fresh sign that the crypto sell-off is deepening.
The last time Bitcoin was at this level was in November 2020, when it was on track to reach an all-time high of nearly $69,000 (approximately Rs 53 lakh).
Bitcoin has now lost more than 70% of its value since reaching that peak.
EthereumAnother widely watched cryptocurrency that has been sliding in price in recent weeks, saw a similar drop on Saturday.
It is the latest sign of instability in the crypto industry amid more volatile financial markets. Investors are selling off riskier assets as central banks are raising interest rates to combat rapidly rising inflation.
A series of crypto crises have wiped out tens of billions of dollars in investors’ wealth and sparked urgent calls to regulate the free mining industry.
Cryptocurrency lending platform C Network said this month it is suspending all withdrawals and transfers, with no indication of when it will grant 1.7 million customers access. into their money.
Stablecoin Terra exploded last month, wiping out tens of billions of dollars in just a few hours.
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