Bitcoin’s Price Just Dropped Over $1,300 in 1.5 Hours

The price of a bitcoin has just plummeted by over $1,300.

Having been on the slide in recent days, in large part seemingly due to new regulatory efforts to calm the enthusiastic crypto market in South Korea, chart analysis had indicated that bitcoin would recover and likely return to $15,000 levels today. However, that did not happen.

The cryptocurrency opened today’s session at $13,585, and reached a high of $13,601before the sudden tumble at soon after 07:00 UTC that saw the price drop from $13,210 down to $11,850 at 08:30 UTC. That’s a fall of $1,360 in just 1.5 hours.

The drop puts the price of a bitcoin at a month low. Dec. 5 saw bitcoin at a similar level, however, that was when the cryptocurrency was climbing fast on the way to setting a new price record around $20,000, as the launch of bitcoin futures contracts from CME Groupand CBOE was being anticipated by the trading community…

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