CoinDesk: Bitcoin breaks below $7,000 to fall to 50-day low

11:24, 30 March 2018
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According to CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index, the world's largest cryptocurrency is changing hands at $6,700, a move that follows its steady decline from around $8,000 since the start of the March 29 trading session, a 15 percent dip within a day.

Stepping back, that price puts bitcoin at a 51-day low, down 42 percent from its recent high at $11,660 on March 5, and 60 percent from its 2018 high of $17,144 observed on January 7.

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However, the 2018 low of bitcoin still remains at $5,947 on February 6, according to CoinDesk's data.

Still, bitcoin's drop also follows a broader market decline.

Data from CoinMarketCap shows the market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is now at a three-month low of $256 billion, a 70 percent decline since its 2018 high above $800 billion in early January.

Indeed, the top 20 tokens are all showing a 10 to 20 percent sell-off within the last 24 hours.

As reported before, the second to fourth largest cryptocurrencies by volume – ethereum, ripple and bitcoin cash – have all hit 2018 low. Earlier in today's trading session, the price of ethereum also broke below $400, the first time since November last year.

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