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Bitcoin dropped below $20,000

Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 on Saturday to its weakest in 18 months, spreading a slide on investor uncertainties about growing dilemmas in the industry.

And the general pullback from riskier assets.

The digital currency sector thrashed this week after cryptocurrency advancing company Celsius froze withdrawals and transfers between accounts.

Although crypto companies started laying off employees and there were reports that a cryptocurrency verge fund ran into trouble.

It has accorded with an equities slide, with US stocks distress the biggest weekly percentage.

Weakening in two years on fears of rising interest rates and increasing likelihood of recession.

Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency, last down 7.79% at $18,848, earlier touched $18,732, its lowest since December 2020.

It is down nearby 59% this year, while competing cryptocurrency Ethereum-backed ether is down 74%.

“Breaking $20,000 shows you that confidence has collapsed for the crypto industry,” said Oanda senior market analyst Edward Moya.

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