China Talks Tougher On Bitcoin Regulation
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Bitcoin slipped below the $11,000 mark as it emerged that China has called for more centralized regulation of blockchain, the underlying technology behind the cryptocurrency.
The speculative asset class had consolidated its position Monday after soaring above Key resistance just before the weekend, but dip sharply in the early hours overnight.
Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 10,821.58, +86.52, or +0.806%, as of 5:13a GMT, the market is open.
Tuesday morning, bitcoin BTCUSD, -7.04% slumped 4.5% to $10,918.35 after hitting a high of $11,432.98 on the day. The # 1 digital currency was well off a 2-week high of $11,660.24 seen Monday, as it faces Key resistance at the $12,000 mark.
Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 10,752.687500, -483.267578, or -4.301073%, as of 9:54p GMT, the market is open.
Traders were assessing the news that Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, has been slapped with 2 class-action lawsuits, 1 of the lawsuits accuses the exchange’s employees of unfairly profiting from a December listing of bitcoin cash.
Despite the rejection of $11,500, Bitcoin is still ranged within $9,000 – $12,000, and closer to the Top.
The overall Bull market in Bitcoin is still in the up-trend phase