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Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency, extended a slump today following a recent surge to trade below Dollars 10,000 for the first time since the start of December.
The numbers support this assertion: bitcoin prices surged by 2,000% over 12 months, peaking at nearly $20,000 per coin in December 2017.
Some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges are based in South Korea, with the country representing the world's third-biggest market for bitcoin trades, however it is unclear what exactly a government crackdown would involve.
The sell-off appeared to be sparked by worries over tighter regulation in the key markets of South Korea and China.
The authors said: "Most people are buying bitcoin, not because of a belief in its future as a global currency, but because they expect it to rise in value".
(MRK) Stock Ownership And Insider News
Finally, Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Merck & Co., Inc.by 4.9% during the first quarter. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets.
Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video
The Israeli naval soldiers then forced them to take off their clothes, jumped into the water and swim towards the Israeli gunboat. The decision, backed by Israel and USA lawmakers, flew in the face of worldwide diplomacy and threatened to stall peace talks.
Bitcoin, the original and still the world's leading cryptocurrency in terms of market cap, has plunged by 14 percent that day, as Coindesk points out. The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is hovering around $450 billion, down ~30 percent from $650 billion just 48 hours ago.
Among Bitcoin-related stocks on the stock market today, Marathon Patent Group (MARA) was up 0.3%, Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) was flat, Riot Blockchain (RIOT) fell 2% and Overstock.com (OSTK) lost 2%. Other digital currencies bounced around as well. South Korea banned opening anonymous virtual currency accounts and put in place new laws giving authorities power to shut down digital currency exchanges. Reports quoting the survey said a 25-year-old, who had invested Rs 25 lakh in bitcoins, has seen the valuations of the currency he held multiplying to Rs 760 crore.
Bitcoin was fluctuating at around $10,200 on Bitstamp at time of publication on Wednesday.
Just last week, billionaire investor Warren Buffett warned with "almost certainty" that cryptocurrencies "will come to a bad ending".
Apparently, many investors didn't want to leave the fate of their crypto holdings to chances after South Korea's Finance Minister Kim Dong-Yeon reiterated that a ban on virtual currencies was still a "live option".
Bannon joined the campaign after the June 2016 meeting and shed little light on the meeting with Russians , the sources said . A Reuters report said the former top Trump aide refused to comply with the subpoena . "That's how the rules work".
What makes things tricky is the fact that the satellite failed to achieve orbit, reportedly burning up in the earth's atmosphere. Satellite GovSat 1 will be fueled by technicians with nitrogen tetroxide and hydrazine, contriving propellant in upcoming days.
The source added that Jenner deserves to keep her pregnancy to herself because she already grew up in front of the cameras. In recent weeks, there have been speculations suggesting that Jenner is pregnant with a baby girl.
Influenza claimed the lives of two people in Northeast Ohio, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Randy Bergen, a pediatrician who is leading Kaiser Permanente-Northern California's anti-flu effort.
And now, new research shows that it can cause infertility , erectile dysfunction , muscle atrophy and fatigue in men. As it relieves pain, ibuprofen may also diminish male fertility , according to a small but compelling new study .
However, the US-led coalition is supporting the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and YPG in the Syrian conflict . Russian Federation also opposed the plan, saying it could lead to the partitioning of Syria.
Whether the Falcon 9 Zuma mission failed or not, SpaceX is now setting its sights on the Falcon Heavy debut launch. But it did show both the launch and the landing of the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket back at Cape Canaveral.
The risk of death isn't enough to stop teenagers from eating laundry detergent packets, so social media is stepping in. YouTube announced Wednesday that it will now take down any videos of the challenge, in the interest of users' safety.
Sanjay Gupta previously told CNN that most people who die from the flu have an "underlying illnesses or a weakened immune system". The number of flu deaths in Australia over their winter has not yet been released, but it's thought to be the worst in years.
Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. The following is a list of blood donation opportunities in Aroostook County for the month of January.
Dramatic Video Captures Firefighter as She Catches Child
Almost 8o people were displaced by the fire in the end, and were transported to safety by a MARTA bus, reported WXIA . An estimated 50 people were left without a place to live after the massive fire at the Decatur apartment complex.
Kurdish militia: USA "playing with fire", says Turkey
There is no doubt that in the first threat they will target their weapons against the USA military, "the Turkish leader warned". The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that U.S. appears to be pursuing territorial disintegration of Arab country.
Israel carries out air strike in southern Gaza
In 2007, when the terror group seized control of Gaza, it burned down the industrial area near the Erez crossing into Israel . Mordechai said. "Just as Iron Dome has in the air, there is a technological dome of steel under the ground".
BCI team meets Chelameswar, two other judges
As per sources inside Republic TV, Arnab immediately started shouting and cursing and throwing things around. The BCI had formed the delegation to resolve the issue between the two parties today.
Oprah 2020? People Are Asking After Golden Globes Speech
He thanked the show's creator, Dan Fogelman, for writing a role "for a Black man that can only be played by a black man". This is in response to Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird snub and the conspicuous fact that no female directors were nominated.
Jacob Eason Expected to Transfer to Washngton
After backing up the true freshman for the duration of the season, Eason announced his plans for transfer from Georgia . Quarterbacks transferring isn't new by any stretch, as the 2015 class as saw 4 of its top 10 quarterbacks transfer.
E Coli Outbreak Spreads to 15 States; Leafy Greens Suspected
Center for Disease Control investigates an outbreak of E. coli infections that might be linked to eating romaine lettuce. You can also wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat to avoid contaminating other foods.
Nintendo Direct Mini: Dark Souls remaster and so much more
They give a brief overview of what the combat is like and the general gist of the story in the mini-Nintendo Direct below. Celeste comes from the developer of Towerfall, and is an indie action platformer coming to Switch on January 25.
Trump Calls For DACA Fix, Still Wants Wall
But in the meeting he indicated a willingness to compromise with Democrats, whose votes are needed in the narrowly divided Senate. Trump also said he hoped to pursue a "comprehensive" immigration bill after lawmakers strike a deal on the dreamers.