Bitcoin is trading on Saturday morning for about $47,000, which is equivalent to about 428,000 Norwegian kroner.
Bitcoin price has fallen sharply in the past 24 hours, dropping to $42,296. In the past 24 hours, bitcoin has fallen by as much as 12.1 percent.
This is a 30 percent drop from the record level in early November when the price was $67,500.
Bitcoin is dragging other cryptocurrencies down. Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency, is down as much as 17.4% at worst.
The total crypto market lost about a fifth of its value, dropping to $2.2 trillion, according to tracker CoinGecko.
Vijay May, who heads the operations of cryptocurrency exchange Luno in Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region, told Bloomberg News that a number of sub-prime traders suffered significant losses on Saturday.
Markets have been nervous with all the uncertainty surrounding Omicron, with infected people now appearing in many countries. It’s hard to say what that means for the economy and markets — and then uncertainty arises, he says.
before the epidemic Bitcoin has often been considered a safe haven in turbulent marketsBut it is in line with traditional investments in stocks and other asset classes during the major collapse of the Corona virus last year.
Bitcoin has followed the tech-savvy Nasdaq closely during the pandemic, but that link has been virtually non-existent in recent weeks, Bloomberg writes.
Introducing Bitcoin as a Payment Method
Many are selling with lower prices on Saturday, but the one who keeps buying – this is the president of El Salvador.
In a message late Friday night, local time, the country’s president, Najib Bukele, who calls himself the chief executive – or chief executive – of El Salvador, wrote that the country had bought bitcoin as prices fell.
The country has hoarded 150 bitcoins after the price fell below $50,000, ifølge cointelegraph.
With the latest purchases, the Bitcoin reserve in El Salvador is now 1,270 Bitcoins, which are worth about $60.3 million.
The people of the small Central American Republic are the only ones in the world who have introduced cryptocurrency bitcoin as a public means of payment.
In September, he announced on Twitter that the country’s National Assembly had approved what he calls the “Bitcoin Law,” and that cryptocurrency has thus become an ideal payment alternative in the country.
The country’s authorities have also launched the digital wallet “Chivo” – which in Salvadoran slang means “awesome,” according to CNBC. President Bukele also appears with the description of “the world’s coolest dictator” on social media.
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