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Bitcoin plunges, briefly falling below $10,000, as Trump slams crypto

CNBC [1]
July 15, 2019

Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday, following President Donald Trump’s criticism of cryptocurrencies.

The world’s most valuable virtual currency dropped about 10% to $10,175, according to CoinDesk data. It briefly dived below $10,000, dropping as low as $9,872.

The reason for the downward move wasn’t immediately clear. But it arrives after President Trump said last week that he was “not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air.”

“Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity,” Trump added.

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