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Bitcoin plunges 25% below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

In the futures market, bitcoin one-month futures on Cboe Global Markets were halted due to the steep price drop

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Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble. It capped a brutal week that had been touted as a new era of mainstream trading for the volatile digital currency when bitcoin futures debuted on CME Group Inc, the world's largest derivatives market on Sunday. Friday's steep fall bled into the US stock market, where shares of companies that have recently lashed their fortunes to bitcoin or blockchain - its ...

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First Published: Fri, December 22 2017. 21:50 IST
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