Bitcoin price chart (Image: geralt/Pixabay)

Bitcoin Price Decline Continues As Markets Drop Below $6,500 (£4950)

The price of bitcoin is down more than 8 percent, continuing losses that began after the cryptocurrency slipped below the $7,000 mark.

Markets have fallen to as low as $6,475.40, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI), the lowest level reported since Nov. 1, when markets traded between $6,357 and $6,750.17. Markets slid below $7,000 earlier today in a reversal of the bullish market moves seen earlier this week that pushed the price of bitcoin close to $7,900.

Bitcoin price chart (Image: geralt/Pixabay)
Bitcoin price chart (Image: geralt/Pixabay)

Earlier in the day’s trading, the price had climbed as high as $7,330.06, with today’s fall marking a more than $600 decline since that level.

At press time, bitcoin is trading at $6,572.24.

The price decline is in contrast with the gains seen today in the market for bitcoin cash, which according to CoinMarketCap is up more than 43% in the past 24 hours.

At press time, Bitcoin cash is trading at roughly $882 on Bithumb, the largest exchange by trade volume for that cryptocurrency.

Source: CoinDesk

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