WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 20, 2017, 02.08 AM
Bitcoin value crashed by over 10% on Wednesday to touch $15,800 at a cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp.
"It has since pared some of the losses and is down about 7 per cent in early trade," noted a Reuters report.
The recent Bitcoin surge overwhelmed investors and financial experts all across the world as the digital currency touched an all-time high soaring at about $19,666 on Sunday, its value has been sliding ever since.
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Meanwhile, in India, the IT department has been clamping down on Bitcoin trading, it recently announced to issue notices to 4 to 5 lakh high net-worth individuals (HNI) across the country trading in Bitcoin.
South Korea recently banned its banks from dealing in Bitcoin transactions, the country accounts for nearly 20% of global Bitcoin transactions.