Markets Update: The Top 68 Cryptos Dive During the January Slump (news.bitcoin.com)

Cryptocurrency markets are having a tough time during the third week of the new year as a vast majority of digital assets are down 20 percent or more. Currently, the BTC/USD global average is roughly $ 12,050 after touching a high of $ 14,300 just 24-hours prior. The sudden losses started taking place yesterday evening when bitcoin markets dipped into the $ 13K territory. Uncertain digital asset traders are debating on whether or not markets will rebound soon or plunge to some more lower bound…

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Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies See Big Gains After New Year’s Day (news.bitcoin.com)

The second day of the new year sees cryptocurrency markets come back after another holiday slump over the past few days. Bitcoin core markets are up 4 percent, averaging between $ 14,600-14,800 across global exchanges. However many other digital assets are seeing more significant gains as ethereum and bitcoin cash markets have risen 13-18 percent during the morning of January 2.
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Global P2P Crypto Markets Experience Record Volume Throughout December (news.bitcoin.com)

The global peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin markets have seen record trading volume as a consequence of last week’s major price retracement. According to data provided by Coindance, numerous national markets saw historically unprecedented trade volume throughout December – suggesting that many investors may have been taking profits following bitcoin’s dramatic bull run up to the $ 20,000 USD area.

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South Korea Outlines New Attempts to Dampen Crypto Markets (news.bitcoin.com)

The government of South Korea held a meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the growing trend of cryptocurrency speculation. The regulators clarified the clampdown on virtual accounts as well as other measures to end anonymity. In addition, the Ministry of Justice suggested an even more extreme measure.
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Markets Update: Deflated Digital Asset Prices Bounce Back (news.bitcoin.com)

The price of bitcoin (BTC) has rebounded significantly since our last markets update. BTC markets reached a high of $ 16,100 across many global exchanges around 11:00 am EDT on December 26. The price spike is a big jump from yesterday’s weighted global averages of $ 13,800-14,000 per BTC on Christmas day.
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This Week in Bitcoin: Markets Wobble While Fees Keep Soaring (news.bitcoin.com)

Bitcoin never sleeps or slows. With the holidays approaching, there was zero chance of the world’s leading cryptocurrency taking a break so we could tend to last-minute shopping and drinking. Like the primadonna that she is, this week in bitcoin continued the year’s trend of hogging the limelight, with tales of rising fees and Coinbase misbehavior fueling much of the action.
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