At 05:25 Moscow time, the world’s most famous waning cryptocurrency, Bitcoin lost 12% in value, falling below the psychological mark of ten thousand dollars down to 9.8 thousand dollars, as per data from CoinMarketCap.
Other popular cryptocurrencies are also traded in negative territory. The price for Ethereum dropped ten percent to $ 1,045, Ripple lost 15 percent, its price is now slightly more than a dollar.
Capitalization of the market now amounts to $ 494 billion with the share of Bitcoin at approximately 34 percent.
American billionaire George Soros, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, called cryptocurrencies and, in particular, Bitcoin a typical financial bubble. He stressed that the currency is considered a stable means of value accumulation, and the rate cannot vary by 25% per day, since it depends, in particular, on people's salaries. He also noted that cryptocurrency is pure speculation, which is always based on a misunderstanding.
In turn, the representative of the German bank Deutsche Bank, Markus Muller, advised not to invest in cryptocurrencies.
"This is only for those who invest speculatively. There is a real risk of total loss of money invested", he said.
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