© Reuters. Bitcoin plunges sharply and clings to $ 48,000 level
New York, Dec 4 (.) .- El, the best-known cryptocurrency, was clinging to the level of $ 48,000 this Saturday after suffering a sharp fall of close to 16% in 24 hours, following the massive sales of the stock markets.
At 2:00 p.m. GMT, the bitcoin was at $ 48,026 after falling below 46,000 during the American morning, far from the 56,000 it had when it began Friday’s day on Wall Street.
According to analysts, the recent movement of the virtual currency coincides with a greater rejection of risk assets generated by the identification of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, which has affected global markets this week.
Other cryptocurrencies have been dragged, such as the second most used virtual currency, which lost the threshold of 3,500 dollars and now goes back to 4,000; and other popular ones like Doge, or.
The value of bitcoin today is 30% lower than the all-time high of $ 69,000 it reached in early November.
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