Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Takes a Steep Fall Below $1000

Journalist:
January 5, 2017

Update: Today’s price low has been corrected from the earlier reported $887 to $885.41.

After months of a sustained bullish rally, bitcoin price has swung to a significant slump, hitting a low of $885.41 on the Bitstamp Price Index (BPI) today. The dramatic drop comes within a day of bitcoin inching close to its all-time high.

The first signs of a collapse began at 09:00 (UTC), when bitcoin was trading at $1,134.78. A thirty-minute trading period saw price fall quickly toward $1,068.84 before rebounding above the $1,100 mark an hour later.

Come midday, things took a turn further south as price went from $1,099.99 at noon to $988.54 at the end of the hour. The 1-hour trading period saw bitcoin lose over 10% in value. The slump didn’t end there, as price sunk further, registering a low at $885.41 today.

At the time of publishing, bitcoin price is showing signs of another rebound, trading at $960.

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For the most recent bitcoin price analysis piece from CCN analyst Jim Fredrickson, click here. Today’s analysis, written before the big drop, will be published soon.

All time references are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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Last modified (UTC): January 5, 2017 15:47

Samburaj Das @sambdas

Samburaj is the Editor for CCN, among the earliest and foremost publications covering financial and blockchain news. He has authored over 2,000 articles for CCN. Email him samburaj(@)ccn.com or find him barely tweeting @sambdas