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Bitcoin plummets to six-month low

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
24 January 2022
The week started on the wrong foot for the world’s largest crypto

Bitcoin lost 7% on Monday, reaching its lowest point in six months. The selloff was driven by fears of a Russian attack on Ukraine. Also, there are concerns that US regulators will further crackdown on digital currencies.

Other cryptocurrencies, such as Ether, also slumped. The second-largest crypto in the world fell 11% to $2,253, its lowest since July 28, 2021.

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies last week. Officials argued it represented threats to financial stability, citizens’ wellbeing, and monetary policy sovereignty.

Cryptocurrencies and traditional stocks have been falling lately, not only of fears of a Russian attack on Ukraine but also on the long-anticipated Federal Reserve interest-rate increases that will affect the market.

Regarding the Ukraine situation, the US State Department revealed that it was ordering diplomats’ family members to leave Ukraine, hinting that they are possibly bracing for an aggressive Russian move in the region. Moreover, fears of conflict-affected also shares worldwide while supporting the Dollar and oil.


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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.