Bitcoin Below $10,000 Over Accusations Of Artificial Inflation



/ 10 months ago

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, in general, seemed to hit its peak frenzy around Mid-December 2017. At that point, everything was looking good. Bitcoin, in particular, which had just topped out at around $20,000 a coin. Not bad considering it was only worth about $500 the prior January.

In recent weeks, however, Bitcoin has taken some big hits. This has been due to many reasons; one of which was many governments proposals of banning or regulating the currency. Something which is a bit of an anathema to the concept of cryptocurrencies.

Under Investigation

The most recent drop has seen Bitcoin fall below $10,000. In a report via Metro, this is suspected to be due to allegations that a cryptocurrency exchange may have been trading to deliberately manufacture the inflation of the price.

The exchange, Bitfinex, is currently under investigation in the US based on the claims.

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Thether Trading

The allegations suggest that the exchange was deliberately purchasing Bitcoin with the Tether currency. By doing this, it is believed that they were deliberately inflating the price and demand for the currency.

It is also believed that Bitfinex may also have been directly being the rally’s which saw the currency take some bounce backs from the previous dips. If true, this would also be highly disturbing and rocking to the confidence.

The future of cryptocurrencies

Despite strong support for cryptocurrencies, it seems clear that confidence in some areas is waiving. Mining is still a major industry, which in part has also caused a significant increase in the price of graphics cards.

Given that international governments don’t seem keen on it in the slightest and combined with the growing controversy though, something, sooner or later, has got to give. Cryptocurrency may need regulation to survive.

What do you think? Has the Bitcoin price been deliberately inflated? Does cryptocurrency need regulation? What would your solution be? – Let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “Bitcoin Below $10,000 Over Accusations Of Artificial Inflation”
  1. Vorlon says:

    Of course it was over-inflated when it peaked at 20k USD. But now we are on the other end of the spectrum. Currency cannot lose 50% of value inside a week. Then it losing like 2-3k of value every 3 days. Just looked over prices and its a good chunk under 8k USD while it was 10k 2 days ago and 11.5k last week. By Sunday we will see 5k and by end of February it will be totally worthless.

    You can’t put faith in a currency which can lose 75% of value inside of 6 weeks. If it was a some country currency you would go bankrupt in like 3 seconds flat (and that is very optimistic!). First everybody was on speculative-buy-BTC-trading wagon and now everybody is at bash-“regulate”-trash-BAN-sell-BTC wagon.

    Expect at least 200 million of very cheap video cards on eBay by end of February because alt-coins hurt twice as much because of BTC crap. LOL

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