MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. Bitcoin sharply accelerated its fall on Monday afternoon, as a result of which the value of the most popular cryptocurrency went below the psychological mark of $ 50 thousand, according to trading data.
On the Binance exchange, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, as of 17:19 Moscow time, bitcoin fell in price by 12.38%, to 49.9 thousand dollars. According to the CoinMarketCap portal, which calculates the average price for more than 20 exchanges, bitcoin fell in price by 13.45% – to 49.5 thousand dollars. The dynamics are given everywhere in a day.
Minutes earlier, the price of the most popular cryptocurrency fell by 16%, dropping as much as $ 47.6 thousand.
On Sunday, the cost of bitcoin broke another historical record of 58 thousand dollars. The maximum cryptocurrency reached $ 58,352.8. And the psychological bar of 50 thousand dollars, bitcoin first crossed the 16 February.
Bitcoin took off in December. On December 16, the cryptocurrency surpassed the then historical maximum of $ 20,042, which has been held since 2017, and since then has managed to exceed it almost three times.
After a pause, the active growth in the value of the cryptocurrency resumed on February 8 after the Tesla company, controlled by the entrepreneur Elon Musk, announced an investment in Bitcoin in the amount of $ 1.5 billion. After that, the value of Bitcoin surpassed the January maximum level of $ 41,950 and has continued to break records ever since.