Crypto-currency prices were lower today as Bitcoin traded below $44000

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Crypto-currency prices were lower today as Bitcoin traded below $44000
Crypto-currency prices were lower today as Bitcoin traded below $44000

Supportive comments from billionaire Elon Musk and Ark Investment Management LLC’s Cathie Wood, as well as speculation over Amazon.com Inc.’s possible involvement in the crypto-currency sector, had helped Bitcoin rally in recent days, it has retreated since as it comes into greater focus for regulators

With the world’s largest crypto-currency Bitcoin trading below the $44,000 mark after surging over $45,000 level on Sunday, its highest since May 18, crypto-currency were lower today. In more than two months during the weekend after a major Ethereum upgrade, Bitcoin and Ether reached their highest levels and even in the face of uncertainty over crypto rules in the U.S. infrastructure plan.

As per CoinDesk, Bitcoin prices were trading at $43,446, down 1.5 per cent whereas ether snapped its five-day winning streak by falling nearly 5 per cent to $2,947. Dogecoin, on the other hand, plunged over 6 per cent to $0.24. Other digital coins like XRP, Litecoin, Uniswap, Cardano, and Stellar also declined more than 5 per cent over the last 24 hours.

After pulling back significantly from record highs in recent months, crypto-currency is showing signs of life again, a setback blamed on concerns about China’s crackdown and Elon Musk-fuelled questions about Bitcoin’s energy usage.

Supportive comments from billionaire Elon Musk and Ark Investment Management LLC’s Cathie Wood, as well as speculation over Amazon.com Inc.’s possible involvement in the crypto-currency sector, had helped Bitcoin rally in recent days, it has retreated since as it comes into greater focus for regulators.

One factor still creating uncertainty: The US infrastructure bill making its way through Congress, which has duelling amendments that address reporting requirements for crypto transactions and tax collection. The bipartisan group that drew up the legislation was counting on the extra tax revenue generated to help pay for some of the bill’s costs, reported Bloomberg.

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