واصلت عملة البيتكوين وغيرها من العملات الرقمية تسجيل خسائرها للأسبوع الرابع على التوالى، فقد هوت عملة البيتكوين بنحو %13.9 على مدار تعاملات الأسبوع الماضى مسجلة أدنى مستوياتها فى 15 شهر عند مستوى 3300 دولار، يأتى هذا مع عودة تسارع عمليات البيع للعملات الرقمية التى سيطرت على السوق الرقمى وسط مخاوف وحذر المستثمرين من انزلاق عملة البيتكوين دون مستوى 3000 دولار، بالإضافة إلى صعوبة التداول لتخطى مستوى 4000 دولار فى ظل تراجع عمليات الشراء وغياب الاخبار الداعمة والمحفزة لشراء العملات الرقمية.
Some recent data showed that most of the major cryptocurrencies lost nearly 90% from their all-time highs, as Ripple lost nearly 92% from its record level of $3.84 recorded in January 2018, and Ethereum lost nearly 93% from its highs at the beginning of the year at $1,431, and Bitcoin is down by 81% from its record level at $20,000.
Over the course of trading last month, the bitcoin currency lost approximately 37% of its value, recording the fourth consecutive monthly loss and the largest since last March.
It is worth noting that cryptocurrencies have incurred heavy losses over the past few weeks, and some believe that the main reasons for this are that there are more regulatory measures and a total split of the Bitcoin cash
Last week’s losses come after the US Securities and Exchange Commission decided to postpone its decision on the first exchange-traded investment fund denominated in the bitcoin currency, with a decision on this decision to be taken next February, and the committee attributed its decision to that it needs some time to consider changing the proposed rule .
Among the negative news was announced last week from Japan, where Japanese media said that the national police have recorded nearly 6,000 suspicious transactions in cryptocurrency trading since the beginning of this year, an increase of 800% from the cases recorded in the period between April From April to December 2017, there were about 669 cases.
Some reports have said that Japan is considering requiring cryptocurrency exchanges to provide information on customers suspected of tax evasion, including names, activity history, identification numbers and wallet addresses.
Negative pressures on cryptocurrencies also increased following reports that G20 leaders called for taxing cryptocurrencies during their meeting in Argentina, and agreed to work to regulate cryptocurrencies in line with criteria set by the Action Task Force. Financial "FATF", and this move is seen as an attempt to reduce tax evasion by investors and traders of encrypted assets and to address money laundering and terrorist financing attempts.