Bitcoin crashes spectacularly after hitting multi-year high of $12,000

SourceGulf Business
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

Bitcoin had a wild Saturday night. The cryptocurrency rose to over $12,000, only to crash 12% to $10,500 within an hour on Sunday morning. Bitcoin has since pared some of the losses and is trading at $11, 138.70 at the time of writing. The rise and fall on Saturday night follows a week when bitcoin rallied, climbing from $9,543 on 24 July to $11,343 on 31 July. Its brief dalliance with the $12,000 mark was the first time since the peaks of 2017 that the cryptocurrency has hit those highs. Bitcoin’s revival of the recent past has been attributed to global investors seeking a safe haven for their assets as traditional investment vehicles such as the stock market reel under Covid-19 shock. Gold, another safe-haven asset, is in the middle more...