Cryptocurrency investors are getting no rest on Saturday, as digital assets resumed their decline after a midweek respite.
Bitcoin dropped 5.9% in the 24 hours through noon Eastern time on Saturday, to $28,782, in trading on the exchange operated by Coinbase Global (COIN). For the week, the cryptocurrency is down 20%—and the token has lost 58% since its November 2021 peak near $69,000.
The story isnt much happier for holders of Ethereum : The crypto has lost 8.7% in the last 24 hours of trading on Coinbase, sliding to $1,966. Since November, Ethereum has lost 59%.
The digital declines have weighed heavily on the stocks of crypto-dependent businesses like Coinbase. While the company’s stock bounced 16% Friday to close at $67.87, its shares are down 72% so far this year—and 81% down from the crypto cosmos’ November heights.
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