Another exciting week in the crypto arena. Both bitcoin and litecoin clocked some gains since our last weekly update. But will these gains stick?
Bitcoin Drops on PBOC Comments
Bitcoin prices dropped from $1,255 to a low of $1,170 today on comments by PBOC’s Zhou Xuedong. The official said that while bitcoin exchanges will not be forbidden, strict regulations will be applied to the sector. The PBOC will undertake an observation period and may even close non-complying exchanges. Zhou Xuedong is the director of the PBoC’s Business Administration unit and was the person in charge of the audit conducted on bitcoin exchanges earlier this year.
This tone is the strongest yet to date from the People’s Bank of China so it’s not surprising to see the price fall a decent amount. However BTC/USD has recovered about half of the losses already and is quoted at $1,226 right now. Chinese prices remain suppressed as bitcoin withdrawals are still not possible. One coin is selling from $1,150 t0 $1,165 on the Big Three, a discount of over $70 dollars from USD exchanges. Read more: https://blog.fxopen.com/bitcoin-drops-on-pboc-waits-etf/