Bitcoin dropped below US$19,000 for the first time since December 2020 as the crypto market wrapped up Q2 with further downturns as of Friday morning in Asia.

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Fast facts

  • The world’s largest cryptocurrency hit a low of US$18,729 and was trading at US$20,352 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap.
  • The crypto market and Bitcoin have lost around 57% throughout Q2 with a market cap of US$881 billion early morning Friday.
  • 3AC was reportedly ordered by a British Virgin Islands court to liquidate, according to media reports on Wednesday.
  • The European Systemic Risk Board deemed crypto assets a threat to the financial system on Thursday and called for additional regulation to address the issue as a “matter of urgency.” 

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