In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water. 
In this photo illustration a visual representation of the digital currency Bitcoin sinks into water.  - 
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Down from its 1,400 percent rise in 2017, bitcoin is now trading at less than $5,000 — a sharp decline for what some once hoped was a new and promising asset that could excite institutional investors. Instead, many traders were just trying to make a quick buck.

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