Bitcoin was down nearly 12% on rumours China has banned Bitcoin, CoinDesk’s Jon Southurst reports.
This follows an erroneous report that that had occurred last week.
But this time the reporter writing up the news is sticking by his story, Southurst says, although the PBOC has not released any information:
News that the Chinese government would penalise any bank transacting with bitcoin exchanges after 15th April started to break around mid-morning China time on Thursday 27th March. This time, it was reported as fact by a number of news services.
Here’s the price action: