- Bitcoin fell below the $US18,000 per coin benchmark Tuesday morning, down roughly 5.8% in the last 24 hours.
- In the same period, the cryptocurrency – which now has a market cap of $US304.43 billion – reached as high as $US19,730 per coin.
- The price is roughly back to where it was Sunday afternoon, when CME Group launched a bitcoin futures exchange exactly one week after crosstown competitor CBOE also launched trading of the contracts.
- Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, was up more than 6% Tuesday morning. Keep up to date on all cryptocurrency and blockchain news with Crypto Insider, a new newsletter from Business Insider.
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