January 08, 2021 at 09:11AM

Bitcoin fell more than 5% on Friday, a day after topping $40,000 for the first time.

The world’s most popular digital currency slid to as low as $36,618.36 on Bitstamp exchange, after reaching an all-time high of $40,402.46 in the previous session.

Market participants had warned of a correction after the $40,000 milestone was reached.

Increased demand from institutional, corporate, and more recently retail investors has powered bitcoin’s surge, attracted by the prospect of quick gains in a world of ultra-low yields and negative interest rates.

JPMorgan strategists wrote on Jan. 5 that the digital currency has emerged as a rival to gold and could trade as high as $146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-haven asset.

Bitcoin slides more than 5% after topping $40,000 for first time, Reuters, Jan 8

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From: The FxPro News Team https://fxpro.news/daily-forex-outlook/bitcoin-slides-more-than-5-after-topping-40000-for-first-time-20210108/
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