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Bitcoin falls further as China cracks down on crypto-currencies


The price of Bitcoin fell below $34,000 (£24,030) for the first time in three months on Wednesday, after China imposed fresh curbs on crypto-currencies.


Beijing banned banks and payment firms from providing services related to crypto-currency transactions.


It also warned investors against speculative crypto trading on Tuesday.


It follows falls in Bitcoin of more than 10% last week after Tesla said it would no longer accept the currency.


On Wednesday afternoon, Bitcoin recovered some ground, although it was still down -10.4% at $38,131.


Meanwhile, other digital currencies such as Ether, which acts as the fuel for the Ethereum blockchain network, and Dogecoin lost as much as 22% and 24% respectively.

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