11:06Cryptocurrencies tumble amid China crackdown on bitcoin miners
TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies tumbled on Monday as China’s crackdown on bitcoin mining expanded to the province of Sichuan.
Bitcoin fell to as low as $32,288 for the first time since June 8, and was last down 7.9% at around $32,781.
Smaller rival ether dropped below $2,000 for the first time since May 23, before trading 10% lower at 2019.01.
Cryptomining is big business in China, accounting for more than half of global bitcoin production.
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