Find out why bitcoin recorded its worst first-quarter price performance in history.
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The disappointing first quarter results come as the cryptoasset industry faces increasing regulatory scrutiny, and tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter crack down on cryptocurrency advertising.
A market in decline
According to CoinDesk, Bitcoin fell from US$13,412.44 to US$6,928.85 in the three months ending 31 March 2018 – marking more than a 48% decline.
Bitcoin’s last significant Q1 value decline was in the first quarter of 2013; the cryptocurrency leader fell 37.9% from US$770.44 to US$478.72.
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