Bitcoin slides below $40,000, ether tumbles

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s volatile week-long slide saw it tumble to below the $40,000 mark on Wednesday as news of further restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions in China added to earlier concerns sparked by Tesla boss Elon Musk’s tweets. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, fell about 9% to as low as $38,940.04, even slipping below a key 200-day moving average. It is now down 40% from the year’s high of $64,895.22 on April 14. Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped about 15% to $2,875.36. The declines in the two most traded cryptocurre…

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