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Bitcoin slides below $60,000 on reports Israel strikes Iran

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Apr 19, 2024 08:27 AM IST

Bitcoin slid more than 5.5% to $59,961 in the Asia session as the U.S. dollar rose broadly.

Cryptocurrencies fell heavily and bitcoin broke below $60,000 on Friday in a rush out of risky assets following reports of an Israeli missile strike on Iran.

Ether fell by a similar margin, dropping below the $3,000 barrier to $2,895.(Reuters)
Ether fell by a similar margin, dropping below the $3,000 barrier to $2,895.(Reuters)

Bitcoin slid more than 5.5% to $59,961 in the Asia session as the U.S. dollar rose broadly. Ether fell by a similar margin, dropping below the $3,000 barrier to $2,895.

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Israeli missiles hit a site in Iran, ABC News reported, citing a U.S. official, days after Iran launched a drone strike on Israel.

Iran's Fars news agency said an explosion was heard at the airport in the Iranian city of Isfahan.

Oil, gold and bonds rallied sharply.

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