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Bitcoin investors in Nigeria, others lose $59.9bn as value of crypto coin drops by 6.48%

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Bitcoin investors in Nigeria and other countries across the world suffered a huge loss on Monday as the value of the most popular cryptocurrency dropped by 6.48 percent within 24 hours.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that price of the crypto coin dropped between $31,744.99 and $36,119.80 during the period.

However, the price continued to hover below $40,000 per coin.

Analysis of coindesk Bitcoin index showed that $59.92 billion was wiped off the market within 21 hours.

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This came a few days after Tesla founder, Elon Musk, hinted that the automaker would begin to accept Bitcoin as a payment option.

The SpaceX founder’s statement had pushed up Bitcoin price to $50,909, just a month after he stunned the world with the announcement that Tesla would no longer accept the crypto coin as a payment option.

The crash in Bitcoin price was also attributed to the Chinese government clampdown on Bitcoin miners in the country.

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