"The vast majority of long-term holders of bitcoin are still way in the money and have shown no sign of cashing out", Michael Jackson, a partner at venture capital firm Mangrove Capital Partners, said in an emailed comment Friday.
Ripple topped the psychologically key $1 level earlier Thursday, and its gains accelerated throughout the session to a record high of $1.38, according to CoinMarketCap.
Coinbase is the leading US platform for buying and selling major digital currencies, and also operates an exchange for institutional investors called GDAX. Bitcoin is the world's highest-valued currency, as one Bitcoin hit almost $20,000 this December. The sudden price drop of Bitcoin remains unclear. A mere month ago, Bitcoin was trading about $6,000. The CEO of the exchange, Brian Armstrong, claims that employees were "prohibited from trading in bitcoin cash for several weeks". "We are working on a fix and apologize for any inconvenience", Coinbase said on its status website at 11:11 a.m., ET. A Wednesday update said "wire deposits and withdrawals may be delayed by up to 5 business days".
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Warnings and red flags piled up for cryptocurrency investors over the past week.
On Tuesday, the owner of the South Korean Youbit digital currency exchange filed for bankruptcy after a hack resulted in the loss of 17 percent of its assets.
"Bitcoin is nothing more than crypto-tulip bulbs", Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness, told the Journal.
Stocks such as Riot Blockchain that have soared dramatically on speculation around their connection to bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology also traded lower Friday morning by double-digits.