- The last four times bitcoin has fallen more than 20 percent this year, it has gained an average 28 percent in the two weeks following, according to digital currency trading firm Genesis Global Trading.
- Bitcoin performance in the weeks after a drop of more than 20% – – The digital currency plunged to a low of $5,507 this weekend amid uncertainty over bitcoin’s future.
- Developers have disagreed over the best way to improve bitcoin’s transaction speeds and costs, resulting in splits in the digital currency.
- Bitcoin also more than recovered from a $2,000 drop in September after a Chinese crackdown on digital currencies.
- Digital currency enthusiasts attribute the gains to growing interest from institutional investors, especially as the planned launch of bitcoin futures later this year may allow other products such as a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to launch.
As dramatic as the downturn in bitcoin’s price was over the weekend, history indicates future returns will likely be greater.
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