Bitcoin’s price falls after Russia attacks Ukraine | CNN Business

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The price of bitcoin fell below $35,000 early Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

Bitcoin was trading at $34,750.15 as of 12:59a ET, according to CoinMarketCap. That’s a decline of more than 8% compared to a day earlier.

The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency fell below $40,000 over the weekend, and has continued to slide as the Ukraine crisis intensifies.

The currency has lost almost half its value since its November high of $68,990 due to geopolitical tensions, the prospect of interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve and curbs by some major economies on digital assets.

Other cryptocurrencies also dropped hard early Thursday. Ethereum was down more than 12%, according to CoinMarketCap, while dogecoin was down more than 14%.

– CNN Business’ Diksha Madhok contributed to this report

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