Published on 11/01/2018 9:54:48 AM | Source: Reuters

Bitcoin skids on news South Korea prepares to ban cryptocurrency trade

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TOKYO  - Bitcoin skidded on Thursday, after South Korea's justice minister said a bill to ban cryptocurrency trade was being prepared.

Bitcoin was down more than 10 percent on the Bitstamp exchange at $13,350 on the newss, after earlier dropping as low as $13,120, its weakest since Jan. 2.

(Reporting by Tokyo markets team; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)