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Bitcoin Crashes as Halving Hype Loses Impetus Over the Weekend

(Bloomberg) — Bitcoin appears to be running out of steam just before one of the most anticipated milestones among cryptocurrency enthusiasts.The largest digital token tumbled over the weekend, declining about 13% to around $8,675. It rebounded to about $8,840 as of 10 a.m. in New York trading on Monday. The decline took place ahead of a closely watched technical event known as its halving, when the rewards miners receive for processing transactions will be cut in half as soon as later today.“It’s likely that we’re going to see increased volatility through May, with the pandemic, ongoing stimulus measures and the halving,” Rich Rosenblum, co-head of trading at crypto market maker GSR, said in