Bitcoin fell to as low as US$29,327 after a slide of almost 11% a day earlier. Experts have cautioned that a sustained drop below the $30,000 mark could presage further losses in the wake of last year’s 300% surge.
Analysts predict that the cryptocurrency might continue to fall in coming months.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see a test of US$20,000 before too long,” Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda Europe, wrote in a note Thursday.
Since March, the cryptocurrency boom embodies the ebullience in financial markets awash with the stimulus to counter the global pandemic’s impact.
Bitcoin proponents argue that the cryptocurrency is maturing as a hedge for dollar weakness and the possibility of faster inflation as the global economy recovers.