Bitcoin Drops to $40,000 as Ukraine Fears Grow
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Bitcoin Drops to $40,000 as Ukraine Fears Grow

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In other developments, a report by Yahoo! Finance suggests that an executive order relating to digital assets is imminent — and could be released as early as next week.

Bitcoin Drops to $40,000 as Ukraine Fears Grow

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Bitcoin came perilously close to falling below $40,000 on Thursday amid fresh geopolitical tensions between Russia and the West.
Although the Kremlin had claimed that it was withdrawing troops, the U.S. alleges that Moscow has actually added 7,000 troops to the Ukrainian border.

All of this is fueling fears that Vladimir Putin is planning to invade Ukraine within days — with Western leaders continuing to engage in high-level talks.

As of Friday morning, Bitcoin was down 7% and trading at $40,738.52.

While altcoins were also in negative territory, many major cryptocurrencies had more modest losses.

BTC's fortunes have been closely correlated with the stock market of late — and Wall Street has been especially nervous when it comes to the Ukraine crisis.

Other concerns include the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates as soon as next month.

Executive Order Coming Next Week?

In other developments, a report by Yahoo! Finance suggests that an executive order relating to digital assets is imminent — and could be released as early as next week.

It's believed this would direct governmental agencies to scrutinize cryptocurrencies, come up with a strategy for regulation, and examine whether the U.S. should follow other nations in developing a central bank digital currency.

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