Did the Bitcoin Bubble Burst Already?
Bitcoin Bubble May Be Over
Wow, the Bitcoin bubble blew up fast.
Bitcoins were trading for as high as $266 earlier this week and as low as $77 today.
Trading activity overwhelmed exchanges like Mt. Gox and trading was halted twice, as shown in the chart below from CNN Money.
“The rather astonishing amount of new accounts opened in the last few days…made a huge impact on the overall system that started to lag,” said Mt. Gox. “As expected in such situations, people started to panic, started to sell Bitcoin in mass…resulting in an increase of trade that ultimately froze the trade engine.”
Bubble photo by Visual Artist Frank Bonilla used under Creative Commons license.