Bitcoin falls 5.6% to $34,448 By Reuters

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Jan 22 (Reuters) – The index was down 5.6% at $34,448.94 by 1810 GMT on Saturday, down $1,878.27 from its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s best-known and most traded cryptocurrency, is up 1.8% from the year’s low of $34,000 hit on Jan. 22.

Ether, the cryptocurrency linked to the blockchain network, fell 8.4% to $2,352.72 on Saturday, losing $189.64 from its previous close.

(Reporting by Rhea Binoy in Bangalore; Editing in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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