Broad crypto-market dropped on Tuesday with Bitcoin sliding toward the $60,000 level and Ether reaching one of its lowest levels in November.
Bitcoin went inched down to $60,936.50 down by 4% and Ether slipped to $4,321.97 down by 8% in Thailand time 13:44 hours. The global crypto market in the past 24 hours amounted to $2.8 trillion down by 7.3%.
The market wide sell off was triggered by signing of the infrastructure bill with traders concerned about regulations and taxation governing the crypto space.
Chinese authorities on the other hand announced fresh new restrictions against large scale Bitcoin mining including against state owned enterprises. The latest crackdown is amid sizeable amount of power consumption as well potential environmental concerns of coin mining.
China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on Tuesday, said crypto miners only are charged residential power tariff. The NDRC has called on local governments to take mining within in state jurisdictions.
Chinese province Chengdu is one of the China’s biggest crypto mining provinces and favorable policies were in place in the province towards the mining industry.
In a separate occasion, Xiao Yi, a top Communist Party member from Jiangxi province was sacked and expelled from the party and reported to face charges over his support for crypto mining.
Earlier on September 24, NDRC and other government agencies launched fresh crackdown on crypto mining and in early October crypto mining was also added to the list of industries to be eliminated.
Both Bitcoin and Ether made new highs on multiple occasions this year supported by speculations and also became part of controversial debate of the coins being a hedge against inflation.