Bitcoin falls 7.4% to $40,632

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FILE PHOTO: A bitcoin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris

– Bitcoin dropped 7.4% to $40,631.78 at 2205 GMT on Thursday, down $3,248.05 from its previous close.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is down 15.3% from the year-to-date high of $47,989 set on Jan. 2.

Ether, the cryptocurrency linked to the ethereum blockchain network, fell 7.43 % to $2,891.32 on Thursday, down $231.92 from its previous close.

(Reporting by Anirudh Saligrama in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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