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Bitcoin declines amid Powell's criticism on Libra

On Thursday Bitcoin lost nearly 8 percent, broadening decline the day later U.S. Central bank Chairman Jerome Powell required the suspense of Facebook's Libra venture until anxiety going from privacy to money-washing were tended to. 

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The bitcoin at first lost 7.7 percent to $11,164 in daybreak trade, tracking a 3.8 percent slip on Wednesday after Powell's declaration on financial strategy in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. It was recently down 4.5 percent. 

Other significant cryptocurrencies including Ethereum and XRP's Ripple tightened by comparative levels. 

Powell told the committee that Libra brings up numerous security issues, money-washing, consumer rights protection, and economic stability, emphasizing that he doubt that the project could continue while these issues exist. 

Facebook's Libra got close attention from policymakers and financial regulators worldwide. Powell underlined that current legislation doesn't fit cryptocurrencies.

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    C'mon, Mr. Powell is too harsh, or maybe too old? Libra is happening whether the US Fed likes it or not.

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