Bitcoin took a beating on Tuesday, extending losses all the way down to $29,300, a level not seen since January, before climbing back, ending the day at $32,000.

The main concern that spooked Bitcoin investors was news that China is tightening its grip on crypto transactions and mining, shutting down 90% of the country’s mining capability.

Additionally, the People’s Bank of China ordered a halt to over-the-counter (OTC) transactions.

Saifedean Ammous, author of “The Bitcoin Standard”, told David Lin, anchor for Kitco News, that you can’t technically “ban” Bitcoin and that historically, even following an 80% correction, the price has always bounced back.

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0:00 – China ban on transactions, mining
7:12 – What caused price decline?
8:03 – Transaction fees
10:29 – The Bitcoin Standard
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18:20 – “Bitcoin thrives on adversity”

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