The latest dip extends a sharp withdrawal of more than 16 percent from a record high hit on Sunday although bitcoin remains up around 75 percent for the year.
Elon Musk launches a pair of potentially game-changing shifts for bitcoin, promising Tesla Inc would take payment for its electric vehicles in the currency soon and revealing it had already invested $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.
The cryptocurrency has gained over 170 percent this year, buoyed by demand from larger investors.
Bitcoin is in the headlines, re-kindling a debate over its true role and the drivers behind its latest scintillating rally.
A passenger on the flight the escaped inmate allegedly caught to flee the country told national broadcaster RUV that Iceland's prime minister was also on the plane.
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