The price of Bitcoin has plunged 10pc as the digital coin lost a total of $20bn (£15.5bn) in value amid some of the heaviest selling of the cryptocurrency this year.
The online-traded, digital currency fell to a six-month low having lost close to a third of its value this month as regulatory tensions in China bubbled under the surface.
Bitcoin fell as low as $6,558 on Monday, leaving it down more than $3,000 so far this month.
Other cryptocurrencies have seen similar losses. Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has fallen 15pc this month while Ripple, the third largest, is down 24pc.
Digital currencies have rebounded in price somewhat this year, hitting highs of $12,000…