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Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
An analysis of Bitcoin's fundamentals shows how much of a bubble its price has inflated to.
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