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Cryptocurrency's volatility amplified as big investors join fray

Bitcoin crash exposes growing impact of digital assets on financial markets

Bitcoin largely recovered in value in the U.S. on Thursday morning after dropping 30% at one point the day before.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Cryptocurrencies have injected greater volatility into global financial markets as these assets gain traction not just with retail investors but also among big institutional players like BlackRock.

This volatility was thrown into sharp relief Wednesday, when a rout in bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital money quickly spread into the stock market.

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