Bitcoin continued a steady rise into 2016 staying just above $400 until the last part of January when a bitcoin core developer proclaimed bitcoin a failure insinuating it had died for the 89th time in the last 7 years. The rant caused a price drop to $360 for the first time in 2016 but it quickly rallied back barely above $400 for a brief period before settling around the $380-$390 range.

Earlier this week the price dropped again as low as $364 and stayed in the 360's for two full 12 hour trading periods before pulling back into the 370's where it appears to be holding steady for now at $376.65. Being notorious for slipping over the weekend, bitcoin may slip again before Monday morning.

When $500 seemed just within reach, it feels as if an entire quarter of slow movements to get to $450 got obliterated in an afternoon of "rage quitting" that has proven to be a struggle to recover from. However, that's not Mike Hearns fault, not fully anyway.

No ... you can chalk that one up to the mainstream media.

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