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Bitcoin declined as much as 14 percent, while smaller competitor ether continued to slide after experiencing a “flash crash” last week, raising concern about mainstream acceptance of the digital currencies. Bitcoin slumped to as low as $2,326.53 in intraday trading, the least since June 16. Ether, the virtual currency based on the ethereum blockchain, plunged 19 percent to $244.10, according to data compiled by Coindesk.com.
Technology companies have raised $646 million this year in so-called initial coin offerings, more than six times the total raised last year, according to Coinschedule.com. The rapid surge in token prices, doubling on average since they start trading, has convinced investors to hand over millions to early stage developments in fundraising rounds that often close in minutes.
What’s even more amazing than investors’ tolerance for these risky issuers is how little compensation they’re demanding in return. While bonds rated below investment grade now make up less than half of Bloomberg’s emerging-market sovereign index, down 14 percentage points from 2013, the sketchier credits aren’t resulting in any extra return for investors. Spreads over U.S. Treasuries, while still above the levels seen before the 2008 financial crisis, are near the tightest in three years.
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Selecting a term
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