2016/07/24 5:00 AM

The bitcoin price has undergone another drop. Hovering at around $658 at press time, this is a fall of about $8 since our previous price piece.

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In our last discussion, the notion that ether was harming bitcoin’s ongoing rise was explained. That particular argument still stands; the most recent news is that Coinbase, primarily a bitcoin exchange up to this point, has now added Ethereum to the mix, and will offer ether-based services to its customers.

A Coinbase representative explained:

“Ethereum is pushing the digital currency ecosystem forward, and we are excited to support it as part of our mission to create an open financial system for the world.”

It’s possible that with ether’s sudden burst of force, bitcoin now has some distance to close. The two digital currencies do appear linked, particularly in past…

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