Bitcoin's price dipped below $8,000 for the first time in 11 weeks in the midst of a broader cryptocurrency sell-off.
The volatile digital asset fell as low as $7,695.10 on Friday according to CoinDesk, marking the first time it has fallen below the $8,000 level since November 24. CoinDesk's bitcoin price index tracks prices from digital currency exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Bitfinex.
The price of bitcoin recovered to $8,618 mid-Friday morning New York time.
Bitcoin performance in the last 24 hours
Multiple virtual currencies have dropped significantly as regulators voiced concerns about them and worries grew over suggestions that the price of bitcoin has been propped up by popular exchange Bitfinex.
On Wednesday, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley warned against criminal activity associated with cryptocurrencies, and said that India would "eliminate" the use of cryptocurrencies in "illegitimate activities."