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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies suffer hefty losses over Biden's tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies saw big declines on Friday since the proposal for raising the capital gains taxes from the US president Joe Biden would cut investments in digital assets.

Reports also led to a host of improvements to the US Tax System by the administration of Biden including the almost duplication of capital benefit payments on those making over $1 million, to be considered at 39.6 percent.

Bitcoin, the largest and most influential crisis, dropped 5% to $48,8867 for the first time since early March, while Ether's and XRP's smaller rivals fell about 7%.

The tax policies have pushed traders to book gains from securities and other risk assets, which have gathered tremendously together in the expectation of a strong economic rebound. Investment income levies have been confirmed to be consistent with record rises.

"Bitcoin was leading south today when President Biden said he would lift the US tax on capital gains," said Jeffrey Halley, OANDA's senior market analyst Asia Pacific. "Now, whether or not, whether they've been in the path last year, several bitcoin holders would actually be sitting on a significant capital gain."

"I sincerely believe the Achilles Heel continues to be the crypto industry for established market regulations and/or taxes," he said.

Bitcoin is on course for a 15% loss during the week, but since the start of the year, it's only up 65%. Ether fell to $2,107 a day after climbing to the historic $2,645.97, more than 10 percent on the day.

But, while social media lit with reports on the proposal hitting cryptocurrencies and the losses of individual investors, some traders and analysts have said that drops are likely to be temporary.

"I don't think the tax plans of Biden would have a major effect on Bitcoin," said Ruud Feltkamp, CEO of Cryptohopper's Automated Crypto Trading Bot. "Bitcoin just has long been up, a consolidation is only natural. Traders just cash in on profits."

Others were still optimistic about the long-term outlook for Bitcoins but acknowledged that it might take time before values began to rise again.

"Without falling below $40k, there are grounds to expect that the global trend will continue to be sophistiqué," said Ulrik Lykke, Crypto-Hedge Fund Executive Director ARK36. "We are not at the moment persuaded that the trajectory in the bear market will be changed, but we recognize that it may take a while to get over demand in the mid- or short-term again."

Coinbase also plummeted in US pre-market trade about 4% to $282, representing the lowest amount since its list earlier this month. The listing led to Bitcoin values reaching $65,000, which was 25% in the following days.

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