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Fall in bitcoin transactions raises questions about its popularity

Transactions waiting to be officially recognised by the bitcoin network dropped from a seven-day average of 130 million bytes in early January to about 35 million now.


EARLIER this year, when bitcoin's price fell by more than 60 per cent from its record close, a less noticed bitcoin figure also plunged: the number of daily transactions.

There are many explanations for the fall-off in trading, from software- to news-related. What's less...