BITCOIN prices down after recent rally   
April 26 (Lagos) - At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price is sitting at $8,879 representing a loss of 4.65% in the last 24 hours. More than $1.4 B worth of BTC were exchanged in the BTC/USD market representing a 23.3% share of the global daily volume. The BTC/JPY pair represents a 53% share.

The Ethereum price is down 0.83% over the past 24 hours and is currently sitting at $632, with over $650 M worth of Ether exchanged in the past 24 hours on the ETH/USD pair which has a 40.5% market share of the daily trading volume.

Yesterday, in an interview on CNBC, Adena Friedman, President and CEO of Nasdaq, revealed that the company "would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time." Although she stressed that a clear regulatory framework would need to be put in place first, she stated.

"I believe that digital currencies will continue to persist it's just a matter of how long it will take for that space to mature. Once you say, 'do we want to provide a regulated market for this?' Certainly, Nasdaq would consider it."

reporting for on Thursday, April 26 2018 from Lagos, Nigeria
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