The digital foreign money fell as little as $5,920 on Tuesday – down 13% on the day gone by – earlier than recovering barely, in keeping with Bitstamp Change.
Bitcoin surged in worth throughout 2017, beginning the yr at round $900 and topping $20,000 in December.
However it has since tumbled sharply, dipping under $eight,000 on Friday amid worries a couple of world regulatory clampdown.
Within the UK, Theresa Might has mentioned Britain ought to take a critical take a look at digital currencies equivalent to Bitcoin due to the way in which they can be utilized by criminals.
Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Cash have banned prospects from utilizing bank cards to purchase Bitcoin and different cryptocurrencies.
Lloyds mentioned it had taken motion on fears that some bank card prospects are playing on making large earnings and overlooking the actual fact they are going to be laden with debt if the value falls.
Clients will nonetheless be capable of purchase digital currencies with debit playing cards, the banking group mentioned.
Virgin Cash additionally confirmed it had taken the identical stance.
RBS, which additionally contains Natwest, mentioned it saved the scenario underneath evaluate on a regular basis nevertheless it was at the moment permitting bank card purchases together with Barclays.
The transfer by Lloyds follows warnings by regulators and ministers within the US, South Korea, China, Russia, India, Germany and France over the market.
In the meantime, Fb just lately banned adverts for Bitcoin and different cryptocurrencies on its websites after criticism from customers about scams and hoaxes being promoted of their newsfeeds.