Ben Popken18h ago / 3:30 PM UTCThe price of bitcoin plunged Thursday from about $9,000 per coin to $4,000, with roughly $93 billion wiped from the broader, highly volatile cryptocurrency market within a 24-hour period, according to data from coinmarketcap.comThe price of bitcoin recovered slightly within minutes, and as of late morning Friday the digital currency was trading at about $5,700.The swift drop occurred around 10 p.m. ET, following a broader market sell-off that saw the stock market enter “bear market” territory, a 20 percent drop from recent highs amid broader pessimism.Reuters17h ago / 4:09 PM UTCSpain declares a state of emergencyA couple pose for a selfie outside the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona on March 13, 2020.Joan Mateu / APSpain has declared a state of emergency for the next 15 days to better combat the coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday, in a dramatic increase to the policy response that will allow authorities to confine people and ration goods.The state of emergency, which Sanchez said will formally be decided by a cabinet meeting on Saturday, will give the government power to take wide-ranging measures including temporarily occupying factories or any other premises except private homes.”The government of Spain will protect


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