Bitcoin swoons 10% after news of South Korea crypto exchange hack, leading a broad cryptocurrency selloff

Bitcoin tumbled 10 percent on Sunday to its lowest in two months, after a relatively small South Korean exchange said it was hacked.

Source: CoinDesk

Other major cryptocurrencies also fell. Ethereum dropped 14 percent to near $514 and litecoin fell more than 11 percent to around $104, according to CoinDesk.

The declines followed a report on Friday from The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, that U.S. regulators are investigating potential price manipulation at four major cryptocurrency exchanges: Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Kraken.

The exchanges, CME and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment on Sunday evening.

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