(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 17, 2020 a physical imitation of a Bitcoin is pictured at a crypto currency "Bitcoin Change" shop, near the Grand Bazaar, in Istanbul.  After the latest wild ride took the poster child of cryptocurrencies above $40,000 before a stomach-churning plunge, the million dollar question won't go away: how much is bitcoin actually worth? The virtual currency barrelled to new highs to rise more than 400 percent over the past year, before promptly sliding some 20 percent and then settling around $36,000. / AFP / Ozan KOSE
A physical imitation of a Bitcoin is displayed at a crypto currency shop in Istanbul. AFP

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