SYDNEY, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Bitcoin had lost a quarter of its
value in early Asian trading on Wednesday as fears grew of a
regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance
minister said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an
Bitcoin was last down 25 percent at $10,182.00 on
the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange.
(Reporting by Wayne Cole; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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