The Treasury Committee will look at the potential risks that digital currencies could generate for consumers, businesses, and governments, including those relating to volatility, money laundering, and cyber-crime.

However the technology behind cryptocurrencies has been praised.

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Nicky Morgan, chair of the committee, said: People are becoming increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but they may not be aware that they are currently unregulated in the UK, and that there is no protection for individual investors.

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The market cap has dropped just short of $180 billion at $169,299,083,304, as the cryptocurrency fails to make up the ground it lost following a mass bitcoin sell-off.

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Bank of England Mark Carney said Bitcoin had failed but believed the technology which records and verifies the chain of transactions might prove useful.

Compare crypto currencies (Ripple, Bitcoin, Ethereum, LiteCoin) on value, market cap and supply for the past year

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The news of the crash comes after MPs announced they were launching an inquiry into cryptocurrencies and the technology behind them.