As price of Bitcoin plunges 12 percent in 24 hours, Twittersphere erupts over partial crash of Coinbase

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      The world's most famous cryptocurrency is once again generating chatter over social media.

      And it's not only because the price of Bitcoin fell more than 12 percent in 24 hours.

      It's also because a platform where cryptocurrencies are bought and sold, U.S.-based Coinbase, went down in the midst of this market correction.

      As of this writing, Bitcoin is selling for US$8,699.63 (CDN$12,194.71), according to CoinDesk.

      That's after it staged a slight recovery from its low near US$8,600.

      Last night, it was trading at over US$9,900.


      Coinbase is back online now. But not before some of its users vented their anger. 

      You can read some of the comments below.