The Week in Numbers: bitcoin plunges, Warhol soars

STORY: From trouble at the crypto mill to an auction record for Marilyn, this is the Week in Numbers.

$25,400 was the 16-month low endured by bitcoin on Thursday.

The world's best known cryptocurrency recovered a little, but it's still a long way off the $40,000 mark it was trading at a week ago.

Other cryptos like stablecoin TerraUSD have also felt the burn this week.

5% or less is how many fake or spam accounts Twitter recently estimated are on its social media platform.

However, Elon Musk announced Friday his $44 billion offer for the company is on hold - pending more detail on the bot count.

With the value of its shares tumbling, market watchers are wondering if Musk should ask for a discount.

8.3% was the tensely awaited U.S. inflation rate for April.

Higher than forecast, but a slight decline on March’s peak, the largest year-on-year gain since December 1981.

Some slight relief, says Steven Ricchiuto, from Mizuho Securities.

"I think it is the beginning of a moderating trend in prices as we go forward in the year."

$195 million was how much Andy Warhol's famed 1964 silk-screen portrait of Marilyn Monroe went for in New York.

"Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" now holds the record for a work by an American artist sold at auction.

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