On Monday, the cryptocurrency ether reached a record $ 3,017, extending last week’s rally after a report that the European Investment Bank (EIB) could start selling digital bonds in the blockchain network of ethereum.
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Ether rose 2% on the Bitstamp exchange to reach a milestone at the start of trading in Asia. This is more than 300% for the year so far, outpacing 95% growth of the more popular bitcoins.
Ether is the digital currency or token that facilitates transactions in the ethereum blockchain and is the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after bitcoin.
Bloomberg said on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources, that the EIB plans to issue a two-year digital bond worth 100m euros. Read more
Bitcoin was hovering around $ 58,000 on Monday.