The move by Italy’s market watchdog is the latest in a string of regulatory actions taken by governments against the world’s largest crypto exchange.
Sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) - virtual images of anything from popular internet memes to original artwork - have swept the art world in recent months.
"Quantum" by Kevin McCoy, a simple geometric animation, is the first known non-fungible token, according to auction house Sotheby's.
Ether, the second-biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation after bitcoin, climbed to $4,372.35, eclipsing its previous record hit on Monday, and was last up 2%.
The latest spike in the price of meme-based cryptocurrency is fuelled by renewed endorsements by the billionaires and listings on eToro and Gemini exchanges.
Outlined below is an examination of how central bank digital currencies could resemble and differ from cryptocurrencies and "stablecoin" projects like Facebook-backed Diem.
Jack Dorsey's post from March 2006 received offers that went as high as $88,888.88 within minutes of the Twitter co-founder posting it for sale on a website that sells tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
The latest dip extends a sharp withdrawal of more than 16 percent from a record high hit on Sunday although bitcoin remains up around 75 percent for the year.
Elon Musk launches a pair of potentially game-changing shifts for bitcoin, promising Tesla Inc would take payment for its electric vehicles in the currency soon and revealing it had already invested $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.
The cryptocurrency has gained over 170 percent this year, buoyed by demand from larger investors.
Bitcoin is in the headlines, re-kindling a debate over its true role and the drivers behind its latest scintillating rally.
A passenger on the flight the escaped inmate allegedly caught to flee the country told national broadcaster RUV that Iceland's prime minister was also on the plane.
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