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%.
Welcome to the bizarre world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – unique digital assets that could reshape how we view copyright and the internet.
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).
Bitcoin, once the preserve of internet geeks and hobbyists, has since exploded in popularity and has now rocketed by almost 75 percent in value so far this year.
Gerald Cotten died from complications with Crohn's disease while volunteering at an orphanage in India. He was the only person with the password to gain access to $137.21 million in cryptocurrencies.
The fall followed a sudden plunge last week that shook bitcoin out of a period of relative stability, where prices had hovered around the $6,500 mark for several months.
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