Cryptocurrency ether broke past $3,000 on Monday to set a new record high in a dazzling rally that has outshone the bigger bitcoin, as investors bet that ether will be of even greater use in a decentralised future financial system. Ether , the token transacted on the ethereum blockchain, rose 3% on the Bitstamp exchange to $3,051.99 by lunchtime in Asia.
Dozens of financial, non-profit companies have joined hands with Facebook to put forward a new cryptocurrency, Libra that will allow billions of users to make financial transactions globally. With Libra, Facebook aims to free its users of traditional banking methods. The technology will allow users to send money as well as make payments for goods and services. Source: TheGuardian