@CNN: Russian-Canadian programmer Vitalik Buterin launched the cryptocurrency ethereum in 2015 and now holds about 333,500 ether in his public wallet. Multiply that by the $3,500 record high ether stood on Tuesday, and you get more than $1.1 billion.

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@CNN: Ethereum, or ether for short, hit a new record high Saturday of just over $2,900. Ether prices have nearly quadrupled in 2021, soaring 290%. Bitcoin has had a great run too this year, doubling in value.

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