Market Extra: Bitcoin, Ether drift lower; Bitcoin Cash jumps amid limited trade

An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to Elizabeth Stark’s company affiliation. She is the CEO and co-founder of Lighting Labs. The Lighting Network is a blockchain protocol. The error has been corrected.

Still a good time to buy bitcoin?

The main digital currencies were drifting lower on Wednesday, while a new version of the world’s biggest cybercurrency, known as Bitcoin Cash, was extending its rise since being split from the original less than 24 hours ago.

Bitcoin Cash pared an early advance and was trading at $469.24, up 75%, after peaking around $728, or up nearly 130%, earlier Wednesday, when its total market value hit about $11 billion.

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