Bitcoin, the world's most famous digital currency, split in two on Tuesday So now there are two versions: The original one and a new type of online money called Bitcoin Cash, which is now being bought and sold at online exchanges

The new currency was trading at about $215 on Tuesday, and, in what might come as a surprise, its arrival has not undercut the value of the original version As of mid-afternoon, the price of bitcoin proper was around $2,750—not far below its all-time high of just above $3,000 Here is a screenshot from the website CoinMarketCap, which shows the price of Bitcoin Cash over the last 24 hours: As you can see, there was an initial spike when the new currency hit the market this afternoon, followed by a series of dips The earlier prices were based on a tiny sample of trades so the more recent ones, between $200 and $300, may be a better indication of its underlying value—though given the enormous volatility in digital currency markets, tomorrow may be a different story