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 The above chat also shows, on the right hand side, the value of Bitcoin Cash in relation to bitcoin

So far, the trades indicate the new currency is worth about 7% to 10% of the old one