Ether is the digital coin that powers the ethereum network. Developers can build apps upon ethereum’s network.
Ether, the world’s second-largest digital currency, hit a record high on Thursday.
The price of ether hit $1,918.52 during morning trade in Asia but has since pared some gains, according to CoinDesk data.
The rally in bitcoin, which surpassed $52,000 for the first time on Wednesday, is helping to push up ether as well.