Bitcoin's loss could be Ethereum's gain.
Ethereum rose to a near two-month high amid uncertainty about Bitcoin's future.
Bitcoin has been hit recently by the discussion about splits within the cryptocurrency.
Ethereum has been boosted by expected improvements to the digital currency's transaction privacy and efficiency.
Benjamin Roberts, CEO of Citizen Hex, told CNBC "I think the gains in Ethereum are part of the market's reaction to the increasingly fractured Bitcoin community."
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