In the latest sign that crypto continues to filter through into the mainstream, CNBC host Jim Cramer has spent the week discussing the large quantity of Ether (ETH) he holds.
On CNBC’s Squawk Box on May 4, Cramer said he owns “a lot of Ether,” explaining that he first bought it when he was trying to “buy some nonfungible token on TIME magazine. So they made you buy Ether first. I didn’t get it so I just kept the Ether.”
Cramer was referring to TIME’s recent auction of magazine covers in the form of nonfungible tokens when each cover eventually sold for between $100,000–$250,000.
Keeping the Ether, however, now “seems like a better deal,” his interviewer quipped, in light of Ether’s current rally to trade above $3,300 — up 130% just this week. “I’ll buy a house with Ether,” Cramer half-joked in response.
Cramer’s point about paying for real estate with his crypto profits is more than an off-the-cuff remark. The television host