Ripple up 26% today

Last year's 19% rally in the S&P 500 was touted as a great year. It's not even one day's return in the world's hottest crypto-thingy.

Ripple has surged to the forefront after several companies in Japan and South Korea adopted its technology for trials in international transfers.

It's rocketed from 25-cents to $2.70 in the past month -- a full ten-banger in a month.