Bloomberg added price quotes for three other crypto-currences—Ripple, Ethereum and Litecoin—to its terminal service, which is used by major banks and investment houses worldwide. Bitcoin price quotes were added previously.
Ethereum relies on a more versatile type of software that has made it a popular platform for many other digital tokens.
Litecoin is built as a quicker, more efficient clone of bitcoin.
Ripple is a private company that provides blockchain technology to banks, and allows some of its currency (known as XRP) to trade in the open market.