In late 2017, bitcoin made headlines. The cryptocurrency surged from below $1,000 at the beginning of the year to a peak of $19,000 in early December, and drew the attention of everyone from Warren Buffett to Jamie Foxx.

In recent days, cryptocurrencies turned heads for a different reason. More than $100 billion in value was lost in the global cryptocurrency market Friday, as the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies in circulation plummeted by $112.6 billion to $405 billion Friday morning, according to CoinMarketCap.com.

The volatile asset has also recently caught the attention of some of the nation’s most prominent athletes, according to NFL star Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. “Especially the way bitcoin boomed from nothing to Read more from cnbc.com…

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