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"Altcoin" is a colloquial term used for [[cryptocurrencies]] other than [[bitcoin]]. The term refers to these cryptocurrencies being considered "alternative coins," as they are not as well-established as bitcoin. They may also have features or benefits that bitcoin does not.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-circle/goldman-backed-startup-circle-buys-major-crypto-exchange-poloniex-idUSKCN1GA1N4|name=Goldman-backed startup Circle buys major crypto exchange Poloniex|org=Reuters|date=May 3 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://cointelegraph.com/tags/altcoin|name=Altcoin News|org=Cointelegraph|date=May 3 2018}}</ref>
 
"Altcoin" is a colloquial term used for [[cryptocurrencies]] other than [[bitcoin]]. The term refers to these cryptocurrencies being considered "alternative coins," as they are not as well-established as bitcoin. They may also have features or benefits that bitcoin does not.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currencies-circle/goldman-backed-startup-circle-buys-major-crypto-exchange-poloniex-idUSKCN1GA1N4|name=Goldman-backed startup Circle buys major crypto exchange Poloniex|org=Reuters|date=May 3 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://cointelegraph.com/tags/altcoin|name=Altcoin News|org=Cointelegraph|date=May 3 2018}}</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 09:42, 21 October 2019

"Altcoin" is a colloquial term used for cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin. The term refers to these cryptocurrencies being considered "alternative coins," as they are not as well-established as bitcoin. They may also have features or benefits that bitcoin does not.[1][2]

Some examples of altcoins include TRON, Ripple, and Ethereum.[3]

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