Ever since it’s beginning Bitcoin has been the leader in the cryptocurrency industry. It has by far the largest market capital and it is the dominate player in trading volumes.
However Bitcoin is not the only cryptocurrency, there are thousands of them. Many trying hard to offer different value propositions and fill different functions to bitcoin. Some are doing a great job, and others are a complete scam. The differences between them are vast.
Welcome to Altcoins! Altcoins are alternative coins to Bitcoin. They are also often referred to as shitcoins, because of their volatile and scammy nature. Many people have made fortunes trading them, but many more have lost everything buying them and watching as their value plummets and trading volumes go to zero.
In this section we have reviewed many different types of Altcoins. Some have gone up in value since we started to cover them, and others have just vanished.
Here are some examples of great Altcoin guides which we have written:
Dogecoin – The ultimate MEME Altcoin. It all started as a joke but became a sensation and it is still around today.
Chainlink – One of the most popular and successful ICO projects of all time. It is the leading oracle technology used different blockchains and companies looking to connect to various blockchains. It also has a very passionate community of loyalists called Link Marines.
Ripple – A controversial member of the cryptocurrency community. It has group of loving fans, but is hated by many.
And we have written many more, so feel free to take a tour of our altcoin guides.