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Altcoins are cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin, and include stablecoins and security tokens. Browse Investopedia’s expert written library to learn more.
Peercoin is an alternative cryptocurrency launched in August 2012. Peercoin is based on the bitcoin framework.
Who Is Charlie Lee? What Is Litecoin?
As the creator of Litecoin, one of the earliest and most successful cryptocurrencies, Charlie Lee is known as a pioneer in the emerging industry.
Top Non-Bitcoin Altcoins for Your Portfolio in 2018
As the media hype surrounding bitcoin whirls on, some altcoins could be the next big thing.
What Is Dogecoin (DOGE)?
Established in 2013, Dogecoin is a peer-to-peer, open-source cryptocurrency that is categorized as an altcoin.
Australia Approves Long-Awaited Spot Bitcoin ETF
Australia has approved a long-awaited physically backed Bitcoin ETF. Here's why that's important for investors.
Gemini vs. Coinbase: Which Should You Choose?
For beginners, Gemini and Coinbase are great starter platforms. But, Coinbase offers more options for fiat and cryptocurrency while supporting people from more countries.
Best Crypto Exchanges of 2022
Looking for a cryptocurrency exchange to buy, sell, exchange crypto? We reviewed the best crypto exchanges based on fees, supported coins, wallets, and more.
Why Does Litecoin Follow Bitcoin Closely?
Litecoin shares bitcoin's code and price movements. Why is the former, designed as a coin for daily transactions, similar to the original cryptocurrency?
How to Buy Bitcoin
Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know to make your first investment in Bitcoin.