Alternative Coins – more popularly referred to as ‘altcoins’ – is the collective term used to describe cryptocurrencies that aren’t Bitcoin (BTC). Each of these altcoins operate under their own rules but often share several characteristics with Bitcoin – the original cryptocurrency.
Altcoins are decentralised, meaning central banks do not issue them. They use blockchain technology as a means of securing peer-to-peer transactions.
There are thousands of altcoin projects across the markets, all serving a different purpose within their ecosystem, and with wildly contrasting values.
Altcoin rankings can fluctuate as each currency mines new coins, and the price of the currency moves up or down, often with significant volatility.
Below you will find the top 150 coins listed by market capitalisation, search or click on an altcoin to find out more information.