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Apr 2017
Here are the top 10 Altcoins:


Backed by Microsoft and Intel, this is the biggest rival to Bitcoin. The purpose of Ethereum is smart contracts, where agreements are binded into the blockchain.


Backed by Google, Ripple has attracted massive venture capital funding. The purpose of Ripple is transacting any units of value, from fiat currency to frequent flier miles. Ripple has become the solution for global financial settlements and has been rapidly signing international banks, allowing them to transact directly.


Created by a Google engineer to improve upon Bitcoin, Litecoin's advantage is the speed to generate new blocks resulting in faster transactions.


Dash means "digital" and "cash" and is focused on being the Internet's cash-in-hand. Dash is quick and transactions are instant, with payment confirmations taking less than one second.


Written in Java, NEM was built on an entirely new code base separate from Bitcoin's open sourced code. NEM is currently being embraced in Japan.

Ethereum Classic

The Ethereum community fractured when a disagreement over how a technically legal theft of funds should be handled. The majority of users wished to change Ethereum's code in order to restore the lost funds, and a minority believed in immutability - not tampering with the blockchain. After a hard fork, the minority created Ethereum Classic.


The purpose of Monero is anonymity for users. Transactions are not publicly visible on the blockchain and are untraceable. Because of these features, the predominant adoption of Monero has been criminal organizations.


The purpose of Zcash is privacy for users. Transactions are shielded, not hidden. Zcash allows people to exchange funds without revealing each other's identity.


Decred is focused on community input, open governance, sustainable funding, development. This means a minority of users do not own the majority of the funds, and decisions are led by the community rather than a handful of investors.


PIVX stands for Private Instant Verified Transactions, has heightened privacy and security features, and is built upon Bitcoin Core. PIVX believes people have the right to exchange privately and securely, without interference from corporatocracy pressures, governmental influences, prying eyes, and nefarious individuals and movements.

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