altcoin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

alt +‎ coin

Noun[edit]

altcoin (plural altcoins)

  1. A cryptocurrency other than bitcoin.
    • 2013, sdjf, Dogecoin ~ internet meme dog coin., uk.politics.misc, Usenet
      Sure, like all the other altcoins, Dogecoin offers some variability, like a theoretical max of 100 billion versus 21 million, and a different proof-of-work algorithm, but we’re reaching Furby levels of ridiculousness here.
    • 2013, John Davidson, The Digital Coin Revolution - Crypto Currency - How to Make Money Online, JD-Biz Corp Publishing (ISBN 9781311774958)
      Altcoins use either Scrypt or SHA256 encryption algorithm, because the 'project forks' are from either Litecoin or Bitcoin. [] A few crypto economists believed that Altcoins is contributed [sic] to a diverse crypto commodities marketplace, which is good.
    • 2013, John Stevenson, Dogecoin - Bitcoin's poor cousin?, page 18:
      Indeed, after a week of existence, Dogecoin is already the 24th most valuable altcoin, with a total market value of $1,621,559 based on the exchange CoinedUp, though it might be worth even more elsewhere.
    • 2014, Deborah Gonzalez, Managing Online Risk: Apps, Mobile, and Social Media Security, Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN 9780124200609), page 199
      MASTERCOIN (HTTP://WWW.MASTERCOIN.ORG): An altcoin invented by J. R. Willett. According to the Website, “The Master Protocol facilitates the creation and trading of smart properties and user currencies as well as other types of smart contracts. []