What are the best Bitcoin alternatives?

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    #1Ethereum (Official Website)

    Ethereum (Official Website)
    In the Ethereum official site, you can find a tab called ''Ether'', which is plenty of information about what is ether, how it is created and how to mine it. 
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    Free

    Anna Wood
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "The Ethereum official website takes the concern out of how this cryptocurrency is created. The site shows you how to join the chain of those who help create Ethereum through applications that run smoothly and without interruption. The site offers lots of information about this "powerful global infrastructure" and how a person can be a part of it."
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    #2Ripple

    Ripple

    Ripple, also known as RippleNet, is the world's only enterprise blockchain solution for global payments. In case you are just starting with this cryptocurrency thing, check out its video explaining the payment process. 

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    Jacqueline Woods
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "RippleNet does look informative and, for someone interested in the topic, it would probably a good place to learn more. There is a lot of information on the site and would be helpful finding bitcoin alternatives. "
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    #3Litecoin

    Litecoin

    Litecoin is an open source that doesn't count with any central authorities.This peer-to-peer Internet currency enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone in the world.

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    Daniel Banks
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "I think its a great source and the fact that it gives instant transfers at no cost is a boon. It seems to play hand in hand with cryptocurrencies. "
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    #4Namecoin

    Namecoin
    Namecoin is a cryptocurrency and the first fork of the bitcoin software. It is based on the code of bitcoin and uses the same proof-of-work algorithm. Its limit is established in 21 million coins.
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    Donald Chavez
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "A lot of people are looking for the best alternatives to Bitcoin, but they're looking in the wrong places for the wrong things. They should be looking for the next step AFTER Bitcoin. Namecoin fits the bill here. If Bitcoin decentralizes currency, Namecoin decentralizes the internet – okay, that's a grandiose claim, but what we're talking here specifically is DNS. I missed out on the launch of Bitcoin, so I'm making sure that I'm getting in on the ground floor here."
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    #5Dogecoin

    Dogecoin

    Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency. It counts with a big community whose members share the same interest for cryptocurrency and Internet memes. Dogecoin is favored by Shiba Inus worldwide.

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    Teresa Duncan
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency. It's a good alternative to Bitcoin."
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    #6Peercoin

    Peercoin

    Peercoin has one distinguishing characteristic that makes it much more trustable than others cryptocurrencies: its seeks to me the most secure cryptocoin at the lowest cost. Peercoin also gives all users a 1% annual PPC return when minting.

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    Diane Simmons
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Peercoin is an up and coming cryptocurrency that should be invested in now, as cryptocurrencies are only increasing in value. The sooner you get into it, the better off you will be in the future!"
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    #7Qtum

    Qtum

    Qtum is a decentralized blockchain technology and digital currency capable of running Smart Contracts on multiple virtual machines, with Proof-of-Stake consensus.


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    Alice Larson
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "Interesting alternative to the Bitcoin and Dogecoin. This is still blockchain based and seems new. While I am new to the technology it seems a little bit intimidating at first glance. I believe in the digital currency market so I signed up and am currently learning and running the system. "
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    #8IOTA

    IOTA

    IOTA is a 2014 cryptocurrency focused on providing secure communications and payments between machines on the Internet-of-Things (IoT).

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    Bob Xu
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "Not the best alternative for Bitcoin, but its ok and worth a look. I however would look into Ripple."
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    #9Binance Coin

    Binance Coin

    Binance Coin (BNB) is the official cryptocurrency of Binance, the Chinese based crypto exchange. BNB gives you the main option to reduce commissions on the platform.

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    Sara Washington
    Written on February 10, 2018
    "BNB is so much better than Bitcoin. I'm happy that I don't have to pay as much commissions as I did before."
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    #10VeChain

    VeChain

    VeChain (VEN) is a global digital currency and blockchain platform for products and information, the entire team strives daily to build a distributed and decentralized business ecosystem based on blockchain technology. 

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    Walter Perry
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "With all the hype of cryptocurrency this one is sure to attract your attention. It's a great alternative to bitcoin. Bitcoin has sailed away from most people so Vechain is here to provide you with a chance of getting on the ship early before it sails. "
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    #11Bytecoin

    Bytecoin

    Bytecoin (BCN) is a private, decentralized digital currency and the first based on the CryptoNote technology. Instant private transactions are provided all around the world by the Bytecoin Network, they are totally untraceable, and they don’t require any additional fees.

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    Wei Lai
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I think that the fall of Cryto is around the corner and I don't trust anything to do with it. Is Bytecoin a good alternative? I guess it's okay if you want to buy something that is going to be worthless in a year or two. "
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    #12Cardano

    Cardano

    Cardano is a public blockchain project and Internet currency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Is considered a 3rd generation cryptocurrency and is a fully open source. This is the first blockchain project to be developed from a scientific philosophy, and the only one to be designed and built by a global team of leading academics and engineers.

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    Robert Rose
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Cardano is one of the newest entrances to the bitcoin craze. So far it seems solid, but I have some serious doubts how sustainable/valuable this will be. Considering this was created by a team of engineers...I'm guessing it's going to fall through as they try and play the system."
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    #13Stellar

    Stellar

    Stellar is a great platform that connects banks, payments systems, and people for moving money in a quick, reliable and cheap way. Enterprises as Deloitte and Tempo are already using it. 

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    Ai Tang
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Stellar is slated to be one the up and comers in the world of crypto. Right now it is the #12 cryptocurrency in the world, Stellar perfectly satisfies the curiosity for investment if you are currently looking for a Bitcoin alternative to buy, I will closely watch it perform in the next few weeks and will rely on it for any online banking and payments. "
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    #14Tether

    Tether

    Tether is an unregulated cryptocurrency token, Tether has the particularity whose value is always the same, 1$. This crypto coin is perfect for those who are not informed of market variations.

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    Carl Davis
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "seems to be a great source of cryptocurrrency i myself am not interested in it but maybe in the future it would be a great investment depending on market value"
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    #15Ethereum

    Ethereum

    Ethereum (ETH) s a decentralized open-source public platform based on blockchain technology that runs smart contracts and can be used codify, decentralize, secure and trade just about anything.


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    Javier Alvarado
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "I wanted to invest myself within the cryptocurrency market. With Ethereum I found a stable currency that is sure to allow me to invest wisely within these new types of currencies. "
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    #16BitCoin Gold

    BitCoin Gold

    Bitcoin Gold (BTG) is a hard fork open source digital Bitcoin created by a small group of Bitcoin enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to give value to the vision of decentralization.


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    Jorge Luis Aguilar
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Pretty much the same exact thing, but a little different. I would search for other alternatives. "
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    #17ICON

    ICON

    The ICON (ICX) project of the largest decentralized blockchain networks in the world. In the ICON world, independent blockchains with different governances can transact with one another without intermediaries.  


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    Jose Smith
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "ICON has disappeared. This is not a stable investment at all. After a short period of time, their website went down and there's no trace of them coming back."
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    #18Verge

    Verge

    Verge (XVG) is a very private and secure cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin and centers on give anonymousness on the Internet, transactions or transfer is done by the Tor network.



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    Edward Cooper
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "This is a very subjective question and answer. XVG isn't like bitcoin, its a privacy coin like Monero and Zclassic. A true bitcoin alternative, like a coin doing what bitcoin has always tried to do, would be coins like XLM, NANO, or IOTA. Or if you're looking for just a good cryptocurrency with guaranteed potential and a big name like bitcoin I'd go with Ethereum. "
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    #19RaiBlocks (Nano)

    RaiBlocks (Nano)

    Raiblocks (now know as Nano) is an open-source, low latency, a high-performance peer-to-peer digital currency that offers commission-free instant transactions. It doesn't use Blockchain but DAG (Directed Acyclic Graphic).

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    Shreyas Malik
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "I really do not know a lot of Bitcoin and I find this web site confusing. I would not use this service."
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    #20NEO

    NEO

    NEO is China’s first open-source blockchain with a rising value, that manages intelligent digitize assets, will have a limit of 100 million coins. 

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    Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "NEO is a good alternative to Bitcoin for those that are interested. "
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    #21Dash

    Dash

    Dash is an open sourced cryptocurrency that allows you to keep your financial transactions private, similar to cash. Use Dash to make instant, private payments online or in-store using our secure open-source platform hosted by thousands of users around the world.

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    Janet Stephens
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Dash is the best Bitcoin alternative. You can't beat its advantages like instant transactions. It seems a lot more safe and professional then some of the other alternatives popping up from out of no where."
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    #22NEM

    NEM

    NEM (New Economy Movement) is the world's first smart asset blockchain based community initiative with currently over 70 highly active and rewarded team members from around the globe. This cryptocurrency can be used a wide variety of applications in many industries such as finance, government, logistics and medical.



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    Hao Cao
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "If you are looking for a Bitcoin alternative then try NEM. It is a cryptocurrency that is the world's first smart asset blockchain that has uses cases for various industries such as finance, government, logistics and medicine. "
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    #23Ethereum Classic

    Ethereum Classic

    Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a cryptocurrency and open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. Also is a continuation of the original Ethereum blockchain - the classic version preserving untampered history; free from external interference and subjective tampering of transactions.



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    Benjamin Richards
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Ethereum Classic has seen much more usage from me as a crypto user since it offers all of the key benefits of ETH while preserving some of the benefit's that ended up changing in what we know now as ETH. I have found it very easy to use and create app's on and would recommend it to all dev's out there. "
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    #24Syscoin

    Syscoin

    Syscoin is a SHA-256 digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world, regardless of location. Like all alt-coins, Syscoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate without any central authority. Syscoin aims to give a financial support and ecosystem within the bitcoin blockchain technology.


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    Marilyn Reid
    Written on February 23, 2018
    "I just started this Syscoin. I'm not as current with this stuff as others, but it seems really user-friendly, which is a plus for someone like me. I like the addressing feature it has so I can easily get what I need. "
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    #25TRON

    TRON

    TRON (TRX) is a decentralized open-source cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology which is cross-protocol designed to facilitate payment, storage, development and credit exchange for entertainment enthusiasts.



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    Hansika Khan
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Bitcoin gets a lot of attention, but if you're thinking about getting into cryptocurrencies, I recommend Tron. The technology and design are intuitive and easy to use, but I love that it is designed for entertainment enthusiasts!"
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    #26Monero

    Monero

    Monero (XMR) is an open-source cryptocurrency which originates from Bitmonero and based on the CryptoNote protocol and with a focus on private and censorship-resistant transactions.

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    Alan Grant
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "ITS VERY USEFUL FOR ME"
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    #27EOS

    EOS

    EOS is an open source smart contract platform that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks. Is faster than Ethereum and has a growing community.

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    Jessica Miller
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "It is an appealing option, but still a small player in the market."

Summary

Best What are the best Bitcoin alternatives
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ethereum (Official Website)Websites 12 Free
2RippleOther 8 Paid
3LitecoinOther 8 Paid
4NamecoinOther 5 Paid
5DogecoinOther 4 Paid
6PeercoinOther 2 Paid
7QtumOther 0 Paid
8IOTAOther 0 Paid
9Binance CoinOther 0 Paid
10VeChainOther 0 Paid
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