Altcoin - Cryptocurrency Wiki

What is an Altcoin (Crypto Wiki)

Altcoin refers to any Crypocurrency that is not Bitcoin.

There is some disagreement as to whether other Cryptocurrencies that have grown greatly in market cap over recent years should stop being referred to as Altcoins.

While Altcoins are often compared to Bitcoin many of the coins have different purposes, economic structure and technology behind them.  These traits are normally laid out in a Crypto's white paper.

As more cryptocurrencies segregate themselves the pack another called "Shitcoin" is being used to differentiate the top currencies from the lower or newer coins.  Shitcoin is negative term derived from the curse word shit meaning fecal matter.

Darkstreet Researchers have set up Fact Sheet for some of the major altcoins.  These factsheets are set to answer fast questions as well as learn the primary sites and information sources behind each coin.

Ada / Cardano


Ether / Ethereum



More Altcoins will be added as research is completed at Dark Street.  These fact sheets can also be found on the Crypto Wiki.

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