“Altcoin” is a blend of “alternative” and “coin.” It refers to all virtual coins, except bitcoin. These coins have their unique blockchains.
Examples of Usage
- “Additionally, the news that XRP may be listed on Coinbase when it opens the platform to new altcoins next year will also have an impact.”
- “Bitcoin is affected because other altcoins are affected.”
- “Here are the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and altcoin reports that made market news in the first half of December 2017″.