Altcoins or alternative cryptocurrency coins are coins that are an alternative to Bitcoin.

Generally speaking, all altcoins are variants or forks of Bitcoin. Meaning, it was built using ‘Bitcoin’s open-sourced’, the original protocol with changes to its codes. Therefore giving birth to an entirely new coin with a new set of features.

Some examples of altcoins that are variants of BTC’s codes are Namecoin, Peercoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Auroracoin.

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 9,266.90
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 238.73
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 0.999830
ripple
XRP (XRP) $ 0.184723
bitcoin-cash
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $ 237.63
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.114322
bitcoin-cash-sv
Bitcoin SV (BSV) $ 182.80
litecoin
Litecoin (LTC) $ 43.59
binancecoin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 16.81
crypto-com-chain
Crypto.com Coin (CRO) $ 0.137233
eos
EOS (EOS) $ 2.56
chainlink
ChainLink (LINK) $ 5.76
tezos
Tezos (XTZ) $ 2.55
stellar
Stellar (XLM) $ 0.072668
okb
OKB (OKB) $ 5.03
leo-token
LEO Token (LEO) $ 1.23
tron
TRON (TRX) $ 0.017383
monero
Monero (XMR) $ 64.76
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 0.999737
vechain
VeChain (VET) $ 0.016048
huobi-token
Huobi Token (HT) $ 4.15
neo
NEO (NEO) $ 10.50
cdai
cDAI (CDAI) $ 0.020732
ethereum-classic
Ethereum Classic (ETC) $ 6.26
iota
IOTA (MIOTA) $ 0.244532
dash
Dash (DASH) $ 70.43
cosmos
Cosmos (ATOM) $ 3.22
compound-governance-token
Compound (COMP) $ 190.19
zcash
Zcash (ZEC) $ 55.22
maker
Maker (MKR) $ 458.09
nem
NEM (XEM) $ 0.043746
ontology
Ontology (ONT) $ 0.613569
basic-attention-token
Basic Attention Token (BAT) $ 0.259567
compound-usd-coin
cUSDC (CUSDC) $ 0.021070
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.002789
ftx-token
FTX Token (FTT) $ 3.00
kyber-network
Kyber Network (KNC) $ 1.64
digibyte
DigiByte (DGB) $ 0.022239
0x
0x (ZRX) $ 0.415198
havven
Synthetix Network Token (SNX) $ 2.52
ethlend
Aave (LEND) $ 0.201149
compound-ether
cETH (CETH) $ 4.78
paxos-standard
Paxos Standard (PAX) $ 1.00
theta-token
Theta Network (THETA) $ 0.248300
zilliqa
Zilliqa (ZIL) $ 0.020542
icon
ICON (ICX) $ 0.395312
omisego
OMG Network (OMG) $ 1.54
augur
Augur (REPV1) $ 19.54
hedera-hashgraph
Hedera Hashgraph (HBAR) $ 0.041029
algorand
Algorand (ALGO) $ 0.233479