Alternative Coin

1. definition

Any cryptocurency which is not an industry leading coin.

A coin which is an alternative to the leading coin.

Altcoins typically have volatile prices and can be a great way to earn - or lose - a lot of value fast.

1.1 - Example

For each sector, an altcoin could be any except...

Store of value: Bitcoin (BTC)

Smart contracts: Ethereum (ETH)

Peer-2-peer cash: Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

2. noun

Every cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin (BTC).

* All terms and definitions may update as the Cryptionary improves.