Many investors consider bitcoin to be the original cryptocurrency.
Founded in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin ushered in a new age of blockchain technology and decentralized digital currencies.
So bitcoin reigns as No#1
Satoshi Nakamoto is the name used by the presumed pseudonymous person or persons who developed bitcoin, authored the bitcoin white paper, and created and deployed bitcoin’s original reference implementation….. Many people have claimed, or have been claimed, to be Nakamoto. So no one really knows if it was a single person or a group..
But “Satoshi” holds 1,000,000 Bitcoin. So @ the Current price per BTC,
He’s or They are doing well…
What are Altcoins?
Altcoins are any cryptocurrency that aren’t Bitcoin.
These coins were created after Bitcoin and often present themselves as better alternatives to the premier cryptocurrency.
Each altcoin has it’s own Platform and uses Blockchain technology
Most all altcoins excluding a few use blockchain technology.
And with the billions of humans in existence, Altcoins are a positive part of the future since there is a capped amount of minable bitcoin.
There will only be 21 million bitcoin to go around…
Now it doesn’t mean bitcoin is unattainable, it just means a single bitcoin’s worth will only rise as the cap grows closer and ends.
It just makes Altcoins the next best thing.
CoinGecko lists the current cryptocurrencies in circulation, price charts(in real time), the crypto’s main page links, and the exchanges to get them.
You can find so many helpful informative links all about cryptocurrencies as well.
When new cryptos emerge, as well as already circulating ones,
They all want you to want their crypto.
Newly created cryptos sometimes offer Airdrops. to promote the new crypto.
As always.. Not everything survives.
Some crypto created eventually dies for numerous reasons.
Development, Availability, and Utility are a few ways.
And of course, there are those that abuse this technology and create fake cryptocurrencies.