Bitcoin Alternatives

    The crypto-currency that sparked epic changes in the world of finance, BitCoin paved way for a budding marketplace of digital currencies. BitCoin still leads the way, but there are now many other great options to choose from.

    Privacy focused alternatives are easy to filter as well as currencies with fast transactions, for those seeking quicker turnaround times than BitCoin. Being widely recognized is another key metric, greater recognition usually entails less risk of going under.

    Besides direct alternatives, there are some excellent tools like CoinMarketCap for an overview of popular currencies and Coinbase for trading.

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 4, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • BSD
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Telegram
    • Chrome OS
    • Tron (TRX)
    • LokiJS
    • Ubuntu
    • JavaScript
    • Debian
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Folding@home
    • Typescript

    Features

    • Decentralized
    • Peer-To-Peer
    • Blockchain
    • Bitcoin
    • Based on Blockchain
    • Anonymity
    • Distributed
    • Privacy focused
    • Smart contracts
    • Online banking
    • Ethereum
    • Fast transactions
    • Cryptocurrency support
    • Support for TOR
    • Widely recognized
    • Private transactions
    • Community based
    • Distributed Computing
    • Modular System
    • IPFS Integration

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference. View 68 alternatives to Ethereum
      Almost everyone thinks Ethereum is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
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      Ethereum vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Eagle42 etherium is very valuable
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • Monero is a secure, private, untraceable currency. It is open-source and freely available to all. View 58 alternatives to Monero
      Almost everyone thinks Monero is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
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      Monero vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jsawesome1 Monero transactions cannot be traced at all, while Bitcoin transactions can be traced with minimal effort
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      8
      the real next bitcoin generation: secure, computable & extendible not like Litecoin that is just an improvement of current Bitcoin implementation
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      2
      JohnFastman You can use Monero to anonymize BitCoins you buy using your credit card via online exchanges. (Look up how to do this correctly.)
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world. It differs from its parent http://alternativeto. View 85 alternatives to Litecoin
      Most users think Litecoin is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
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      Litecoin vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      jamessmith35 With Bitcoin being so expensive, Litecoin, the silver standard is no doubt the best alternative.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    • Bitcoin Cash is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system. It's a permissionless, decentralized cryptocurrency that requires no trusted third parties and no central bank. View 58 alternatives to Bitcoin Cash
      Almost everyone thinks Bitcoin Cash is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
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      Bitcoin Cash vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Bitcoin Cash is an upgraded version of the Bitcoin Core software.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      -Not really descentralized -Is not safe using a cryptocurrency which minning algoritm (in this case SHA-256) is not the most used one in the ecosystem. High danger of 51% attack. -Not useful, larger blocks are not even being used because nobody use this altcoin really.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    • Dogecoin is an open source, decentralized, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, favored by Shiba Inus worldwide. View 72 alternatives to Dogecoin
      Most users think Dogecoin is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
      No screenshots yet
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      Dogecoin vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      While Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency like bitcoin, it isn't worth nearly as much and is not accepted on as many commercial sites.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      bybbo It' s bitcoin, with doggos
      Positive comment 4 days ago

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      Danker memes, better rates
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    • Namecoin is a distributed domain name system based on the Bitcoin technology. Namecoin extends Bitcoin to add transactions for registering, updating and transferring domain names. View 67 alternatives to NameCoin
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    • A network of communities based on trusted human certifications. Server(s) are allowing to manage crypto-currencies through an Universal Basic Income system on peer-to-peer network. View 67 alternatives to Duniter
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      • LokiJS
      • Ubuntu
      • JavaScript
      • Debian
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      • Node.JS
    • DASH is a secure, blockchain-based global financial network which offers private transactions. View 85 alternatives to DASH
      Almost everyone thinks DASH is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
      No screenshots yet
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      DASH vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Dash is the fastest, cheapest, most decentralized, and most secure POW cryptocurrency. It's the only coin that can truly function as digital cash.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    • Nxt is a fast and energy-efficient cryptocurrency based on the Proof-of-Stake concept, suitable for online payments and decentralized assets. View 60 alternatives to NXT
      Almost everyone thinks NXT is a great alternative to Bitcoin.
      No screenshots yet
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      NXT vs Bitcoin
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Green through POS algo among others
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • Stellite is the first cryptocurrency to link IPFS and ZeroNet with blockchain and to make a globally scalable and mobile-friendly ecosystem. View 52 alternatives to Stellite
      No screenshots yet
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