e-gold Alternatives

    e-gold is described as 'is the only tangibly backed, worldwide electronic monetary/payments system. e-gold is 100% backed by physical gold (silver, platinum, palladium)' and is a Online Bank in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 10 alternatives to e-gold, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Bitcoin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to e-gold are PayPal (Paid), Litecoin (Free, Open Source), Flattr (Paid) and Amazon Pay (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2014

    1. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency. Peer-to-peer (P2P) means that there is no central authority to issue new money or keep track of transactions. Instead, these tasks are managed collectively by the nodes of the network.
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    2. PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account. There are not fees for paying money, but there are fees for receiving money.
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    3. Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world. It differs from its parent Bitcoin in that can be efficiently mined with consumer-grade hardware.
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      • Online
      • Android
      • Google Chrome
      Flattr is a social micropayment service, that makes it easy for you to "flatter" things on the internet that you like. When you're registered to Flattr, you pay a small monthly fee of your own choosing.
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    4. Amazon Payments, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon that provides a means to process transactions online. Launched in 2006, Amazon Payments uses the consumer base of Amazon.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Make fast and secure payments and international money transfers. From betting and trading to shopping and gaming, Skrill makes managing your money simple.
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    5. Braintree is a payments platform that lets you accept payments with credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Venmo, Bitcoin, and whatever's next.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      Dwolla provides platforms a simple, fast, and robust service for bank transfers (i.e. ACH transactions). Use branded or white label APIs to verify bank accounts instantly, transfer payments, keep balances, or route funds directly to bank account and routing numbers.
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    6. Much more than a payment processor, CCBill is an e-commerce platform that can provide expert support and empowerment to your expanding relationships.
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    7. BitcoinDroid is a thin client for the bitcoin daemon. This app will connect to an SSL-protected instance of the bitcoin daemon and interact with it using the JSON-RPC API. Currently only queries for status.
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