Smart contract capabilities are rendering old-school megalithic crypto projects obsolete as blockchains evolve beyond just being a medium of exchange.
The term “altcoin” refers to any cryptocurrency that has launched since Bitcoin (BTC). In the early days of Bitcoin, developers forked the open-source code to create new currencies. Over time, these Bitcoin alternatives began to diverge further from their progenitor with different supply schedules and privacy features. These include Litecoin (LTC) and Zcash (ZEC), among others.
Along with altcoins came a plethora of Bitcoin–altcoin trading pairs that produced a surge in market activity, with traders leveraging the volatility of these crypto assets for high-risk rewards.
The rise of altcoins and their respective blockchain networks marks an era of experimentation and maturation within the crypto industry, as a wider range of use cases of the technology have become possible.
Bitcoin is sustaining above its immediate support, but several altcoins are showing signs of profit-booking.19487
Veteran trader Charlie Burton gives tips on how investors can manage their emotions in bull markets and the importance of sticking to a defined set of trading rules.17045
Meanwhile, the SOL's latest downside move forms a classic bullish continuation structure, with a profit target above $250.14636
Here’s how savvy traders booked front-row seats for last week’s 50% rally from LUNA and RAY.11042
A blockchain network can excel at security or speed — but not both — Solana’s Yakovenko tells Cointelegraph, as the network is betting on speed.11249
There’s nothing that can spark Bitcoin downside except a “significant bad news event,” says analyst Filbfilb as the market awaits upside.21370
Nonetheless, the Dogecoin-knockoff token was down by more than 80% from its record high of $0.00005.15367
AVAX price soared to a record high as heavy inflows enter the protocol through its cross-chain bridge and institutional investors pledge $230 million in funding for the rapidly expanding Avalanche ecosystem.7716
Increased use of cross-chain bridges and sizeable investments from a variety of venture capital firms are boosting the price of AVAX, CELR and AUDIO.5297
A cross-chain bridge to Arbitrum, protocol upgrades and a steady surge in network activity back REN’s 340% rebound off its July 20 swing low.5310
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Is the alt season back? A rising positive outlook could be pushing markets into a risk-on sentiment as altcoins seek to make a lasting impact on the industry.7268
SUSHI price reached its best level in four months while its top rivals Uniswap, THORChain, and PancakeSwap also saw gains.3273
New partnerships, NFT integration and a market-wide surge in altcoin prices back HBAR’s recent 150% rally.11689