Altcoins

Altcoins are known as “alternative currencies,” this means cryptocurrencies that aren’t Bitcoin itself. The most popular altcoins on the market are Ethereum’s ether, XRP, litecoin, bitcoin cash, TRON’s TRX, EOS, and more.

While some altcoins are widely adopted and have a large number of use cases, others are seen as worthless. The most popular ones are relatively liquid and have specific use cases, while others may have crated use cases or security flaws.

On this page you’ll find the latest altcoin-related news and developments.

‘Airdrop Madness’: Crypto Trader Asks Investors to Keep an Eye out for Free Tokens

Popular crypto trader Tyler Swope gave his list of top project picks that could issue free airdrop tokens in the near future.

Popular Crypto Analyst Says This Altcoin Could Be Set for a Massive Breakout

Anonymous crypto trader SmartContracter told his followers on Twitter that Cream could be the next altcoin to follow in Aave’s massive success.

Pornhub’s Premium Services Add XRP, BNB, USDC, and DOGE as Payment Options

One of the largest websites in the world, Pornhub, has added four new cryptoassets as payment options: XRP, Binance coin (BNB), Dogecoin (DOGE) ,and Centre’s USDC stablecoin. The coins can now be used to pay for its premium services. According to TheBlock, Pornhub’s 120 million daily visitors can now use these four cryptoassets to pay […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Names 5 Altcoins That Could Outperform BTC in 2021

Nicholas Merten, a popular cryptocurrency trader and the founder of DataDash, has revealed some of his top cryptocurrency picks for the upcoming altcoin season he believes is set to come. In a new episode of DataDash, first spotted by Daily Hold, Merten said he is keeping a close watch un UNI, the native token of […]

Ethereum’s Price Could Surge to $10,500, Says Fundstrat Strategist

Fundstrat strategist David Grider has revelated he believes the price of Ethereum’s ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, could climb more than sevenfold to a new high at $10,500. Grider’s prediction is based on the popularity of the Ethereum blockchain and on the growing popularity of decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. Ethereum’s developers are also […]

Three More Altcoins Could Surpass XRP, Says Popular Crypto Analyst

Popular crypto trader Michaël van de Poppe says several altcoins could be the next to follow Polkadot in surpassing XRP by market capitalization.

Popular Crypto Trader Says DeFi Will Make ICO Bubble Look Like ‘Child’s Play’

Popular crypto trader and market strategist Altcoin Psycho says the coming DeFi bull market will make 2017’s ICO bubble look like “child’s play.”

Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Sells 28.6 Million XRP After 25-Day Pause

Jed McCaleb, a co-founder of Ripple Labs, has sold 28.6 million XRP tokens, worth over $8.78 million at press time, after pausing his sales for 25 days. McCaleb, it’s worth noting, sells the funds he was awarded for co-founding the firm. McCaleb is said to have started working on Ripple back in 2011, and was […]

Bitcoin’s Volatility Helped Ethereum Hit a New All-Time High: Report

The price of Ethereum’s ether has hit a new all-time high above $1,430, partly thanks to the recent volatility seen in bitcoin’s price, which moved from $11,000 to a new high near $42,000, before plunging to $30,500 and recovering to $37,000. The flagship cryptocurrency’s growing volatility, which according to CryptoCompare’s Bitcoin Volatility Index (BVIN) is […]

Bitcoin More Likely to Succeed Than Ethereum, Investment Guru Suggests

Strategist and investment guru Lyn Alden has suggested that over the long-term bitcoin is more likely to succeed than Ethereum’s ether, as she considers ETH an “unfinished product” when compared to BTC. According to a newly published economic analysis of Ethereum, first spotted by Cointelegraph, Alden sees the smart contract network as a functional one […]

Crypto Analyst Luke Martin Gives DeFi Picks to Beat Bitcoin in 2021

Venture Coinist founder Luke Martin gave his list of top DeFi pick that could outperform bitcoin this year, citing a growing market interest in projects with real world utility.

UBS Says Any Cryptocurrency Could Go to Zero, CZ Explains Why Bitcoin Won’t

On Thursday (January 14), according to Bloomberg, a team of strategists at UBS Global Wealth Management wrote in a report that any cryptocurrency’s price could potentially go to zero. Earlier today, the Binance CEO explained why the Bitcoin price will not. According to Bloomberg’s report, UBS’s report was written by a team that included Michael […]

Crypto Whale Pays $7 in Fees to Move Over $1 Billion on Ethereum

A cryptocurrency whale has paid a $7.5 fee to move over $1 billion worth of Synthetix Network (SNX) tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, at a time in which the price of ETH itself is close to hitting its all-time high near $1,400. According to Etherscan data, the funds were moved from a contract called “Synthetix: […]

EOS Might Be Highly Undervalued Due to Amount of BTC It Holds, Says Arca CIO

Jeff Dorman, CIO of investment management firm Arca, has revealed he believes it may be possible to get exposure to bitcoin at a 47% discount to current prices, by investing in an altcoin he believes might “be the best risk/reward in digital assets.” In a tweet thread, Dorman first pointed out that EOS has been […]

Ethereum Price Moves up to $1,200 as Demand Threatens to Outstrip Supply on Exchanges

The price of Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has moved back up to the $1,200 mark after falling below $1,000 earlier this week at a time in which outflows from cryptocurrency exchanges suggest demand could outstrip supply. According to Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders, data shows that exchange reserves have fallen by 3 million […]

Crypto Strategist Unveils His Top Altcoin Picks for the Year

The host of the Coin Bureau channel on YouTube has revealed his top five altcoins picks for this year in a video published for his 225,000 subscribers, and noted he expects a smaller number of altcoins to benefit from the bull market. In the video, first spotted by Daily Hodl, the pseudonymous analyst noted that […]

Japan’s Top Securities Watchdog Says XRP Is Not a Security

Japan’s top securities watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has reportedly said it does not consider XRP to be a security, arguing the token does not meet the definition of a security under Japanese law. According to TheBlock, Japan’s FSA said in an email, before pointing out it “refrains from making comments about other authorities’ […]

Number of Ethereum Whales Jumps as ETH Search Interest Hits New All-Time High

Ethereum addresses with at least 10,000 ETH ($10.7 million) in them have recently jumped, even as the price of the cryptocurrency remains above $1,000 and threatens to move to its previous all-time high near $1,400. Its price and whale accumulation comes as search interest hit a new high. According to data from Santiment, the number […]

GateHub Joins Uphold in Keeping XRP Listed Until the SEC’s Lawsuit Against Ripple Is Resolved

United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency gateway service GateHub has revealed it will keep XRP listed until the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple Labs is resolved, following the footsteps of crypto exchange Uphold. According to an announcement GateHub published, the company will wait for a decision on whether XRP is a security before delisting […]

Crypto Influencer Names Top Three Crypto Picks To Explode Next Month

Altcoin Daily host Austin Arnold gave his top three crypto picks set to explode next month following recent announcements.

Ripple CTO Gets Into Twitter Debate Over XRP’s Use Case

Ripple’s CTO David Schwartz got into a Twitter debate with Venture Coinist founder Luke Martin over the utility of XRP and whether it was superior to stablecoins.

Gemini CEO Says Ethereum ($ETH) Is ‘Decentralized Amazon Cloud Computing’

On Tuesday (January 12), with Ether trading above $1000, ), Tyler Winklevoss, Co-Founder and CEO of crypto exchange Gemini, described the Ethereum network as “Decentralized Amazon Cloud Computing.” According to data by TradingView, around 06:48 UTC on Tuesday (January 12), on Bitstamp, the Ether (ETH) price got as high as $1,149.84 and as low $1,007.93 at 14:37 […]

U.S. SEC Thinks XRP Is a Security but UK Treasury Doesn’t

The government of the United Kingdom has described the XRP token as an “exchange token” in an example given in a new document outlining the country’s regulatory approach to cryptoassets and stablecoins. According to the document, published by Her Majesty’s Treasury, XRP is, just like Bitcoin and Ethereum, seen as an “exchange token” which is […]

PayPal Sees Crypto Trading Volume Surge as Bitcoin Price Recovers

Payments firm PayPal has hit a new record in cryptocurrency transaction trading volumes as the price of bitcoin bounces back from a plunge that saw it drop from a near $42,000 all-time high to $30,500. On social media, Alex Saunders pointed out that PayPal doubled its previous crypto trading volume record yesterday, as first spotted […]

Crypto Influencer Gives Top Altcoin Picks to Benefit From Hype Cycle

Chico Crypto host Tyler Swope gave his list of top ten altcoins that could beneft from current market hype, including a series of projects using the layer-two zk rollup solution.

Mark Cuban: Bitcoin Is ‘A Store of Value’, $BTC and $ETH Will Survive and Thrive

On Monday (January 11), American billionaire entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban shared his thoughts on the crypto market. Cuban is the majority owner of the professional basketball team Dallas Mavericks, as well as one of the “sharks” on the highly popular reality show “Shark Tank” (which is aired on the ABC television network). Yesterday, Cuban took to Twitter […]

Ripple-Backed Flare Networks Announced Spark (FLR) Token Airdrop to Litecoin Holders

Ripple-backed cryptocurrency startup Flare Networks has announced it plans to airdrop Spark (FLR) tokens to Litecoin (LTC) holders and bring smart contract capabilities to the cryptocurrency often referred to as the silver to bitcoin’s gold. According to a tweet the startup published, Flare will be integration LTC ahead of the network’s launch in Q2 of […]

Popular Trader Gives Top Altcoin Picks to Go Exponential in 2021

Popular crypto trader Ben “BitBoy Crypto” Armstrong gave his list of top altcoins that had the potential to go exponential in 2021, highlighting VeChain (VET) as his most bullish asset.

Ethereum Close to All-Time High as Google Searches for It Hit New Record

Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has entered the list of the top 100’ assets by market capitalization as its price has been closing in on its previous all-time high close to $1,400 and as Google searches for it hit a new all-time high. According to data from AssetDash, Ethereum is currently the 70th […]

Ripple CEO Answers Some Frequently Asked Questions About U.S. SEC’s Lawsuit

On Thursday (January 7), Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse, answered five of the most frequently asked questions about the action filed last month by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple, himself, and Chris Larsen. As every XRP HODLer must know by know, on 22 December 2020, one day before former SEC Chairman Jay […]

Ethereum ‘Might Well Go to $20,000 This Cycle’, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal has revealed he believes the price of Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, could ho to $20,000 “this cycle,” based on Metcalfe’s Law. Revealing parts of his next Global Macro Investor (GMI) research, Raoul Pal said on social media that it’s “all Metcalfe´s Law,” and that “ETH […]

World’s First Actively Managed Crypto ETP Expands Across Europe

Switzerland-based cryptocurrency investment management boutique FiCAS has announced it secured regulatory approval and passporting for the Base Prospectus and accompanying product documentation for its 15 FiCAS Active Crypto ETP (BTCA). According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the 15 FiCAS Active Crypto ETP is the world’s first actively managed cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP), and […]

XRP Price Jumps Over 50% as Community Signs Petition, Airdropped FLR Token Starts Trading

The price of XRP has jumped by more than 50% in the last 24 hours as the cryptocurrency’s community has rallied to support the token through a petition, and the Spark (FLR) token airdropped to holders has started trading on exchanges. The price of XRP dropped after the U.S.  Securities and Exchange commission’s (SEC) announced, […]

Bitcoin and Ethereum Could See ‘Triple-Digit Gains’ This Year, Says Crypto Firm CEO

Greg King, CEO of crypto firm Osprey Funds, has revealed he believes the price of bitcoin and ether could both double this year, as BTC’s break to a new all-time high was part of a larger bull run, he says. According to Business Insider, King believes the recent sell-off in crypto markets, which saw the […]

Crypto Exchange Uphold to Keep XRP Listed Until SEC’s Lawsuit Against Ripple Is Resolved

Cryptocurrency exchange Uphold has revealed it will maintain the XRP token listed on its platform until the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple Labs is resolved. The lawsuit was filed on December 22,  one day before former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton resigned, and names Ripple’s two of its executives, who are also significant […]

Popular Crypto Trader Says This Little-Known DeFi Powerhouse Token Could Surge in the Short-Term

Tyler Swope, a popular cryptocurrency trader with a large following on social media, has revealed in a new video he believes the Chi Gastoken (CHI), a little-known token created by the team behind decentralized finance (DeFi) powerhouse 1inch.exchange, could surge tenfold in the new future. The Ethereum-based token, Swope said, can help traders capitalize on […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Points to ‘Dark Horse’ Altcoin Pick Set to Take Off in 2021

Popular crypto trader Lark Davis said he is bullish on the smart contract platform Elrond (EGLD), calling it his “dark horse” altcoin pick for 2021.

Popular Strategist Michaël van de Poppe Gives Bitcoin Prediction, Top Crypto Picks for 2021

Veteran trader and crypto strategist Michaël van de Poppe gave his prediction for bitcoin’s short-term price movement while also sharing his top picks for 2021.

Ethereum’s Growing Transaction Fees Shouldn’t Stop Users. Here’s Why

Transaction fees on the Ethereum network have surged since the start of 2020, as demand for blockspace grew along with the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, as more users started interacting with protocols built on top of Ethereum. Data from BitInfoCharts shows that in January 2020, the average transaction fee on the Ethereum blockchain was less […]

Grayscale Removes XRP From Its Digital Large Cap Fund

The XRP token has been dropped from the Grayscale Digital Large Cap Fund, which is also made up of other top cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin, over the recent lawsuit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed against Ripple. As CoinDesk reports, Grayscale has dropped XRP from its Digital Large Cap […]

Ethereum’s Price Is ‘Going to Rocket up’ Says Analyst Who Called BTC’s Bear Market Bottom

A crypto strategist who called bitcoin’s bear market bottom back in 2018 and goes by Smart Contracter on social media, has revealed he believes the price of Ethereum is “going to rocket up” in the near future. In a new video, first spotted by Daily Hodl, Smart Contracts tells his nearly 75,000 followers that Ethereum […]

Ripple Exec Says SEC Laws Are ‘Vague,’ Will Not Shut the Door on Future Projects

Ripple CTO David Schwartz called US laws ‘vague’ in regards to crypto assets and said his company was simply attempting to understand the regulatory parameters rather than conducting illegal business.

Veteran Crypto Trader Reveals Top Assets He’s Watching in 2021

Veteran crypto trader and DataDash founder Nicholas Merten gave his top assets for 2021, including Ethereum and Ampleforth.

Grayscale Did Not Unload 9 Million XRP Amidst Ongoing Ripple Lawsuit

Grayscale Investments LLC has dumped more than 9 million XRP following the bombshell lawsuit brought against parent company Ripple by the SEC.

Binance’s $10M Endorsement Leads to 90% Surge For Polkadot (DOT)

Polkadot (DOT) surged more than 90 percent in one week following a $10M endorsement and front page listing from leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Popular Crypto Influencer Updates Followers On Potentially Massive Airdrops

Crypto influencer Tyler Swope has provided his top ten list of platforms that could potentially airdrop tokens in the future, rivaling that of Uniswap’s massively successful coin drop.

Chainlink User Receives $11,000 in Donations After Losing $45,000 in Smart Contract Error

A Chainlink user going by dawidkabani13 on GitHub has received $11,000 in donations after losing 4,005 LINK tokens due to a mistake where he sent a transaction to a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain that did not support the token. The user sent the funds to the Aavegotchi (GHST) smart contract and after realizing […]

eToro Suspends XRP Trading for U.S. Users Over SEC’s Lawsuit Against Ripple

Social trading platform eToro has become the latest firm to suspend XRP trading following the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs over the sale of the cryptocurrency. In an update, eToro’s team cited the lawsuit as the reason for the suspension, but stressed that the move will, for now, only affect its […]

XRP Up 5% Despite Binance US and Genesis Trading Planning to Suspend XRP Trading

Despite two more firms announcing that they are going to halt XRP trading in the near future, the XRP price has surged over 5% in the past 24-hour period. On December 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had “filed an action against Ripple Labs Inc. and two of its executives, who are also […]

Crypto Market Cap Closes in on $750 Billion as XRP, DOT, OKB Stand Out

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is currently hovering around $740 billion, closing in on the $750 billion mark. The total market cap, it’s worth noting, still hasn’t reached its all-time high near $830 billion seen in January 2018. In 2018, the price of bitcoin hit a new high at the time near $20,000. […]

Nomura Analyst Defends XRP as Token’s Price Stalls

An analyst from the economic research firm Nomura Research Institute, Sadakazu Osaki, has argued that the XRP token is not a security. Key Ripple partner SBI Holdings, a financial giant that has even distributed XRP to shareholders, echoed Osaki’s sentiment. According to a report published by the analyst, first spotted by Bitcoin.com, the XRP token […]

SEC Lawsuit Hurt ‘Countless Innocent XRP Retail Holders’, Ripple Says

Ripple Labs has released a statement on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against the firm, alleging it sold $1.3 billion worth of XRP, which is seen as an unregistered security. In the statement, Ripple said  that the SEC’s decision to file a lawsuit against the firm is “an attack on the entire crypto […]

OKEx Announces Mainnet Launch of ‘High-Performance Trading Chain’ OKExChain

Popular bitcoin exchange OKEx has announced the mainnet launch of its “high-performance trading chain” OKExChain for January of next year, across four main stages that will ensure the network’s security and reliability. According to OKEx, OKExChain has been in development for “just under three years,” and went through three major phases on its journey to […]

Van de Poppe Predicts Bitcoin Reaching $40,000, Altcoins Turning Bullish

Veteran crypto trader Michaël van de Poppe predicts bitcoin reaching $40k in the near-term while saying altcoins are beginning to wake up to the bull market.

XRP Price Plunges After Coinbase, Crypto.com Announce Trading Suspension

The price of XRP, previously the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has plunged over 25% in 24 hours after popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Crypto.com announced trading suspensions for the cryptocurrency. The suspension announcements came after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Ripple Labs over the sale of XRP, alleging it’s an unregistered […]

OKCoin Becomes Latest Crypto Exchange to Suspend XRP Trading

On Monday (December 28), crypto exchange OKCoin announced that it would soon be suspending trading and deposits of XRP. OKCoin’s blog post said: “We have been closely monitoring the news surrounding the December 22nd SEC lawsuit against Ripple, the company behind XRP, and two of its key executives. As the lawsuit proceedings take place, we […]

XRP Is Currently Not a Security, but It’s Not That Simple: Cardano Founder

The creator of Cardano (ADA), Charles Hoskinson, has weighed in on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs over the sale of the XRP token, which the agency asserts is an unregistered security. Over several ask-me-anything videos, Hoskinson said that regulating cryptoassets isn’t simple as tokens are dynamic and hard to categorize. […]

XRP Price Bounces Back From Shock of Bitstamp Halting XRP Trading for US Customers

Although the XRP price suffered a large drop on Christmas Day after crypto exchange Bitstamp announced that it was halting XRP trading and deposits for its U.S. customers, it soon managed to bounce back. At 16:22 UTC on Friday (December 25), Bitstamp sent out the following tweet: Here is what Bitstamp said in its blog […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Gives List of Top Altcoins Following Correction

Popular crypto trader and analyst Smart Contracter gave his list of top altcoins after correctly predicting the market would undergo a correction following bitcoin’s last all-time high.

Interesting That MoneyGram Says It Does Not ‘Utilize the ODL Platform or RippleNet’

On Wednesday (December 23), one of Ripple’s strategic partners, MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), issued a rather interesting public statement on the recent lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple Labs Inc. Californian FinTech company Ripple announced on 17 June 2019 that it entered into a strategic partnership with MoneyGram, one of the […]