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.

Crypto Market Shakes Off ‘Evergrande’ Cold and Bounces Back to Reward Dip Buyers

On Wednesday (September 22), Bitcoin and altcoins seemingly shook off the cold brought on by the “Evergrande” virus and bounced back strongly, rewarding the faithful who continued HOLDing and/or took advantage of the dip buying opportunities. According to a report published by CNBC on September 16, toward the end of last week, analysts were telling […]

Coin Bureau: Cosmos ($ATOM) Is One of the Most Important Crypto Projects

Recently, the host of popular crypto trading and market analysis show “Coin Bureau” explained why Cosmos is one of the most important projects in the crypto space. Cosmos is “a decentralized network of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by BFT consensus algorithms like Tendermint consensus.” The designers of Cosmos consider it 3rd generation blockchain technology; they call Bitcoin “Blockchain […]

Solana CEO Opens Up on Project’s Modest Development Team and Ability to Scale

Solana Labs Co-Founder and CEO Anatoly Yakovenko recently explained how the small-staffed project has managed to become a powerhouse in the crypto space.  During a recent interview with Cointelegraph at the SALT Conference 2021, Yakovenko said that his project was focused on increasing speed in order to meet the demands of scale necessary for crypto […]

Wilshire Launches 13 Innovative Crypto Indexes With Help of CryptoCompare and FT

On Monday (September 20), Wilshire, which provides several market leading indexes (such as the FT Wilshire 5000), announced that it has launched several new crypto indexes with the help of leading cryptoasset market data provider CryptoCompare and UK-based financial news organization Financial Times (FT). Presumably, Wilshire chose CryptoCompare as a partner based on the latter’s […]

Crypto Will Have an ‘Extraordinary’ Q4, Says Former Goldman Sachs Exec

Former macro hedge fund manager Raoul Pal  says the final quarter of the year will be “extraordinary” for cryptoassets.  Prio to founding macro economic and investment strategy research service GMI in 2005, Pal co-managed the GLG Global Macro Fund in London for global asset management firm GLG Partners (which is now called “Man GLG”). Before that, Pal […]

Solana ($SOL) CEO Pushes Back on Crypto ‘Bubble’ Claims

Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-Founder and CEO of Solana Labs, the technology company that is building high-performance L1 blockchain Solana, has refuted the notion that the crypto markets are in a bubble.  During an interview on September 3 with Decrypt Daily podcast host Matthew Diemer, Yakovenko pushed back on the idea that the cryptomarkets are overvalued, despite […]

Cardano ($ADA) Founder Charles Hoskinson Says More Countries Will Adopt Crypto

In the wake of El Salvador officially adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, Cardano’s founder says more nations will turn to crypto as a form of currency.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Charles Hoskinson, the CEO of IOHK (the company that is responsible for development of the Cardano protocol and the software that implements it), […]

SkyBridge Capital CEO: Cardano ‘Will Continue To Rise’ Because It Has ‘Great Use Cases’

In a recent interview, former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci, who is the founder and CEO of global alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital (“SkyBridge”), shared his latest thoughts on Bitcoin and altcoins. SkyBridge, which was founded in 2005 by Scaramucci, is “a global alternative investments firm specializing in multi-strategy commingled fund of hedge funds products, custom separate […]

Japanese Financial Services Giant Launching Crypto Fund That Will Invest in XRP

Japanese financial giant SBI Holdings is reportedly launching the country’s first cryptoasset fund, which will invest in XRP and four other popular digital assets.  According to a report by Bloomberg, SBI intends to launch a fund that will invest in Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin. Tomoya Asakura, the President of SBI affiliate Morningstar […]

Solana Moves Into 6th Place, Analyst Says “It’s Official. $SOL Has Gone Parabolic”

On Tuesday (September 7), as Solana’s $SOL token continued its fast and furious climb up the market cap table, even the most bullish analysts were forced to increase their price targets, with one explaining how the $SOL price could reach $900. $SOL is the native token of the Solana blockchain. Solana is “an open source project implementing a […]

This Red-Hot Solana ($SOL) Powered DeFi Token Is Up 22000% in Past Seven Weeks

Solana has been the hottest L1 blockchain this summer, with $SOL up almost 7800% so far in 2021. As the result of the interest Solana has generated, projects in the Solana ecosystem have benefited greatly and their tokens have enjoyed huge gains. On June 1, a startup named Saber Labs announced the launch of StableSwap, […]

7 Important NFT Trends You Should Know About

The non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace is seeing a scorching return in activity, setting a number of hot trends across the landscape of digital ownership.  Despite a sharp dropoff in the $2.5 billion in sales generated through NFTs in the first half of 2021, the marketplace for digital collectibles is undergoing a revival. Concerns over Ethereum’s […]

How NFT-Based Game Axie Infinity Is Providing Income for Jobless Around the World

Axie Infinity, one of the largest blockchain-based games on the market, is offering a way for users made jobless by the pandemic to make an income. Here is some information about Axie Infinity taken from its white paper: “Axie Infinity is a Pokémon-inspired universe where anyone can earn tokens through skilled gameplay and contributions to […]

U.S. Consumers Can Now Buy and Sell Cardano ($ADA) Directly From a Bank Account

Vast Bank says that it has become “the first nationally chartered U.S. bank that allows you to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrency assets directly with your bank account.” Vast Bank is an independent bank (wholly owned by the Biolchini  family) based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to a press release issued by Vast Bank on August […]

Billionaire Portfolio Manager John Paulson Says Cryptoassets ‘Will Go to Zero’

Billionaire investor and portfolio manager John Paulson has weighed in on the crypto debate, saying that digital assets are too volatile and have “no intrinsic value.” Paulson, co-founder of New York-based firm Paulson & Co, criticized cryptoassets in a recent interview with Bloomberg, saying the industry was too volatile. Paulson was asked his opinion on […]

U.S. SEC Signs Deal With Blockchain Firm To ‘Analyze and Trace Smart Contracts’

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly signed a six-figure deal with a blockchain analytics startup AnChain.AI in order to be able to better monitor and regulate the fats-growing decentralized finance (DeFi) space. AnChain.AI was founded by Dr. Victor Fang (who is the CEO) and Ben Woo (who is the COO). Fang, who […]

CNBC Survey: One in 10 People in U.S. Are Investing in Cryptocurrency

A recent survey shows that more than one in ten people in the U.S. are investing in cryptoassets.  According to a report by CNBC published on August 24, the results from a poll conducted by CNBC and the American chemical company Momentive suggest that 11% of adults in United States are investing in cryptoassets.  The […]

Coinbase Announces $500 Million Investment into Bitcoin, Ethereum, And Other Cryptoassets

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has updated its investment policy in order to increase investments into cryptoassets.  According to a recent blog post, Coinbase has decided to make a change in its investment policy towards greater crytpoasset involvement, The company reports the decision was made after noticing that the “majority” of Coinbase corporate financial transactions, […]

Solana Surges 12% To Take 8th Place, Analyst Says ’$SOL Easily Going to $200

On Saturday (August 28), as $SOL continues its relentless march toward the $100 level, its price action continues to dazzle both analysts and investors. And as its market cap keeps increasing, $SOL keeps climbing higher in the market cap table. $SOL is the native token of the Solana blockchain. Solana is “an open source project implementing […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Bullish on $XRP, Predicts Huge Price Explosion

The host of the popular crypto trading show Altcoin Daily is bullish on XRP, predicting the coin is on the verge of a huge price explosion.  Speaking in a recent YouTube update, Altcoin Daily host Aaron Arnold listed his predictions for altcoins that are “about to pop” and have big price movements in the near-term. […]

Crypto Investment Products’ Total AUM Surge to $54.8 Billion

The total assets under management (AUM) across all cryptocurrency investment products have increased 57.3% to $54.8 billion as the prices of most top cryptocurrencies have started recovering in late July. According to the August edition of CryptoCompare’s Digital Asset Management Review, Bitcoin-focused investment products saw their total assets under management rise 51.9% to $38.1 billion but […]

Ethereum’s ($ETH) Value Will Surpass That of Bitcoin ($BTC) ‘Within Five Years’ Says deVere Group CEO

The CEO of independent financial consultancy firm deVere Group has revealed he believes the value of Ethereum will overtake that of the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin “within five years,” as he sees ETH having more utility and demand for it. As reported by CityAM, deVere Group’s CEO Nigel Green wrote Ethereum has been outperforming bitcoin and […]

Cardano ($ADA) Has Potential to Hit $20 This Cycle, Says Popular Crypto Analyst

Popular cryptocurrency analyst and trader Benjamin Cowen has revealed he believes the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization Cardano ($ADA) has the potential to hit $20 this bull cycle while outperforming bitcoin. In a video, first spotted by Daily Hold, Cowen noted he believes Cardano’s price surge so far this year is only getting started, adding […]

Avalanche-Based Liquidity Market BENQI Hits $1 Billion in TVL Days After Launch

BENQI, an algorithmic liquidity market protocol, managed $1 billion in assets only a few days after its launch. This achievement came after the platform launched on the 19th of August. The assets were drawn to its decentralized platform in the wake of the collaboration between BENQI and the Avalanche Foundation on running a joint liquidity […]

Ripple Is Using Letter to Retail Investor in SEC Lawsuit Over $XRP Sales

Ripple has used a viral tweet citing an email on the status of the XRP token from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent to a user who questioned the regulator on whether the token was a security. Late last year, a Twitter user going by “frank” reached out to the regulator in a […]

Widely followed Crypto Trader Predicts Massive 2,300% $XRP Price Rally

A widely followed cryptocurrency trader has predicted the price of XRP could explode by over 2,300% later this cycle if it manages to break through its previous all-time high, as then there would be little selling pressure stopping it from growing. In a new video, first reported by The Daily Hodl, the pseudonymous trader going […]

Institutional Investors Bet on $SOL and $ADA Investment Products as Crypto Market Recovers

Institutional investors have been betting on Solana ($SOL) and Cardano ($ADA) investment products as the cryptocurrency market recovers and bitcoin moves back toward the $50,000 mark, data shows. According to CoinShares’ latest “Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly” report, institutional investors moved $7.1 million into Solana investment products over the last week, seemingly reacting to SOL’s recent […]

CEO of Minneapolis Federal Reserve: Crypto Is ‘95% Fraud, Hype, Noise and Confusion’

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve says there is no use case for Bitcoin and other cryptoassets.  Speaking at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) annual summit held in Montana last Tuesday (August 17), Neel Kashkari said that he was less optimistic about Bitcoin compared to five or six years […]

Decentralized Finance Could Become $800 Billion Industry Next Year, Says Veteran Crypto Investor

Matthew Roszak, a veteran cryptocurrency investor and co-founder of decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Vesper, has revealed he believes the DeFi industry could hit $800 billion next year as its exponential growth trend continues. Speaking to Business Insider, Roszak said he believes a “perfect storm” is underway for the industry, as mainstream cryptocurrency adoption is growing […]

Crypto Analyst Predicts Massive Cardano ($ADA) Rally Under Key Condition

A popular cryptocurrency analyst has predicted the price of Cardano (ADA) could see a massive rally over the next few months, if the prices of the top two cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ether hit new milestones. In a tweet published to his over 350,000 followers, pseudonymous trader and analyst Kaleo wrote that if BTC and ETH […]

Robinhood Is a ‘Dogecoin Gateway’, Says Jim Cramer After $ODGE Accounted for Most of the Firm’s Revenue

On CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” Jim Cramer revealed he was surprised to see that the meme-inspired cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE) represented most of the revenue commission-free trading platform Robinhood saw in the second quarter of the year. The company’s quarterly revenue was $565 million, representing an increase of 131% year over year. The average revenue […]

Ethereum Could Reach $14,000 and Dogecoin $1, Crypto CEO Predicts

The CEO of cryptocurrency media firm Gokhshtein Media, David Gokhshtein, has revealed a number of bullish cryptocurrency price predictions, notably saying he sees Dogecoin hitting $1 in the future, and Ethereum getting to $14,000. According to a report published by Business Insider, Gokhshtein noted he sees the price of the meme-inspired cryptocurrency DOGE hit $1 […]

Cardano ($ADA) Investment Products See $1.3 Million Inflows Ahead of Major Upgrade

Institutional investors appear to have been favoring Cardano (ADA) over other major cryptocurrencies ahead of the cryptocurrency network’s launch of smart contracts through the Alonzo hard fork. According to data from CoinShares, first reported on by Livemint, Cardano investment products saw $1.3 million in inflows, while Bitcoin and Ethereum focused products saw outflows of over […]

Billionaire Investor Praises Cardano Community ($ADA) for Their Passion

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has praised the Cardano (ADA) community for their passion, shortly after claiming he did not understand why the cryptocurrency’s market capitalization was so high. Cardano’s price exploded over 1,400% last year and is now trading above $2 according to CryptoCompare data, partly because it’s soon launching an upgrade to its network […]

Nearly $170 Million in ETH Have Been Burned Since Ethereum’s London Upgrade

Nearly $170 million worth of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, ether, have been burned since the Ethereum network’s London hard fork went live on August 5. According to data from tracking website Watch the Burn, at the time of writing 52,660 ETH had been burned, equal to nearly $170 million. Over 3 tokens have […]

PayPal’s Venmo Expanding Crypto Support With Cashback Conversion Feature

PayPal’s mobile payment service Venmo has announced additional support for crypto by allowing users to automatically buy crypto using cashback earned on credit card purchases.  According to a report by TechCrunch, PayPal-owned Venmo has launched a new feature called “Cash Back to Crypto,” enabling customers to buy cryptoassets using cashback from Venmo credit card purchases. […]

Shark Tank Star To Be Paid in Crypto by FTX for Serving As Brand Ambassador

FTX Trading Ltd., the company behind the popular cryptoasset trading platform FTX, has announced a long-term relationship with celebrity investor Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful” on ABC TV series “Shark Tank“). According to the press release, O’Leary, a popular host on the hit investing show Shark Tank, will be taking an equity stake in both FTX […]

Crypto.com’s Cronos Network integrates Chainlink competitor Band Protocol

Crypto.com’s parallel chain, Cronos is integrating the decentralized cross-chain oracle network, Band Protocol to provide reliable and trustless data for decentralized finance (DeFi) applications running on it. In a statement, Cronos announced the integration of Band Protocol oracle solution in an aim to enhance the development of DeFi applications on its network. The integration with […]

Football Superstar Lionel Messi Receives Part of His PSG Welcome Package in Crypto

Argentinian soccer superstar Lionel Messi, who is considered one of the greatest players of all time, who made waves earlier this week after transferring from his long-time Spanish club Barcelona to French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG), has received a payment package that includes cryptoassets.  According to a report by Reuters, the negotiations for Messi’s […]

Cardano ($ADA) Surpasses $2 Ahead of Major Smart Contract Announcement

The price of Cardano’s ADA token has surpassed the $2 mark after surging over 64% in the last 30 days, and 15% in the last 24-hour period ahead of a major smart contract announcement expected from its founder Charles Hoskinson. According to CryptoCompare data, the cryptocurrency is now trading at $2.04 after seeing trading volumes […]

Cardano ($ADA) Must Hold Key Level to Remain Bullish, Says Veteran Trader Peter Brandt

Veteran cryptocurrency trader Peter Brandt, known in the cryptocurrency space for accurately calling Bitcoin’s 84% decline in 2018, has revealed that a new development in Cardano’s (ADA) chart shows the cryptocurrency nice to hold a key level to remain bullish. In a tweet, Brandt noted that recent advances in the cryptocurrency’s price went a “long […]

Coinbase, Binance News Help Little-Known Altcoin Surge 450%

A listing on Coinbase Pro and a new feature added to Binance helped the price of a little-known cryptocurrency, IoTeX (IOTX) surge over 450% in a week, going from $0.02 to over $0.11 at press time. As Benzinga first reported, the price of IoTex started surging after being listed on the professional trading platform of […]

XRP Address Activity and Network Growth Could Push Rally Further, Santiment Says

The price of XRP has surged past the $1 mark over the last 24-hour period after Ripple announced that GME Remittance, one of the largest non-bank remittance service providers in South Korea, joined RippleNet. Per analytics firm Santiment, XRP’s price could rally further. RippleNet, according to Ripple’s website, offers “connections to hundreds of financial institutions around […]

Crypto Trader Who Predicted Bitcoin’s Bear Market Bottom Foresees $DOGE Price Rally

A high-profile trader going by Smart Contracter on the microblogging platform Twitter has foreseen a potential Dogecoin ($DOGE) price surge, predicting it could hit a $0.41 high after moving upward. In a tweet shared with his over 150,000 followers, Smart Contracter said DOGE was “ironically looking primed and breaking a key downtrend,” and even questioned […]

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Raoul Pal Says Ethereum Is the ‘Greatest Trade’

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal has revealed he believes Ethereum is the “greatest trade” setup that he has ever seen as the cryptocurrency’s fundamentals suggest it has a large upside ahead of it. In a recent interview, first spotted by Daily Hodl, Pal revealed that Ethereum’s fundamentals are forming, in his opinion, a better […]

SEC Chairman Calls on U.S. Congress to Grant Increased Crypto Oversight

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman has called upon Congress for additional legislative authority in order to protect cryptoasset investors.  Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, SEC Chair Gary Gensler outlined his views on digital assets and the crypto industry, saying that investors needed more protection.  Gensler, who taught a course on blockchain […]

Ethereum ‘May Flip’ Bitcoin’s Market Cap in Long Term, Says Crypto CEO

The CEO of cryptocurrency analytics firm CryptoQuant has revealed he believes Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1559 will “be a game-changer” and could help Ethereum overtake Bitcoin’s market capitalization in the long term. EIP 1559 will see Ethereum reform its fee market with two key changes: one will replace the current gas limit with two values: one […]

Ethereum ($ETH) Could Surge 30% While Outperforming Bitcoin, Says Technical Analyst

The price of Ethereum’s ether could rally over 30% from its current level near $2,600 as it continues to outperform the flagship cryptocurrency ahead of several major upgrades, including the London hard fork that will occur later today. According to a note sent by Fairlead Strategies’ Katie Stockton, first reported by Business Insider, the analyst […]

Celsius Network Lends Support to Cardano ($ADA)

Cryptocurrency lender Celsius Network is set to add Cardano’s ADA later this month for both borrowing and lending. According to its CEO Alex Mashinsky, users will be able to take out ADA-backed loans on August 19. Mashinsky also revealed on Twitter that users can earn 4.05% on their ADA holdings by lending the cryptocurrency on […]

Dogecoin ($DOGE) Could Hit $1.2 by 2025, Expert Panel Suggests

The price of Dogecoin (DOGE) could surpass the elusive $1 mark by 2025 and hit a $1.21 high by that year, before reaching a $3.6 high by 2030, according to a panel of cryptocurrency experts surveyed by Finder. According to the expert panel, the price of the cryptocurrency is set to surge in the future, […]

Only 2% of Vitalik Buterin’s $1 Billion SHIB Donation Has Been Cashed Out So Far

Earlier this year, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated about $1 billion worth of Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogelon Mars (ELON) that were sent to him by those cryptoassets’ communities to a COVID-19 relief fund, but just $20 million have been cashed out so far. After Buterin decided to donate the funds that were sent to […]

Cardano’s First Decentralized Exchange Raises $1.5 Million Ahead of Q3 Launch

The first decentralized exchange set to launch on the Cardano ($ADA) network, Cardax, has raised $1.5 million from its first community sale, ahead of the trading platform’s launch in the third quarter of the year, when smart contracts are available on Cardano. According to a statement from Cardax, the exchange will operate on the Extended […]

XRP’s Average Daily Trading Volume Doubled to $4 Billion in Q2 Amid Heightened Volatility

The average daily trading volume of the XRP token has surged in the second quarter of the year, despite the ongoing legal dispute involving its largest player Ripple and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an XRP market report published by Ripple, the daily trading volume of the cryptocurrency doubled to $4.49 […]

Swiss Private Bank Says Its Wealthy Clients Are Interested in Crypto

In a recent interview, Zeno Staub, the CEO of Swiss private banking and investment management group Vontobel Holding AG, talked about their clients’ interest in crypto. The Vontobel CEO’s comments were made on July 27 during an interview with Bloomberg TV anchor Anna Edwards. When Edwards Staub what Vontobel’s clients are asking for with regard to […]

Cardano ($ADA) Wallet Launches Connector to Help Users Interact With Decentralized Applications

Cardano ($ADA) wallet Yoroi is launching a decentralized application connector that will make it easier for users to interact with smart contracts and these applications once they go live on the Cardano network. According to a blog post published by EMURGO, one of the founding entities of Cardano and the developer of the wallet, Cardano’s […]

Top Ethereum Whales Hold $48 Billion of $ETH as Exchange Supply Drops

The top whales on the Ethereum blockchain have kept on accumulating more and more ETH even as the price of the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization grew, to the point their holdings are now at a five-year high. According to blockchain analytics firm Santiment, the top Ethereum wallets that aren’t controlled by cryptocurrency exchanges now […]

XRP Price Surges 40% Over Past Week Thanks Mostly to Futures Platforms, Says Analyst

The price of XRP has surged over 40% in the past week partly thanks to upward pressure that appears to be coming from cryptocurrency futures trading platforms, as speculators have been betting on the cryptocurrency’s future. According to data shared by technical analyst Ali Martinez, the price of the cryptocurrency has been moving up over […]

XRP Is Now Powering the First Ever ODL Service Implementation in Japan

Ripple is set to tap into the nearly $2 billion a year remittance market between Japan and the Philippines through the use of its on-demand liquidity (ODL) services, which leverages the XRP token. In a blog post, the company noted that the traditional system of international payments is “often slow and expensive” and can siphon […]

‘Almost Half’ of Family Offices Surveyed by Goldman Sachs Are Considering Investing in Crypto

Goldman Sachs provided some interesting insights about family offices’ interest in investing in crypto in a recently-released report. A family office is “a privately held company that handles investment management and wealth management for a wealthy family, generally one with over $100 million in investable assets, with the goal being to effectively grow and transfer […]

Cardano ($ADA) Could Help Form ‘Big Three’ of Mainstream Cryptos: Morningstar Analyst

Amy Arnott, a portfolio strategist at Morningstar that focuses on cryptocurrencies, has revealed she believes Cardano (ADA) could become one of the largest three cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and go mainstream, along with Bitcoin and Ethereum. Speaking to Business Insider, Arnott backed the cryptocurrency created by Ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson, saying it is a promising […]

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