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.

177-Year-Old Swiss Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Trading Service

Bordier & Cie, a private Swiss bank launched 177 years ago in 1844, has started offering a cryptocurrency trading service for its clients, allowing them to buy, sell, and hold BTC, ETH, BCH, and XTZ. According to a press release, first reported on by CoinDesk, the firm is planning to expand the number of cryptoassets […]

Crypto Analyst Who Called 2018’s Market Boom Reveals His Main Altcoin Position

A top cryptocurrency strategist that has gained a large following on social media after accurately calling bitcoin’s 2018 bear market bottom above $3,000, has revealed his main altcoin position on a little-known cryptocurrency. The pseudonymous analyst, known as Smart Contractor on social media, told his over 100,000 followers he has been seeing signs the market […]

Popular Crypto Trader Peter Brandt Weighs in On Bitcoin and XRP

Popular market analyst and veteran trader Peter Brandt called the current price correction healthy for bitcoin, while noting that XRP could be bullish in the short-term.

Crypto Analyst Austin Arnold Says These Seven Altcoins Could Outperform in 2021

Recently, crypto analyst Austin Arnold, the host of the “Altcoin Daily” YouTube channel, talked about seven altcoins that could be top performers in 2021.  In a recent video, Arnold told the channel’s 437K subscribers that Ethereum (ETH) is his top pick in terms of price outlook for the coming year. Arnold predicted the smart contract platform […]

Crypto Analyst Says He Is Planning to Invest More in What Could be a Hidden Gem

Recently, pseudonymous analyst and trader “Cantering Clark” revealed a low-profile altcoin that he is very interested in. According to several recent tweets, Clark mentioned great interest in the project Decentralized Traded Funds (DEXTF). DEXTF is “a revolutionary on-chain non-custodial asset management protocol” that connects “peer to peer investors and portfolio managers.” It “enables digital-native funds […]

Elrond (EGLD) CEO Targeting One Billion New Crypto Users With Simplified Experience

Elrond CEO Biniamin Mincu says his project is focused on simplifying the crypto experience in order to onboard one billion new users.

Cardano’s ‘Mary’ Protocol Update Confirmed for March 1 Launch on Mainnet, $ADA Up 474% in 2021

On Wednesday (February 24),  IOHK, the company developing the Cardano (ADA) protocol, announced that the “Mary” protocol update (which will require a hard fork) will be applied to the mainnet on March 1. The “Mary” protocol update is an important part of the rollout of phase 3 (“Goguen”) of Cardano’s development. As the Cardano roadmap […]

SushiSwap Gains Ground on Uniswap as SUSHI Token Lags Behind

A report by Delphi Digital shows that SushiSwap has managed to gain ground on top DeFi competitor Uniswap, despite getting off to a controversial start.

Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe Sets Cardano ($ADA) Price Target at $10

Popular crypto analyst/trader Michaël van de Poppe is bullish on the outlook for cryptoassets, especially Cardano (ADA). In a video (titled “Cardano Breaks $1 But $10 Is Possible In This Bull Cycle! Here’s Why!”) released on his YouTube channel yesterday (February 2), Van de Poppe told the 32K+ subscribers of his channel that the current […]

Crypto Analyst Explores Possibility of Binance Coin (BNB) Flipping Ethereum (ETH) to Take 2nd Place

The price of Binance Coin (BNB) exploded upward over the last 30 days, going up 560% from about $40 to a new all-time high above $340 before it started correcting. Crypto analyst and trader Nicholas Merten weighed in on its rise. On a new DataDash video, first reported on by Daily Hodl, Merten told his […]

Thailand to Target Cryptocurrency Holders in Plan to Revive Tourism Sector

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is set to target cryptocurrency holders in a bid to revive the country’s tourism sector, which was heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Bangkok Post, the plan will target Japanese tourists initially, as these are considered to be the top holders of bitcoin. The news outlet […]

NFT Marketplace ‘NBA Top Shot’ Volume Has Exploded Over the Past Month

NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based platform allowing fans to buy and sell collective highlights called “Moments,” has seen a surge in volume over the past month amidst the general surge in interest for crypto-assets.  According to a report by Forbes published on February 20, Top Shot generated $53.9 million in sales last week, giving an […]

MoneyGram Says It ‘Has Suspended Trading on Ripple’s Platform’

On Monday (February 22), MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), made an important announcement regarding its partnership with Ripple Labs. Californian FinTech company Ripple announced on 17 June 2019 that it entered into a strategic partnership with MoneyGram, one of the world’s largest money transfer companies. Here is how Ripple’s blog post explained the deal: “Through this partnership, which will […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Says This Little-Known Altcoin Could Soon Surge

Popular cryptocurrency trader and influencer Elliot Wainman has revealed he is bullish on a little-known altcoin that he believes could surge in the near future as it combines the advantages of decentralized finance (DeFi) with non-fungible tokens (NFTs). In a YouTube video pushed to his 260,000 subscribers, Wainman pointed to the KIRA Network (KEX), a […]

Rocker Gene Simmons Announces $300,000 Investment in Cardano (ADA)

Gene Simmons, the iconic bass player of the popular rock bank Kiss, has announced he has invested $300,000 into Cardano (ADA), shortly after announcing positions in other cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, and DOGE.  On social media, Simmons published a tweet announcing his investment and warning his 938,000 followers that he is not a financial analyst […]

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White on SEC’s XRP Lawsuit: ‘Dead Wrong Legally and Factually’

In a recent interview, Mary Jo White, a former Chair of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York talked about the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple Labs. Ms. White is currently a litigation partner in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, and […]

Behavior Analytics Firm: Crypto Whales Driving $REN’s Price to All-Time Highs

New data by crypto analytics firm Santiment shows whales have been accumulating REN since the end of January, driving the altcoin’s price to a new all-time high.

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says These Six NFT-Related Altcoins Have 100x Potential

On Tuesday (February 16), popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) told the the 214K subscribers of his YouTube channel about what he thinks are the six best NFT-related cryptoassets to watch in 2021. In this video, Davis told investors he was bullish on Seascape (CWS), a project that describes itself as “the […]

Centralized Exchange Tokens Are Super Hot Right Now

Exchange tokens have taken off in February thanks to a boom in trading volume and increased interest in DeFi products.

Ethereum-based Spiderman Art NFT Sells for 12.75 ETH

A non-fungible token (NFT)-based artwork by Marvel Comics and DC Comics artist Adam Kubert recently sold for 12.75 Ether (ETH). Kubert is best known for his work on Action Comics, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Ultimate X-Men, and Wolverine. He was “rated by Wizard magazine as one of the ‘Hot 10 […]

Binance Coin (BNB) Becomes Third-Largest Crypto By Market Cap as PancakeSwap Shines

Binance Coin (BNB), the native token of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has surged to a new all-time high above $260 and is now the third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, surpassing Tether’s USDT stablecoin and Polkadot’s DOT. According to TradingView data, BNB has surged over 500% in the last 30 days and is now trading at […]

JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and UBS Invest in Polkadot (DOT) ETP

Traditional financial institutions including JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs have bought shares in the first exchange-traded product (ETP) that offers investors exposure to Polkadot’s DOT cryptocurrency for clients. According to CoinDesk, citing data reviewed from a Bloomberg terminal, Goldman Sachs, ICAP, JPMorgan, UBS, Kepler Securities, Instinet, and others have bought shares in the Switzerland-based 21Shares’ ETP. […]

Crypto Analyst Lark Davis Says These 5 Low Market Cap Gems Could Deliver 100x Gains

In a recent video for his very popular YouTube channel, popular New Zealand-based crypto analyst Lark Davis (@TheCryptoLark on Twitter) talked about five low-cap altcoins that could deliver 100x gains. The first three are projects that Davis has mentioned in several previous videos, but the last two projects he talks about in this video for the first […]

Crypto Analyst Picks Five Altcoins With 50x Potential

Altcoin Daily host Austin Arnold has outlined his top five crypto-assets for the month of February, saying they had the potential to gain 50x in the coming weeks.

Coin Bureau Outlines Method For Spotting the Next 100x Altcoins

Crypto influencer “Coin Bureau” (“@coinbureau” on Twitter) is offering some tips for spotting the next big altcoins.  In a recent video titled “Where To Find 100x Tokens Before It’s TOO LATE!!”, the show’s host predicted the current bull rally was coming to an end, making it paramount for investors to find the last remaining altcoin […]

Ethereum (ETH) Hits New All-Time High Near $2,000 Amid Growing Institutional Demand

The price of Ethereum’s ether cryptocurrency has hit a new all-time high near the $2,000 mark as institutional demand for the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization keeps on growing. According to data from CryptoCompare and TradingView, on several cryptocurrency exchanges the ETH/USD trading pair surpassed the $1,920 mark before enduring a small correction that took […]

Elon Musk Inadvertently Helps Little-Known Crypto Surge Over 1000%

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has inadvertently helped the price of a little-known cryptocurrency surge by over 1,100% in a short amount of time after tweeting out there will be a “MarsCoin,” following up on a suggestion on social media. After saying he would pay major Dogecoin holders to dump their DOGE, a user on the […]

Analyst Says Keep These 5 ‘Top Altcoins’ in Your Radar During February and March

Michaël van de Poppe gave his top altcoin picks for February, noting crypto-assets that were beginning to look favorable against BTC trading pairs.

6 Altcoin Gems Crypto Analyst Tyler Swope Is Excited About

Recently, crypto analyst and influencer Tyler Swope named six altcoins that he wants invetsors to have on their radar during this “altseason“. In a recent YouTube video, the host of the “Chico Crypto” YouTube channel said that he was bullish on Chi Gastoken (CHI), a next-gen GasToken that was launched last year by the 1inch […]

XRP Whale Moves 220 Million Tokens After Price Nearly Doubles in a Month

An XRP whale was caught moving over 220 million tokens, worth over $122 million, after the price of the cryptocurrency nearly doubled over the last 30 days, partly thanks to a wider rise in cryptoasset prices. According to large cryptocurrency transaction monitor Whale Alert, the transaction was followed by several other large XRP transactions for […]

Crypto Analyst Explains How This Ethereum-Based DeFi Token Could 100X

Last week, crypto analyst/influencer Ben Armstrong talked about an exciting decentralized finance (DeFi) project, the governance token of which he calls “the next altcoin gem.” The project in question is yield farming robo-advisor APY.Finance, which can connect with all the leading DeFi protocols (such as Uniswap, SushiSwap, Aave, Compound, Yearn.Finance, Synthetix, and dYdX). The team […]

Bitcoin Price Will Hit $250,000 in July, Top Crypto Trader Predicts

Popular crypto trader Kaleo published charts showing bitcoin making a rally to $250k by mid-summer, in addition to giving updates on top altcoin picks.

These Top DeFi Projects Could Go Parabolic, Says Trader Elliot Wainman

Top crypto trader and market analyst Elliot Wainman gave his update on top DeFi projects, noting the upside potential of the market.

Elon Musk Says He Would Pay Major Dogecoin Holders to Dump Their DOGE

Elon Musk drew attention to dogecoin’s concentration among top wallets, saying he would support the project if the whales sold their DOGE.

Pantera Capital Co-CIO Explains Why ‘DeFi Is the Future of Finance’

Joey Krug, Co-Chief Investment Officer at blockchain-focused investment firm Pantera Capital Management LP, explained in his firm’s most recent monthly newsletter how he “became 99.9% convinced that DeFi is the future of finance.” In the February 2021 issue of Pantera Blockchain Letter, which was published on Thursday (February 11), Krug talked about the GameStop saga and how the […]

8 Altcoins Austin Arnold Says Are About To Take Off

Altcoin Daily host Austin Arnold has updated followers on a handful of crypto-assets he thinks are about to take off.  In a recent YouTube video, popular trader and crypto influencer Austin Arnold highlighted a series of altcoins and decentralized finance (DeFi) products, calling Uniswap (UNI) the number one project to keep an eye on. Arnold […]

Cardano (ADA) Outperforms Crypto Market Rising 400% Year-to-Date

Caradano (ADA) has risen more than 100 percent over the past month due to new developments by IOHK and the release of the Goguen update.

Dogecoin ($DOGE) Creator Sold His Crypto in 2015 ‘To Buy a Used Honda Civic’

Recently, Dogecoin (DOGE) creator and co-founder Billy Markus wrote about the highly popular meme cryptocurrency in an open letter published on Reddit (on subreddit “/dogecoin“). The Birth of DOGE “As you may have heard, it was indeed created for sillies after Jackson Palmer made an flippant tweet about it that idea being the ‘next big […]

Ripple Co-Founder Jed McCaleb Dumps Another 40 Million XRP

Ripple co-founder Jed McCaleb dumped another 40 million XRP following the SEC’s lawsuit against Ripple, bringing his wallet total to 499 million XRP.

How To Find Altcoin Gems That Can Generate 100x Gains, According to Trader Lark Davis

Crypto trader and influencer Lark Davis updated followers on his method for finding altcoin gems, saying to focus on token sales and non-ethereum-based DeFi products.

Apple Should Consider Entering Cryptocurrency Space, Says RBC Analyst

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves told CNBC that Apple should consider creating its own crypto exchange, which could provide billions in return equity.

BitPay Adds Apple Pay Support for Its Crypto Debit Card

On Friday (February 12), crypto payment processor BitPay announced that U.S. holders of the BitPay Prepaid Mastercard can “add their card to Apple WalletTM and spend with Apple Pay®.” This means that BitPay cardholders will be able to “make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online” via Apple Pay. The company says that “support for […]

“Is it you Elon?” Mysterious Dogecoin Address Holds 27% of DOGE’s Supply References Tesla’s CEO

A single anonymous dogecoin address contains more than 36 billion DOGE, accounting for 27 percent of the meme coin’s entire market supply.

This Hot DeFi Token Is Up 1000% So Far This Year

The token of a relatively new decentralized exchange in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space has rallied over 1,000% so far this year as the DEX has been seeing massive trading volumes over the last few weeks. The native token of PancakeSwap (CAKE) launched late last year and has surged recently as the exchange is now […]

Popular Crypto Analyst Predicts XRP’s Price Will Surge to Outperform Bitcoin

A pseudonymous cryptocurrency analyst with a significant following on Twitter has predicted the price of XRP will surge in the near future to outperform the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin, and sees the token hit a $10 high. According to tweets shared by Credible Crypto with his over 114,000 followers, he sees XRP breaking out against bitcoin […]

Popular Crypto Trader Explores Which Altcoin Could Be Next To Explode

Crypto trader and influencer Ben Armstrong predicts DEX-based injecitve protocol (INJ) could be the next altcoin to take off.

TRON CEO Justin Sun Wants to Send Actress Lindsay Lohan ‘Something’

On Thursday (February 11), or one day before Chinese New Year’s Day, marketing genius Justin Sun, Co-Founder and CEO of TRON Foundation, said to American actress on Twitter that he might send her “something”. His comments after Lohan mentioned JUST (JST) and SUN (SUN) in one of her recent tweets: Lohan’s tweet about DeFi and the TRON […]

PayPal EVP on His Company’s Initial Experience With Crypto and Longer Term Vision

On Thursday (February 11), at PayPal’s “2021 Investor Day” event, Jonathan Auerbach, EVP and Chief Strategy, Growth and Data Officer, talked about his firm’s initial experience with offering crypto services and longer term plans. As you may remember, on 21 October 2020, payments firm PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced a major move into crypto. According to PayPal’s press release, “the migration […]

Crypto Industry Underestimates Incoming Flow of Capital Into Altcoins, Says Popular Twitter Analyst

Top crypto trader Altcoin Psycho told followers he expects AKT to blow up in the coming months, while warning investors to take profits on their gains before the market turns.

Mastercard to Let Merchants Accept Cryptocurrency Payments This Year

Mastercard is planning on giving merchants the option of receiving payments directly in cryptocurrencies later this year, through a new functionality that would add on existing partnerships that let consumers pay in crypto, but converts the funds to fiat. According to a blog post published by Mastercard’s executive vice president for digital assets Raj Dhamodharan, […]

Altcoin Daily Host Names Three Altcoins With Upside Potential

Altcoin Daily host Austin Arnold highlighted three altcoins for investors to follow in February, including cardano, snowswap and enjin coin.

Morgan Stanley Strategist Explains Why Crypto Is ‘Here To Stay as a Serious Asset Class’

On Tuesday (February 9), Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, wrote a report in which he explained why “cryptocurrencies are here to stay as a serious asset class.” Sharma started his report by saying that although the current price of Bitcoin might suggest to some investors that “this […]

Elon Musk Explains Why He Bought Dogecoin For His Son, DOGE Development Resumes

On Wednesday (February 10), Elon Musk, the world’s second richest person (according to the Forbes’ “The Real-Time Billionaires List“), continued his support for popular meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (DOGE). Dogecoin was initially released on 6 December 2013 as a “fun and friendly internet currency.” It was created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. It is “a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency” […]

XRP Trading Could Return to US Once Ripple Settles SEC Lawsuit, Says Legal Expert

Stephen Palley, a popular virtual currency attorney with “extensive experience in resolving complex commercial disputes,” has weighed in on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple Labs over the XRP token. In a tweetstorm, the partner at Anderson Kill revealed he believes that Ripple quickly answered the SEC’s complaint, which shows the […]

Elrond (EGLD) Jumped 600% Year-to-Date Thanks to DeFi and Cross-Chain Integrations

The price of Elrond (EGLD) has moved up over 600% since the beginning of the year thanks to its move to the decentralized finance (DeFi) space and cross-chain integrations that helped bolster investors’ confidence in the cryptoasset. Elrond is a blockchain protocol designed to offer fast transaction speeds to users and supports decentralized applications, enterprise […]

BNB Hits $148, CZ Says Binance Smart Chain Has Flipped Ethereum on Daily Transactions

On Wednesday (February 10), Binance Coin (BNB) extended the rally that has taken it from around $27.80 (on November 10) to around $145.70, where it is currently (as of 10:55 UTC on February 10), as you can see from the three-month price chart below by TradingView. According to TradingView, at 09:03 UTC on February 10, […]

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Gives Advice on Cryptocurrency Wallets

On Wednesday (February 10), Elon Musk, the world’s second richest person (according to the Forbes’ “The Real-Time Billionaires List“), gave crypto investors some important advice. Musk, who is a co-founder of PayPal, founder and CEO of SpaceX, and a co-founder and CEO of Tesla, decided to make his views on crypto wallets be known after […]

Crypto Trader Lark Davis Names His Top 5 Cryptoassets to Buy in February

Crypto influencer and trader Lark Davis updated followers on his top five altcoins for February, noting that ethereum could more than double in the coming month.

Whales Are Reportedly Going After These Three Altcoins

Crypto intelligence platform Santiment claims whales have turned their attention towards REN, Aave and Band Protocol.

Popular Crypto Analyst Updates Altcoin Picks After Ethereum’s Breakout

Popular crypto trader Smart Contracter gave an update on his top altcoin picks following ethereum’s surge earlier in the week to a new all-time price high.

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