Altcoins is a list of Bitcoin alternatives

Find out more about alternate cryptocurrencies, real alternatives to Bitcoin. This site contains useful information about every alt coin such as client download locations, mining guide, exchange info and more. Use this site to get familiar with live bitcoin alternatives. Use alt coins, mine and exchange them. Keep the alternate chains alive.

SHA-256 alternate cryptocurrencies

Altcoins using SHA-256, the same hashing algorithm as Bitcoin.

Scrypt alternate cryptocurrencies

Altcoins using scrypt algorithm

Alternate cryptocurrencies can be mined using the same hardware as for mining Bitcoins (mostly SHA-256 alt coins). While bitcoin mining is going to use FPGA and ASIC devices, scrypt based alt coins can be mined using GPU cards.

Hybrid and CPU alternate cryptocurrencies

Alt coins using other, innovative hashing algorithms such as X11, X13, X15, NIST5, 100% POS:

If you don’t have a GPU or ASIC hardware you can still mine some of the CPU-only altcoins.