Coins Like BitcoinWhile Bitcoin (BTC) is probably the most popular Internet currency (better known as cryptocurrency), there are plenty of other coins that work in a very similar way to bitcoin, and tha have gained a lot of terrain and popularity on their own. Here I will mention the most popular alternative coins (or altcoins) right now on the web. To use any of these altcoins you can visit their respective official websites and get a wallet software for free for your computer or android device. You may also use online wallets located on websites if you prefer.
Before going on showing the list of altcoins, please be aware that it is also possible to trade one type of coins for a different type of coin online for free. A good site to trade bitcoin for other coins (and vice-versa) is Poloniex
Allright, now the list of the most popular altcoins!
Litecoin was created in August 2011 as an alternative to Bitcoin, and as such, it has gained great popularity since. If we were to make comparisons with precious metals, we could say that Litecoin is silver compared to Bitcoin's gold. Litecoin is probably the second most popular cryptocurrency in existence. There are many websites online that accept Litecoin, including the possibility to buy Amazon giftcards from Cryfter.Com/
Official Litecoin Website: litecoin.org
You can get free Litecoins here.
Dogecoin was created and introduced on December 8, 2013. The coin features a Shiba Inu, a special breed of dog from Japan, which in turn was the subject of an Internet meme, the Doge meme (hence Dogecoin). While the coin was created based on an Internet joke, it has gained a very solid base of followers. The Dogecoin community has even sponsored people in some sports, including a racer at Nascar 2014. Many websites accept Dogecoin as a form of payment.
Official Dogecoin Website: dogecoin.com
Want some Dogecoins? Here you can get free dogecoins!
By A.P. May 24, 2014 Updated Aug 21, 2016