What is the difference Between Coins, Tokens and Altcoins
It is important to note that all coins or tokens are regarded as cryptocurrencies, even if most of the coins do not function as a currency or medium of exchange. The term cryptocurrency is a misnomer since a currency technically represents a unit of account, a store of value and a medium of exchange. All these characteristics are inherent within Bitcoin, and since the cryptocurrency space was kick-started by Bitcoin’s creation, any other coins conceived after Bitcoin is generally considered as a cryptocurrency, though most do not fulfill the aforementioned characteristics of an actual currency.
Understanding the differences between coins, tokens and altcoins is important for every potential cryptocurrecny investor . Let’s look at the bare facts; the number of coins has almost doubled in 2017, from 770 to almost 1500 by year end. And while many of newly introduced coins have a promising future due to underlying technology behind their creation, others bear little potential for investors and simple do not worth your time and money. This eBook outlines major differences between coins, tokens and altcoins.