A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency that takes the form of a token or a “coin”. Besides the well-known crypto coins, which have taken off in recent times, namely Bitcoin and Ethereum – the former of which is now accessible on mainstream sites such as PayPal – the crypto space is awash with a plethora of lesser-known currencies that are worth mentioning. Referred to as ‘altcoins’, these cryptocurrencies present themselves as modified versions of Bitcoins. There are more than 4000 cryptocurrencies in circulation and while many of them are obscure, outlined below are five ‘coins'.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is one of the most popular forks created by Bitcoin in 2017 to resolve some of the dysfunctionality of Bitcoin as a result of its popularity. It is accepted in over 5000 locations worldwide and can be used for online payments and purchases.