In Defense of Alternative Cryptocurrencies

In Defense of Alternative Cryptocurrencies

Alternative cryptocurrencies, like Litecoin, Primecoin and PPCoin, have gotten a significant amount of bad press recently. Lead Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen wrote an article criticizing altcoins as being a way of getting around Bitcoin's 21 million currency supply limit and "getting back to an 'inflate on demand' world" and, more recently, Daniel....


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