While the popular press has fallen in love with bitcoin, its distant cousin altcoin toils in relative obscurity on crypto exchanges.
This could be the shortest BCG article ever:

"Altcoins are all cryptocurrencies that are not bitcoin."

Period. Hard stop. Finito.

But what fun would that be?!?

Sure, altcoins are those cryptocurrencies that are not bitcoin. (I know, I'm repeating myself here like this is an 11th grade term paper requiring I fill the whole page) But what ARE they? What purpose do they serve? What is the MEANING of altcoin?!?

We are so glad . . .

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