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Bitcoins and altcoins are based on the same concepts. They are based on blockchain technology, which prevents the tampering or deletion of transaction records. To buy, sell, and store Altcoins, you'll need a digital wallet. In the face of market volatility, they are likewise volatile. Altcoins, on the other hand, differ from bitcoins in their proof of stake mining mechanism, in which an investor's mining power is directly proportionate to the number of coins they own.
As an example , although Bitcoin only mines (or produces) bitcoins every 10 minutes, an altcoin called Litecoin produces coins every 2.5 minutes, allowing it to process payments more quickly. Litecoin will also produce 84 million Litecoins, compared to 21 million bitcoins for Bitcoin.