sucincessWhat is an Altcoin

An Altcoin is basically any ecoin that is not a Bitcoin or (increasingly) a litecoin.  There are over 60 Altcoins currently being mined and/or exchanged online.  Recently some of these Altcoins have had amazing appreciations.  One Ecoin called Sexcoin (SXC) recently shot up over 1000%.  Quarkcoin, Infinitecoin and Goldcoin are three coins that have also recently shot up in value.  To get an idea of how an altcoin might grow, start with how they are born.

How an Altcoin/Ecoin gets started

A developer or small group of developers will design and build the new Ecoin (Altcoin) and announced it in a forum.  The announcement will include a description of the Ecoin, the rules for mining, receiving and sending the coin, the coin wallet and the source code.  After the announcement, Ecoin miners will decide to mine for the new Ecoin or not.   If the Ecoin starts to get mined, the miners will  start to exchange the new ecoin for established Ecoins like Bitcoin or Litecoin within their communities.

If there is enough interest in the new Ecoin, one or more of the Ecoin exchanges will add the new coin to their exchange list.  After the Ecoin is added to an exchange, anyone with an account in the exchange and Ecoins to trade, can acquire the new coin through their online account. Once a coin has a place on the exchange it can grow or perish on its own merits.

Why some Alt coins take off

The Ecoin market is still very small.  Because it is small big buyers and seller tend to have more influence than in larger markets.  This seems especially true for new coin markets.  Right now a lot of the Ecoin wealth is concentrated in a few holders or groups of holders.  Most of this wealth was accumulated by mining or buying Bitcoins early on.  Alt coins are extremely helpful for these buyers to diversify their holding and as opportunities to get big ROI on very inexpensive coins.  For example, if Bitcoins cost $1000, a 100% appreciation makes the value of Bitcoin $2000.  Where as if you can trade 1 Bitcoin for 10,000,000 Altcoins, the Altcoin only needs to go from a value of 1/10 of a penny to 1/5 of a penny for that same appreciation.  This type of appreciation and even much higher appreciation of 1000% or more seems to be happening in the Alt coin market quickly.

What Alt coins to get NOW

Alt coins seem to follow growth pattern.  Typically there is an immediate spike in mining activity and then either a gradual climb or drop off.  Once a new coin is listed on an exchange the coin typically spikes in interest and then drops.  After that the coin typically bounces around or remains very flat.  Coins that remain very flat stay flat until they slowly perish or spike up.  Getting altcoins during the flat or in the beginning of a spike may work.

If you own Bitcoins or Lite coins, you can trade for Alt coins in exchanges.  You can not typically purchase Alt coins for cash.  You can get the Ecoin Club Altcoin Super Pac which includes:

Worldcoin: WDC is traded for BTC, margins are high right now in secondary markets which could signal a steep upward climb soon.

Zetacoin: ZET is traded for BTC, margins are high right now in secondary markets which could signal a steep upward climb soon, also ZET has had a slow and stable climb.

Casinocoin: CSC is traded for BTC.  There is a good amount of chatter on trading board about CSC and the name of the coin could help it gain good adoption for online gambling.

Centcoin: CET is traded for LTC.  The good news is also the bad news once it was worth more, now it is worth less.  This is the case of getting a coin when it is down and it can not go down much more.

Netcoin: NET is traded for LTC.  Netcoin is at a high right now, but there is strong chatter about this coin in the Ecoin community.

If you are interested in getting the Ecoin Club Altcoin pac, please submit your email and we will reply with additional information.

 

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