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Bitcoin Q&A: Altcoins and specialisation

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    What other crypto-assets and technologies interest you besides Bitcoin and Ethereum? I'm interested in the cryptocurrencies that are pioneering privacy and anonymity, such as Monero and Zcash. I'm interested in resource-sharing ones as well. It is less likely that they will be eclipsed by Bitcoin and its second layers as long as they maintain that privacy-conscious differentiation.

    Is Litecoin still "the silver to bitcon's [digital] gold"? Litecoin often follows the core roadmap, but it has filled a niche of rapid development that acts as a testing ground for innovations that may end up in Bitcoin. I think there is room for multiple cryptocurrencies that have less adoption overall but are "apex" in certain categories.

    This is a question from the patron-only live Q&A which took place on December 16th 2017. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron:

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    He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.




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