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Name­coin (NMC) – not just a cur­rency, but also a domain name. Users who pur­chase name­coin can pur­chase a “.bit” URL that op­er­ates out­side of ICANN

Lite­coin (LTC) – con­sid­ered the most valu­able cyrp­tocur­rency

next to bit­coin

Do­ge­coin (Doge) – started as a way to poke fun at the cryp­tocur­rency phe­nom­e­non, but quickly gained pop­u­lar­ity in cy­ber-com­mu­niteis like Red­dit. To­day, it has the most coins in cir­cu­la­tion (more than 28 bil­lion)

Peer­coin (PPC) – sep­a­rates it­self from other cryp­tocur­ren­cies by not hav­ing a limit on the amount of coins that can be cre­ated, and main­tains an an­nual in­fla­tion rate of 1%

Quark – launched in late 2013, it has the most in­tense se­cu­rity mea­sures

David El Achkar is the founder of Yel­low, a Bit­coin pay­ments provider for the Mid­dle East. He also spear­heads many Bit­coin ad­vo­cacy ef­forts in the re­gion, or­ga­niz­ing and speak­ing at con­fer­ences, writ­ing ed­u­ca­tional re­sources, and more.

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