Eight of the most interesting Bitcoin alternatives

Tamlin Magee
Tamlin Magee

Tamlin Magee

Tamlin is online editor at Techworld and ComputerworldUK. He has previously covered a wide range of beats at a variety of publications, from European channel markets, enterprise cloud and privacy to architecture, design, film and music. He is particularly interested in the intersection between technology, the political sphere and the day-to-day.

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Towards the end of 2017 Bitcoin has risen to an all-time high, with a rush to make cash from the cryptocurrency comparable to the 'tulip mania' of the Dutch golden age - and some reports saying it's an even bigger bubble than that.

But there are alternatives to Bitcoin available, cryptocurrencies that use other blockchain systems and can be mined in a different way - with some even rewarding completing computational work for science and academia, and another that is aiming to change the very nature of digital publishing.

Read on for some of the alternative - and more affordable -  options out there to get your cryptocurrency fix.

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