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12 cryptocurrency alternatives to Bitcoin

Dogecoin

Market cap: $59.3 million

Price: $.0011

Year created: 2013

This altcoin initially started as a joke by combining two Internet phenomena -- bitcoins and the doge meme. It's one of the most talked about cryptocurrencies behind Bitcoin, which may explain in part its growing market cap. It doesn't hurt that its mascot is an adorable Shiba Inu puppy.

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