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12 cryptocurrency alternatives to Bitcoin

Ripple

Market cap: $1.4 billion

Price: $0.014

Year created: 2013

Ripple has already attracted millions in venture capital, including from Google Ventures. In contrast to Bitcoin, there is no mining of Ripples. Ripple also is set up as a payment network, not only for Ripple, but for other currencies, and as an automated system for currency trades.

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