Altcoins are any form of cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin, however some people believe that altcoins are any form of cryptocurrency that is not Bitcoin or Ethereum that goes back to the fact that most of the coins on the market nowadays are a fork of these two, however this doesn’t apply to every coin, some coins have their own originality.
The word altcoin is a combination of two words “alternative” and “coin”.
What is a fork?
No, it’s not what you use to eat your bacon.
It is the operation of taking the source code of an open source software to make a new version of that particular software or an entirely new software that is based on the original.
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