Customizing Your Cryptocurrency With Altcoins
Have you just wrapped your head around Bitcoin? There’s a new crop of “altcoins” popping up that lets you customize your cryptocurrency with names like ZeroCash, Litecoin, and SolarCoin. Journalist Morgen Peck sorts out these different digital currencies and discusses whether they’ll compete with Bitcoin. (For more on ZeroCash, read this SciFri article.)
Morgen Peck is a science writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Slate, IEEE Spectrum, and Scientific American, among other publications.
Alexa Lim was a senior producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.