CoinDesk Guide to the World's National Altcoins

All you need to know about national cryptocurrencies – a new trend in altcoin development.

Mar 28, 2014 at 3:33 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 11, 2021 at 10:35 a.m. UTC

Maplecoin Even Canada, the country whose fiat currency is desired by a majority of Iceland's population, has its own cryptocurrency. Using a version of Scrypt "specifically designed to mimic the value curve and rarity of precious metal commodities", Maplecoin will have absolutely no premine and reflects its country's fortune-seeking and pioneering history with this "klondike-style" distribution.

Sorry Spain, you're not the only country with two after all! Gaelcoin has a competitor in Irishcoin, with a rollout planned for "early April", but that's about all we know at this stage.

In other news, New Zealand's favorite adopted son Kim Dotcom has announced he's launching a local Internet Party, and has plans for a national cryptocurrency (yet to be named).

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