A Coin is an independent Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Litecoin.

Unlike Tokens, Coins are based on their own blockchains and can therefore operate independently of other Coins. Also a single unit of a cryptocurrency or the well-known Bitcoin forks such as Bitcoin Cash or Bitcoin Gold are referred to as Coins.

See also: Token, Cryptocurrency, Altcoin.

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