I decided to go digital dumpster diving into the list of top 1000 cryptocurrencies by market cap to see how many Bitcoins I could find. And look how many Bitcoin knockoffs, wannabes, Bitcoin forks, and tricksters there are. Talk about brand dilution!
The whole spectrum is represented here; from early altcoins trying to tinker with basic assumptions about consensus mechanisms or block discovery times, all the way to some that are simply intended to confuse unwary investors.
Here’s the list, sorted by market cap, along with a bit of commentary. They might be sorted in terms of appeal as well, as there are some real stinkers in this bunch!