"The website was first published on 1 December 2014 (initially as It is a sister project of (a popular online resource for news and information about free and open-source computer operating systems), reusing much of that site's PHP/SQL code.

It was conceived out of the same desire as was back in 2001 - to create a database of cryptocurrencies and organise them in a logical and searchable manner. This way, people looking for information about the growing number of alternative cryptocoins (or "altcoins", as they've become known) will have a one-stop resource referencing the software behind these digital currencies."
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