Bitcoin versus Altcoins. Investing in Altcoins? Francis Hunt, trader and educator comments. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS VIDEO SO WE CAN DO MORE! Where to Invest? What are Altcoins. These are the ones that are apart from Bitcoin. There are all those new coins coming that think they are faster, have new features. Ethereum is a big challenger of late. There are as such many technological quirks that are being developed. Generally when fear grabs the markets people will get into Bitcoin and exit the smaller coins. Altcoins seem to be growing fast, what sort of research should people do before considering investing in them?