Investors Who Missed Bitcoin Rally Go for Dash, Ether, Monero

  • Lesser crypto-currencies rise as bitcoin soars toward $1,300

  • Privacy features, faster networks give alt coins their value

With bitcoin on a tear, Mira Kwon decided there’s more money to be made elsewhere. A little over a month ago, the University of Maryland economics graduate began pouring more than $2,000 into a different crypto-currency called dash.

“Bitcoin is expensive,” Kwon, a mother, investor, Korean interpreter and U.S. Army veteran, said in a telephone interview. “I think dash has a bigger growth rate.”