Both namecoin and litecoin have hit new highs in the last 48 hours, sitting ~250% increase. They are starting to get support from those looking for bitcoin alternatives, usually something cheaper.
Namecoin offers something unique to the crypto currency market, a new TLD called ‘.bit’.
Litecoin offers faster transaction times and a higher quantity of coins.
You can purchase bitcoins in 10 minutes or less and convert some into altcoins on popular exchanges like BTC-e, to diversify your crypto wallet.