Bitcoin is decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. The original Bitcoin software by Satoshi Nakamoto was released under the MIT license. Most client software, derived or "from scratch", also use open source licensing.
Ethereum or Ether is a cryptocurrency designed to pay for the computational purposes of the Ethereum network. The name of the coin comes from the name of the platform intended to allow a network of peers to administer their own stateful user-created smart contracts in the absence of central authority.
Ripple is a digital currency of Ripple payment network created to support fast and secure financial transactions worldwide. This currency is present uniquely within the system and cannot be mined. It helps avoid counterparty risk and serves as the network’s native asset.
Bitcoin Cash is a Bitcoin fork that spontaneously came from the Bitcoin hard fork. The currency represents a more scalable replicated blockchain of original Bitcoin with blocks increased up to 8 megabytes.
Litecoin is a peer-to-peer Internet currency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world. It is based on the Bitcoin protocol but differs from Bitcoin in that it can be efficiently mined with consumer-grade hardware. Litecoin provides faster transaction confirmations (2.5 minutes on average) and uses a memory-hard, scrypt-based mining proof-of-work algorithm to target the regular computers with GPUs most people already have. The Litecoin network is scheduled to produce 84 million currency units. One of the aims of Litecoin was to provide a mining algorithm that could run at the same time, on the same hardware used to mine Bitcoins. With the rise of specialized ASICs for Bitcoin, Litecoin continues to satisfy these goals. It is unlikely for ASIC mining to be developed for Litecoin until the currency becomes more widely used.
Dash is a cryptocurrency previously known as Darkcoin or XCoin. It uses a coin-mixing service called Darksend that prevents transactions from being traced and adds privacy to the network. Quick confirmation makes Dash payments an effective way to send money worldwide. Two-Tier network opens new possibilities to integrate various services unavailable for other currencies.
Monero is a new coin using the CryptoNote protocol. It's based on Bytecoin, which was coded from scratch and is not a descendent of Bitcoin. XMR was launched on April 18, 2014.
Ethereum Classic is a new cryptocurrency based on the original Ethereum blockchain before it was hardforked. ETC is based on the same principles as ETH, except its blockchain contains the hacked blocks being bailed out from the Ethereum replicated one.
Zcash is a totally private decentralized crypto using a new cryptographic algorithm for payments using a zero-knowledge proof of construction, providing safe encryption of a sender, a recipient and an amount sent. Zcash has a view key for users to see and control the content.
Bytecoin is a first CryptoNote-based cryptocurrency. A CPU-mined coin, it's primary advantages are extraordinary transaction untraceability and unlinkability features. BCN is stated to be much more anonymous than Bitcoin and all its existing forks. The developers claim a person’s right to privacy is their primary concern and strictly observe their own privacy. Bytecoin was started on July 4th, 2012. BCN is based on CryptoNote, an open-source technology for anonymous cryptocurrencies. It utilizes ring signature and one-time addresses for completely anonymous payments. CryptoNote is designed in a way, which makes block chain analysis impossible. CryptoNote is focused on CPU-mining in order to make the special purposes devices useless.
QuazarCoin is a new cryptocurrency based on the CryptoNote and uses the CryptoNight algorithm. QCN protects your data and privacy with help of completely anonymous transactions with ring signatures.
DigitalNote is an experimental open-source cryptocurrency based on CryptoNote technology and CryptoNight algorithm. It is a fork of Bytecoin - the very first implementation of CryptoNote. Nobody own or control DigitalNote. It is a scalable decentralized cryptocurrency with strong privacy protection. DigitalNote uses ring signatures, to provide unlinkable and untraceable transactions.
Dashcoin is a Next generation anonymous cryptocurrency and the first automatically mutating cryptocurrency created with CryptoNote technology.
Unlike other CryptoNote based cryptocurrencies, Fantomcoin supports merged mining. It can be possible with Bytecoin, Monero, QuazarCoin or any CN based coin. New blockchain needs no additional hashpower - it uses Bytecoin, Monero, QuazarCoin blocks or shares as PoW. Miners are free to choose "donor" chain they like. In case other chains based on CryptoNote will appear they also can be used as "donor" chains.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency featuring a likeness of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" Internet meme as its logo. Started as a "joke currency" in late 2013, Dogecoin quickly developed its own online community and reached reasonable capitalization nowadays.
NuBits is a digital currency developed in 2014 by the creators of Peershares. The unique feature of this cryptocurrency is its stable price. NuBits is always equal to $1 and it is the first decentralized cryptocurrency to maintain the $1 peg for over a year. They accomplish it by adjusting the coin supply to match investor demand, the markets don’t control the price.
The developers of Nxt deem it a second-generation cryptocurrency dramatically different from Bitcoin and all the altcoins. It is written from scratch, based on PoS mechanism and can be considered an eco-friendly coin as it does not require great amounts of hashing power. Its efficient feature "Transparent Forging" minimizes the transaction time as it determines which server node will generate the next block, so the transaction is sent straight to this node.
Aeon is a CryptoNote-based anonymous cryptocurrency using the CryptoNight-light algorithm. It offers data protection features, untraceable payments with ring signatures and unlikable transactions to its users. Aeon was launched on 06.06.2014.
Radium and its blockchain serve as a basis for the Radium SmartChain, a foundation for the progressive blockchain development. The ultimate goal is to set up an environment for completely decentralized services. RADS can be sent using traditional addresses or usernames recorded in the blockchain of the coin.
MaidSafeCoin is a part of MaidSafe network. The developers created SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) network for invulnerable and private data storage with no governing party. Users of the network who grant their resources are automatically rewarded with the coins. They can exchange the received Safecoins for the services within SAFE Network or trade them as any other cryptocurrency.
Factom is an open source project implementing blockchain technology for businesses. Entries in the ledger cannot be altered, thus there is no place for fraud and forgery, the system becomes transparent. Factom cryptocurrency is alternatively called Factoids. Users of the system can exchange them for Entry Credits, in this case the coins are burnt. Individuals who run FCT Servers pay transaction fees for Bitcoin and get Factoids as an incentive for that.
Synereo is a "next generation" decentralized social network that incorporates blockchain technology to overcome problems associated with centralized social networks such as privacy, security and commodification of users' personal data.
Expanse is a driven by the DAO community smart contract platform, providing tools and services to create intuitive decentralized applications (DAPPs). The platform allows to integrate blockchain technologies and spread decentralized information to different fields. Expanse is powered by EXP, a democratic controlled cryptocurrency.
LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market’s participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party.
Steem is the first Reddit-like social media platform based on blockchain technologies. Each worthy content, instead of likes, is rewarded by STEEM, a crypto that fuels the platform. STEEM may also be mined through the p2p network.
Stratis is a flexible and powerful Blockchain Development Platform designed for the needs of real-world financial services businesses.
Augur is a decentralized platform with rewards for accurate predictions of certain events. The predictions may concern almost any event with any possible outcomes and can be made by buying virtual shares. Augur provides creation of any prediction market and is fueled by its own cryptocurrency of the same name.
PotCoin is a unique blockchain technology providing settlement solutions for 3000 dispensaries in USA and Canada related to marijuana purchasing and legalization. The PotCoin network uses high cryptographic security and multisig transactions for quite low network fees.
GameCredits is a new cryptocurrency related to gambling that provides blockchain based payment solutions for the entire gaming industry. GAME provides easy game experience and a wide range of deposit options protected form theft and fraud.
Tether is a platform that allows to convert fiat money (USD, EUR, JPY) into cryptocurrency, thus enabling it to be used like bitcoin. This feature protects users against bitcoin volatility making a USD-coin permanently anchored to actual USD value, since Tether is backed 1 to 1 by fiat currency held in reserves.
Golem is rather a supercomputer than a blockchain network. Based on Ethereum, Golem represents a global decentralized computer network forming a worldwide powerful machine that can be used for calculations. Anyone can share or rent the power using Golem tokens (GNT) for that.
Swarm city is a decentralized p2p platform based on the Ethereum blockchain. The platform represents an ultimate tool to create and promote brands and hives, providing cooperativism and a ‘swarm’ model that runs on SWT tokens.
Waves it's an open blockchain platform that enables custom token creation with the aim of linking distributed ledger technology with the traditional financial sector. Waves allows financial institutions and other companies to create fiat-backed tokens, maintaining compliance according to their own jurisdiction.
Melon is an Ethereum based blockchain protocol designed for digital asset management. The decentralised protocol allows to transparently and competitively set up and participate in digital asset strategies. The Melon protocol has Melon tokens (MLN) for those who want to invest in the project.
SingularDTV is the first blockchain platform designed for entertainment. Running on the Ethereum smart contracts, the platform represents a decentralized network for TV and film broadcasting, content management and author royalties. The SingularDTV ecosystem is fueled with SNGLS tokens.
Xaurum is an Ethereum based cryptocurrency the value of which represents an increasing amount of gold. It's the first coin that has digital commonwealth. The coin is mined cooperatively that increases its profitablity.
TIME is the first cryptocurrency based on an employee's labour hours. The token running on Ethereum was released by a blockchain project named Chronobank that offers ultimate solutions for HR, recruitment and finance industries.
PIVX is a DASH fork that stands for Private Instant Verified Transactions. It is a p2p open source decentralized cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency uses a PoS consensus and inherits all the technical features of DASH.
Trustcoin (TRST) is a cryptocurrency released by the Ethereum based platform named WeTrust. The platform represents collaborative savings and insurance and provides Trusted Lending Circles . It creates a full-stack and inclusive financial system that eliminates the need of third parties.
RLC is the token of the iExec platform that helps distribute cloud computing on blockchain. The platforms provides DApps for services, data-sets and computing resources. iExec runs on the Ethereum smart contracts.
Edgeless (EDG) is a gambling cryptocurrency based on the Ethereum smart contracts. The Edgeless platform represents the first fully transparent casino with a 0% house edge. Egless might be used in online casinos, sports betting and dice.
Byteball is the first cryptocurrency platform based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) instead of blockchain that provides easy and safe transactions and conditional payments without creating blocks. The platform allows to create shares, goods and assets including untraceable ones. The native coin of Byteball is named Bytes (GBYTE).
Wings (WINGS) is an Ethereum based token of a decentralized crowfunding platform for DAO. Wings represents a unique project designed for backing blockchain and smart-contract projects
Darcrus (DAR) is a digital asset based on the Next (NXT) blockchain released by a startup of the same name. The Darcrus software is used for improving companies infrastructure and taking advantage of blockchain technologies.
Gnosis is a cryptocurrency platform based on Ethereum that allows to create and customize any prediction market with crowdsourced knowledge and govern decisions. The platform gathers information and creates data for probabilities.
Matchpool is a smart contract based matchmaking platform that helps participants find people they are looking for, not for dating but also for recruitment and business partnership. The platform represents invite-only pools with participants having common interests. Matchpool is powered by Guppy (GUP) tokens.
Decred is a Bitcoin based cryptocurrency. Using a combined PoW/PoS consensus system, Decred repesents a more stable and robust cryptocurrency that doesn't require expensive mining hardware. Decred coins (DCR) are stored in special lite wallets that could serve as a mining tool as well.
Stellar represents an entire system of low-cost financial services. The platform provides software, documentation and tools for integration to the Stellar network. The network is powered by Lumens (XLM), the native Stellar asset.
Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an open source decentralized cryptocurrency designed for digital advertising. The token provides a wide range of cost-savvy options for services based on user attention. BAT is intended to use on the Brave platform created specially to track and manage activities for advertisers and publishers.
Aragon represents an entire customizable platform allowing to run a company on Ethereum, including fundraising, accounting, governance, etc. The platform also helps to search new employees, partners and investors all over the world. Aragon is powered by ANT tokens.
Bancor represents a protocol for creating, managing and trading tokens based on the Ethereum network. The protocol allows to release so called “smart tokens” holding one or more tokens in reserve. The Bancor protocol is fueled with BNT tokens.
Status is an open source messaging platform and mobile browser to interact with decentralized applications that run on the Ethereum Network.
Qtum (Quantum) is a Turing-complete blockchain stack to execute decentralized applications and smart contracts. Unlike Ethereum, Qtum is built upon the Bitcoin transaction model and utilized a PoS consensus. The project is fueled by QTUM tokens.
EOS is a blockchain based software for horizontal and vertical scalingof decentralized applications. The software provides accounts, authentication, databases, asynchronous communication and the scheduling of applications across multiple CPU cores and/or clusters. The platform is fueled by EOS tokens based on Ethereum.
NEO, previously known as Antshares, is a Chinese smart contract open-source platform designed for seamless integration of traditional economy with blockchain technologies. NEO provides digital asset management, including registration, transferring and trading with full legal protection.
First Blood is based on a decentralized eSports Platform Based on smart contracts that let eSports players challenge each other to competitive games and win rewards – players put up a stake of in-platform tokens, similar to a wager. The system is made possible by smart contracts and decentralized Oracles on the Ethereum blockchain.
OmiseGO is a public Ethereum-based financial technology for use in mainstream digital wallets, that enables real-time, peer-to-peer value exchange and payment services agnostically across jurisdictions and organizational silos, and across both fiat money and decentralized currencies. It is backed by significant mainstream financial firms in Asia who will use it as the backend for existing digital wallets — Venmo, Google Wallet, WeChat Pay (examples of digital wallets only) — and for hosting digital fiat tokens for their existing merchant payment network.
AdEx is a blockchain-based ad exchange aiming at disrupting the existing online advertising landscape and address its significant problems: advertising fraud, privacy, and consent to receiving sponsored messages, etc. AdEx is completely transparent and built on top of Ethereum smart contracts.
Monaco, the global cryptocurrency card has recently announced the listing of its Monaco (MCO) tokens on one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange platform. You can purchase and convert crypto at the best rates, earn cryptocurrency every time you spend with Monaco, and spend it anywhere, including ATMs. It gives the ability to get perfect interbank exchange rates, wherever you are.
is an open protocol that facilitates operation of the decentralized exchange of Ethereum-based tokens and assets. ZRX is used by Makers and Takers to pay transaction fees to Relayers. ZRX tokens are also used for decentralized governance over 0x protocol’s update mechanism which allows its underlying smart contracts to be replaced and improved over time.
The MTL Token is an Ethereum ERC20 Token that uses MetalPay's unique Proof-of-Processed Payments (PoPP) to identify and reward users. Metal is a blockchain-based system utilizing Proof-of-Processed-Payments to identify users, rewarding them for converting legacy fiat currency into cryptocurrency, acting as a bridge to the cryptocurrency world.
Ardor is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform that will allow users to create their own child chains with specific settings for asset issuance. Ardor is the evolution of the NXT blockchain and offers many advantages over its predecessor, both in functionality and in scalability. ARDR, the Main Chain tokens are the backbone of the platform, they will be used maintain the blockchain and forge tokens from tx fees, which is the equivalent of Mining in the NXT Proof of Stake (PoS) protocol. The distribution process for Ardor started on the 14th of July and lasted until 12th of October. During this time hourly snapshots of NXT Balances were taken and averaged, the balance was then given to holders on a 1 to 1 scale. ARDR issued as an asset on the NXT 1.9 Blockchain until the full release of the Ardor Platform in Q3 of 2017. A second set of tokens will be given to users according to their NXT holding on the day the first block of Ardor is mined, meaning that the balance won’t be measured and averaged over a period of time, but will instead be given on a 0.5 – 1 scale according to the one snapshot taken at the moment of the Genesis Block. These tokens will house the features of the first Ardor child chain.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a hard forked version of the original Bitcoin. It is similar to bitcoin with regards to its protocol; Proof of Work SHA-256 hashing, 21,000,000 supply, same block times and reward system. However two main differences are the the blocksize limits, as of August 2017 Bitcoin has a 1MB blocksize limit whereas BCH proposes 8MB blocks. Also BCH will adjust the difficulty every 6 blocks as opposed to 2016 blocks as with Bitcoin. Bitcoin Cash is a proposal from the viaBTC mining pool and the Bitmain mining group to carry out a UAHF (User Activated Hard Fork) on August 1st 12:20 pm UTC. They rejected the agreed consensus (aka BIP-91 or SegWit2x) and have decided to fork the original Bitcoin blockchain and create this new version called “Bitcoin Cash”. Bitcoin Cash can be claimed by BTC owners who have their private keys or store their Bitcoins on a service that will split BCH for the customer.
Civic is a decentralized identity ecosystem that allows for on-demand, secure and lower cost access to identity verification via the blockchain. Through a digital Identity platform, users to set up their own virtual identity and to store it along with their personally identifiable information on the device. This information will go through a verification process conducted by the identity validators on the platform and then ported into the blockchain where service providers can access it with the proper permission from the user. CVC is an Ethereum-based token used by service providers that are looking to acquire information about a user. These can make a payment in CVC. The smart contract system employed will then see funds delivered to both the validator and the identity owner (user).
Digix DAO is a new form of cryptographic asset in that it is a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation or DAO for short. DAO are basically Companies written in code that are there to perform a set of functions with holders of the tokens voting in relation to the number of tokens they hold. The Digix DAO gives users the right to profits in the trading of Digix tokens (DGX) which own the right to gold stored in vault in Singapore. So if people trade 20 gold bars per day - the Digix DAO token holders will have the profits of the commission from those trades distributed equally amongst themselves.
Golos is a Russian-oriented decentralized platform based on Steem. Just like Steem, Golos is fuelled with two tokens: GOLOS and GBG.
Lunyr is an Ethereum-based crowdsourced encyclopedia that rewards users with app tokens for peer-reviewing and contributing information, thus providing reliable, accurate information. The LUN tokens will be used to place ads on the platform. They function as part of the incentive system to drive contribution, peer review, and dispute and quality resolution. That platform itself is a crowdsourced decentralized knowledge base where contributors earn LUN tokens. Lunyr's mission is to develop solutions that fundamentally change the way we publish, store, and exchange information. Through the use of blockchain technology, we enable individuals to capture the world's knowledge in a medium that is ubiquitous, censorship-resistant, and immortal.
NavCoin (NAV) is a privacy-driven PoW/PoS hybrid cryptocurrency. NAV uses the x13 hashing algorithm. NavCoin's encryption software disconnects and randomises the transaction data, removing it even from an IP address. NavCoin uses a subchain to process anonymous transactions.
Gulden (NLG) is another national currency for the Netherlands. The premine is 10% with 1% to be used for bounties and not distributed. The total number of coins to be mined is 1.68 billion and the block time is set to 150 seconds. The difficulty retargetting occurs every 576 blocks using the Kimoto Gravity well. The coin is scrypt and pure Proof of Work.
TenX is the first platform that makes blockchain assets spendable anywhere. It represents a so called interchain, the network of blockchains that runs on the COMIT protocol allowing to connect every blockchain. TenX is fueled by PAY tokens.
Steem Backed Dollars or simply Steem Dollars are stable value pegged assets issued in the Steem.it platform. SBD are pegged to the value of the USD and can be redeemed on the Steem.it platform for about one dollar worth of Steem. When Content creators receive rewards on the Steem.it platform they are made available in 50% Steem Power, which can be redeemed continuously over a period of 104 weeks, and 50% SBD which can be fully redeemed for Steem in a 5 day period. SBD can also be transfered on the Steem Platform and can be exchanged outside of the Platform.
STARCOIN (STR) is a litecoin clone based on the Scrypt protocol - however it is a hybrid with PoW/PoS and a 30 second block time. 4 confirmations are needed for transactions and 70 for a matured mining block. Mining subsidy or reward halves every year and difficulty retargets every block. The starting block reward was set to 100 STR and, as well as transaction messaging, there are also super blocks.
Golos is a Russian-oriented decentralized platform based on Steem. Just like Steem, Golos is fuelled with two tokens: GOLOS and GBG.