Disclaimer: This list is not meant to be a definitive guide to Cryptocurrency but as a starting point to chart out this painfully secretive and hard territory and is meant to be used as such.
The whole point of this list is to invite the people involved with the projects on the list and all contributors to come with the corrections and amendments so we can get to a stage to have a definitive Coin List!
The 100 top Cryptocurrencies
Let’s start with having a glance at differences between different cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are all basically virtual currencies that use encryption techniques for assured and validated transactions. Bitcoin mechanized by blockchain (an open, distributed ledger having the agility to record the peer-to-peer transactions effectively) is the first decentralised cryptocurrency known. Cryptocurrencies can be coins and tokens and many of us use these words interchangeably. But actually, these are 2 different terms of cryptocurrency.
Altcoins or simply “coins” are somewhat a modification (called a fork) formed by changing the concealed codes of the Bonafede protocol of Bitcoin. Namecoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin are such altcoins.
However, some altcoins are actually original with their own base protocol and blockchain. Ripple, Ethereum, wave are altcoins that support their own authentic currency.
Contrary to the coin, ‘token’ is formed on an existing blockchain. Token particularly represent an asset or a service and they have their use case only inside that particular possession or service. For creating token, you just need to follow a specific template on a blockchain platform, be it Ethereum and utilise some programmable computer codes and scripting functionality
Now let’s scrutinise the top 100 coins and tokens in cryptocurrency:
1) BTC (Bitcoin)
The first of its kind peer-to-peer decentralised system that was created by an anonymous programmer Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is characterised as decentralised, transparent, anonymous and fast currency network. A public ledger called ‘Blockchain’ maintains the record of every transaction being processed At Bitcoin network. Only exchanges are not required for buying Bitcoin’s, but actually you can buy them from people in marketplaces using cash or credit or debit card as well. The legal status of Bitcoin varies from country to country. Due to its decentralized nature, Bitcoin is less synchronized and is subjected to criminalise. It is in the hands of country’s jurisdiction to legalize this peer-to-peer economy or to ban it. The 8 countries that have an absolute ban on the use of cryptocurrency are: Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan and UAE. There are some others those have “implicit ban”. These include Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kuwait, Iran, Lesotho, Macau, Lithuania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Taiwan, the Dominican Republic, Colombia.
Did you know: there exists a limit of only 21 million Bitcoin that can ever be created and at the time of writing, 17,346,550 BTC were in circulation.
Smaller units of Bitcoin are also prevalent that are Millibitcoin (mBTC) and Satoshi (sat). A milli bitcoin equals 0.001 BTC whereas a Satoshi is 0.00000001 BTC and is the smallest unit of Bitcoin prevailing. A documentary was also filmed in 2014 related to Bitcoin by interviewing the people who use it named The rise and rise of Bitcoin. A Netflix documentary called banking on Bitcoin was released to create an awareness towards Bitcoins.
2) ETH (Ethereum)
This altcoin has a blockchain initiated by Ethereum platform, suggested by Vitalik Buterin and originally funded by an online Crowdsale. Ether was divided into 2 different blockchains, due to the misuse of defect in the DAO project’s smart contract software: Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum classic (ETC).
Ethereum is different from other blockchains in a way that it doesn’t limit the smart contracts and permits the developers to process operations in any way possible. This is creating a scenario with many unique blockchain applications With innovative ideas being processed. According to Vitalik Buterin, it was named ‘ether’ as ether is the scientific term for a suppositious invisible medium that as the tendency to infiltrate into the universe and enables light to pass through. Just like Bitcoin, Ether also has a public distributed ledger for the record of transactions. A unit of computation used in transactions is named ‘gas’ and ether is spent for its payment. In 2017, 9.2 million new ether coins were mined leading to a 10% increase in the total supply. As of now, the circulating supply of ether is 102,848,532 ETH with a market capitalization of $20,864,957,756.
3) XRP (XRP)
It is the native decentralised cryptocurrency of Ripple Labs Inc. based on a public ledger that uses consensus process for payments, exchanges and settlement in a distributed manner. Ripple is being more and more used by banks and payment networks and companies like UBS and Santander. Ripple’s founders have created 100 million XRPs of which 20 million have been retained by the founders themselves. According to the protocol’s rule, no more XRPs can be created.
One advantage of XRP is that it permits the exchange between fiat currency and cryptocurrency thus it can be supposed as a bridge between different currencies and makes it easier for the investors. Similar to previous cryptocurrencies, Ripple also has a public distributed ledger that involves consensus system for exchanges and settlements in a distributed order that is the XRP Ledger. Smallest unit of XRP is ‘drop’ which is actually 0.0000001 of 1 XRP. The total supply of XRP is 100 billion out of which 40,205,513,967 are in circulation at the time of writing. For having a ripple account, a minimum of 20 XRP’s are required to be reserved. As compared to Bitcoin, the transaction speed of XRP’s is far better. Currently, it completes a transaction in 3-4 seconds and can handle up to 1500 transactions per second. Due to the high speed, the transaction cost gets considerably reduced to 0.00001 XRP which is amazingly less than the one involved in the case of Bitcoin.
Did you know: ripple that also introduced a new feature in 2015 called autobridging. It makes easier for an exchange between 2 not-so-commonly traded currencies. XRP can be easily traded between different currencies. Even Ripple’s market value also oscillates against fiat currencies like Yen, Dollar, Euros, Bitcoin, etc.
4) Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
This cryptocurrency was created as a fork, from Bitcoin classic taking into account the scalability issues of Bitcoin. Since, Bitcoin classic was created with a block size of 1MB, so as to prevent the spam attacks on the network. With the gaining popularity, the size of the block was slowing down the transaction processing time. Due to such a scenario, when the average block size reached 600 bytes, proposals were made to speed up with the transaction time. This led to the launch of Bitcoin cash in Aug 2017. Bitcoin cash can be traded on Bitstamp, Coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, ShapeShift. Since August of this year, payment service providers such as BitPay, Coinify and GoCoin have started supporting Bitcoin cash payments. Bitcoin cash has a block size of 8 MB as compared to 1MB of Bitcoin classic and also removes segregated witness. Bitcoin cash is hoped to witness volumes of transactions that visa and PayPal manage at present. Currently, the circulating supply of BTC IS 17, 426,852 BTC at the time of writing against the total supply of 21,000,000 BTC.
Did you know: At the time of fork on Aug 1,2017 those who had previous possession of Bitcoin rather than those that were kept on exchange, automatically got possessions of Bitcoin cash. The same private keys they had for their Bitcoin wallet can be used for retrieving an equal amount of Bitcoin cash holdings as well.
5) EOS (EOS)
With an unrivalled ICO token sale of $185 million in ETH, that too in the first 5 days of sale without offering any product or service, EOS can be the next most powerful framework required for decentralized applications. It was founded by Dan Larimer and is believed to be ‘Ethereum killer’ by some. Dan Larimer is the same person who created Steemit, the popular decentralized social media platform, proof-of-shares and Bitshares. EOS tokens have been registered with the company named block.one in Cayman Islands. The EOS platform acts as a host for decentralized applications apps, involves smart contracts, thus, in a way solves the scalability issues faced by Ethereum and bitcoin. It has a current circulating supply of 906,245,118 EOS out of total supply of 1,006,245,120 EOS.
Did you know: A Wiki based online Encyclopaedia called Everipedia has plans for using EOS blockchain technology for motivating initiation of information. Once it gets decentralized through EOS platform, even countries like turkey and Iran those block Wikipedia will not be able to block it.
6) XLM (Stellar)
This digital currency allows multi-currency transactions at a low cost. With every transaction that is made, a small fee of 0.00001 XLM is related so as to avoid spam attacks. This fee is then collected and added to the inflation pool which then liberates the lumens at the rate of 1% every year. Stellar encourages users with low-dollar items as well to participate in microtransactions without any worry. This is due to the fact that only $0.01 of fees is deducted to manage as many as 600,000 transactions. At the time of writing, XLM has a circulating supply of 18,894,758,341 XLM with a total supply of 104,403,430,212 XLM. Each stellar network user needs a minimum requirement of 0.5 lumens to be reserved so as to have economic benefit from the network. You can buy XLM on several licensed exchanges like Binance, HitBTC, OKEx, Kryptono, Huobi, etc.
Did you know: Before writing its code from scratch, XLM was based on ripple labs’ protocol.
7) LTC (Litecoin)
If you imagine Bitcoin as ‘gold’, Litecoin can be called ‘silver’ for day-to-day use. Primarily, it is an early fork of Bitcoin core client released on Oct 7, 2011. It is also the first of top 10 cryptocurrencies to adopt segregated witness. Due to this, the load on their chain has decreased in a fair amount. Alike Bitcoin, Litecoin also has limited amount of coins in circulation. While Bitcoin has only 21 million coins in circulation, the amount of LTC in circulation is 84 million. The reason behind this limited amount of coins is the old principle of economy of supply and demand. The lesser the supply of the product be, the more its value would be in market. At the moment, 58,921,702 LTC are in circulation out of total 84 million. One can buy Litecoin on exchanges like Binance, eToro, Bitfinex, Cointree and many more. You can also own LTC by accepting payments in LTC. It would be more secure and fast. LTC can also be earned through mining.
Did you know: Litecoin increased in price by 7291% in 2017. In comparison to it, Bitcoin increased by 1731%.
8) USDT (Tether)
USDT is aimed towards creating a blockchain based cryptocurrency that always acts 1:1 with the US Dollar. This cryptocurrency has the backing of US dollars stored in the Tether Limited reserves. Released via omni layer protocol, USDT can be stocked and operated by users with any omni layer enabled wallet be it omni wallet or holy transaction. Late in Nov 2017, tether experienced $31 million of USDT tokens being lost. It was then investigated and found that the tether hack had a close connection with the 2015 hack of Bitstamp. Tether suspended its trading for a while that was again restarted in Dec 2017 with limited wallet services. USDT can be purchased on exchanges like Bitfinex , Coinswitch, Binance and Kraken and in some cases you need to trade for tether against other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Currently, USDT has a circulating supply of 1,926,421,736 USDT out of total supply of 2,580,109,502 USDT.
Did you know: USDT serves as most stable dollar substitute on a lot of known exchanges. However, it is not purely decentralised currency and is very useful for trade due to its potential to provide liquidity to exchanges.
9) BSV (Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision)
Created by Bitcoin Cash fork on 15 Nov 2018, with a clear mission of fulfilling the vision that creator of bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto set out in the original white paper in 2008. It aims at restoring the features of the original bitcoin protocol and enabling unlimited sized blocks.
10) ADA (Cardano)
ADA cryptocurrency belongs to the open source blockchain platform Cardano. It was formed by a non-profit blockchain development company called input output Hong Kong (IOHK) under the leadership of Charles Hokinson. Cardano settlement layer (CSL) is the sole blockchain on which ADA cryptocurrency operates. For supporting smart contracts and decentralized apps, they have Cardano computation layer (CCL). Something distinctive about this cryptocurrency is that it uses a programming language with high degree of fault tolerance power called Haskell. Binance is a good option of exchange to buy ADA. However, in most of the other exchanges you need to buy the Bitcoin or ether first and then exchange it for ADA. Regarding storage, only 1 wallet is available to store ADA and that is the official Daedalus wallet. That too is available only on Mac and Windows.
Did you know: ADA is mineable and is realized to be more coherent cryptocurrency than others. However, its supply is limited to 45 billion coins. But still, 25,927,070,938 ADA are in circulation out of total of 31,112,483,745 coins.
11) XMR (Monero)
This cryptocurrency is basically popular for its privacy-related features. Monero is made from scratch and what makes it unique in terms of privacy are its distinctive features: Ring signatures that allows transaction mixing, stealth addresses that hides the public address of the sender or the recipient and the irreversible cryptographic math that safeguards the bifurcation between stealth address and public address. Monero mining is contrasting from other cryptocurrencies in a way that Monero can be mined using any basic computer instead of any particular hardware like ASICs (application specific integrated circuits). Monero is based on a Cryptonight proof-of-work hash algorithm that is derived from CryptoNote protocol. This makes it quite unique from the rest bitcoin derived cryptocurrencies. Monero has a limited circulation of 16,525,235 XMR in market.
Did you know: Any individual can mine Monero by his own and will get rewarded as well for joining the mining pool. Also, the developers of Monero themselves do not have any stake in the cryptocurrency.
12) TRX (Tron)
TRX or Tronix is actually the cryptocurrency for the Singapore based TRON foundation founded by Justin Sun in Sept 2017. This cryptocurrency is more focused towards entertainment industry and aims at removing the middlemen like Facebook, Netflix, YouTube etc in the field of content sharing. Bringing to your knowledge, unlike Bitcoin, TRX is non- mineable. Being a ERC20 compliant, TRX can be stored in Ethereum wallet but you can store it in TRON wallet, Bitpie wallet and Cobo wallet as well. In a mood to buy TRX, Coinswitch is the best exchange that allows buying and selling of TRX but in most of the cases you need to invest in Bitcoin or Ethereum first and then exchange it for TRX. With a total supply of awestruck 99,000,000,000 coins, at the time of writing, 65,748,111,645 TRX are in circulation.
13) MIOTA (IOTA)
MIOTA is distinct from other cryptocurrencies in a way that it does not has a blockchain. Instead of blockchain it has Directed Acrylic Graph which it refers as ‘tangle’. The IOTA tangle completely involves machine-to-machine communication like 2 inverters or any electric devises connected to each other through an electric grid. This can form the basis of future formation of smart cities and smart homes. You can buy MIOTA on exchanges named Bitfinex, Binance, Coinspot, Bit520, CoinOne, Coinfalcon, Exrates . As of now, all the MIOTA are in circulation with the circulating and total supply being 2,779,530,283 MIOTA.
Did you know: MIOTA has a market cap of $1,358,288,393 as of oct 2018. MIOTA even has Bosch and Volkswagen as real-world partners.
14) DASH (Dash)
This altcoin was formed as a fork on Bitcoin blockchain protocol and is handled by master nodes (part of users) . Its fundamental aim is to speed up with the transactions that are even unfindable. The privacy part of this cryptocurrency is due to the feature it involves called PrivateSend, which involves mixing of one’s funds with other’s during a transaction to be kept unknown, better known as coin-mixing service. DASH can be mined through DASH mining hardware and computer. The miners need to solve a really difficult maths problem. If he gets successful in it, he can add a block to the blockchain and as soon as his solution is verified, he becomes the owner of the DASH currency. With the maximum supply of 18,900,000 DASH, at the time of writing 8,406,933 DASH were in circulation.
Did you know: if you desire to run a Masternode, you need to own 1000 DASH. Also, the masterminded receive 45% of the newly formed DASH so as to encourage their operation. 45% goes to the miners and the rest goes to the treasury of the organisation.
15) BNB (Binance Coin)
Binance, also stated in a previous article, is a blend of 2 words: Binary Finance. Binance coin is the digital currency of the Binance organisation. If you pay charges in BNB rather than BTC, Binance is said to give you considerable rebate. The discount is said to decrease each year with a 20% bought back every year. Stocking up Binance can be highly profitable if you planning for large trades and are a perennial Binance user. With a total supply of 190,799,315 BNB, at the moment, 130,799,315 BNB are in circulation.
Did you know: As of now, BNB has a market capital between $ 189-218 million and approx 200 million BNBs. But Binance is a deflationary currency and would land up in a total supply of 100 million after 5 years. Binance buys the 20% remaining public supply each quarter and burns them for the downturn.
16) NEO (Neo)
As the name suggests, it is a new and modern form of cryptocurrency. Many a times, referred to as ‘china’s Ethereum’, it has evolved from Ethereum mistakes and stands strong to accredit businesses to organize smart contracts in a legal and skilful manner. Just like many other cryptocurrencies, buying NEO directly for fiat currency may not be possible. Instead you can buy it for other major cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Ethereum and Litecoin. Looking for NEO, you can find it on Binance, Huobi, Bittrex , Gate.io, Bitfinex, KuCoin.NEO is currently circulating with 65,000,000 coins out of total 100,000,000 coins.
Did you know: NEO is open to add more and more programming languages and also, like Ethereum, suggests its own name to initial token offerings of various platforms generated on its blockchain.
17) ETC (Ethereum classic)
ETC is the ticker symbol for the classic Ethereum token. It was formed when all the members of Ethereum failed to agree on the decision of executing a hard fork on Ethereum code. Those members who support ‘immutability’ concept of blockchain still are a part of Ethereum classic, however, taking into account official considerations, Ethereum classic is not a part of Ethereum foundation.
Did you know: ETC Coin supply is said to reach at 210 million by 2025 and the circulation supply of ETC is 105,580,823.
18) XEM (NEM)
XEM is the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency for NEM blockchain platform. It is interesting to know that; multiple ledgers can coexist on NEM blockchain platform.
Did you know: Unlike mining in other cryptocurrencies, NEM uses harvesting as a technique for generating XEM. That is, if you harvest more than 10000 XEM, they will get vested resulting in generation of a block. And that person always gets transaction fee as a payment on that block
19) XTZ (Tezoz)
XTZ which considers itself as the last cryptocurrency ever needed, is among the highest funded Icons known. Apart from all this, its eventual utilization is still unknown. So far, it is tradeable on Gate.io, Gatwcoin and HitBTC.
Did you know: the future of XTZ depends upon the development community and the enterprise partners. However, the partners mentioned are mainly investment partners and community members are at present more involved in suing the founders. In a way, XTZ seriously lacks key partnerships and may land up in being its own enemy.
20) ZEC (Zcash)
ZEC can be more accurately stated as the ‘encrypted open ledger’. It refers to be the improved version of Bitcoin ‘open ledger system’s with privacy and fungibility features included. A cryptographic tool named zero- knowledge proof belongs to Zcash, according to which a transaction between 2 parties can be made without both of them revealing their addresses to each other.
Did you know: this distinctive feature of ZEC may have many advantages as in to protect the trade secrets from competitors and all but it has been more of continuously condemned due to the fact that illegal activities may get advantages from the imperceptible transactions made using ZEC.
21) VET (Vchain)
Vchain has come up with a new way to curb the issue of replica and imitation goods in the market. With the introduction of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) labels, it can be made very facile for the customers to know about the history of the product with just a click and also for the brands to supervise their sales channels straightaway.
Did you know: about $20 million were raised during the ICO of Vchain. Currently, the prize of VET is $0.01 with a current circulating supply of 55.5 billion coins.
22) DOGE (Dogecoin)
DOGE happened to be as a ‘joke currency’ spotlighting the famous DOGE internet mime ‘Shiba inu’. After being introduced in Dec 2013, it was as soon as in Jan 2014 that it reached a market capitalization of $60 million.
Did you know: DOGE had a fast ICO production scheme as compared to other cryptocurrencies. In mid-2015, it had 100 million coins in circulation and since then, 100 billionth coin has been mined with an addition of 5.2 billion coins every year.
23) MKR (Maker)
MKR for maker is a utility coin that works with the Maker DAO stablecoin as a smart contract platform. Founded and led by Rune Christensen, it is a hedge currency that bestows a firm substitute to the majority of coins present in the market.
Did you know: the total token supply of Maker is 1,000,000 MKR and the current circulating supply is 618,228 MKR.
24) ZRX (Ox)
Ox was created by Will Warren and Amir Bandeali to present the best possible amalgam of centralized and decentralized exchanges. Taking into account, the decentralized aspect of ox’s protocol, ZRX is the Ox’s Ethereum token that permits the payment of Relayer’s trading fees by the users.
25) OMG (OmiseGo)
Suggested by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and Dr. Gavin Wood, OmiseGo is also a decentralised way of exchanging value but this one has no implied geographical boundaries.
Did you know: a new project, that is OmiseGo’s own network called Tesuji Plasma is under trials nowadays. One more interesting feature about OMG is that, with every transaction a transaction fee is deducted and this is eventually distributed among the OMG holders as ‘stake’.
26) BTG (Bitcoin gold)
As the name suggests, it is a hard fork of bitcoin. After initiating the fork, the core team of Bitcoin gold have mined 100,000 coins. Of all these coins, 5% coins have been restricted as reward for the team.
Did you know: early this year, BTG was attacked by an unknown actor who successfully planned a double spent attack. As a result, approximately $18.6 million worth of Bitcoin gold was lifted and then regressed by employing >51% mining power in the public ledger that consensus of proof-of-work supports.
27) QTUM (Qtum)
This Singapore based cryptocurrency can be considered as an amalgam of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Since Bitcoin’s core function is easy transfer of value across borders and Ethereum is basically platform for smart contracts, QTUM blends both the qualities to form a platform that provides value transactions along with supporting apps and smart contracts.
Did you know: Qtum is the 18th highest crowdfunded project till now. Being backbones with the mobile development software, the world’s first proof-of-stake(PoS) smart contract platform is purely occupied by Qtum.
28) ONT (Ontology)
The fundamental principle of ontology is to affix businesses and governments with their Distributed Network Architecture (DNA) ON THE blockchain. ONT is mainly utilized for governance and staking and also generates ONG.
Did you know: ONT is indivisible but yet its total supply is 1,000,000,000.
29) DCR (Decred)
This cryptocurrency has a backing of Linux,Windows and Mac is. A hybridized consensus system is utilized to maintain an Equilibrium between miners and users. This makes it a more vigorous currency.
Did you know: DCR has a supply limit of 21,000,000 and is currently circulating approx 8,468,245.
30) LSK (Lisk)
Did you know: lisk is actually a fork of crypti. Lisk attained the position of 2nd most popular cryptocurrency traded against Bitcoin within just few days of being listed.
31) AE (Aeternity)
This Lichtenstein based cryptocurrency has gained a considerable hike in the past year. It is seen as a challenging cryptocurrency in front of Ethereum. As it is a smart contract platform but has contrasting features.
Did you know: AE tokens can be utilized on virtual machines for payments for computation time and expansion and also protects from spam.
32) BAT (Basic attention token)
This BAT token uses a unique web browser called brave and is established on Ethereum blockchain. It is formed on an atypical concept called ‘user attention’ which enables it to be exchanged between advertisers, publishers and users.
Did you know: when BAT held an ICO for its utility token ERC-20, it raised a whopping $35 million in just 30 seconds.
33) BCD (Bitcoin diamond)
Contrary to the name, Bitcoin diamond is established on Ethereum based protocol. It is experiencing a growing upsurge than Ethereum due to the fact that it offers faster transactions that to without any fee.
Did you know: The profit earned from sale of BDT will be used to improve services and activities provided to the users and also to develop the information technology department for the satisfaction of buyers.
34) BTS (Bitshares)
It is a legacy coin and is a segment of Microsoft Azure blockchain. Being based on an entrusted proof-of – stake verification system, this decentralized currency is surely within the unerring hands.
Did you know: with a total supply of 3,600,570,502, this currency has a circulating supply of 2,623,310,000 BTS.
35) NANO (Nano)
The unique cryptocurrency uses block-lattice data structure involving DAG (Directed acrylic graphs) which makes it quite distinct from other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Did you know: The most eccentric characteristic related to NANO is the fact that it provides its users with a private blockchain. This feature ensures zero fee transactions and also rules out any requirement of mining.
36) ZIL (Zilliqa)
The supreme conception of sharing is the fundamental reason behind the high scalability and high transaction speed related to this cryptocurrency. ‘High-throughput public blockchain’ is befitting name it gives to itself taking into account the amount of transactions it scales within seconds.
37) ICX (ICON)
It is south Korea’s first of its kind blockchain to get aid and popularity within the country. ICX tokens are basically ERC-20 tokens and can also be staked in Ethereum wallets.
Did you know: ICON cryptocurrency has a market cap of $258,621,771 USD AND a circulating supply of 387,431,340 ICX.
38) SC (Siacoin)
Many a times, referred as the ‘Airbnb of hard drives’ as it allows its users to host or even rent-out their hard drives on cloud storage platform. It acts as a cloud storage platform which stores and then encrypts and spreads the data across their decentralized network.
id you know: the total supply of Siacoin is without any limit but coins must be mined. The first block ever mined fetched a reward of 300,000 Siacoins.
39) DGB (Digibyte)
This decentralized cryptocurrency aims at bringing blockchain payment technology to the masses. The basis to it being faster transactions in an easy to learn method. Digibyte Tip, Digibyte Market, Digibyte gaming, Digihash and DigiID form the various platforms based on Digibyte.
Did you know: Digibyte involves the use of a special code that doubles the block size every 2 years. This would eventually increase the volume of transactions, at present being 560 per second to over 2803 per second by 2035.
40) BCN (Bytecoin)
Its name can be thought as a misnomer, Bytecoin is not a fork of Bitcoin. But actually, it is a first of its kind of cryptocurrency formed with CryptoNote technology.
Did you know: this cryptocurrency is CPU- mineable. Also, according to system’s state, the max block size and difficulty reacclimate themselves.
41) STEEM (Steem)
The famous blockchain based social media platform ‘Steemit’ is powered by this cryptocurrency. Just like any other social networking site, you can fabricate and curate data in this website, but being rewarded in the form of Steem is the cherry on the cake.
Did you know: Steem is determined to be expanded 100%each year and also has Steem dollar and Steem power whose values are derived from the value of STEEM.
42) XVG (Verge)
This open-source cryptocurrency which was previously named DogecoinDark in 2014, has a unique style of making anonymous transactions by blurring the geoposition of the user. It was rebranded and renamed in 2016 as verge- XVG.
Did you know: what makes it different from other cryptocurrencies is its transparent ledger. It permits any user to see all the transactions going on but the users identities and locations are not disclosed. They are protected by an integrated system of Tor and I2P.
43) Bytom (BTM)
This cryptocurrency aims at bridging the gap between the digital assets of the developing tokenized world and the traditional assets of the real world around.
Did you know: if you are interested in buying BTM, there are not many exchanges where you can find it. A Dubai-based exchange called RightBTC is where it is commonly available. Huobi and bibox also exchange BTM for USDT, BTC or ETH.
44) NPXS (Pundi X)
This cryptocurrency aims in creating a scenario where payments made by cryptocurrency are as convenient or even more easy then using a credit card. This can more successful and rewarding in developing regions like south America and south-east Asia be it Indonesia.
Did you know: in the course of an ICO, Sep 2017 to Jan 2018, as many as 35,000,000,000 NPXS were sold and the company was successful in raising $35 Million by the crowdsale.
45) WAVES (Waves)
This cryptocurrency states of being a platform to privilege all so as to launch their own ICOs and enable crowd funding for new projects without any complicated coding. You can get your waves token at Binance, Bittrex, Huobi, Gate.io, WavesDEX and LiveCoin.
Did you know: a total of about $16 million worth of Bitcoin’s have been raised during an ICO of WAVES. This calculates to 100 million WAVES tokens of which 15 million tokens are spread as rewards and the rest 85 million tokens are distributed among all the participants.
46) TUSD (TrueUSD)
This stable coin is secured by US Dollar I.e. it is in the same amount as is the reserve of USD IN the bank account. Also, famously known as Tether, this coin also allows users to withdraw and deposit real USD IN the bank account and apparently the no. Of stable coins also get altered accordingly.
Did you know: although TUSD had been extremely popular from some time, this coin has been surrounded by rumours nowadays, due to the ‘fractional reserve banking claims. Adding to it, lack of liquidity has also created problem in exchanges like kraken involving USD/USDT market.
47) ETP (Metaverse ETP)
This cryptocurrency is commonly referred as Chinese version of Ethereum. Metaverse has a smart contract network that provides digital assets, digital entities and Oracle. It is a form of both open- source and public blockchain.
Did you know: ETP HAS A circulating supply of 50,229,856 ETP from a total supply of 1,000,000,000.
48) ETN (Electroneum)
This is the first British cryptocurrency that has been mainly launched for the online gambling trade and mobile gaming. It has been launched on its own distinct blockchain.
Did you know: since all the coin miming and wallet management can be done from a mobile app, it is more useful for common people that are less tech savvy.
49) GNT (Golem)
With this 3-sided platform, you can lend out your extra computing power and be a part of mass computing networks. To earn a GNT, you don’t require mining, but instead you need to supply your computer power to the cluster. And on the basis of accessible power, tasks are further divided into subtasks and then accomplished.
Did you know: GNT is available at Binance, Bittrex, Bithumb, Upbit and Huobi. During its ICO issue, it was able to raise 820,000 ETH within just 20 minutes.
50) STRAT (Stratis)
This is again a BAAS platform, that is aimed at becoming the ‘everything store’ for all blockchain things.one interesting fact, After its ICO, stratis was successful in spreading 98 million STRAT token.
Did you know: the present STRAT token prize, being around $1.71 has come a long way from initial $0.023. This demonstrates an astonishing increment of about 49,000%.
51) HOT (Holo)
HOT tokens were released by holochain for trading purpose even before starting their holochain network. It has a decentralised hosting network called Holo that aims at providing the concept of hApps to the day-to-day internet users through the medium of web browser.
Did you know: With time, more and more people share their computing power so as to get rewarded with crypto-credits or holo-fuels. In a way, with the ascending purchasing power of Holo fuels, the network will also elaborate and expand in value.
REP is the token of Augur which is again a decentralized Ethereum-based marketplace. Augur believes in creating a search engine running on REP by taking the advantage of intelligence of the users.
Did you know: Augur was able to raise a total of $5318,331 USD through crowd funding buy selling a total of 8.8 million tokens.
53) AOA (Aurora)
This is the new smart contract platform that aims in removing the crucial snags faced by the existing blockchain system right now, that are, scalability, upgradability and congestion. They are doing this by executing Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) and Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus.
Did you know: aurora has a current circulating supply of 4.35 billion coins and the total volume exchanged till now is around $694,248.
54) LINK (Chainlink)
Chainlink is looked upon as a bridge to join and bring together the smart contracts spread across the blockchain ecosystem. This is supposed to be achieved by acquiring web APIs, data feeds and traditional bank account systems.
Did you know: LINK token was established as an option for payment to node operators. There is a total token supply of 1 billion LINK tokens and during its ICO it was able to raise $32 million.
55) KMD (Komodo)
Komodo can be more efficiently said as an all-rounder in crypto ecosystem. It is a privacy cryptocurrency. It is a crowd funding platform. It serves as a crypto wallet. To your surprise, it is also a decentralized exchange that supports as much as 95% of the coins.
Did you know: KMD is marketable at Binance, HitBTC, Upbit and Bittrex. In its ICO, 90 million KMD tokens were distributed among the investors.
56) PPT (Populous)
Many small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in UK face costings of over $2billion each year in fees and missed opportunities due to late invoice payments. This is the key agenda of Populous to find a more coherent way in invoice financing through the medium of blockchain.
Did you know: Surprisingly, only 53 million PPTs (Populous Platform Token) are available for circulation.
57) SNT (Status)
Status is a light client of Ethereum and hence its users get a nice slot to work on Ethereum blockchain without any requirement of downloading it. It also has an eWallet for making it convenient for the users to spend in ethers.
Did you know: the total volume of SNT exchanged is $10,414,532 and currently 3.5 billion coins are in circulation.
58) WTC (Waltonchain)
Waltonchain is actually, the Value Internet of Things (VIoT) that collaborates the current blockchain technology with the Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology. It uses Waltoncoin(WTC) as a token for payments within Walton ecosystem.
Did you know: WTC currently has about 22.5 million coins in circulation and can be looked upon as a long-term project.
59) RVN (Ravencoin)
RVN is actually a fork on Bitcoin code. It aims at creating a platform for better and efficient transfer of assets from peer-to-peer and always abides by linking the truth (as the name suggests ‘ravens’) behind the assets held by any party.
Did you know: RVN has gained over 325% against Bitcoin and currently has 2.1 billion coins in circulation.
60) CNX (Cryptonex)
This C++ coded network’ works effectively in transactions involving debit cards, credit cards and mobile phones. It has its independent blockchain and also connects various other coins and tokens of cryptocurrency so that debit cards and credit cards are easily involved in cryptocurrency payments.
Did you know: in December last year, to leave many people surprised a total of 1000 CNX tokens were spread among various MyEtherWallets. It was later detected to be a technical error by the Etherdelta exchange.
61) ARDR (Ardor)
This is again a BAAS platform. Two types of blockchains are being used by Ardor: the main blockchain and childblockchains. The transaction fees are first collected within the Childchains and then paid in the form of ARDR to the main chain.
Did you know: ARDR has a current circulating supply of whooping 999 million coins.
62) WAN (Wanchain)
WAN is the native token of the advances distributed financial framework that bestows cross-chain transactions, privacy mechanisms and smart contracts to the financial industry. This will bring together a lot of blockchain networks so as to exchange value.
Did you know: among all the popular cryptocurrencies, WAN is the first one to introduce cross-chain features and inter-operability using Ethereum platform.
63) IOST (IOST)
IOS stands for Internet of services. IOST is the altcoin belonging to it referred as Internet of services Token. For all the internet service providers, this platform aims at providing a firm framework in a completely decentralized way.
Did you know: During its ICO, a total of 21 billion coins were distributed. Since the cryptocurrency at that time was priced at $0.01, the total capital during ICO stood at 11 billion coins.
64) MITH (Mithril)
The mithril token (MITH) IS an ERC20 token belonging to the decentralized social media platform Mithril. The users get rewarded with MITH tokens for creating content on the platform and these can be managed using Mithril Vault.
Did you know: from the total number of tokens available, only 35% is available for the purpose of social mining. Also, for a present period of time, the total available tokens will get halved every year
65) AION (Aion)
This is said to be the third generation open blockchain after Bitcoin and Ethereum. Its main function is to narrow down the interoperability between different existing blockchains.
Did you know: AION TOKEN was the first token among all created on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC-20 Token. Currently,167, 480,575 tokens are in circulation but the total supply is 465,934,587.
66) KCS (KuCoin shares)
KuCoin is a Hong Kong based cryptocurrency exchange. Its native currency is KuCoin shares (KCS) through which users get benefited in numerous ways.
Did you know: all the KCN token holders get 50% share in the total trading fee revenue of KuCoin and higher-ranking users will get consultative services as well for future investments.
67) MAID (MaidSafeCoin)
This coin is released on the Bitcoin blockchain. But actually, it’s a substitute token for safecoin token. It was released during the Maidsafe’s crowdsale and will be replaced by safecoin on the footing of 1:1 once it is released
Did you know: you can buy MAID on HitBTC, open ledger, cryptopia and many other exchanges. With the introduction of new features in SAFE network, the value of MAID is also supposed to experience a hike.
68) NEXO (Nexo)
Nexo has introduced the first of its kind crypto backed loans in the cryptocurrency world. This is an innovative way to utilize one’s cryptocurrency holdings rather than just buying and selling that can be very profitable in a long run.
Did you know: 560,000,010 NEXO tokens are in circulation with a total supply of 1,000,000,000 NEXO coins. One can buy NEXO on HotBit, EtherDelta , DDEX, IDEX and Stocksexchange.
69) LRC (Loopring)
This decentralized system aims at creating a scenario in cryptocurrency ecosystem where risks are reduced and liquidity is expanded. This in a way will make it easier for the trade to be more computerized and accomplished.
Did you know: Currently, 735 million coins of LRC are in circulation with a total volume exchanged of $1,221,363.
70) DGTX (Digitex Futures)
The attractive feature of the Digitex futures is no fees is charged from the users for trade. Rather than this, they mint new coins every year for their own cryptocurrency DGTX to compensate the costs of transactions.
Did you know: during ICO, total 1 billion coins were issued. Out of these, 70% were spread for trade, 10% were rewarded to the project team and 20% were kept to compensate the free of charge operations of the exchange.
71) ARK (Ark)
This digital cryptocurrency is aimed at bringing blockchain to the masses. It has a vision to connect all the different blockchain technologies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and lisk together on the same platform so as to make them interoperable.
Did you know: ARC is listed on the exchanges namely Bittrex, Cryptopia, Coss, Coinspot, Coinswitch and Litebit. Currently, 137 million coins are available for circulation.
72) RDD (Reddcoin)
In the present situation where people get liked and appreciated for the social media content they post, Reddcoin has come up with a new phase where all those will also get rewarded for writing their content.
Did you know: tipping can be done using RDD coins without any transaction fees. Readers will receive money in the form of reader’s rewarding content creators.
73) USDC (USD Coin)
Supported by two crypto world colossus, Coinbase and Circle, this cryptocurrency runs parallel to the US Dollar. A single USDC stable coin represents a single US Dollar but its value doesn’t fluctuate with the fluctuating value if US Dollar.
Did you know: across the crypto ecosystem, more than 40 companies support USDC, market capital has crossed $25 million with USDC experiencing huge 2000% growth.
74) VERI (Veritaseum)
Veritaseum platform also aims at abolishing all the middlemen, the banks, brokers and financial advisors from the capital market world. Instead, smart contracts and financial machines are available for the users to administer their investments and transfer value.
Did you know: at the time of writing, VERI price was $45.54 and a total of 2.04 million coins were in circulation.
75) PAX (Paxus Standard Token)
This cryptocurrency is also collateralized with US Dollar as USDC. But the main aim of Paxus Is deploying assets anywhere in the world at any time plus this is totally supervised by financial regulators.
Did you know: the total number of coins issued are 24,499,613 and from all these 23,745,441 are available in circulation.
76) XET (Eternal token)
Eternal token is actually a proxy token that can be replaced by eternal coin which is a digital currency belonging to Japanese Atom Solutions. It has been created to amend the centralized nature of ETC so that it can be exchanged with other cryptocurrencies.
Did you know: this currency has recently signed a deal with the blockchain based company in Philippines named eternal wallet PH holdings and this can help it to a great extent to prove its worth in future.
77) DCN (Dentacoin)
As the name suggests, dentacoin relates cryptocurrency with dentistry. You can trade DCN on HITBTC, Cryptopia, Mercatox, IDEX, Coinexchange.
Did you know: Dentacoin has a circulating supply of 325,226,613,094 DCN out of total supply of 8,000,000,000,000 DCN.
78) ELF (Aelf)
Aelf can be better called as a bespoke operating system for blockchain ecosystem. Aelf can be better traded at Binance and Huobi.
Did you know: the maximum supply of ELF is about 180 billion ELF.
79) R (Revain)
Revain is aimed at using the blockchain technology to form a platform for impartial reviewing of small and big businesses that could be of great help to customers. The company pays the users for writing their reviews on the platform.
Did you know: R is an external token of Revain and is used for trading and exchange purpose.
80) HC (HyperCash)
Hypercash(HC) is the main chain of the Hcash ecosystem. It is more concerned with the privacy and security issues related to the prevailing blockchain ecosystem.
Did you know: priced at $1.90 at the time of writing, 43.6 million HC COINS are in circulation.
81) GXS (GXChain)
GXChain is the first of its kind public blockchain that offers decentralized data exchange services. But what is noteworthy is that it doesn’t caches data and has a constant eye on data fraud.
Did you know: GXS has a current circulating supply of 60,000,000 coins out of a total of 100,000,000 GXS.
82) DGD (DigixDAO)
If you are willing to buy gold through cryptocurrency platform, Digix is the right place for you. It empowers you to buy gold in a tokenized form rather than physically buying and storing it.
Did you know: with DGD tokens, users can claim rewards over the DGD total collected as transaction fees. Upon its crowdsale, DGD met its target in just 12 hours and that was $5.5 million.
83) HT (Huobi Token)
As the name suggests, HT is the cryptocurrency belonging to Huobi exchange. Owning a HT makes the user authorized to participate in HADAX (Huobi Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange).
Did you know: priced at $1.60 at the time of reading, HT has a circulating supply of 223 million coins.
84) QASH (Qash)
A cryptocurrency firm named Quoine is targeted towards resolving liquidity problems in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The cryptocurrency token ERC20 that Quoine liquid Platform holds is QASH.
Did you know: out of the total 1,000,000,000 QASH tokens minted, 35% were spread during the ICO, 30% is assigned to the community, 20% to the shareholders, and the rest 15% by the strategic partners and institutional buyers.
85) MCO (Crypto.com)
MCO is the native cryptocurrency of Monaco, a crypto and payment platform. Being available at 19 cryptocurrency exchanges, it can be used for trade at 40 million places around the world.
Did you know: MCO began with a token sale of about $26.7 million and currently has a circulating supply of around 13 million tokens.
86) WAX (wax)
Worldwide asset exchange (WAX) has been designed as a decentralized exchange platform for the trade of digital assets in gaming world especially gaming skins. It is currently available on Huobi, Bittrex and Coinbene.
Did you know: Immediately after release WAX doubled in its value with its market cap increased by 116%.
87) CMT (CyberMiles)
5miles which is a successful ecommerce company in US has introduced its first blockchain platform to make ecommerce transaction ever faster by adding more and more smart contracts and protocols.
Did you know: currently, you can buy CMT at Binance, Huobi, OKEx, Bibox, IDEX and Cobinhood. Currently, it has a circulating supply of 748 million coins.
88) MANA (Decentraland)
MANA is ERC20 token belonging to Decentraland. It is utilized in buying and selling of LAND in decentraland. At the beginning, all the plots were sold by the core team for 1000 MANA but now their rates vary.
Did you know: Decentraland is the first of its kind blockchain platform that is completely owned by its users.
89) PIVX (PIVX)
PIVX is actually Private Instant Verified Transaction and as the name signifies it is mainly concerned with the privacy, security and speed issues related to cryptocurrency. PIVX has an infinite coin supply cap.
Did you know: with a block mining speed of 1 min, PIVX is competitively faster than its counterparts DASH and Bitcoin. Approximately 2.7 million coin supply is added every year to Pig’s supply.
90) BNT (Bancor)
Bancor is that decentralized Network in cryptocurrency ecosystem that is targeted to abolish the role of exchanges in cryptocurrency transactions and exchanges. You can buy BNT from on platforms like Binance, Bittrex and Gate.io.
Did you know: BNT has a current circulating supply of 51.9 million coins.
91) MONA (MonaCoin)
According to its creators, MonaCoin is Japan’s first native cryptocurrency. Its purpose is somewhat similar to those of Bitcoin and Litecoin that is decentralized peer-to-peer transfer of funds and assets.
Did you know: this cryptocurrency as much popular in Japan as a person can even buy a plot of land using MonaCoin and this all happened in 2014. Currently, MonaCoin has a max supply of 105,120,000 coins.
92) FUN (FunFair)
Fun fair is actually an online casino platform powered by blockchain technology that aims in providing fair games to players at a much lower cost. Fun tokens can be bought via public exchanges.
Did you know: at the time of writing, only players from Canada, Switzerland, Norway and Finland can play funfair. FUN has a current circulating supply of 5.87 billion coins.
93) MGO (MobileGo)
This digital currency empowers the online gamers to buy the content of the game to be purchased. MGO can be purchased either through credit card or through other options in the game already online.
Did you know: the price for 1 MGO at the time of writing is around $0.73 and 61.9 million MGOs are in circulation.
94) POLY (Polymath)
Polymath is the new blockchain protocol that helps its users to launch security tokens. You can buy polymath token (POLY) at Binance, KuCoin, Bittrex, Huobi.
Did you know: POLY has a total supply of 1 billion tokens. Out of these, 276,420,107 POLY are in circulation.
95) LOOM (Loom Network)
This public blockchain services many developers in the formation of dApps in a secure manner. Blockchain games are also helped to be completely scalable using its DPoS sidechains and security backed by Ethereum.
Did you know: as of now, the price of a single LOOM is around $0.119 with a total of 602 million coins in circulation.
96) ZEN (Horizen)
Horizen is that blockchain platform which is more concerned towards the privacy of the internet users. It is determined to enable people from around the world to get complete privacy browsing anywhere on the web and writing and publishing anything around the web.
Did you know: Horizen is actually the rebranded version of Zencash. At the time of writing, the price of a single ZEN is about $13.74. There are 5.2 million ZEN coins in circulation.
97) NAS (Nabulas)
This is again a decentralized blockchain but what makes it different from others is that it is kind of a search engine or you can say Google for blockchain. The difference between both being that Google is more concerned with the search of regular day-to-day information whereas Nabulas is more concerned with search of smart contracts, blockchain assets of users and dApps.
Did you know: as of now, Nabulas has 35,500,000 NAS in circulation with a total supply of NAS being 100 million.
98) DAI (Dai)
DAI his actually a stable coin formed from the company MAKER. What is unique about this stable coin is that with present dawning market circumstances, it evolves and adapts in a such a way that its coin value remains stationary and doesn’t fluctuate against other currencies.
Did you know: at the time of writing, the price of 1 DAO is $1.0 An it will always remain to be $1.0. At present, 50 million DAO coins are in circulation.
99) KNC (Kyber Network)
With Kyber Network, you can exchange crypto assets in an expeditious yet reliable manner and that too at a low cost. What makes this decentralized, on-chain exchange different is the fact that it lacks order book.
Did you know: KNC are mainly meant for the reserve managers to handle a reserve on the Kyber Network. At present, 151 KNC are in circulation.
100) DROP (Dropil)
Dropil is the new cryptocurrency platform that is more focused towards surveying different cryptocurrencies and then dealing with them and storing them well. Dropil provides its services to rally free, just being the fact that you need to hold some DROP coins.
Did you know: Drops are the ethereum based tokens that help users to hold and invest funds by strengthening the DEX system. With the current price of 1 DROP as of now being as low as $0.003 ,20.7 billion DROPs are in circulation.