With the vast amount of new blockchain and cryptocurrency platforms out there it is easy to get overwhelmed when looking for a project to invest or get involved with. This article summarizes each of the top 50 cryptos, based on the ranking from coinmarketcap at the time of writing.
The grandfather of crypto, secure decentralized transactions and store of value.
Number one smart contracts and token platform, leader in providing a robust platform for decentralized app development.
Fast and secure transactions, similar to Bitcoin but targeted towards financial institutions.
4. Bitcoin Cash
Bitcoin fork that provides cheaper transactions and a more open development process.
Established by a co-founder of Ethereum, Smart contracts platform, the “Ethereum of Japan.”
What Silver is to Gold, Litecoin is to Bitcoin.
World’s first “Smart Asset” blockchain.
Ripple Fork, caters more towards end users rather than financial institutions.
No mining, no blocks, no transaction fees, limitless nano payments.
Digital Cash, a hybrid between Monero and Bitcoin.
Smart contracts ecosystem similar to Ethereum, goal is to be a platform for a new smart economy, China’s largest cryptocurrency.
ERC20 token, goal is to be a decentralized entertainment content sharing platform.
Number one currency for anonymous transactions.
Smart contracts platform similar to Ethereum, but with performance and scalability benefits.
Wants to “Hyperconnect the World” by building one of the largest decentralized global networks.
16. Bitcoin Gold
Bitcoin fork that uses a new POW algorithm and faster block difficulty adjustment, ultimately allowing for GPU mining.
Singapore-based Ethereum and Bitcoin hybrid.
Focuses on scaling and zero fee transactions.
19. Ethereum Classic
Ethereum fork that didn’t revert the hacked DAO funds.
Just like Bitcoin but faster transactions with tor integration.
ERC20 token, extention of the company OMISE – payment processor in Asia.
Distributed cloud storage platform
Branded a Ponzi scheme by regulators and investors, allows for lending of Bitcoin using their platform.
Privacy centric cryptocurrency similar to Monero but with a different protocol.
Just like Bitcoin but with faster transactions and a different POW algorithm
Ethereum based platform designed for invoice and trade finance.
BaaS (Blockchain as a Service), allows companies to create their own private blockchain and applications to run on those ledgers.
29. Binance Coin
ERC20 token issued by the Binance exchange, allows users to pay lower trading fees using the coin and is a way to “invest” in the exchange.
A decentralized exchange and a platform for Smartcoins – coins like bitUSD, bitGOLD, bitCNY – which are “pegged” to the value of their counterparts.
A blockchain platform that will allow people to utilize the blockchain technology of Nxt through the use of child chains.
32. KuCoin Shares
Just like Binance Coin but for the KuCoin exchange.
A cryptocurrency that represents fiat currencies, each tether is backed by $1 USD, essentially “pegging” each tether to $1.
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An open source messaging platform and mobile interface to interact with decentralized applications that run on the Ethereum Network.
ERC20 token, whose goal is to be used in the global dentistry in order to reduce costs, improve dental care, and create a community.
The currency for the Steemit platform – an incentivized blockchain social media platform, get paid to post content.
Blockchain based platform that provides retailers and consumers with the ability to determine the quality and authenticity of products that are bought.
Blockchain based platform that allows users to launch their own custom cryptocurrency tokens, can also exchange these tokens on the P2P exchange built into the wallet.
Private / public hybrid blockchain with levels of trust, developed in Disney’s office in seattle, currency is called Dragons and is an ERC20 token.
Short for Worldwide Asset Exchange, token is used as payment method on the marketplace OPSkins, which allows anyone to list their own virtual goods like CS:Go skins, CryptoKitties, and much more.
Just like Bitcoin, except faster transactions, less fees, different POW algorithm.
A P2P platform similar to WAX and Bitshares, is is a token rental facility, a vehicle for conducting peer-to-peer, over-the-counter token transactions.
Pronounced “zero-x”, is an open, permissionless protocol (P2P exchange) allowing for ERC20 tokens to be traded on the Ethereum blockchain.
A decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum blockchain, allowing you to forecast events and be rewarded for predicting them correctly.
An ecosystem that allows users to build their own blockchains from Ark’s, has a feature called SmartBridges which allow the “bridging” of multiple blockchains.
Backed by DENT Wireless Limited, allows anyone to buy, sell, or donate data using the Ethereum blockchain.
A hybrid between Bitcoin Dark and ZCash, featuring a dPOW (delayed proof of work) protocol.
A token for HCash, a cryptocurrency designed to transfer value between blockchains, allows for private transactions, DAO governance and quantum resistance.
A global, open source, decentralized supercomputer that anyone can access.