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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gulden is the first digital currency with a human approach. It is a Dutch cryptocurrency named after the national defunct currency of Netherlands. The crypto is determined by the demand for gold and silver. Guldens are stored on a mobile or desktop app and can be used anywhere Bitcoin is accepted, including IBAN banks.
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.
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 USD USDT
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.
Swarm City SWT
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.
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.
Digix is a decentralised platform built on Ethereum that provides transparent, constant and auditable global asset management. The platform is designed to allocate a physical gold bullion on the blockchain via smart contracts. Digix is fueled with non-volatile DGX tokens used for transactions with gold.
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.
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.
Wings DAO WINGS
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.
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.
Syscoin is a cryptocurrency that not only allows low-cost financial transactions like Bitcoin, but provides businesses the infrastructure to trade goods, assets, digital certificates and data securely. Syscoin offers benefits to everyone from eBay traders, to High Street shops and many more.
Basic Attention Token
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.
Status Network Token
Status is an open source messaging platform and mobile browser to interact with decentralized applications that run on the Ethereum Network.