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Revision as of 17:33, 6 June 2017

The cryptocurrency market is explosive which currently serves 735 currencies.

This article aims to list only the most relevant active cryptocurrencies. To be listed here, a currency must have one of the following qualities:

  1. A market cap of 1 billion US dollars.
  2. Highly decentralized (anonymous).
  3. At one point had significant notoriety. Or been the first to introduce an innovative protocol.


Launched Cryptocurrency Symbol Market cap, rounded Anonymity Significant notoriety
2009-01-03 Bitcoin.png Bitcoin BTC $36 billion Low First blockchain
2011-01-02 Bitcoin.png Tonal Bitcoin TBC See Bitcoin Low First on-chain alternative
2011-03-01 Ripple.png Ripple XRP $8.2 billion Low XRP is the native currency of the Ripple network that only exists within the Ripple system
2011-04-18 Namecoin.png Namecoin NMC $23 million Low First alternative chain, bitDNS. merged mined with Bitcoin.
2011-10-07 Litecoin.png Litecoin LTC $1.2 billion Low
2012-04-12 Bitcoin.png Bitcoin Testnet 3 TNBTC None Low Current Bitcoin testnet
2012-07-04 Bytecoin-16x16.png Bytecoin BCN $414 million Low Introduced CryptoNote.
2012-08-19 Peercoin.png Peercoin PPC $36 million Low Notable cryptocurrency
2013-07-07 Primecoin.png Primecoin XPM $7 million Low Implements a unique scientific computing proof-of-work system.
2013-09-29 Nxt.png Nxt NXT $52 million Low Notable cryptocurrency
2013-12-06 Dogecoin.png Dogecoin DOGE $278 million Low Notable cryptocurrency
2014-01-18 Dash.png Dash DASH $914 million Medium Introduced the X11 algorithm.
2014-04-18 Monero.png Monero XMR $584 million Medium
2015-03-31 NEM-16x16.png NEM XEM $1.7 billion Medium Introduced the proof-of-importance (POI) algorithm.
2015-08-07 Ethereum.png Ethereum ETH $21 billion Low
2016-02-01 PIVX-16x16.png PIVX PIVX $84 million Medium Introduced the Quark algorithm.
2016-07-24 Ethereum Classic-32x32.png Ethereum Classic ETC $1.6 billion Low Fastest growing cryptocurrency on the market ever.
2016-09-28 Zcoin-800x800.png Zcoin XZC $17 million High First cryptocurrency that implemented the zerocoin protocol which also makes it the first useful Zero-knowledge proof based anonymous cryptocurrency. First that implements Merkle Tree Proof of Work (MTP).
2016-10-28 Zcash-16x16.png Zcash ZEC $338 million High First cryptocurrency that implemented the zerocash protocol.
2016-11-10 Zclassic-32x32.png Zclassic ZCL $5 million High First Zcash-based currency without the 20% fee for miners made by Zcash.
2017-02-05 Komodo.png Komodo KMD $54 million High