Comparison of cryptocurrencies
Revision as of 17:52, 6 June 2017 by Davidhedlund (Removed less notable cryptocurrencies. Removed "Significant notoriety" criteria)
The cryptocurrency market is explosive which currently serves 735 currencies.
This article aims to list only the most relevant cryptocurrencies. To be listed here, a currency must
- currently be sold on cryptocurrency exchanges in general
and meet one of the following qualities:
- A market cap of 1 billion US dollars.
- Medium or highly decentralized (anonymous).
- Been the first to introduce an innovative protocol.
|Launched||Cryptocurrency||Symbol||Market cap, rounded||Anonymity||Introduced an innovative protocol|
|2009-01-03||Bitcoin||BTC||$36 billion||Low||First blockchain|
|2011-03-01||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||NMC||$23 million||Low||First alternative chain, bitDNS. merged mined with Bitcoin.|
|2012-07-04||Bytecoin||BCN||$414 million||Low||Introduced CryptoNote.|
|2013-07-07||Primecoin||XPM||$7 million||Low||Implements a unique scientific computing proof-of-work system.|
|2014-01-18||Dash||DASH||$914 million||Medium||Introduced the X11 algorithm.|
|2014-04-18||Monero||XMR||$584 million||Medium||Notable cryptocurrency|
|2015-03-31||NEM||XEM||$1.7 billion||Medium||Introduced the proof-of-importance (POI) algorithm.|
|2016-02-01||PIVX||PIVX||$84 million||Medium||Introduced the Quark algorithm.|
|2016-07-24||Ethereum Classic||ETC||$1.6 billion||Low||Fastest growing cryptocurrency on the market ever.|
|2016-09-28||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||ZEC||$338 million||High||First cryptocurrency that implemented the zerocash protocol.|
|2016-11-10||Zclassic||ZCL||$5 million||High||First Zcash-based currency without the 20% fee for miners made by Zcash.|