Comparison of cryptocurrencies

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

  • The currency must have a market cap of one million US dollars.
  • The currency must be the first to introduce an innovative protocol.
  • The currency must have at one point had significant notoriety.
  • The currency must have been an infamous fraud.

These coins are currently ordered according to Launched date.

Coin Symbol Launched Consensus tool Distribution Market cap Unit cap Status Anonymous Notes
Anoncoin ANC 2 Jun 2013 Zerocoin Zero-knowledge proofs ? 4,200,000 Developed Yes Built in support of I2P and Tor. Zerocoin will be implemented in an upcoming release
Bitcoin.png Bitcoin BTC 3 Jan 2009 SHA256d Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $6.34 billion 20,999,999.9769 Active No First blockchain
Bitcoin.png Bitcoin Testnet 1 TNBTC 21 Oct 2010 SHA256d Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) None 20,999,999.9769 Abandoned No First altcoin[1]
Bitcoin.png Bitcoin Testnet 3 TNBTC 12 Apr 2012 SHA256d Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) None 20,999,999.9769 Active No Current Bitcoin testnet
Btsx.png BitSharesX BTSX 29 Sep 2013 Consensus through obscurity  ? $66.5 million 1,999,992,536 Active No
Bytecoin BCN 4 Jul 2012 CryptoNight Proof-of-work (random, smooth) $2.73 million 184.46 billion Active Yes First CryptoNote coin
Cloakcoin CLOAK ? ? ? ? ? Yes Active
Dash.png Dash DASH 18 Jan 2014 X11 Proof-of-work (fixed, curve) $12.5 million 19 million (estimate) Active Yes Dash was formerly known as Darkcoin and XCoin.
Dogecoin.png Dogecoin DOGE 6 Dec 2013 scrypt Proof-of-work (random) $12.7 million Unlimited Active No Was joke, became huge
Feathercoin FTC 16 Apr 2013 scrypt Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $1.15 million ? Active No LTC hardfork
Freicoin FRC 21 Dec 2012 SHA256d Proof-of-work $84 thousand ? Active No First demurrage cryptocurrency
Huntercoin.jpeg HunterCoin HUC 1 Feb 2014 SHA256d and/or scrypt Game rewards, Proof-of-work $47 thousand 42,000,000 Active No First blockchain-based game
Litecoin.png Litecoin LTC 7 Oct 2011 scrypt Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $154 million 83,999,949.9076 Active No TBX clone
Maid.png MaidSafeCoin MAID 22 Apr 2014 Bitcoin Central $8.54 million 452,552,412 Active No
Monero.png Monero XMR 18 Apr 2014 CryptoNight Proof-of-work (random, smooth) $6.27 million ~18,400,000 then <1% inflation Active Yes
Namecoin.png Namecoin NMC 18 Apr 2011 SHA256d - merged mined with Bitcoin Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $11.14 million 20,999,999.9769 Active No First alternative chain, bitDNS
Nxt.png Nxt NXT 29 Sep 2013 Consensus through obscurity[2] Central $29.0 million 999,997,096 Active No
Peercoin.png Peercoin PPC 19 Aug 2012 Central authoriy[3] Proof-of-work/stake $15.5 million Unlimited Active No
PIVX PIVX 1 Feb 2016 ? ? ? ? Yes Active It was first launched under the name of Darknet (DNET) on February 1st 2016.
Primecoin XPM 7 Jul 2013 Cunningham Proof-of-work $1.2 million Unlimited Active No First "useful proof-of-work" altcoin
Ripple XRP 1 Mar 2011 Ripple Central $139 million 28,989,252,282 Active No
Tenebrix TBX 25 Sep 2011 scrypt Central, Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) None 10,499,999.9769 Abandoned No First scrypt coin
Bitcoin.png Tonal Bitcoin TBC 2 Jan 2011 Pegged to Bitcoin 7,750,54.00 Active No First on-chain alternative
ZeroVert ZER 5 Nov 2014 Zerocoin Scrypt-N, merge-mineable on the VTC chain ? 8,400,000 Abandoned No First cryptocurrency that integrated the Zerocoin extention.
Zcash ZEC 28 Oct 2016 Zerocash Zero-knowledge proofs, Proof-of-work (Equihash), with a portion of each block subsidy distributed to founders for the first four years. $66.63 million 21,000,000 Active Yes Less prone to privacy timing attacks than Zcoin.
Zclassic ZCL ? Zerocash (See Zcash) ? ? Active Yes Like Zcash without the 20% fee for miners made by Zcash.
Zcoin XZC 28 Sep 2016 Zerocoin Zero-knowledge proofs ? ? Active Yes The first Zero-knowledge proof based anonymous cryptocurrency. Uses libzerocoin

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