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 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 launch date.

Coin Ticker Launched Protocol Distribution Market cap Unit cap Status Notes
Bitcoin.png Bitcoin BTC 3 Jan 2009 SHA256d Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $6.34 billion 20,999,999.9769 Active First blockchain
Bitcoin.png Tonal Bitcoin TBC 2 Jan 2011 SHA256d 7,750,54.00 Active First on-chain alternative
Ripple XRP 1 Mar 2011 Ripple Central $139 million 28,989,252,282 Active
Namecoin.png Namecoin NMC 18 Apr 2011 SHA256d Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $9.83 million 20,999,999.9769 Broken First alternative chain, bitDNS
Tenebrix TBX 25 Sep 2011 scrypt Proof-of-work (premined, fixed, halving) None 10,499,999.9769 Dead First scrypt coin
Litecoin.png Litecoin LTC 7 Oct 2011 scrypt Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $154 million 83,999,949.9076 Active TBX clone
Feathercoin FTC 7 Oct 2011 scrypt Proof-of-work (fixed, halving) $1.20 million 335,999,999.6304 Active LTC hardfork
Peercoin.png Peercoin PPC 19 Aug 2012 SHA256d Proof-of-work/stake $15.5 million Unlimited Active
Freicoin FRC 21 Dec 2012 SHA256d Proof-of-work $84 thousand  ? Active First demurrage cryptocurrency
Btsx.png BitSharesX BTSX 29 Sep 2013 BitSharesX ? $66.5 million 1,999,992,536 Active
Nxt.png Nxt NXT 29 Sep 2013 Nxt Central $29.0 million 999,997,096 Active
Dogecoin.png Dogecoin DOGE 6 Dec 2013 scrypt Proof-of-work (random) $12.7 million Unlimited Active Was joke, became huge
Darkcoin.png Darkcoin DRK 19 Jan 2014 Combo11 Proof-of-work (fixed, curve) $12.5 million 18.4 million (estimate) Active
HunterCoin HUC 1 Feb 2014 SHA256d and/or scrypt Game rewards, Proof-of-work $47 thousand 42,000,000 Active First blockchain-based game
Monero.png Monero XMR 18 Apr 2014 CryptoNight Proof-of-work (random, smooth) $6.27 million 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 Active
Maid.png MaidSafeCoin MAID 22 Apr 2014 Mastercoin Central $8.54 million 452,552,412 Active

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