Crypto Primer

Cryptocurrencies Summarized

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BITCOIN
(BTC)


the original blockchain created by Satoshi Nakamoto
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ETHEREUM
(ETH)


The pioneer of the smart-contract
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RIPPLE
(XRP)


A blockchain focused on bank to bank transactions.
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BITCOIN CASH
(BCH)


Bitcoin fork with an 8mb block size and on-chain scaling.
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LITECOIN
(LTC)


A fork of Bitcoin with fast and cheaper transactions
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DASH
(DASH)


A blockchain that pioneered built-in governance and the masternode concept
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Nem
(XEM)


A Japan based blockchain that pioneered the idea of Proof of Importance
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MONERO
(XMR)


A leading privacy currency that is private by default
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IOTA
(IOT)


A pioneer of Direct Acyclic Graph(DAG) with no transaction fees
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ETHEREUM CLASSIC
(ETC)


An immutable fork of Ethereum
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OmiseGO
(OMG)


A Thailand based currency that aims to decentralize banking and put the individual in control.
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NEO
(NEO)


A China based smart-contract blockchain
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Bitconnect
(BCC)


An Asia (vietnam?) based hybrid proof of work/stake cryptocurrency.
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LISK
(LSK)


A javascript based smart-contract platform.
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QTUM
(QTUM)


A singapore based smart-contract platform that can interoperate with smart contracts on other platforms.
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TETHER
(USDT)


A stable-coin cryptocurrency pegged to the value of the US dollar.
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STRAT
(STRAT)


A blockchain paired with an official consulting service that helps businesses create and run smart contracts on its network
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ZCASH
(ZEC)


A privacy focused currency with the option to create completely anonymous transactions
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Ark
(ARK)


Platform and currency that lets users interact with other blockchain through its SmartBridge technology.
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WAVES
(WAVES)


A decentralized exchange where custom tokens representing everything from bitcoin to gold to physical assets can be created and traded.
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STEEM
(STEEM)


A graphene blockchain with no transaction fees and ability to ID by username instead of hash address.
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Hshare/Hcash
(HSR)


A china based blochchain and direct acyclic graph hybrid that aims to be the bridge between the different types of tokens in the crypto space.
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BITSHARES
(BTS)


A graphene blockchain with a built in decentralized exchange that aim to be the fastest cryptocurrency.
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Bytecoin
(BCN)


Bytecoin is a pioneer of the cryptonote hashing algorithm, which provided added privacy benefits
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EOS
(EOS)


A generalized graphene blockchain that aims to be a blockchain powered operating system. Exists as an Ethereum token during distribution period.
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STELLAR LUMENS
(XLM)


a currency with low transaction fees and fast settlement time.
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TEN X
(PAY)


A debit card and payment system that lets users spend their cryptocurrency in the real world.
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MAIDSAFE
(MAID)


A decentralized internet that eliminates centralized points of weakness.
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Golem
(GNT)


decentralized and distributed super computer
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Augur
(REP)


decentralized prediction engine that also serves as an Oracle to broaden the usefulness of smart contracts.
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Komodo
(KMD)


The privacy currency and smart contract leg of the SuperNet project
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Basic Attention Token
(BAT)


blockchain powered advertising that cuts out the middlemen to reward content creators and the end viewer
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Metal
(MTL)


A payment ecosystem that cuts out the high transaction fees generally charged to merchants, and passes the saving to the consumers
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PIVX
(PIVX)


A privacy focused currency that offers on-chain governance and instant send options through masternodes.
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Factom
(FCT)


Blockchain powered documentation that is dentralized and uncorruptable.
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Nexus
(NXS)


Satellite aided blockchain meshnet
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Veritaseum
(VERI)


Interface for easy P2P smart contract creation and smart contract enforced transactions.
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Decred
(DCR)


Pioneer of on chain governance and harforking
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Byteball
(GBYTE)


A condition based payment system and pioneer of Direct Acyclic Graph(AKA DAG or the Tangle)
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Digix DAO
(DGD)


The decentralized organization behind DGX, a gold backed digital token.
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Iconomi
(ICN)


decentralized cryptocurrency index fund
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Siacoin
(SC)


Decentralized cloud storage that is private, fail-proof, and affordable
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Populous
(PPT)


a more efficient invoicing ecosystem
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Civic
(CVC)


secure identity platform backed by the blockchain
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Bitcoin Dark
(BTCD)


The predecessor to Komodo - the private currency leg of the SuperNet project. Swappable for KMD at a rate of 1 to 50 Until Jan2018.
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Doge Coin
(DOGE)


The most friendly blockchain and cryptocurrency with a history of charitable contributions
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Gnosis
(GNO)


a crowd sourced prediction market
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Digibyte
(DGB)


cyber security focused currency
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0x
(ZRX)


smart contract powered decentralized token exchange protocol that any Ethereum based token can opt into
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Ardor
(ARDR)


Blockchain as a Service platform that lets users easily create and run their own child chain and native token.
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Syscoin
(SYS)


the decentralized marketplace leg of the SuperNet project
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Bancor
(BNT)


A decentralized exchange protocol with guaranteed liquidity and smart contract backed reserves.
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Edgeless
(EDG)


An Ethereum based gambling platform with lower price and better transparency.
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SingularDTV
(SNGLS)


Decentralized entertainment industry
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GameCredits
(GAME)


Currency for games and in game content purchases across an ecosystem of thousands of games
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GAS
(GAS)


Currency used to pay for smart contract interactions on the NEO blockchain.
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Kyber Network
(KNC)


Ethereum based onchain decentralized exchange and payment API with plans to allow crosschain trades and payments.
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Walton
(WTC)


China based RFID and blockchain hybrid currency & technology platform with sidechains.
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Cardano
(ADA)


A multi layered currency and smart contract platform that seperates monetary and computation processes.
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Salt
(SALT)


Cash borrowing platform with cryptocurrency as collateral.
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TRON
(TRX)


China and Singapore based decentralized entertainment content storage and distribution ecosystem.
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Monacoin
(MONA)


The first Japanese cryptocurrency. Launched with no premine.
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Binance Coin
(BNB)


Currency issued by the China based cryptocurrency Binance
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ATM Chain
(ATM)


China based blockchain and smartcontract platform with a focus on the advertising and the entertainent industry.
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Vertcoin
(VTC)


Cryptocurrency focused on decentralization and ASIC resistance
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Verge
(XVG)


i2P and Tor powered privacy cryptocurrency with fast transaction times
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Electroneum
(ETN)


UK based cryptocurrency with a focus on mobile
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LBRY
(LBC)


A digital content and access plaform that's a crossover between Bitcoin and BitTorrent
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Power Ledger
(POWR)


blockchain powered p2p electricity trading over a smart grid
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Bitcoin Gold
(BTG)


a fork of bitcoin that focuses on decentralization
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NXT
(NXT)


crypto platform and currency with core level features like decentralized exchange, marketplace, and voting system built in
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RaiBlocks
(XRB)


Instant and fee free transactions






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