Comparison of cryptocurrencies
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||BTC||3 January 2009||SHA-256d||Mined (fixed, halving)||$6.34 billion||20,999,999.9769||Active||First blockchain|
|Tonal Bitcoin||TBC||2 January 2011||SHA-256d||Pegged to BTC||7,750,54.00||Active||First on-chain alternative|
|Namecoin||NMC||18 April 2011||SHA-256d||Mined (fixed, halving)||$9.83 million||20,999,999.9769||Malfunctioning||First alternative chain, bitDNS|
|Tenebrix||TBX||25 September 2011||Scrypt||Mined (fixed, halving)||None||10,499,999.9769||Dead||First Scrypt coin|
|Litecoin||LTC||7 October 2011||Scrypt||Mined (fixed, halving)||$154 million||83,999,949.9076||Active|
|Peercoin||PPC||19 August 2012||SHA-256d||Mined (difficulty factor)||$15.5 million||Unlimited||Active|
|BitSharesX||BTSX||29 September 2013||BitSharesX||?||$66.5 million||1,999,992,536||Active|
|Nxt||NXT||29 September 2013||Nxt||Forged||$29.0 million||999,997,096||Active|
|Dogecoin||DOGE||6 December 2013||Scrypt||Mined (random)||$12.7 million||Unlimited||Active||Was joke, became huge|
|Darkcoin||DRK||19 January 2014||Combo11||Mined (fixed, curve)||$12.5 million||18.4 million (estimate)||Active|
|Monero||XMR||18 April 2014||CryptoNight||Mined (random, smooth)||$6.27 million||18,446,744,073,709,551,615||Active|
|MaidSafeCoin||MAID||22 April 2014||Mastercoin||Purchased||$8.54 million||452,552,412||Active|