Top 100 Cryptocurrencies
With the surging popularity of coins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, new cryptocurrencies are being developed at a staggering rate. The concept of cryptocurrencies is still, however, not less than a decade old.
The popularity of cryptocurrencies has risen due to a number of financial flexibilities that they offer to users. These include transparency of data, high level of security, high anonymity, and integrity in transactions. For instance, for usage of cryptocurrencies, one does not necessarily have to sign up for his/her private information. Rather, they have their private keys bound with their user sessions.
In this article, we have compiled an introductory list of top 100 cryptocurrencies in the market out there.
#1 – Bitcoin (BTC) >>
Without a doubt, Bitcoin would land first on our top crypto list. Also known as the king of all cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is often used interchangeably for the term ‘cryptocurrency’ itself. The main purpose of Bitcoin’s development was to provide a p2p (peer to peer) digital currency using which one can send payments without the involvement of any third party.
Over the last year, Bitcoin’s price had risen rapidly. At the start of the year 2017, one bitcoin was worth about $997. However, by the end of the year 2017, the price briefly went near to $19000 which is more like a reflection of its rising popularity.
#2 – Ethereum (ETH) >>
Based on popularity, it is apparently of no shock that Ethereum lands at 2nd from among the Top 20 cryptocurrencies. It is indeed the second most popular cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. Ethereum has brought a revolution in the world of cryptocurrencies by introducing smart contracts.
Released in July 2015, Ethereum was founded by Vitalik Buterin who was 21 years old at the time. Since then, with an increase in the popularity of the Bitcoin, Ethereum also managed to attain the crypto celebrity status. At the end of the year 2017, the price of Ethereum was fluctuating in between $650 and $700.
#3 – Ripple (XRP) >>
The prime aim for the development of ripple is to make some improvement in the transaction speed for financial purposes, especially in international banking. This is because traditionally, it would take about 3 to 5 days for the transactions to clear if one sends money abroad. The goal of Ripple is to reduce transaction times globally to few seconds.
Comprised of 150 people in total, Ripple’s team is led by CEO Brad Garlinghouse.He previously worked in high authority positions in organizations such as Hightail, and Yahoo.
Ripple was launched back in 2012 and over the years, it has had a rather slow growth.
Launched on 1st August 2017, Bitcoin cash was created as a result of the hard fork of Bitcoin blockchain. In general, Bitcoin Cash aims to provide bigger block sizes so as to process a greater number of transactions within a given time. However, there have been a number of paradoxes that the Bitcoin Cash team has been facing.
Quite surprisingly, there is no single team behind the development of Bitcoin Cash. Instead, behind its development, there are multiple teams independent of each other.
Since the end of 2017, Bitcoin Cash has had quite a fast growth primarily due to its unique concept, which sparked the interest of investors.
#5 – Litecoin (LTC) >>
The way Litecoin works is quite similar to the popular Bitcoin. Litecoin is a p2p (peer to peer) digital platform for transactions. One of the most notable features of Litecoin is that it can handle a greater number of transactions at significantly low costs.
Where Bitcoin is referred to as the Gold of cryptocurrencies, Litecoin is referred to as the Silver.
Litecoin was initially launched in the year 2011 by Charlie Lee, a former employee at Google. Charlie Lee carries the reputation of an experienced cryptocurrency expert. For the development of Litecoin, he leads a team of highly qualified experts.
While Litecoin did have a short period of success back in early 2014 with its price fluctuating in between $60 and $80, it had a significant period of price lower than $10.
#6 – EOS (EOS) >>
EOS is a smart contract platform that proposes a number of improvements in Ethereum’s protocol that which pose a threat to Ethereum. One of the biggest problems that EOS looks to solve is the scalability issues in Ethereum’s smart contract platform.
EOS was founded by Dan Larimer, a well-known name in the world of blockchain technology. He has driven a number of popular projects including Steem, Graphene, and Bitshares.
By the end of the year 2017, the EOS coin was worth around $0.84 hovering around this price. By the start of the year 2018 however, the EOS coin was trading at $18.16 which suggests that one can easily remain confident about its growth.
#7 – Cardano (ADA) >>
Cardano is a blockchain technology platform based on smart contracts. It was released by its co-founders Jeremy Wood and Charles Oskinsonwas. Cardano aims to solve a number of issues that exist in the world of cryptocurrencies especially those related to democratized voting and scalability.
Since its release, the Cardano team has been putting great focus on the development of its open-source software program.
Currently, Cardano’s team is backed up by the best experts in the cryptocurrency industry. Cardano’s team comprises some of the best minds in the industry, and they seek to create a strong foundation which others can build upon for years to come.
Initially released in the year 2015, the price of Cardano remained $0 until October 2017. By the end of November 2017, its price was fluctuating around $0.02 which surged up to $0.12 by the mid of December.
All in all, the prime aim of Stellar Lumens is to use blockchain to conduct faster international transactions with little costs. With a confirmation time of only 3 seconds, the Stellar Lumens network is capable of handling thousands of transactions in per second.
Led by CEO Jed McCaleb, the Stellar Lumens team has taken a great amount of inspiration from the Ripple protocol. It is primarily focused on the developing world, and on the big industry of migrant workers who make money transactions back into their homelands to their families.
At the start of the year 2017, Stellar XLM was trading at about $0.002. Within a year, it has seen a huge surge of more 29400%.
#9 – IOTA (MIOTA) >>
IOTA is a blockchain platform that ended up recognizing a number of problems that exist within the Ethereum and Bitcoin’s network. Moreover, it also noticed the issues that exist within both the proof of importance and proof of work algorithms and aims to improve them via their own unique network named as ‘Tangle’.
The prime feature of IOTA is that upon the issuance of a transaction, you need to validate two previously made transactions. Another feature of IOTA is that the process gets faster as the number of people using it increases. Moreover, there are no transaction fees.
IOTA has been developed by the IOTA foundation which was launched in 2016. Since then, the IOTA team has been constantly growing.
#10 – NEO (NEO) >>
Launched in February 2014 by founder Da Hongfei, NEO has today turned into a smart contract platform also known as the Ethereum of China. Formally known as Antshares, Neo aims to digitalize a number of traditional assets allowing them to be integrated into smart contracts.
The founder of NEO, Da Hongfei, is a well-known person in the world of cryptocurrencies. He has had a great experience with a number of blockchain projects. Moreover, the NEO team comprises of about 6 in-house investors along with a large team of experienced developers.
For a complete overview of NEO, including the team, history and competitive analysis, check out “What is NEO”.
NEO’s price surged from $27.69 by the start of November 2017 up till $180 by the start of 2018.
#11 – NEM (XEM) >>
NEM also referred to as ‘New Economy Movement’, is the first ever blockchain based on proof of importance algorithm. NEM has been developed while keeping the ability of great adaptability in view. NEM aims to provide their smart asset system to various other companies and enterprises, so as to implement blockchains that are fully customizable.
Launched on March 31, 2015, NEM is based in Singapore and is backed up by the NEM foundation comprising of a big team of expert cryptocurrency professionals.
There are innumerable various use cases for NEM which include crowdfunding, voting, securing records, escrow services, and mobile payments.
NEM has had a rather slow growth in its XEM coin price, which was hovering at around $0.007 until March 2017. From there, it has its all-time high of $1.9 until 4th January 2018.
#12 – Monero (XMR) >>
Monero is a digital payment platform designed for complete anonymity unlike bitcoin, which is only partially anonymous. This is one big concern that which Monero aims to solve.
According to a big misconception, Bitcoin is not fully anonymous. Actually, each and every transaction that occurs on the Bitcoin network gets recorded on a blockchain. Hence, all transactions can be traced back to a good extent.
The prime aim of Monero is to solve this issue of partial anonymity by using cryptonic hashing, which acts as a shade between the coin and the address of its receiving end.
Launched in 2014, Monero is more like a joint project of 7 prime developers out of which only 2 are publicly known. Apart from these core developers, the team consists of about 200 experts that look over the updates and development.
The end of 2017 was more like a golden period for Monero. By the start of November 2017, the price of Monero surged from $83 to well above $500 near the mid of January 2018.
#13 – Dash (DASH) >>
Dash, which is a word that is derived from the term ‘digital cash’, is a user-friendly and highly scalable crypto project. It allows the sending/receiving of funds almost instantly with double send proof security, along with the option of sending transactions with complete anonymity.
Launched in January 2014, the Dash team is led by Even Duffield who is a professional in financial services, along with 50 highly qualified cryptocurrency experts.
Unlike Bitcoin, Dash is a cryptocurrency geared towards faster transactions with lower transaction fees. The instant send option, however, requires only a slightly greater transaction fee. This is perhaps one feature that sets it apart from many digital currencies.
By late 2016, Dash had a slow yet gradual growth from below $2 to in between $7-$10. By 2nd March 2017 however, the price surged from a $20 mark to $57.89, which is a big leap. Since then, it has had a surge in its price.
#14 – TRON (TRX) >>
TRON aims to form an entertainment system that would be totally decentralized and will allow people to publish content freely. Moreover, it will also give users the power to own and to share data when, where, and however they wish to.
Led by Justin Sun who is also the founder of TRON, the TRON team comprises of highly qualified individuals including Binshen Tang, the founder of the clash of kings, Chaoyong Wang and Wei Dai (the founder of ofo).
By the end of summer, however, TRON’s price is expected to surge up to $1.
#15 – Tether (UDST) >>
Issued within the Bitcoin’s blockchain network, Tether is a cryptocurrency coin which aims to allow transactions having a rate that is fixed to the USD. Allegedly, every single tether coin is backed by $1.
Primarily, the aim of Tether is to provide fixes to a number of legal problems that exist within the world of cryptocurrency trading. Moreover, it is also focused on protecting people from the losses that they can face in the volatile crypto market.
Initially, Tether was launched under the name of ‘realcoin’ back in July 2014 by Brock Pierce in Santa Monica. However, there exists a lot of controversies related to the business model of Tether. In fact, many people even consider it to be a scam.
#16 – VeChain (VET) >>
As the VeChain’s whitepaper specifies, the prime aim of Vechain is to develop a trustworthy and a reliable business ecosystem that is based on the Blockchain technology.
A number of potential areas where Vechain platform currently focuses include the elimination of counterfeiting in luxury/fashion industry, food safety tracking, automotive industry, and a range of other global supply chain industries.
The Vechain project started back in 2007, whereas the Vechain coin got launched in 2015. Over time, Vechain has shown great market strength. The Vechain coin hit an all-time high price of $9.55 on the 22nd January 2018. Since then, however, VeChain dropped in value.
The development of Ethereum Classic started after Ethereum’s hard fork back in 2016. It occurred after the DOA hacking heist where $50 million worth of ETH coins were stolen.
The price of Ethereum classic has constantly been fluctuating over the years. After the hard fork, the price of ETC was fluctuating in between $0.75 – $3. Near the last quarter of 2016, its price dropped to between $1 and $2. Then in June 2017, it experienced an all-time high of $23 per ETC.
#18 – OmiseGO (OMG)
OmiseGo was launched in 2013 and was developed off the Ethereum blockchain. The prime aim of Omise is to revolutionize the entire dynamics of finances in Southeastern Asia.
Currently, the financial system is quite slow. Omise targets both businesses and individuals belonging to all industries by adding improvements in the outdated and the quite inaccessible financial system.
Through OmiseGo, which acts as a payment protocol, the speed of money transfers both domestic and international within Southeastern Asia and all across the globe has increased.
Having a strong team of 130 individuals led by CEO Jun Hasegawa Omise carries great future prospects.
#19 – QTUM (QTUM) >>
QTUM, which is pronounced as Quantum is a transfer platform (open-source) focused on decentralized mobile applications. It is the world’s first POS (proof of stake) platform based on smart contracts.
Led by the QTUM foundation based in Singapore, It is quite a new platform which was released in March 2017. QTUM managed to raise a staggering amount of $16 million within 5 days of its release. The team behind the development of QTUM is small yet consists of highly capable individuals.
As far as its growth is concerned, it has been quite rapid. By December 17, 2017, 9:14 PM PST, the price of QTUM was $29.67. It surged up to $56.06 (189% increase) at 5:24 am PST on 18th December 2017.
#20 – Binance Coin (BNB) >>
Binance coin has been developed as the dedicated currency to be used on the Binance exchange platform. Binance exchange is a popular cryptocurrency exchange that can process 1.4 million orders in one second.
The Binance coin is used for financial operations on-platform such as exchange fee, withdrawal fee, and other transaction costs on Binance.
The growth of Binance has gone quite a hand in hand with the growth of the Binance exchange platform itself.
#21 – Verge (XVG) >>
Having a blockchain technology that is similar to the Bitcoin, Verge is a decentralized and highly secure peer to peer digital payment platform which is designed to let transactions flow privately.
Verge’s development is community-driven. Much of the development is done on a voluntary basis by various developers.
Its price remained nearly $0 until 18th December 2017 when it crossed the $0.05 checkmark ultimately hitting its all-time high of $0.26 on 24th December 2017.
#22 – ICON (ICX) >>
ICON is a Korean startup which aims to provide a platform where various blockchains can get connected together. They aim to introduce an idea called ‘loopchain’. A loop chain would be a high-performance blockchain based on smart-contracts and would allow real-time transactions.
ICON is currently being led with the help of notable cryptocurrency advisors including Don Tapscott and Jason Best.
As of April 2018, the price of ICON ICX is hovering around $2.77 US with a slow gradual growth with little fluctuations.
#23 – Lisk (LSK) >>
Just like both Litecoin, and Bitcoin, Lisk is yet another decentralized blockchain network. It provides developers a platform to deploy separate side chains of their own from the primary Lisk blockchain. These totally customizable side-chains allow developers to tweak the parameters on which they want to base their blockchain applications.
Lisk was launched in early2016 and has been developed by a small-scale team of distinctly expert cryptocurrency professionals based in Berlin. The team is led by the co-founders Olivier Beddows, and Max Kordek. Both of them are considered to be legends in the world of cryptocurrencies.
Lisk was worth $14.64 back on 18th December 2017. Since then, its price has been fluctuating.
#24 – Ontology (ONT)
Ontology was launched in 2017 by a Chinese company called Onchain. By developing a high-performance blockchain platform serving as a platform for distributed trust collaboration, the aim of Ontology is to address the problems that exist in public blockchains.
Currently, Ontology is still in its infancy and the project is not fully developed yet. However, some milestones are expected to be reached in the coming months.
Since March 2018, Ontology’s price has had a gradually increasing trend.
#25 – Bitcoin Gold (BTG) >>
Originally announced late in July 2017, Bitcoin Gold (BTG) was born from within the Bitcoin blockchain due to a hard fork.
The prime aim of Bitcoin Gold’s development was to improve the consensus mechanism of Bitcoin hence allowing people to make use of GPUs. This would allow a greater number of miners to enter the world of cryptocurrencies.
However, a number of people in the crypto community consider Bitcoin Gold to be a well-planned scam. Nevertheless, Bitcoin gold has had a linear and fast growth primarily because it is said to have sprung out of Bitcoin’s blockchain itself.
#26 – Bytom (BTM)
The main aim of Bytom’s development is to allow better asset management by transferring atomic assets through smart contracts. Atomic assets are the traditional assets such as dividends, bonds, securities, or intelligence information.
Since the time of its release in August 2017, Bytom’s price growth has followed a fluctuating trend. First, it reached a high of $0.3350 on 15th August 2017. Then, it increased and reached a high of 0.6814 on 14th January 2018.
#27 – Populous (PPT)
Populous is an international blockchain technology-based platform for invoice trading. It develops connections between invoice buyers and business owners through the transparency, security, and high speed of blockchain tech.
The team behind Populous is based in the UK. It is led by Stephan Williams (CEO) and Zvezdormir Zlatinov (CTO). As of yet, the populous project is still in its development stages.
#28 – Zcash (ZEC) >>
Zcash is a blockchain platform that has been forked off the Bitcoin’s blockchain. It works pretty much the same as Bitcoin, with a couple of improvements such as greater anonymity.
ZCASH was developed by Zerocoin Electric Coin Company. The Zcash team currently aims to implement the Zcash privacy tech to Quarum which is a technology that is based on Ethereum.
Since last year, the growth of Zcash has been rather slow with slight fluctuations in the price. At a larger scale, it looks rather constant.
Also known as RaiBlocks previously, Nano is a digital currency which primarily aims to tackle the issue of scalability. As suggested in its whitepaper, the Nano coin allows instant transactions with very low transaction costs.
The main goal of Nano is to provide its users a distinct performance level with scalability that no other platform provides. According to Nano, this can be achieved by a distinct algorithm which designates a unique blockchain to each account. This allows faster transactions with a minimum amount of overhead. This crypto architecture is referred to as the block lattice.
#30 – Bytecoin (BCN) >>
Bytecoin is an open source decentralized crypto, and the first crypto coin that offers untraceable transactions and payments.
It allows the sending and receiving of transactions almost instantly throughout the globe. These transactions can be made with full anonymity without an additional transaction fee.
There is no single team behind the development of Bytecoin. Instead, it is developed by a whole community of contributors belonging to various regions of the globe.
Since the year 2014, the price of Bytecoin remained almost $0 until 11th January 2018, when it crossed the $0.016000 checkmark. Hence, its growth has been quite slow.
#31 – Steem (STEEM) >>
Steem is perhaps the first ever decentralized blockchain project that aims to pay users with good incentives for creating content of great quality on the Steemit platform. Apart from that, other interactions such as sharing, liking, and upvoting content will also give micro-rewards to the users.
Founded by CEO Dan Larimer, and Ned Scott, the team behind STEEM’s development is full of highly motivated and capable individuals.
The price of Steem has been fluctuating a lot ever since its release. It reached a price of $7.28 on 4th January 2018 which was the highest.
#32 – Siacoin (SC) >>
The prime aim of Siacoin is to revolutionize the concept of cloud storage. It is a decentralized, peer2peer platform which is encrypted for greater security.
It was developed by David Vorick and Luke Champine. What’s impressive about Siacoin is that its team ended up raising more than $1.25 million via huge investors without holding an ICO.
Since the time of its release, Siacoin’s price remained almost close to $0.00003 before surging to $0.0003 after which it hit its all-time high of $0.1 on 8th January 2018.
#33 – Wanchain (WAN)
With one of the fastest ICOs ever, Wanchain is a blockchain platform which aims to connect various blockchains so as to allow them to perform inter-ledger transfers of assets at a low transaction fee.
Launched near the end of 2017, the development of Wanchain is led by a team of more than 20 of the brightest minds in the world of cryptocurrencies. This includes the Co-founder and CEO Jack Lu.
The price of Wanchain has had a rather gradual trend with very slight fluctuations. After falling off slightly in between March 2018 and early April 2018, its price started to rise near the mid of April 2018.
#34 – BitShares (BTS) >>
Founded by Dan Larimer in 2014, Bitshares is a peer2peer exchange that is totally decentralized. The founder, Dan Larimer is crypto visionary and an early adopter which makes him a man of great experience.
The growth of bitshares was quite slow and steady until 13th January when it hit a high of $0.368 after surging up from an average of $0.004. After that, it hit its all-time high of $0.8745 on 4th January 2018.
#35 – Dogecoin (DOGE) >>
Dogecoin is a p2p digital payment platform. It came into being as a result of the Luckycoin’s fork, which itself was a result of Litecoin’s fork.
Since Dogecoin is one of the oldest altcoins to exist, it has quite a large community of hobbyists on the internet.
The price of dogecoins remained quite low over a period of very limited growth until 7th January 2018 when it hit is all-time high of $0.0179 US. The price fell down again and is currently hovering around $0.004751 as of 18th April 2018.
#36 – Stratis (STRAT) >>
Stratis is a blockchain development platform that has functionality similar to Ethereum. It was designed will keeping the growth of businesses in view.
The languages used on the Stratis platform include the C# and .NET languages. Hence, programmers will not have to learn separately dedicated languages for development.
The team behind Stratis is led by Chris Trew (CEO) and comprises of some of the best minds in the crypto world.
As far as its growth goes, the price of Stratis was well below $1 until the end of March 2017. After that, there was an exponential increase in the price until June 10. Stratis ended up hitting its all-time high of $21.21 on 8th January 2018 after which it had a fluctuating fall.
#37 – Bitcoin Private
Bitcoin Private is more of a hybrid of Zclassic (ZCL) and the popular Bitcoin (BTC). The prime goal of Bitcoin Private is to combine properties of both of these platforms including the awareness and security of Bitcoin with the unique privacy of Zclassic.
Originally proposed by the founder of Zclassic, Rhett Creighton, the team has since been led by him into its full development.
As far as its growth is concerned, it had gathered a significant level of easy attention because of the existing popularity of bitcoin. The price, however, shows a gradually decreasing trend with short periods of increase.
#38 – Zilliqa (ZIL)
Focused on solving a number of issues such as scaling, Zilliqa is a blockchain based platform that shows great future prospects. Due to the increasing number of nodes, the number of transactions also increases on the Zilliqa platform allowing a greater number of transactions per second.
Since the time of its release, it reached its all-time high of $0.159557 on 26th January 2018, after which there was a gradual fall in its price.
#39 – Waves (WAVES) >>
The Waves blockchain platform is the first of its kind, aiming to make blockchain coding easy for even those who carry little to no programming experience. Unlike other blockchain projects such as Ethereum, one does not need to learn a whole new programming language to create tokens on the Waves platform.
WAVES was founded by Sasha Ivanov, who has a good name in the world of cryptocurrencies. He is also the founder of coinomat.com exchange.
Throughout the year 2016 and the mid of 2017, the price of Waves coin remained lesser than $0.4 crossing this checkmark on 12th April 2017. After that, it had a fluctuating increased and hit its all-time high of $17.06 on 19th December 2017.
#40 – DigixDAO (DGD) >>
DigixDao (Digix decentralized autonomous organization) is a community that provides grants to various blockchain projects hence promoting DGX network growth.
Often at times, people tend to confuse the DGX token with the DGD token. Both of these tokens were developed by Digix Global. The owners of DGD tokens can participate in voting within the DigixDao network so as to decide the projects that which should be funded.
#41 – Maker (MKR)
Maker is a decentralized crypto platform that is backed by assets and is based on Ethereum’s blockchain.
The smart-contract algorithm Maker is designed while keeping the market fluctuations in view. The holders of the MKR token automatically get the privileges of the members of Maker’s DAO.
Maker (MKR) has had a gradual yet slightly fluctuating growth over the time hitting its all-time high of $1687 on January 21, 2018.
#42 – 0x (ZRX)
0x is an exchange that is totally decentralized and developed based on the Ethereum platform. Hence, it allows the trading of all ERC-20 class compliant tokens.
The prime aim of 0x is to let transactions be lightning fast and to provide building blocks to users for creating their own decentralized exchanges.
The ZRX token is the dedicate token that is used on the platform for transactions. Since the release of this platform in January 2018, its price has been fluctuating towards the negative growth curve. It had its all-time high of $0.153495 on 26TH January 2018.
#43 – Status (SNT) >>
As suggested in the STATUS whitepaper, status is a messaging platform with a mobile interface that can be used for interaction with various dapps.
Status was launched in June 2017 and managed to raise a huge amount of more than $100 million in their ICO. Its team comprises of talented individuals such as Nabil Naghdy (COO) who is the former product manager for Google.
Status has had a gradual increase in its price since the time it was released, up until January 4th, 2018 when it reached its all-time high of $0.6941.
#44 – Decred (DCR) >>
Decred is a digital currency which employs a model of governance that is based on the community. This way, the community determines the blockchain protocol’s future.
Released on 25th April 2017, the team behind the development of Decredconsists of volunteering developers who choose to remain somewhat anonymous.
Since its release, the price of the Decred coin has remained somewhat constant around $0.5 until it gradually started fluctuating higher near the start of May 2017. By 13th January 2018, it reached its all-time high of $121.70.
#45 – Bitcoin Diamond
Much similar to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Diamond claims to have added a range of improvements such as a higher level of anonymity and faster transactions. Its emergence has primarily been due to a hard fork. This hard fork occurred on 24th November 2017 primarily through Team 007 and Team EVEY, both of which are Bitcoin miners.
Bitcoin Diamond was able to gather quite a lot of attention. However, there has been a downward trend in its price overall, with sharp fluctuations of increase. After February 2018 however, the price seems to have fallen significantly and continues to decrease.
#46 – Aeternity (AE)
Aeternity is a platform for digital assets and is a decentralized computing platform. The primary aim of Aeternity is to improve the governance of cryptocurrencies, their scalability, safety, and the access to real-time data.
Over the years, Aeternity has had a rapid and unpredictable growth. After a rapid increase in its price, it reached its all-time high of $3.74 on 19th June 2017. After that, it ended up falling again and had another period of gradual rise up to $3.41 on 18th January 2018.
#47 – RChain (RHOC)
RChain is a blockchain platform that is decentralized, open-source and is based on smart contracts. Its goal is to deliver content on a large scale (as that of Facebook) and to support transactions on a very high speed (as that of Visa).
The growth of since October 2017 has been quite slow and has fluctuated a lot. It hit its all-time high of $2.99 on 8th January 2018 after which its price gradually fell down to $1.15 as of 8th April 2018.
#48 – AION
The prime aim behind the development of AION is to address the problems related to interoperability that exist within most of the blockchain platforms. It allows cross chain interoperability while supporting custom architectures.
Released in October 2017, the worth of Aion Token had a sharp rise from $0.50 to $3.38 by 2nd February 2018. Around January 2018 however, it hit its all-time high of $10.23.
#49 – Komodo (KMD)
Komodo is a cryptocurrency developed as a fork off of the Zcash’s platform. Hence, it makes use of the Zk-Snark technology for anonymity that which Zcash itself uses. It also employs a dPOW protocol (delayed proof of work) for a better security.
The development team of KOMODO is anonymous and prefers to use aliases instead. The lead developer of Komodo goes by the alias of ‘jl777’.
After a successful ICO following its release in February 2017, it had a gradually increasing trend in its growth until it reached its all-time high of 12.89 on December 21, 2017.
#50 – Loopring
This happens to be our last candidate in the top 50 cryptocurrencies. Loopring, which is based on Ethereum’s protocol, is a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange. It allows users to trade their assets on multiple exchanges.
The founder and CEO of Loopring, Daniel Wang has previously run a successful centralized exchange, Coin Port in 2014. The rest of the team consists of a number of notable cryptocurrency developers.
Loopring has had a decent level of success and hit its all-time high of $2.19 on 9th January 2018.
#51 – Golem (GNT) >>
The prime aim of Golem platform is to create a decentralized and open source supercomputer that can be accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It can also be referred to as the AirBnb in the world of computing, allowing users to lend out there computing power.
AS OF 18TH April 2018 the price of the GNT which is the officially dedicated token for their platform is fluctuating at $0.425499.
#52 – Waltonchain (WTC) >>
Waltonchain is quite a distinct blockchain platform which is a combination of blockchain tech and Radio-frequency identification. Through its platform, Waltonchain aims to form a cryptographic transaction storage technology which is totally decentralized.
Being a distinct and unique concept, WTC ended up gaining quite a lot of attention early on. By the time of its release in August 2017, its price has had an increasing trend until it reached its all-time high of $42.46 on 28th January 2018.
#53 – Ardor (ARDR) >>
Released by Jelurida, Ardor is a platform that provides blockchain as a service. It uses a PoS (proof of stakes) platform and aims to solve a number of issues such as scalability and versatility in its previously released NXT protocol.
The Ardor platform was launched on the 1st of January 2018. It reached its all-time high of $2/03 on 13th of January 2018.
#54 – Augur (REP) >>
Augur aims to develop the first ever open-source and decentralized platform for prediction markets.
Led by Joey Krug and Jack Peterson, who are both co-founders of Augur, the platform shows great future prospects. The team also comprises of various notable advisors such as Vitalik Buterin who is the founder of Ethereum.
Since the time of its release in 2016, Augur’s price growth has had had a somewhat gradually increasing trend. After a gradual increase over the years, it reached its all-time high of $111.89 by 12th January 2018.
#55 – DigiByte (DGB)
Formed in January 2014 by lead developer Jared Tate, Digibyte is an open source blockchain platform that has its prime focus on cybersecurity for smart apps and digital payments. It also offers increased scalability and versatility.
It reached its all-time high of $0.1296 on 7th January 2018 after which its price fell.
#56 – IOStoken >>
IOS, which stands for the Internet of Services is a blockchain based platform which aims to provide a decentralized platform to users for the exchange of digital goods and various online services.
There has been no ICO for IOStokens. Instead, the tokens were sold only to institutional investors.
The IOStoken team is led by the co-founders Jimmy Zhong, Ray Xiao, Bosch Lee, Kelvin Tan, and Terrence Wang.
#57 – Hshare (HSR)
Hshare is a value token that is pre-launched with 1 to 1 HCash trading value. The prime purpose behind HCash is to allow easy transfers of currencies. Currently, there is not much that can be seen about this platform other than a whitepaper. Some people even consider it to be a scam.
Based on the blockchain of Ethereum, BAT referred to as Basic attention token, is an open source crypto token which advertisers and publishers get as a reward for contributing good quality content.
Lead by Brian Eich, the BAT team consists of some of the brightest minds in the world of cryptocurrencies.
Having had close fluctuations in its price, the BAT token reached its all-time high of $0.9007 on 10th January 2018.
#59 – KuCoin Shares (KCS) >>
The KuCoin Shares coin is the dedicated coin used on the Kucoin crypto exchange platform. This coin is used for transactions that are made on-platform.
Apart from a discount on the transaction fee, the holders of KCS also get various kucoin bonus awards.
It has had a fluctuating trend in its price, with its price reaching an all-time high of $20.99 on 7th January 2018.
#60 – ARK
ARK is a cryptocurrency platform that allows people to generate some revenue in the future. Apart from that, it is a platform that helps with mass cryptocurrency production.
The team behind ARK’s development is full of qualified cryptocurrency experts with a single goal in mind.
A number of people, however, consider ARK to be a well-managed scam.
#61 – Centrality
Simply put, Centrality is an ecosystem that is powered by blockchain technology, aiming to support startups and emerging companies via dapps. In other words, it allows startups to work together via blockchain technology.
The centrality platform has been developed by a team based in New-Zealand, led by CEO Auron McDonald.
It has had quite a decent start with gradual growth. Released in October 2017, Centrality managed to raise more than $15 million in ICO.
#62 – PIVX (PIVX)
PIVX is an open-source and decentralized crypto project launched on 1st February 2016 as Darknet before being branded as PIVX. Its prime aim is to allow fast private transactions and a model benefiting every individual and not only the early adopters. PIVX has had a gradually increasing growth.
#63 – Substratum (SUB)
Substratum is an open source platform which allows users to rent out their computers as hosting servers. It hosts a wide number of nodes spread throughout the world.
The price of Substratum token has had a gradual increase followed by a gradual decrease with slight fluctuations in between.
#64 – aelf (ELF) >>
Aelf provides an operating system that can be customized for blockchains. It does this by employing a unique system of governance by using a dPOS system and by making use of side chains for a greater scalability. Founded by Ma Haobo, Aelf is still a project that is in its younger stages though it has received a number of significantly high investments from different capital firms.
#65 – Cryptonex (CNX)
Cryptonex is an internationally decentralized cryptocurrency platform that is primarily developed for the customers of a new generation.
It has been developed by a team of international investors with a single aim of for revolutionizing the cryptocurrency financial market.
Many people, however, consider Cryptonex as a very well-planned scam. Hence, its reputation is a bit muddy.
#66 – Dragonchain (DRGN) >>
Developed by Disney (not that Disney), Dragonchain is a blockchain technology that focuses on providing solutions to enterprises that wish to use platforms such as ETC but require a high level of anonymity.
Dropped by Disney, Joe Roets picked up the project where it was left and after its development, he released it in October 2017. It had a rapid growth and managed to raise about $43.5 million in ICO.
#67 – Factom >>
Factom is a decentralized cryptocurrency platform which aims to create products that revolutionize the way businesses share and store their data in transparent yet safer ways. Through the use of Factom, the chances of corruption and fraud in businesses are nearly impossible.
Based in Austin, Factom’s idea was originally developed in 2014 by Paul Snow and David Johnston who also happen to be the co-founders of this project. Factom has had a stable growth over the past.
#68 – Mithril (MITH)
Mithril is a one of a kind social media platform that is decentralized and provides rewards to users who create engaging and entertaining content. Moreover, it also rewards users based on their interactions on the platform.
Since the time of its recent release, it has had quite a stable growth in terms of its price.
#69 – QASH
QASH, which is pronounced as Cash, is the dedicated cryptocurrency used on the Qyoine Liquid platform. Quoine is an international crypto firm, which aims to solve the liquidity issues that are commonly occurring in cryptocurrency transactions and investments.
Qash has had a quick growth, and its price has remained somewhat stable over the months. It has its all-time high of $2.48 on 14th January 2018.
#70 – Monacoin (MONA)
Monacoin is one of the most popular altcoins in Japan. The primary audience that uses Monacoins is the community of gamers. They use it as a medium of currency for buying various gaming goods through websites.
The growth of Monacoin went through quite rapidly, especially among the gaming community of Japan. Slowly and steadily, it is making its mark across the entire globe.
#71 – Syscoin
Syscoin is a blockchain platform which aims to provide a totally decentralized marketplace to its users. Apart from that, it also makes use of various different features that are supposed to improve the overall experience of e-commerce.
The growth of syscoin surged near the end of the year 2017 and reached an all-time high of $0.9192 on 9th January 2018.
#72 – Veritaseum (VERI)
Veritaseum is a blockchain based platform which aims to create an entryway into the international p2p market which is cheaper than all the other options. In terms of the product creation, there is not enough information available on their website or in the whitepaper. For this reason, many people wonder whether it could be a well-planned scam.
Since the time of its release in 2017, it has had a rather constantly fluctuating growth in terms of its price. The VERI coin reached its all-time high on 10th January 2018, priced at $486.2.
#73 – GAS
GAS is the dedicated token that fuels up the smart contracts within the NEO’s blockchain.
It was founded by Da Hongfei and Eric Zhang. Since its release, GAS has had a rather fluctuating growth with respect to its price.
#74 – Funfair (FUN)
FunFair is a decentralized blockchain platform based on Ethereum and is used for online casino games. It should be noted that it is not a casino by itself. Instead, it is a platform that gets licensed out to a number of gambling platforms.
Since the time of its release, FunFair has had a rather stable growth, with its price surging up to $0.192894 on 7th January 2018. This was also its all-time high.
#75 – Ethos (ETHOS)
Developed by Ethos.io, Ethos is a blockchain based crypto platform. The prime aim of this platform is to increase the accessibility of cryptocurrency markets for everyone out there.
It is currently led by Shingo Lavine who is also the founder and CEO of Ethos.
Ethos has had a nice growth over the past years and has a surge in its price after which it reached a price of $10.41 on 8th January 2018.
#76 – Kyber Network (KNC)
Kyber Network is an internet exchange platform, which allows users to convert their cryptocurrencies instantly. These exchange transactions are carried out through smart-contracts and undergo automatic executions. So in case a transaction fails, the users on both ends will automatically receive their respective amount of coins.
#77 – NXT (NXT) >>
Originally released in 2013, by Jelurida, NXR is an application platform which offers asset the growth of NXT has never been very positive, however.
#78 – Elastos
Elastos is a blockchain based company that is developing a new form of the internet through which people will be able to own digital assets, and will be to generate wealth using them.
Being a nice concept, it has gained quite a lot of attention since the time of its release. Its price has had a surge up, with a gradual decline over the year 2018.
#79 – WAX
Referred to as the Worldwide Asset Exchange, it is a blockchain based platform that works as an international marketplace where users can buy, sell, and exchange digital goods.
Bagging quite a lot of attention upon its release, the net worth WAX is estimated to be $50 billion dollars. Hence, it is evident that it has had a decent growth.
#80 – Nucleus Vision
Nucleus is a double-ended blockchain based platform that provides technological solutions so as to provide data to retailers that previously used to be inaccessible.
The Nucleus Vision team is based in USA and India and comprises of one of the best crypto brains in both of these regions.
Since the time of its release in September 2017, it has had quite a lot of fluctuations with its price rising up to $0.044741 by 18th April 2017.
#81 – Nebulas (NAS) >>
The Nebulas platform aims to become the internet of the future. It is also referred to as the future Google of blockchains. This is because it offers a framework for all other blockchains.
Founded in 2017 through a very successful ICO, the Nebula project features upgradable capabilities of smart contracts along with a highly efficient search engine.
As far as its price growth goes, it surged up to an all-time high of $15.10 on 10th of January 2018 before gradually decreasing again up till $5.04 on 18th April 2018.
#82 – GXChain (GXS)
GXChain is a decentralized exchange that is based on blockchain technology and is designed to remove all barriers between sources of data that are present on various platforms.
The price of the GXS token, which is the dedicated token for the GXChain platform, has surged up to 10.23 by 13th January 2018 before falling below again.
#83 – ReddCoin (RDD)
ReddCoin is considered as a social media coin, which is a p2p (peer to peer) payments platform. Released in 2014, ReddCoin allows everyone to receive RDD coins via their social network feeds for no transaction costs.
Since 2014, ReddCoin had a slow growth with its price remaining below $0.0001 till 16th May 2017 after which it started surging and hit an all-time high of $0.026641 on 7th January 2018.
#84 – Dentacoin (DCN) >>
The Dentacoin platforms aim to add improvement in the dental health of people all over the globe by forming a blockchain based community of dental doctors, patients, and suppliers.
Dentacoin was launched in 2017 along with the trusted review platform. Through this platform, patients get rewarded for posting unedited reviews anonymously on to the blockchain.
The price of Dentacoin had a slow growth over the year 2017 and surged up to its all-time high of $0.007263 by 8th January 2018.
#85 – Byteball Bytes (GBYTE)
ByteballBytes is a cryptocurrency platform that allows users to bind payments to a condition. These conditions are set by the sender. Upon disagreement with the condition, the sender gets his money back.
It makes use of a consensus-based algorithm rather than a proof of work protocol. Byteball Bytes crowdsale started on 7th August. It is led by founder Anton Churyumov who is also the co-founder and CEO of TeddyId.
The growth of Byteball Bytes in terms of its priced surged up to an all-time high of $0.007218 on 8th January 2018 after which it has an exponentially decreasing trend.
#86 – SALT (SALT) >>
SALT is a lending/borrowing platform which allows users to employ their blockchain assets such as BTC and ETC as collateral for getting fiat currency loans.
It was developed and founded in 2016 but was released in August 2017 under the leadership of CEO Shawn Owen. It had a significant level of initial growth and managed to raise more than $55 million in it ICO.
#87 – Power Ledger (POWR)
Power ledger is a block-chain platform that allows businesses and users to sell their power sources without the need of a third-party
Their growth has been quite impacting as of yet. Present at the 2017 blockchain summit, Power Ledger received a great amount of attention which allowed them to make many partnerships in 2018.
#88 – Revain
Revain is a blockchain based technology platform that offers unbiased and permanent reviews that are recorded on a blockchain. The crowdsale of Revain occurred on 21st August 2017.
Behind its development, there is a team of experienced crypto enthusiasts that is led by CEO Rinat Arslanov who is an entrepreneur with great business experience. It has its all-time high of $4.24 by 18th February 2018.
#89 – Mixin
Mixin is a network based on the BFT-DAG network and aims to connect various blockchains currently in operation. It is a blockchain messenger which is totally decentralized and offers a fair platform to everyone. It is built for the prime purpose of transaction processing, for businesses instantly.
Mixin has grown quite fast and it went up 5% by its price, within a day of its release. After January however, its price went down constantly with little fluctuations.
#90 – MaidSafeCoin (MAID)
Maidsafe is a blockchain platform that aims at the implementation of a secure, next-generation decentralized data network referred to as the ‘SAFE NETWORK’. One unique feature of this network is that it would be self-correcting and self-managing.
The Maidsafe Network will be a self-managing, self-correcting network. The network is a new, secure and decentralized data management service that relies on the unused resources of individual users.
#91 – Zcoin (XZC)
Zcoin, which is also referred to as XZC, is a cryptocurrency geared towards providing financial private transactions to its users. It implements the ZeroCoin protocol which is designed as a highly private protocol.
Over the year 2017, the growth of Zcoin was rather slow. It surged to its all-time high of 141.19$ on 26th December 2017 before falling again.
#92 – Chain Link (LINK) >>
Chain Link is an Oracle service that is totally decentralized and is quite unique. The prime aim of Chain Link is to provide a bridge to various ecosystems.
After getting released in the late period of September 2017 through an ICO, it quickly went to its high of $0.47 but soon decreased and starting fluctuating in between $0.14 and $0.18 till December 2017.
#93 – STORM
STORM is a blockchain based market, the aims to develop opportunities for earning for people all over the globe. It is more like a micro-task marketplace that is run by a team of highly motivated individuals.
The STORM token actually took the world of cryptocurrencies by storm, with its price surging to an all-time high of $0.188902 soon after its release.
#94 – Electroneum (ETN) >>
Electroneum is a cryptocurrency that is focused solely on mobile users. Having had a very successful ICO, it is the first digital currency that offers great ease of use of mobile owners.
Both the mobile application and the mobile wallet of ETN are user-friendly and highly responsive.
After a successful ICO and due to a unique concept, the growth of Electroneum looks quite positive and promising. Despite a lot of fluctuations in the price, it reached an all-time high of $0.2295 on 6th January 2018.
#95 – SmartCash (SMART)
SMARTCASH is a cryptocurrency that was born as a result of a fork off of the Zcoin project. It is primarily driven by a community of developers rather than a single team. Fast transactions and merchant adoption are the two prime goals of Smartcash.
Over 2017, its price remained nearly constant and gradually increased near the end of 2017. It reached its all-time high of $2.80 on 13th January 2018 before falling down again.
#96 – Bancor (BNT) >>
Bancor is a system that is built for the management of smart-tokens. These tokens are built on blockchains based on smart contracts such as Ethereum.
Bancor managed to raise a huge amount of $153 million worth of Ethereum through its crowdfunding sale which started on June 12, 2017, attracting the attention of notable investors such as Tim Draper. This in itself is a reflection of its rapid growth.
#97 – Pundi X (NPXS) >>
Pundi X is a relatively new decentralized platform which aims to make cryptocurrency purchasing easier for users. According to its white paper, Pundi X aims to become the Walmart of Blockchains.
Pundi X is based in Indonesia and is led by a team of highly capable individuals. The growth of Pundi X has been quite fast and gradual.
#98 – Enigma (ENG)
Enigma is a cryptocurrency platform that aims to revolutionize the way in which crypto traders make use of data to make intelligent decisions. Ultimately, Enigma would turn into a data marketplace.
It managed to raise a staggering $45M in ICOs, making it one of the most attention-grabbing ICOs ever. This huge amount marks great growth and possible future success.
#99 – Storj (STORJ)
Storj is a cloud storage company that launched its own unique crypto token system that is based on Ethereum’s platform. It aims to develop a faster cloud storage with is 50% cheaper than traditional cloud storages.
Launched in May 2017, the ICO managed to raise $300 million which makes it highly successful and marks great initial growth and high future prospects.
#100 – Request Network (REQ)
REQ is a crypto platform that is developed while keeping the Ethereum’s network in view. It is a fully decentralized platform geared towards allowing secure international payments via the blockchain.
The growth of REQ has been rather slow due to lack of popularity. In terms of hype, it would not be rated higher than 2/5 at most. Due to a lack of information and transparency, some people even consider it to be a scam.
In a Nutshell
While there are many lesser-known cryptocurrencies out there, only a few have qualified well-enough to be featured in our Top cryptocurrency list based on popularity and customer base. However, this does not by any chance imply that these cryptocurrencies are safe to invest in. All in all, the prime aim of this page is only to provide an introduction to the top cryptocurrency platforms. By no means, do we endorse nor provide an investment guarantee for the names listed above.
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