Cardano is a decentralised public blockchain and cryptocurrency project and is fully open source. Cardano is developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver more advanced features than any protocol previously developed. It is the first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first driven approach. The development team consists of a large global collective of expert engineers and researchers.
Basic Attention Token (BAT)
Basic Attention Token radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users. It all happens on the Ethereum blockchain. The token can be used to obtain a variety of advertising and attention-based services on the BAT platform. The utility of the token is based on user attention, which simply means a person’s focused mental engagement.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
Bitcoin Cash seeks to bring sound money to the world, fulfilling the original promise of Bitcoin as "Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash". Merchants and users are empowered with low fees and reliable confirmations. Bitcoin Cash aims to achieve unrestricted growth, global adoption, permissionless innovation, and decentralized development.
Binance Coin (BNB)
Binance Coin (BNB) is an exchange-based token created and issued by the cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Initially created on the Ethereum blockchain as an ERC-20 token in July 2017.
Bitcoin (₿) is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.
BitTorrent Token (BTT)
TRON Foundation and BitTorrent Foundation have introduced a cryptographic token called BTT along with an extended version of the BitTorrent protocol in order to create a token-based economy around the usage of networking, bandwidth and storage on hundreds of millions of computers on the internet.
Binance USD (BUSD)
Binance USD is a U.S. Dollar stablecoin issued by Paxos in partnership with Binance.
The CRYPTO20 (C20) token is an ERC20 token that was developed by Invictus Capital, a cryptocurrency specialist investment firm, in November 2017. At the time, CRYPTO20 was the world’s first tokenized cryptocurrency index fund. The Fund tracks the top 20 cryptocurrencies by market capitilisation, with the C20 token value being tied directly to the value of the underlying assets held by the Fund.
Curve DAO Token (CRV)
Curve is a decentralized exchange for stablecoins that uses an automated market maker (AMM) to manage liquidity. Launched in January 2020, Curve is now synonymous with the decentralized finance (DeFi) phenomenon, and has seen significant growth in the second half of 2020. In August, Curve launched a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), with CRV as its in-house token.
Civic is an identity verification provider designed to facilitate on demand identity verification (IDV) services. The CVC token is intended for use transacting in IDV related services offered by Civic.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency invented by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, who decided to create a payment system that is instant, fun, and free from traditional banking fees. Dogecoin features the face of the Shiba Inu dog from the "Doge" meme as its logo and namesake. It was introduced on December 6, 2013, and quickly developed its own online community.
Polkadot is an open-source sharding multichain protocol that facilitates the cross-chain transfer of any data or asset types, not just tokens, thereby making a wide range of blockchains interoperable with each other.
EOSIO is a blockchain protocol powered by the native cryptocurrency EOS. EOSIO operates as a smart contract platform and decentralized operating system intended for the deployment of industrial-scale decentralized applications. The smart contract platform claims to eliminate transaction fees and also conduct millions of transactions per second.
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts, i.e. applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third-party interference. Ether is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain.
Filecoin aims to store data in a decentralized manner. Unlike cloud storage companies like Amazon Web Services or Cloudflare, which are prone to the problems of centralization, Filecoin leverages its decentralized nature to protect the integrity of a data’s location, making it easily retrievable and hard to censor.
Fantom is a directed acyclic graph (DAG) smart contract platform providing decentralized finance (DeFi) services to developers using its own bespoke consensus algorithm. Together with its in-house token FTM, Fantom aims to solve problems associated with smart-contract platforms, specifically transaction speed, which developers say they have reduced to under two seconds.
FTX Token (FTT)
FTT is the utility token on the FTX cryptocurrency exchange. It can be used to reduce trading fees on the exchange or serve as collateral against futures positions. It can also be staked to earn interest and get the chance to win NFTs.
Litecoin is a fork of the Bitcoin Core client, differing primarily by having a decreased block generation time (2.5 minutes), increased maximum number of coins, different hashing algorithm (scrypt, instead of SHA-256), and a slightly modified GUI. Litecoin is often referred to as the Bitcoin testnet, where cutting edge features are tested out before being added to Bitcoin
OmiseGO is building a decentralized exchange, liquidity provider mechanism, clearinghouse messaging network, and an asset-backed blockchain gateway. Unlike other decentralized exchange platforms, this allows for decentralized exchange between multiple blockchains directly without a trusted gateway token.
Paxos Standard (PAX)
The Paxos Standard token is fully collateralized 1:1 by the U.S. dollar, issued by the Paxos Trust Company, and approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services.
Qtum (QTUM) is a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) smart contract blockchain platform and value transfer protocol. In PoS, node operators are rewarded for validating transactions. Qtum is built on Bitcoin's UTXO transaction model, with the added functionality of smart contract execution.
Augur is an open, global platform where anyone, anywhere can create, monitor or trade in prediction markets about any topic. Think of it as an "Event Wagering System" where the most accurate event forecaster "wins". This can effectively be used by a farmer to insure against a dry season, or by an event planner to insure a Festival in the Bahamas.
Render Token (RNDR)
RenderToken (RNDR) is a distributed GPU rendering network built on top of the Ethereum blockchain, aiming to connect artists and studios in need of GPU compute power with mining partners willing to rent their GPU capabilities out.
Solana is a high-throughput blockchain that is currently supporting 50–65k transactions per second and 400ms block times, without complex solutions like sharding or layer-two.
Serum is a decentralized exchange (DEX) and ecosystem that brings unprecedented speed and low transaction costs to decentralized finance. It is built on Solana and is completely permissionless.
TRON is an ambitious project dedicated to the establishment of a truly decentralized Internet and its infrastructure. The TRON protocol, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, offers high throughput, high scalability, and high availability for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem.
TrueUSD, part of the TrustToken asset tokenization platform, is a blockchain-based stablecoin pegged to the value of the U.S. Dollar. In the TrueUSD system, U.S Dollars are held as collateral in the bank accounts of multiple trust companies that have signed escrow agreements, rather than in a bank account controlled by a single company. The U.S. Dollars held are verified by an independent third-party accountant that publishes monthly attestation reports.
USD Coin (USDC)
USD Coin is a stablecoin that is pegged to the U.S. dollar on a 1:1 basis. Every unit of this cryptocurrency in circulation is backed up by $1 that is held in reserve, in a mix of cash and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds.
Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency with a value meant to mirror the value of the U.S. dollar. The idea was to create a stable cryptocurrency that can be used like digital dollars. Coins that serve this purpose of being a stable dollar substitute are called “stable coins.” According to their site, Tether converts cash into digital currency, to anchor or “tether” the value of the coin to the price of national currencies like the US dollar, the Euro, and the Yen.
Monero is an open source project that is focused on fungibility, privacy and decentralisation. The Monero cryptocurrency uses a obfuscated public ledger, meaning the details of financial transactions in Monero remain private. Monero is based off the CryptoNote whitepaper and led by South African software developer Riccardo Spagni, better known as "fluffypony" in the crypto community.
Ripple or XRP is the native token of the Ripple network, a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network. Ripple aims to create a global network of banks and other financial institutions that use Ripple software to lower the cost of international settlements.
Zcoin is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency project. It was the first to implement ideas from the Zerocoin project whitepaper written by a group of academics in 2013. When working on his first cryptocurrency in 2014, founder Poramin Insom realized that the project he developed lacked sufficient safeguards for user and transaction privacy. Consequently, in 2016, he created Zcoin, a new cryptocurrency with security and privacy at its core. Since then, Zcoin introduced key protocols, including the MTP mining algorithm, network privacy protocol Dandelion++, and recently, the Sigma Protocol to replace Zerocoin as the privacy protocol in use. The Sigma Protocol lets a user burn existing coins to redeem them for coins with no previous transaction history later. By breaking links in the blockchain, the protocol provides strong end-user privacy.
Yearn.Finance is an aggregator service for decentralized finance (DeFi) investors, using automation to allow them to maximize profits from yield farming.
South African Rands (ZAR)
The rand is the currency of the Republic of South Africa, and is subdivided into 100 units called cents. The ISO 4217 code allocated to the rand is ZAR, from Afrikaans "Zuid-Afrikaanse Rand" meaning South African Rand. The rand is legal tender in the Common Monetary Area between South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia, although the last three countries do have their own currencies pegged at par with the rand.