List of cryptocurrencies

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This is a list of cryptocurrencies. There were more than 710 cryptocurrencies available for trade in online markets as of 11 July 2016 and more than 740 in total[1] but only 26 of them had market capitalizations over $10 million at time of 08:55, 4 January 2017 (UTC), real time market information can be accessed at Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations

Release Status Currency Symbol Founder Hash algorithm Timestamping Notes
2014 Active Factom FCT Paul Snow Proof-of-Existence



Factom is a system for securing millions of realtime records in the blockchain with a single hash.
2016 Active Zcash ZEC Zooko Wilcox Equihash Proof-of-work (POW) Zcash is the first open, permissionless financial system employing zero-knowledge security.
2014 Active Auroracoin AUR Baldur Odinsson
Scrypt Proof-of-work (POW) Created as an alternative to fiat currency in Iceland.
2009 Active Bitcoin BTC,[3][4] XBT Satoshi Nakamoto[nt 1] SHA-256d[5][6] POW[6][7] First decentralized ledger currency.
2014 Active BlackCoin BC, BLK Rat4 (pseudonym) Scrypt Proof-of-stake (POS) BlackCoin secures its network through a process called minting.
2014 Inactive Coinye KOI, COYE Scrypt POW Used American hip hop artist Kanye West as its mascot, abandoned after trademark lawsuit.
2014[8] Active Dash DASH Evan Duffield &
Kyle Hagan[9]
X11 POW & POS[nt 2] Adds privacy to transactions through a decentralized coin-mixing system called Darksend.
2013 Active Dogecoin DOGE, XDG Jackson Palmer
& Billy Markus[10]
Scrypt[11] POW Based on an internet meme.
2014 Active DigitalNote XDN XDN-dev team, dNote[12] CryptoNight[13] POW DigitalNote (XDN) is a new private cryptocurrency with an instant untraceable crypto messages and first blockchain banking implementation, use CryptoNote protocol.
2015 Active Ethereum ETH Vitalik Buterin[14] Dagger Hashimoto[15] POW Turing complete smart contracts.
2014 Active Gulden[16] NLG Rijk Plasman[17][18][19] Scrypt Proof-of-work_system (POW) Previous Name: GULDENCOIN, in 2015 the names changed into: GULDEN.
2013[20][21] Active Gridcoin GRC Rob Hälford [22] Scrypt Decentralized Proof-of-stake POS First cryptocurrency linked to citizen science through the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing[23][24]
2011 Active Litecoin LTC Charles Lee Scrypt POW First cryptocurrency to use Scrypt as a hashing algorithm.
2013 Active Omni MSC J. R. Willett [25] SHA-256d[26] N/A Omni is both digital currency and communications protocol built on top of the existing bitcoin block chain.
2014 Active MazaCoin MZC BTC Oyate Initiative SHA-256d POW The underlying software for MazaCoin is derived from that of another cryptocurrency, ZetaCoin.
2014 Active Monero XMR Monero Core Team[27] CryptoNight[13] POW Monero (XMR) is a new privacy-centric coin using the CryptoNote protocol. Monero focuses on the use on Darknet Market.
2011 Active Namecoin NMC Vincent Durham[28][29] SHA-256d POW Also acts as an alternative, decentralized DNS.
2014 Active Nxt NXT BCNext
SHA-256d[30] POS Nxt is specifically designed as a flexible platform to build applications and financial services around its protocol.
2012[6] Active Peercoin PPC Sunny King
SHA-256d[32] POW & POS First to use POW and POS functions.
2013[33] Active Emercoin EMC EvgenijM86 & Yitshak Dorfman SHA-256 POW & POS Trusted storage for any small data: acts as an alternative, decentralized DNS, PKI store, SSL infrastructure and other.
2014 Active PotCoin POT Scrypt POW Developed to service the legalized cannabis industry
2013 Active Primecoin XPM Sunny King
1CC/2CC/TWN[34] POW[34] Primecoin uses the finding of prime chains composed of Cunningham chains and bi-twin chains for proof-of-work, which can lead to useful byproducts.
2013 Active Ripple[35][36][37] XRP[37] Chris Larsen &
Jed McCaleb[38]
ECDSA[39] "Consensus" Designed for peer to peer debt transfer. Not based on bitcoin.
2014 Active Titcoin TIT Edward Mansfield & Richard Allen[40] SHA-256d POW First cryptocurrency to be nominated for a major adult industry award.[41]
2014 Active Synereo AMP AMP Dor Konforty & Greg Meredith[42] Proof-of-stake (POS) POS Trying to create a world computer, Synereo’s 2.0 tech stack, that incorporates all faculties needed to support decentralized computation without central servers.[43]


  1. ^ It is not known whether the name "Satoshi Nakamoto" is real or a pseudonym, or whether it represents one person or a group.
  2. ^ Via Masternodes containing 1000 DRK as "Proof of Service". Through an automated voting mechanism, one Masternode is selected per block and receives 45% of mining rewards.


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  12. ^ "[XDN] DigitalNote - private money and messages transfer, №1 blockchain bank". 
  13. ^ a b "CryptoNight". 
  14. ^ Out in the Open: Teenage Hacker Transforms Web Into One Giant Bitcoin Network
  15. ^ Dagger Hashimoto
  16. ^ Gulden website,
  17. ^ Founder Gulden: Rijk Plasman
  18. ^ Github Gulden
  19. ^ Developers Gulden
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  25. ^ Buterin, Vitalik (4 November 2013). "Mastercoin: A Second-Generation Protocol on the Bitcoin Blockchain". Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Mastercoin Spec". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  27. ^ "[XMR] Monero - A secure, private, untraceable cryptocurrency". 
  28. ^ vinced/namecoin, GitHub
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  30. ^ "NXT Whitepaper". NxtWiki - Whitepaper. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
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  33. ^ EmerCoin — Innovative blockchain services!Bitcoin Forum, thread started at December 08, 2013
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  40. ^ Mercier Voyer, Stephanie. "Titcoin Is a Brand New Cryptocurrency for Porn Purchases". Vice Magazine. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  41. ^ "Titcoin Receives Two Web & Tech XBIZ Nominations". Payout Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  42. ^ Meredith, Greg. "A Brief History of Synereo". Synereo Blog. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  43. ^ "Synereo and NFX Guild Launch Strategic Partnership to Build a Decentralized Internet". Bitcoin Magazine. Retrieved 13 November 2016.