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Stellar Lumen (XLM) is a cryptocurrency used by the Stellar payment network. Launched ter July 2014 by Jed Mccaleb, the founder of the failed Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange and the Ripple payment network, Stellar wasgoed originally based on the Ripple overeenstemming protocol, but it wasgoed straks substituted by the project’s rewritten version. It is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin with a total supply of 100 billion of stellars and an annual inflation of 1%. Unlike most other cryptocurrency projects, Stellar does not provide a desktop client and all transactions are performed through its web wallet. Furthermore, a fresh account can only be created by an existing Stellar user who has to send a ondergrens of 20 XLM to the fresh account, a Facebook account is mandatory to confirm the reception of funds. Original announcement.
Bitcoin (BTC) is a overeenstemming network that enables a fresh payment system and a downright digital money. It is the very first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is like specie for the Internet. Bitcoin is the very first implementation of a concept called “crypto-currency”, suggesting the idea of a fresh form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority. The very first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept wasgoed published te 2009 ter a cryptography mailing list by Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi left the project ter late 2010 without exposing much about himself. The community has since grown exponentially with many developers working on Bitcoin. Initial announcement.
Zcoin (XZC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te September 2016 spil a fork of Bitcoin. With a strong concentrate on privacy and anonymity of transactions, Zcoin uses the Zerocoin protocol and a concept called “zero-knowledge cryptographic proof” which obfuscates both the sender’s and the recipient’s transaction gegevens. Ter effect, the protocol is capable of proving the ownership of a coin without having to expose which precies coin one possesses. Being a proof-of-work cryptocurrency, Zcoin goes after the same mining scheme and halving cycle spil Bitcoin, eventually generating 21 million coins, however, it uses a different hashing algorithm (Lyra2). 10% of the total Zcoin supply will be distributed to the founders prize fund. Original announcement.
Gulden (NLG), formerly known spil Guldencoin, is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te March 2014. It is intended spil a national cryptocurrency of the Netherlands. Like Litecoin, it uses scrypt spil the hashing algorithm, but the total intended coin supply is higher than Litecoin’s (1.68 billion). Additionally, Gulden uses Kimoto’s Gravity Well to adjust coin mining difficulty. The Subway franchise ter the Dutch town of Leeuwarden wasgoed the very first restaurant to accept Gulden, thus kicking off a tentative cryptocurrency revolution ter the country. Original announcement.
BitShares (BTS) is a brand of open-source software based on the spil blockchain technology spil used by Bitcoin. Unlike bitcoins, which do not produce any income for their owners, BitShare can be used to launch Decentralized Autonomous Companies (DACs) which punt shares, produce profits and distribute profits to shareholders. Spil such, BitShares is about making profitable companies that people want to own shares te, thus creating terugwedstrijd for the shareholders. The very first DAC launched by this veranderingsproces wasgoed called BitSharesX, a decentralized asset exchange based ter Hong Kong. BitShares wasgoed originally launched under the name of ProtoShares (PTS), it wasgoed straks renamed to BitShares (PTS) and “reloaded” ter November 2014 by merging several products into BitShares (BTS).
Bytecoin (BCN) is a decentralised, anonymous cryptocurrency written from scrape and launched te July 2012. Its concept is based on the CryptoNote technology which concentrates on privacy and anonymity of transactions. It comes with a number of unique features, such spil stadionring signatures to make payments untraceable, an exchange protocol to make transactions unlinkable, and several others. Some other interesting features of the cryptocurrency include “egalitarian” proof-of-work mechanism and an analysis-resistant blockchain. Bytecoin is designed to be lightly mined on an average individual laptop while being resistant to mining with specialised ASIC hardware. The Bytecoin software is available ter two variants – spil a Bytecoin reference client that uses a command-line interface to manage transactions and to mine coins, or a Bytecoin wallet with an easy-to-use an intuitive graphical user interface. Original announcement.
NEM (XEM), which stands for Fresh Economy Movement, is a decentralised cryptocurrency launched ter March 2015. Inspired by the Nxt project, it wasgoed written from scrape ter Java. The most interesting features of the cryptocurrency include its proof-of-importance (POI) algorithm (with the level of importance determined by how many coins a wallet stores and the number of transactions made to and from the wallet), an integrated P2P-secure multi-signature account and encrypted messaging system, and an Eigentrust++ reputation system which evaluates the quality of each client’s contribution to maintain the network. NEM uses a client–server prototype where the NIS (NEM Infrastructure Server) runs independent of the NCC (NEM Community Client), the client is designed to run locally, te a web browser. Original announcement.
Ripple (XRP) is a native currency of Ripple, a payment protocol, currency exchange and remittance network. Launched ter 2012, Ripple’s mission is to enable secure, instant and almost free global financial transactions. It is based around a collective, public database which uses a overeenstemming process that permits for payments, exchanges and remittance te a distributed process. Despite being possessed and operated by a company (based te the USA) and being the custodians of the majority of XRP tokens, the Ripple network is decentralised and it can operate even without the enterprise behind it. Te the beginning, Ripple provided both web-based and desktop wallets clients for users to download, this wasgoed however discontinued te late 2016 ter favour of an official Ripple gateway at GateHub.netwerk. Unofficial Ripple desktop wallets are also available from third-party resources.
Monero (XMR) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bytecoin te April 2014. The coin’s fundamental feature is privacy – it aims to be a digital medium of exchange with untraceable payments, unlinkable transactions and resistance to blockchain analysis. This is achieved thanks to a proof-of-work algorithm called CryptoNight, developed by the CryptoNote project. CryptoNote uses so-called “stadionring signatures”, a sophisticated scheme that requests several different public keys from a group of users for verification. Spil such, the precies person behind a Monero transaction is not known, this results te considerable increase of privacy compared to Bitcoin and its forks. Original announcement.
Edge (XVG) (formerly DogecoinDark (DOGED)) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Dogecoin ter October 2014 and re-branded spil Edge ter February 2016. The project exploited the growing popularity of the “joy” Dogecoin cryptocurrency while adding code to increase the coin’s anonymity and privacy features, notably the network’s capability to run on dedicated Tor knots. Edge is a zuivere proof-of-work cryptocurrency that uses numerous hashing algorithms to mine fresh coins. The number of coins issued has bot set to 9 billion during the very first year and one billion vanaf year thereafter. Original announcement.
Clams (CLAM) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Blackcoin ter May 2014. Clams were originally distributed to Three,208,032 BTC, LTC and DOGE addresses based on the 12 May 2014 snapshots of the three respective blockchains. Each of thesis address received Four.60545574 CLAM. 63,381 addresses have bot dug comprising 291,898.39 CLAM. If all the distributed CLAM were dug up, the total money supply would be 15,009,015.13. There wasgoed no proof-of-work stage and the network is secured by proof-of-stake only. Original announcement.
Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te October 2016 spil a fork of Bitcoin. Its main concentrate is on privacy and anonymity of transactions. The project uses a technology called “Zerocash”, a cryptographic currency protocol that does not expose the origin, destination and the amount of the payment ter the blockchain, instead, the correctness of the transaction is demonstrated via the use of a cryptographic concept called “zero-knowledge proof”. Like Bitcoin, Zcash is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency generated by mining with a total supply set at 21 million coins. The block time is just Two.Five minutes (four times swifter than Bitcoin’s), but the prize is originally set to 12.Five ZEC vanaf block (four times fewer than Bitcoin’s). For mining, Zcash uses the Equihash hashing algorithm. Zcash is a heavily-funded corporate entity which has introduced a “founders’ prize” where 10% of all mined coins is being distributed to the stakeholders te the Zcash Company.
Deutsche eMark (DEM) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te 2013. Originating te Germany, the project is a nostalgic attempt to re-create the country’s old “Deutschmark” spil a digital currency. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake cryptocurrency with SHA-256 spil hashing algorithm. A total of 20 billion coins will be produced, with the very first 500 million proof-of-work coins mined by the year 2051, exactly 50 years after the introduction of the euro. Original announcement.
Reddcoin (RDD) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te early 2014, but it wasgoed re-based on Bitcoin te August 2016. It is dedicated to tipping on social networks spil a way of bringing cryptocurrency awareness and practice to the general public. Original announcement.
Sia is an open-source, decentralised storage verhoging where users contribute disk storage from their computers to form a decentralized network. This disk storage space is available for rent. The Sia software provides a Bitcoin-like blockchain with clever contracts and strong encryption which ensures secure, reliable and private decentralised storage. Spil a payment medium the network uses Siacoin (SC), a proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency, which can be generated by standard PoW mining (using the BLAKE hashing algorithm) or it can be purchased on a cryptocurrency exchange. Original announcement.
AEON (AEON) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Monero ter June 2014. Like its parent, AEON uses the CryptoNight proof-of-work overeenstemming mechanism and “stadionring signatures”, thus making the transactions private and untraceable. The concentrate of the developers is to build an anonymous cryptocurrency that is quicker, lighter and more mobile-friendly than Monero. Initial announcement.
DigiByte (DGB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency and payment network launched ter January 2014 spil a fork of Bitcoin. Compared to its parent, DigiByte uses five very advanced cryptographic algorithms, it provides swifter transaction times with utter confirmations every Trio minutes, and it can treat up to 140 transactions vanaf 2nd. The project plans to supply a total of 21 billion coins overheen 21 years. Original announcement.
Vcash (XVC), formerly Vanillacoin (VNL), is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched te December 2014. It wasgoed re-branded to Vcash te April 2016. Developed from scrape, it is a prompt and privacy-oriented cryptocurrency, featuring ZeroTime (8-second transaction confirmations without the need of masternodes) and DarkPP (a framework for building decentralised DarkNet applications). The Vcash wallet application is a lightweight and easy-to-use cryptocurrency client with one special feature – a built-in command-line interface for passing Remote Proces Call (RPC) instructions. Vcash is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-work cryptocurrency that permits both mining and werkonderbreking with an annual rente of 0.7%. Original announcement.
Zclassic (ZCL) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te November 2016 spil a fork of Zcash. It comes with the precies same parameters spil its parent (21 million coins, Two.Five minute block time, initial prize of 12.Five ZCL vanaf block, Equinox hashing algorithm), but it does away with the 20% “founders’ prize” toverfee introduced by the heavily-funded Zcash project. It also liquidated Zcash’s “slow embark” to mining where the initial prize to miners wasgoed set to a very low value for the very first month. Like Zcash, Zclasic concentrates on transaction privacy and anonymity, using the Zclassic is a unspoiled community effort with no pre-mine or insta-mine and no prize for the developers. Original announcement.
BlackCoin (BLK), formerly BlackCoin (BC), is an open-source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency originally forked from Novacoin te February 2014. After a schrijven proof-of-work (scrypt) period, BlackCoin has switched to a unspoiled proof-of-stake overeenstemming mechanism which pays a compound annual rente of up to 1% to the stakeholders, depending on the amount of blackcoins staked. On the technical side, BlackCoin’s confirmation times of just 64 seconds make it one on the fastest coins around. One interesting opzicht of the project is its BlackCoinPool.com mining pool which mines other alternative cryptocurrencies and uses the proceeds to purchase blackcoins on the free market, this creates request for the currency and it also stabilises its market rate. Original announcement
GoldCoin (GLD) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te May 2013. It is a proof-of-work coin using “Golden Sea” (a variant of scrypt developed ter house) spil its hashing algorithm. The philosophy behind the coin’s generation wasgoed modeled on the real-life finite supply of physical gold which is to be fatigued after 100 year of mining, creating some 123 million of goldcoins ter the process. While GoldCoin wasn’t pre-mined, it wasgoed launched with a very disproportionate prize structure that dramatically favoured insiders and early miners. Original announcement.
CannabisCoin (CANN) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin and Peercoin te May 2014. It wasgoed conceived spil a payment solution for marijuana dispensaries, retailers and merchants and it is backed by marijuana wherever it is accepted. Technically, CannabisCoin is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency which uses the ASIC-resistant X11 hashing algorithm and Kimoto’s Gravity Well (KGW) for adjusting the mining difficulty. The total coin supply is capped at 92 million. Original announcement.
PIVX (PIVX) [formerly DarkNet (DNET)] is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te January 2016 spil a fork of Dash. Spil its name original name suggested, DarkNet’s concentrate is on privacy and anonymity of transactions spil it is designed to run on anonymous networks (Tor or I2P). The coin commenced its life spil a mineable proof-of-work currency (using the ASIC-resistant Quark algorithm) to generate some 43 million coins, but it became a unspoiled proof-of-stake coin once the initial mining phase wasgoed finished (at block 259,200 or about 180 days since the genesis block). About 60,000 coins were pre-mined, but thesis were ruined at the completion of the proof-of-work stage. The project re-branded to PIVX te February 2018. Original announcement.
Coin Magi (XMG) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Peercoin te September 2014. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake cryptocurrency that permits coin generation by both mining and werkstaking. Its mining method uses a unique M7M hashing algorithm, along with a particularly designed block rewarding system. Spil such, mining can only be accomplished using standard CPUs, permitting anybody with modest hardware to participate ter the coin generation process, while disallowing large mining farms from taking part te mining. Original announcement.
Myriad (XMY), previously known spil Myriadcoin (MYR), is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Zetacoin ter February 2014. Myriad’s most interesting innovation is the capability to mine the coin using five different hashing algorithms – Grostl, scrypt, SHA-256, Skein, Yescript. Spil such, it is available for mining by traditional methods (CPU and GPU) spil well spil specialised mining using ASIC hardware. This numerous hashing algorithm wasgoed designed to make Myriad mining fair and accessible to all and to encourage even distribution of coins. Original announcement.
Ethereum (ETH), launched te July 2015 after a successful fund-raising period, is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency podium with “brainy contracts”, a set of scripts which run on top of Ethereum’s blockchain and which automatically enforce contracts and agreements. It is also a development verhoging that makes it effortless to build decentralised applications using Ethereum’s own scripting language. The currency behind the Ethereum network is called “Ether”. While the developers intended Ether to be just a token (rather than currency) to pay for computation and network maintenance, Ether (often referred to spil “Ethereum”) is actively traded on many digital currency exchanges. Original announcement.
Stratis (STRAT) is a blockchain toneelpodium launched ter August 2016. It permits developers and enterprises to test and deploy Blockchain-based applications, equipping programmers with a Blockchain building interface using C# and the Microsoft .Netwerken Framework. The cryptocurrency of the same name commenced life spil a proof-of-stake token (using the X13 range of hashing algorithms), but it became a zuivere proof-of-stake coin at block 12,500. Stratis’ initial wallet wasgoed a standard Qt-based application forked from Blackcoin, but the project also develops a custom-made, privacy-oriented wallet (called Breeze) which uses TumbleBit, payment hub that permits parties to make prompt, anonymous, off-blockchain payments through an untrusted intermediary called the Tumbler. Initial announcement.
Dogecoin (DOGE) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Luckycoin (a Litecoin fork) te December 2013. Its theme revolves around Shiba Inu, a well-known Japanese dog, which talent the coin its logo. Albeit Dogecoin commenced spil a “joke currency”, it quickly gained popularity, users and “miners” who generate fresh coins and help maintain the Dogecoin network. While the cryptocurrency uses the same hashing algorithm to process transactions spil Litecoin (scrypt), it features a number of differences, notably swifter block generation times (1 minute), uncapped total coin supply, and higher block prize (set to Ten,000 DOGE vanaf block ter February 2015).
Bitmark (BTM) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter July 2014. The project’s main goals are to maintain a stable cryptographic currency network and to promote wide-scale adoption of the coin through an initiative called “marking”. The developers concentrate on implementing features that would make the software effortless to use, yet free of unnecessary bloat. Some of the coin’s technical parameters include: block time of 120 seconds, block maturity and difficulty re-target of 720 blocks (1 day), block prize of 20 BTM, total supply of about 27.58 million of coins with supply halving every Trio years and with intermediary decreases every Legitimate months. Original announcement.
Diamond (DMD) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te July 2014. Spil a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin, it combines various interesting aspects of other popular cryptocurrency projects, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Novacoin, Luckycoin (random block feature) and Florincoin (support for transaction comments). Other features include very low transaction fees, constant coin supply at one diamond vanaf block for eight years, and a limited number of total coins capped at just Four.38 million. Original announcement.
Ethereum Classic (ETC) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency toneel announced te July 2015 when the original Ethereum (ETH) blockchain wasgoed hard-forked following a security breach. Albeit the hard fork option wasgoed excessively debated and eventually approved by the Ethereum Foundation, many users felt that this stir represented censorship and interference with a project that wasgoed supposed to be “decentralised”. This disagreement brought about the birth of Ethereum Classic, a project whose main objective is to ensure the survival of the original Ethereum blockchain. Spil a result, the currency of Ethereum (called “ether”) now exists te two forms, ETC and ETH, with both being actively traded on a number of cryptocurrency exchanges. The Original announcement.
Monacoin (MONA) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin and launched ter January 2014 te Japan. Compared to its parent, the total coin supply is set to four times that of Litecoin (105 million), while the mining difficulty is re-targeted every block using the Dark Gravity Wave difficulty algorithm. The coin’s block time generation of 1.Five minutes is quicker than Litecoin’s Two.Five minutes. Monacoin wasgoed launched with a 0% pre-mine. Original announcement.
NAV Coin (NAV) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter July 2014. It wasgoed rebranded several times – from Summercoin, which wasgoed a fork of Bitcoin, to Navajocoin, Navajo Coin and ultimately NAV Coin. After 100,000 proof-of-work blocks (using the X13 collection of hashing algorithms), the cryptocurrency has switched to a zuivere proof-of-stake (PoS) overeenstemming, with a diminishing rate of PoS rente that commenced at 20% and ended at 5% vanaf annum embarking from the third year on. The project’s primary concentrate is on creating a cryptocurrency with enhanced privacy and anonymity of transactions. Original announcement.
Dash (DASH) is a decentralised, open-source, digital cryptocurrency project forked from Litecoin ter January 2014. Compared to Litecoin, Dash offers stronger transaction privacy and anonymity, while its software is more resistant to mining with specialist hardware. Better privacy is achieved through a technology called Darksend, a coin-mixing service that combines identical inputs from numerous users into a single transaction with several outputs which obfuscates the flow of funds. Dash has also developed and implemented a hashing algorithm called X11 which uses a sequence of 11 rounds of hashing for its proof-of-work overeenstemming mechanism. To adjust mining difficulty overheen time, Dash uses an algorithm called Dark Gravity Wave, also developed in-house. The cryptocurrency project wasgoed formerly known spil Darkcoin (DRK), but it wasgoed rebranded to Dash ter March 2014. Original announcement.
Europecoin (ERC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin te May 2014. After two weeks of mining which generated some 137 million coins, Europecoin became a unspoiled proof-of-stake cryptocurrency with a variable rente (from Two.5% to 15% vanaf year) depending on the maturity of the coins held. A total of 1% of the coins were pre-mined. Ter July 2016, the coin wasgoed relaunched under a fresh development team and spil a proof-of-work cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin. Original announcement.
Earthcoin (EAC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter December 2013. The project has implemented a special payout system that depends on various aspects of the earth and its movement, with special bonuses awarded at the completion of seasons, moon cycles and calendar months. Earthcoin supplies utterly quick transaction speeds of 30 seconds. Two procent of the total coin supply were pre-mined and used for promotions, giveaway, bounties, development and long-term support of the project. Original announcement.
MintCoin (MINT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin te February 2014. The project used the proof-of-work mechanism to generate coins by “mining” during the very first five weeks of its existence before becoming a zuivere proof-of-stake cryptocurrency. The “werkstaking” process uses a variable rente rate at 20% the very first year. After that it decreases by 5% vanaf year until the 4th year when it reaches a onveranderlijk annual rente rate of 5%. Since the vast majority of the coins are and will be generating by “werkonderbreking”, it is considered an energy-efficient coing, compared to Bitcoin and other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies. Original announcement.
Omni (OMNI) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency and communications protocol built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. Launched ter January 2015, Omni is a logical continuation of Mastercoin (MSC), a plain cryptocurrency which had bot created te July 2013 spil a fork of Bitcoin. Unlike Mastercoin, Omni Layer is a very ambitious effort that seeks to take advantage of Bitcoin’s blockchain to build support for extra distributed services, such spil a decentralised currency exchange, digital assets trading and wise contracts. Albeit Mastercoin (MSC) is still traded on some exchanges, the current series of desktop wallet clients provide support for Bitcoin (BTC) and Omni (OMNI) only, while the project’s web-based client (called Omniwallet) can be customised to include other assets.
Vertcoin (VTC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin and launched te early 2014. It attempts to negate some of Bitcoin’s shortcomings, namely circumvent the effect of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) computing which tends to monopolise coin mining. Spil such, it claims to be able to zekering the infamous 51% attack, a known vulnerability ter Bitcoin. This feature is achieved through the use of a memory-intensive hashing algorithm called “Adaptive N-Factor” (or “Scrypt Adaptive N-Factor”, or “scrypt-n” for brief) which discourages the use of ASIC systems. The coin wasgoed launched with no pre-mining, except for three blocks to test the software. Original announcement.
BitcoinDark (BTCD) is a decentralized cryptocurrency, forked from NovaCoin ter 2014, providing groundbreaking privacy and anonymity. It features two unique characteristics: Teleport, which permits for anonymous transfer of funds by cloning and exchanging standard denominations of currency, and Telepathy, which encrypts communication sent across the network and masks the other user’s IP address. Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, BitcoinDark encourages ASIC mining (i.e. generating coins with specialist hardware), which is a much more energy efficient way of generating coins than CPU/GPU mining. Original announcement.
Komodo (KMD) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter September 2016. It has evolved from BitcoinDark (BTCD) and is developed by the same developer (“jl777”), but the underlying software wasgoed forked from Zcash and the fresh cryptocurrency runs on the SuperNET toneelpodium, using SuperNET’s infrastructure and software applications. Focusing on privacy and anonymity of transactions, Komodo deploys a “delayed proof-of-work” (dPoW) overeenstemming mechanism which relies on pre-voted notary knots and which is secured by the Bitcoin (BTC) network. It uses Zcash’s “zero skill proof” to (optionally) make transactions anonymous and untraceable. Initial announcement.
Litecoin is an open-source, peer-to-peer Internet currency forked from Bitcoin ter 2011. Like Bitcoin, it enables instant, near-zero cost payments to anyone te the world. Litecoin’s decentralised network is secured by ingewikkeld mathematical computation which permits individuals to control their own finances. Compared to Bitcoin, Litecoin features swifter transaction confirmation times and improved storage efficiency. It has emerged spil the 2nd most popular cryptocurrency, after Bitcoin. Original announcement.
StealthCoin (XST) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin te July 2014. Spil its name suggests, the project attempts to provide a finish anonymity solution for cryptocurrencies. This is achieved by using a concept called StealthAddress, a cryptographic blockchain obfuscation mechanism where innumerable destination addresses can be created from each public receiving address, the destination addresses can not be linked to each other or to the public receiving address. Another interesting feature of the cryptocurrency is StealthText, a multi-platform anonymous cryptographic SMS transaction sending technology. StealthCoin has a fair distribution with almost four hours of low block prizes, a puny premine of 1%, and the long-term energy efficiency of proof-of-stake minting. Original announcement.
Leafcoin (LEAF) is a decentralised, open-source digital currency forked from Bitcoin ter early 2014. The project launched with a mission to help funding the preservation and re-forestation of rainforests through Leafcoin Foundation. Original announcement.
Decred (DCR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter February 2016 by a group of former Bitcoin developers. The fresh project aimed to address concerns overheen the enhancing centralization of power te Bitcoin and a growing conflict of rente inbetween the user community and those funding the Bitcoin project. On the technical vooraanzicht, Decred is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) cryptocurrency which can be both mined (using the BLAKE-256 hashing algorithm) and staked. The project offers a choice inbetween a graphical web-based wallet and a command-line client for all popular operating systems, including the BSDs. Original announcement.
Neos (NEOS) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te August 2014. It is a proof-of-work coin that uses the same hashing algorithm spil Bitcoin (SHA-256), but it also has a number of interesting features, such spil a theft recovery mechanism. Other features of the Neos wallet client include in-wallet trading (one-click withdrawal, mass order cancellation, one-click deposit), in-wallet block explorer, encrypted messaging, live statistics and market gegevens, in-wallet mining worker statistics and mining zakjapanner, instrumentenbord news, multi-currency conversion gegevens (Bitcoin and 21 other currencies supported), the capability to uitvoer transactions, one-click wallet updates with automatic notification, automatic 24-hour wallet backups. Original announcement.
NobleCoin (NOBL) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Florincoin te January 2014, but it wasgoed zometeen re-based on Peercoin’s source code. Registered spil a business entity ter Australia, the project’s concentrate is on transparency, philanthropy and digital currency education spil it attempts to become the forefront of international philanthropic efforts using cryptocurrencies for ongezouten donations at near zero costs. Technically, NobleCoin is a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) cryptocurrency with the annual stakers’ rente rate set at 8%. Original announcement.
Steem (STEEM) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency created to prize posters on Steemit.com, the blockchain-based social media network. It is a proof-of-work coin available for mining by individual users via the project’s software application written ter Python. The initial code wasgoed experimental, with a unique overeenstemming algorithm that discourages mining by large mining pools. Steemit, whose chief technology officer is BitShares founder Daniel Larimer, promises a fast-paced development, including a user-friendly graphical wallet client. Original announcement.
Auroracoin (AUR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter January 2014 spil a fork of Litecoin. It wasgoed intended spil a national cryptocurrency of Iceland and distributed to the citizens of the country to use spil an alternative payment option that could circumvent Iceland’s foreign exchange limitations introduced after the 2008 financial depressie. Ter March 2016, Auroracoin wasgoed re-based on DigiByte, substituting the original scrypt hashing algorithm with a multi-algo combination of Grostl, Qubit, scrypt, SHA-256 and Skein. Certain other parameters were also updated, including the block confirmation time which wasgoed decreased to 61 seconds. Original announcement.
Primecoin (XPM) is an open-source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that implements a unique proof-of-work system based on scientific computing and prime numbers. Besides providing security and minting to the network, Primecoin also generates a special form of prime number chains (known spil Cunningham chains and bi-twin chains) which are presently not well-understood and which could be of rente to mathematical research. Original announcement.
VeriCoin (VRC) is a decentralised and open-source cryptocurrency forked from Blackcoin te May 2014. It features a variable rente rate which fluctuates depending on how many coins are “werkstaking”, spil more coins are used to support (stake) the network, the rente rate climbs. The project has developed several innovative features into its software, such spil VeriBit – a service that permits the user to pay for items with VeriCoin wherever Bitcoin is accepted, and VeriSMS – a text-based gateway and wallet system that enables VeriCoin users to make transactions by sending SMS messages. Original announcement.
Blocknet is a project attempting to create a peer-to-peer protocol inbetween knots on the blockchains of participating cryptocurrencies. Blocknet wasgoed initiated by XCurrency (XC), but it wasgoed straks extended by several other cryptocurrency projects all of whom have representation on the Blocknet Foundation’s Houtvezelplaat. This groundbreaking initiative enables open-ended communication and delivery of services inbetween users of participating cryptocurrencies, thus effectively uniting the community that has bot fractured by hundreds of cryptocurrency projects. To maintain Blocknet’s network and services, the project issues its own “tokens of value” spil a prize to those who participate ter maintaining a healthy network. This makes Blocknet (BLOCK) a proof-of-stake cryptocurrency which is actively traded on a number of popular altcoin exchanges. Original announcement.
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) wasgoed launched on 12 November 2018 by hard-forking the original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain at block number 491,407 and switching to a fresh proof-of-work algorithm (Equihash). This has created a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain proceeds on unaltered, but a fresh branch of the blockchain has split off from the original chain. This fresh branch is a distinct blockchain with the same transaction history spil Bitcoin up until the fork, but then diverges from it. Spil a result of this process, a fresh cryptocurrency wasgoed born. The purpose of Bitcoin Gold is to make Bitcoin mining decentralised and available to anybody, this is ter tegenstelling to Bitcoin (BTC) mining which has bot predominated by large mining farms running very specialised equipment.
DigitalNote (XDN) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched spil “duckNote” ter May 2014 and renamed to DarkNote te September 2014 and again to DigitalNote te June 2015. It wasgoed originally forked from Bytecoin. DigitalNote’s main concentrate is on privacy and anonymity of transactions, this is achieved thanks to a technology called CryptoNote. CryptoNote’s two main features are “stadionring signatures” (where several users sign a payment message, making it unlikely to determine who exactly received the payment) and “unlinkable transactions” (thanks to automatic generation of unique single-use private keys). Besides serving spil a payment network, DigitalNote also provides an capability to send encrypted messages to anyone te the world. Original announcement.
Golem (GNT) is a cryptocurrency token issued on the Ethereum network by the project of the same name. The aim of the Golem project is to build a global, open-sourced and decentralised supercomputer. It describes itself spil the “Airbnb of computing”, a decentralized sharing economy of computing power where anyone can make money “renting out” their computers or developing and selling software. Unlike many popular cryptocurrencies, Golem is not mined or staked, instead, the entire complement of 1 billion tokens, of which 18% were reserved for the project’s founders and developers, were issued at the launch. Original announcement
NuBits (NBT) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched te late 2014 by Peercoin developer Jordan Lee. Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, NuBit coins are not mined, but rather issued by the project’s shareholders whose primary aim is to maintain a 1:1 NuBit peg to the US dollar. Te the case of hyperinflation of the US dollar, the shareholders can vote to peg NuBits to a different currency or to a basket of commodities. By creating more coins to keep prices down and by enhancing rente rates on parked coins to restrict supply, the NuBit projects hopes to have created a stable cryptocurrency with limited volatility.
Emercoin (EMC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency created te late 2013 and based on technologies from Bitcoin, Namecoin and Peercoin. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin which uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm to “mine” the coins and it also offers a 6% annual rente on staked coins. Emercoin implements the RFC3489 (Numb) protocol that uses geographically distributed servers for outer IP discovery. Another interesting feature of Emercoin lies ter its blockchain which provides a name-value storage system, including an integrated DNS server for *.coin, *.emc, *.lib, *.bazar domains. Original announcement.
Bitcoin Metselspecie (BCH) wasgoed created on 1 August 2018 by hard-forking the original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain at block number 478,558. At this point the Bitcoin blockchain split into two separate chains, with the Bitcoin Metselspecie (BCH) token effectively becoming a fresh “altcoin” (even tho’ the idea wasgoed to make Bitcoin Contant the superior form of Bitcoin). The reason for the hard fork wasgoed a disagreement among the leading developers on the kwestie of scaling the Bitcoin (BTC) software which, te its original form, could no longer cope with the everzwijn enlargening number of transactions. The fresh Bitcoin Contant (BCH) software has solved the scaling problem by enlargening the block size to 8 MB (up from 1 MB te Bitcoin), thus improving the transaction speed dramatically. The Bitcoin Contant software does not have a centralised development system and it relies on several separate development teams which provide wallet clients, thesis include Bitcoin Alfabet, Bitcoin Classic, Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin XT. Original announcement.
Curecoin (CURE) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin and launched te May 2014. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin which means that curecoins can be both mined (using the SHA-256 hashing algorithm) and minted (through the werkstaking process). The project’s mission is to take advantage of the available computing power that mines/mints curecoins to help with the process of protein folding (via Stanford University’s [email protected] distributed computing project) and thus indirectly help researchers who work on curing diseases, such spil cancer or Alzheimer’s. Original announcement.
BitSwift (SWIFT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin and launched ter October 2014. It is a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) coin, with the annual PoS rente set at 3%. The project’s developers plans include, among other features, seamless integration with fiat currencies which would enable worldwide money transfers at zero cost. The BitSwift cryptocurrency and its blockchain run on the BlockNet toneelpodium. Original announcement.
e-Gulden (EFL), also known spil Electronic Gulden, is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te March 2014. It is intended spil the national cryptocurrency of the Netherlands, bringing back the nostalgic feeling of the times before the country adopted the common European currency. Besides providing a digital payment solution, the project also has advocacy goals, promoting saving overheen consumption and attempting to preserve scarce natural resources. e-Gulden wasgoed strenuously pre-mined, with 50% of the total coin supply retained by the e-Guilder Foundation. Original announcement.
PascalCoin (PASC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te August 2016. It wasgoed written from scrape ter Pascal. Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, PascalCoin is designed to work without an operations history (i.e. locally stored blockchain), yet it is still able to control dual spending and check balances. Instead of storing balances on the blockchain, PascalCoin offers a safebox system similar to a bankgebouw account and accomplish with a brief, easy-to-remember account number. PascalCoin is generated by proof-of-work “mining”, with an average block time of Five minutes and the initial prize of 100 PASC (halving harshly every four years). Initial announcement.
YoCoin (YOC), also spelt spil “Yocoin” or “YOcoin”, is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency announced ter December 2015 spil a fork of Bitcoin. It is a proof-of-work coin which is generated by “mining”, with scrypt spil the hashing algorithm. The coin wasgoed launched publicly after a total of 15% of total supply wasgoed pre-mined, this wasgoed meant to be used only for giveaways, interchange treating and YoCoin promotions. Original announcement.
Boolberry (BBR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te 2014. The software behind the project is based on CryptoNote, a technology that provides much enlargened privacy and anonymity of transactions. Boolberry’s benefits include: cryptography with stadionring signatures for unlinkability of transactions, separate wallet and daemon for reserve security and cloud compatibility, nimble RPC-like network protocol with forward and backward capability for extended network interaction, and fresh ASIC-resistant hash algorithm called Wild Keccak. Boolberry enhances the CryptoNote technology to address several issues with other CryptoNote-based coins, such incomplete anonymity and block chain bloat. Original announcement.
vTorrent (VTR) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency launched te late 2014 spil a fork of Shadow (SDC). The most distinctive (planned) feature of the software project wasgoed the incorporation of a BitTorrent client into the vTorrent wallet, thus attempting to appeal to the many BitTorrent users while making the currency transactions more anonymous and difficult to trace. On a technical side, the coin wasgoed launched using the proof-of-work overeenstemming mechanism and scrypt spil the hashing algorithm to generate the initial pool of tokens (there wasgoed a 3% pre-mine), but wasgoed step by step moving to a proof-of-stake phase with a 5% interested rate payed to the “stakers”. The vTorrent wallet is an advanced graphical software with some interesting features, such spil anonymous talk, blockchain explorer and even an option to trade cryptocurrencies on the Bittrex exchange. Original announcement.
Syscoin (SYS) is an open-source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. It attempts to extend Bitcoin’s blockchain to provide not only digital money, but also to build a marketplace or a brokerage, and to enable the issuance and exchange of digital certificates. Ter essence, the project uses the blockchain’s cryptographic features to build applications that will solve real-world problems or supply useful solutions, e.g. verify wills, create trusts or build community trading platforms. Syscoin wasgoed launched ter April 2004 with an 8% pre-mine, part of which wasgoed suggested to early investors. Original announcement.
Titcoin (TIT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter June 2014 spil a customised fork of Bitcoin. It wasgoed designed specifically for the adult entertainment industry where privacy and anonymity are key consumer factors, while also providing consumers the capability to make discreet micropayments that carry enormously low transaction fees. Technically, Titcoin is similar to Bitcoin with some key differences, such spil improved transaction speeds, modified network difficulty adjustment, higher number of coins rewarded vanaf block (Sixty nine TIT), and higher total supply of coins (Sixty-nine million TIT compared to 21 million BTC). Titcoin is notable for being the very first altcoin fully recognized spil a legitimate form of currency by a major industry trade organization. Original announcement.
CloakCoin (CLOAK) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te June 2014 and re-launched te October 2016 under a fresh management and based on Bitcoin Core. It wasgoed one of the very first coins focusing on privacy and anonymity of transactions and this quest wasgoed further enhanced after the relaunch spil the developers implemented an off-chain peer-to-peer coin mixing indeling called Enigma, provided by a Tor-like routing system named CloakShield. CloakCoin is a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) cryptocurrency that offers an rente of 6% vanaf annum on staked coins, but users are also eligible to a share ter the network’s 1.8% transaction toverfee for their support towards Enigma transactions. Original announcement.
Factom (FCT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency podium launched te September 2015. Unlike Bitcoin whose blockchain is used for currency transactions only, Factom comes with an enhanced blockchain that permits anyone to add fresh entries to the blockchain, including contracts and agreements ter the form of scripts and applications. Te other words, Factom creates an extra gegevens layer (a record-keeping system) on top of the blockchain. Spil an incentive to maintain the network and to distribute the blockchain, Factom issues “factoids”, or tokens that can be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Original announcement.
GoldBlocks (GB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from BlackCoin te May 2016. It’s a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin which can be either “mined” by a laptop or “minted” through a process called “werkstaking”. The PoW part of the coin uses the X11 hashing algorithm (11 rounds of scientific hashing functions that include blake, bmw, groestl, jh, keccak, skein, luffa, cubehash, shavite, simd and geluidsweerkaatsing) with a 60-second block time and a total coin supply of 24.7 million. The coin’s PoS method offers a 10% annual rente on staked coins, with the total supply capped at 50 million coins. Original announcement.
Feathercoin is an open-source digital currency forked from Litecoin te 2013. The project’s main innovation is NeoScrypt, a processor-intensive hashing algorithm that makes it difficult to mine coins with specialist hardware, such spil ASIC. Another interesting feature of Feathercoin is the implementation of “advanced checkpointing” ter its blockchain to guard against the “51% attack”, a known vulnerability te the Bitcoin software. The developers of Feathercoin have bot experimenting with extra software and hardware projects not found ter most other cryptocurrencies, e.g. development of ATMs and Point-of-Sales equipment, T-shirt wallets, laser-etched physical coins and several Raspberry Pi-based projects. Original announcement.
Bata (BTA) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin and launched ter May 2015. The project’s concentrate is to provide strong privacy and transaction anonymity features by integrating its wallet client with anonymous I2P and Tor networks. Like its parent, Bata is a proof-of-work coin that uses the scrypt hasing algorithm for “mining”, albeit the total coin supply has bot limited to just Five million (less than a quarter of Litecoin’s). The cryptocurrency derives its name fromt the word “barter”. Original announcement.
Nxt (NXT) is an open-source cryptocurrency and payment network launched te November 2013 by anonymous software developer BCNext. Created from scrape and written ter Java, it uses proof-of-stake, a method of achieving distributed overeenstemming and securing a cryptocurrency network, to provide overeenstemming for transactions. Spil such, there is a static money supply and no mining. Nxt is specifically conceived spil a limber toneel to build applications and financial services around. It has an integrated asset exchange (comparable to shares), messaging system and marketplace. Future releases will also permit users the creation of fresh currencies within the system. Original announcement.
Viacoin (VIA) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter July 2014. The project’s primary purpose is to create a blockchain protocol, called “ClearingHouse”, which would permit the building of fully decentralized exchanges and issuing of fresh currencies, spil well spil asset tracking, betting, digital voting, reputation management and going spil far spil permitting to form the voet of fully decentralized marketplaces. According to the project’s management, thesis kleuter of services (or “sidechains”) often face resistance from core Bitcoin developers when attempting to knoest them on top of Bitcoin’s own blockchain – hence the reason for launching the fresh cryptocoin. Viacoin’s launch wasgoed accompanied by much attention ter the media – especially because of the coin’s explosive price growth (VIA reached market capitalisation of US$1 million ter just a few days of trading), but also because the project wasgoed joined by Peter Todd, a well-known and experienced Bitcoin developer. Original announcement.
Groestlcoin (GRS) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter March 2014. The project’s concentrate is to enable anybody with a standard laptop to mine coins, using either the pc’s central processing unit (CPU) or its graphcs processing unit (GPU). Groestlcoin is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin which uses the ASIC-resistent Grostl hashing algorithm to accomplish proof-of-work blocks. Beginning at block 150,000, coins can also be generated by “werkonderbreking” at a 2% annual rente. The total number of coins wasgoed set to 105 million, with the initial block prize at 25 GRS, this is diminished by 6% every Ten,080 blocks. The block time is 60 seconds, while the difficulty is recalculated after each finished block of transactions. Original announcement.
PotCoin (POT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter January 2014. It wasgoed created with the objective of becoming the standard form of payment for the legalised marijuana industry. Technically, PotCoin is almost identical to Litecoin, with just a few differences: a shorter block generation time, quicker halving schedule, and a higher maximum number of coins. Spil a result of its name and nature, the cryptocurrency attracted a fair amount of attention te mainstream media and, unlike most cryptocurrencies, PotCoin wasgoed deemed reasonably notable to keep a Wikipedia pagina. Original announcement.
Blakecoin (BLC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te October 2013. It wasgoed the very first cryptocoin project to employ BLAKE-256 (a candidate for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology hash function competition to become the fresh SHA-3 standard) spil its hashing algorithm. BLAKE-256 is reportedly quicker than the SHA-256 algorithm used by Bitcoin. It also employs a custom-made asymmetrical difficulty re-target algorithm. The prize for mining Blakecoin is set to 25 blakecoins plus inflation which is calculated spil square root of (difficulty * block height). Original announcement.
Rimbit (RBT) is a decentralised cryptocurrency launched te May 2014 spil a fork of Novacoin. It is a zuivere proof-of-stake coin which is not generated by mining.
UnbreakableCoin (UNB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter March 2014. Original announcement.
Carboncoin (Doorslag) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Luckycoin (which wasgoed, te turn, forked from Litecoin) te February 2014. It is designed to fund the planting of millions of trees worldwide to address the problem of soaring emissions. The project’s aim is to eliminate coin mining for profit, an facet of Bitcoin responsible for harming the environment through excessive and unproductive use of violet wand and resources. Original announcement.
Orbitcoin (ORB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te July 2013 spil a fork of Novacoin. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin with a total coin supply of just Three.77 million units. Spil such, orbitcoins can be both mined (using the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm) and minted (SHA-256) – both methods carry a immovable prize of 1 ORB. Other features of the cryptocurrency include: one-minute combined block target, time warp and “instamining” protection, advanced checkpointing against 51% attacks, and very low transaction fees. Original announcement.
Florincoin (FLO) is a decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te July 2014. Like its parent, it is a proof-of-work coin that uses the scrypt hashing algorithm to mine coins and process transactions. However, the project has implemented or has plans to implement several interesting additions, such spil very swift transaction times (40 seconds), a decentralised messaging system, and a storage/backup database (called Alexandria) which the developers project to use to power decentralised applications of the future. Florincoin wasgoed launched with a 0% pre-mine. Original announcement.
Peercoin (PPC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te 2012. Peercoin’s major distinguishing feature, compared to Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies, is that it uses a hybrid proof-of-stake/proof-of-work system spil its overeenstemming mechanism, thus reducing the risk of certain network vulnerabilities. Other characteristics include enhanced energy efficiency during the mining process, no hard limit on the total number of coins issued, a 1% annual inflation, and motionless protocol-defined transaction (at 0.01 PPC) fees which are demolished to offset the inflation rate and to self-regulate transaction “spam” by eliminating low-value payments. Original announcement.
Namecoin (NMC) is a decentralized open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te 2011. It uses the same proof-of-work algorithm and is limited to 21 million coins, but it offers several innovation, such spil the capability to store gegevens within its blockchain or merged mining. Namecoin’s flagship use-case is the censorship resistant top level domain .bit, which is functionally similar to .com domains but independent of ICANN, the main governing figure for domain names. Ter early 2014 the project released FreeSpeechMe, a Firefox plug-in that permits automatical resolution of .bit addresses. Original announcement.
OKCash (OK) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from BlackCoin te November 2014 (originally spil PimpCash before its rebranding to OKCash ter April 2015). It is a unspoiled proof-of-stake coin which pays a variable rente rate – it commenced with 69%, but this wasgoed diminished to 20% after the very first year which will be followed by Ten more “halvings” te the coming years. Original announcement.
Anoncoin (ANC) is a digital cryptocurrency, created te June 2013 spil a fork of Bitcoin, with the concentrate on privacy and anonymity of its users. The software’s main feature is the built-in support for two decentralised networks (I2P Darknet and Tor), thanks to which it is unlikely to determine the IP address of the user making a transaction. To enhance the user’s anonymity even further, the Anoncoin developers project to implement a fresh feature called “Zerocoin”, which will permit users to make untraceable and unlinkable transactions. With I2P, Tor and Zerocoin, Anoncoin will provide one of the most anonymous cryptocurrencies on the market. Spil with most cryptocoins, the project’s computing network is maintained by “miners”, running the Anoncoin software, who generate fresh coins by processing transactions into blocks. Original announcement
Unobtanium (UNO) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te 2013. It derives its name from a fictional engineering and scientific term that describes an utterly uncommon or impossible-to-obtain factor. Members of the UNO community often measure the amount of their UNO cryptocurrency holdings ter kilograms rather than coins. Unobtanium is a infrequent, SHA-256 proof-of-work cryptocurrency with the maximum supply of just 250,000 coins. With 0% pre-mining and no replacements for lost unobtaniums, it is considered a “fair-mined” cryptocurrency, with scarcity being its most distinguished feature. Original announcement.
Gridcoin (GRC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te 2013. Originally it wasgoed a proof-of-stake currency with scrypt spil its hashing algorithm, but the original client is now being discontinued ter favour of a fresh client called “Gridcoin Research”, launched te October 2014. The most distinguishing feature this cryptocurrency is a overeenstemming mechanism called “Proof of Research” which is able to cryptographically verify BOINC (Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) computing tasks and which prizes the client with a cryptographic token for completing the task. BOINC presently hosts a series of scientific projects including cancer research, drug candidate testing, high-energy physics, space mapping and disease control. Original announcement.
MazaCoin (MZC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Zetacoin ter March 2014. It wasgoed conceived spil a result of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a native American tribe te North America. An inscription wasgoed placed into the genesis block to remind the users about the reasons behind creating MazaCoin. It reads: “The Black Hills are not for sale. 1868 is the LAW!”, referring to the Sioux treaty with the US government signed ter 1868. The cryptocurrency uses the proof-of-work overeenstemming mechanism, with a total of Two.4192 billion coins mined during the very first five years, followed by 1 million coins vanaf year thereafter. Original announcement.
Quark (QRK) is an experimental digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere ter the world. Quark uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority, managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Quark’s most distinguished feature is its concentrate on transaction security spil it uses nine rounds of secure hashing (three of which use random hashing algorithms) from six different hashing algorithms to encode Quark transactions. Original announcement.
Breakout Coin (BRK) is a product of Breakout Gaming which is a fresh, globally accessible online gaming entertainment company that plans to provide poker, sports wagering, gokhal games, fantasy sports, and other popular gaming options. The original currency, Breakout Coin, wasgoed straks integrated into a unique multi-currency wallet system called “Breakout Chain”. While Breakout Coin (BRK) remains the principal currency for Breakout Gaming, there are also Breakout Stake (BRX) and Sister Coin (SIS) which serve to secure the ledger through a combined proof-of-stake (PoS) and proof-of-work (PoW) prototype. The PoS system uses Breakout Stake spil the stake, minting Breakout Coin. Spil such, the Breakout Stake money supply will never increase, whereas the Breakout Coin money supply increases at a rate of approximately 5% vanaf year. Breakout Chain’s PoW system produces Sister Coin spil an incentive to miners. Original announcement.
Fluttercoin (FLT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter March 2014. Albeit it uses a hybrid Proof-of-Work/Proof-of-Stake overeenstemming mechanism, the project has introduced a fresh mining prizes system named Proof-of-Transaction (FLT coins are mined simply by receiving or sending them) which should act spil an economic stimulus designed to build up merchants’ acceptance and make the coin circulate te the digital economy. Some of the more interesting features incorporated ter the custom-made Fluttercoin wallet include Flutterspeed (speeds up the download of the blockchain on fresh installations), Fluttershare (capability to share stake prizes with another address), Block Browser (to browse the blockchain from within the wallet) and encrypted messaging. Original announcement.
ARCHcoin (ARCH) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter October 2014 te Portugal. It is a unspoiled proof-of-stake coin which pays a variable rente rate of inbetween Three – 20%, depending on the state of the ARCHcoin network. The project’s main purpose is to develop a centralised business specimen on top of a decentralised blockchain – by suggesting a platfrom for various investment niches (ARCHprojects) and permitting integration of advanced blockchain services. Original announcement.
EverGreenCoin (EGC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin and inaugurated te December 2015. It commenced life spil a proof-of-work (PoW) coin using the X15 spectrum of hashing algorithms for generating coins, but it wasgoed converted into a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) currency some six month after its launch. It offers a 7% annual rente on staked coins. EverGreenCoin’s parameters make it a swifter and more environmentally-friendly cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. Initial announcement.
Worldcoin (WDC) is a decentralised open-source digital currency secured by cryptography. Forked from Bitcoin ter 2013, the project’s primary purpose is to create a business-friendly payment system that would become the choice for merchants and consumers for everyday transactions. Worldcoin prides itself for having very quick transaction speeds, fully confirmed te less than 60 seconds. The coin’s creators hope to sponsor world-changing projects, commencing with an installation of a Worldcoin community-sponsored clean water well te Kenya. Original announcement.
Zetacoin (ZET) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te 2013. Zetacoin is similar to Bitcoin, but it uses newer technologies to improve the transfer speed, zetacoins are usually received within 30 seconds, making them ideal for swift, smaller, day-to-day transactions. The 2nd significant difference is that Zetacoin is inflationary. The initial supply of 160 million zetacoins are supplemented with a further 1 million coins vanaf year, making up for lost coins and sustaining the enhancing request for the coin. Zetacoin wasgoed not pre-mined at launch and is therefore considered spil a “fair-mined” cryptocurrency. Original announcement.
Burstcoin (BURST) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency launched te August 2014. It is based on Nxt, but it substitutes the parent’s proof-of-stake way of generating coins with a fresh mining concept called “proof-of-capacity”. Proof-of-capacity uses the miners’ unused hard drive space, rather than their processors or graphics cards, to generate fresh coins. Besides developing a cryptocurrency, the project also offers a decentralised marketplace and other features. The Burstcoin wallet is a Java-based client that runs locally inwards any web browser. Original announcement.
I/O Digital Currency (IOC) is a decentralised cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin te July 2014. It is a zuivere proof-of-stake cryptocurrency, except for the initial 14-day proof-of-work period that generated a total of 16 million coins by mining – using the X11 array of hashing algorithms. There wasgoed no pre-mine. The proof-of-stake stage carries a 2% procent rente rate on staked coins and the total coin supply is set to 22 million. IOCoin comes with an interesting innovation called IONS (I/O Name Server), a feature that permits sending and receiving payments by using a registered user name. Besides a standard Qt-based wallet, the project developers also provide a more modern alternative based on HTML5. Original announcement.
MonetaryUnit (MUE) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Quark te July 2014. The project’s main feature is a special 8-way random hashing algorithm which is designed to preserve the coin’s capability to be mined with standard huis computers, rather than very specialist ASIC systems. The coin supply is capped at a rather massive one quadrillion, albeit with its decreasing inflation target it will take centuries to reach that level. Around 78 million of MonetaryUnit coins were mined before the end of January 2015 and this number is projected to grow to around 1.15 billion by early 2049. The cryptocurrency’s client is a standard Qt5-based wallet with several useful additions, including a blockchain explorer, mining and market information pages, and a blockchain-based talk slagroom. Original announcement.
CasinoCoin (CSC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked te July 2013 from Litecoin, albeit it also imported some features from Bitcoin, Feathercoin and Digitalcoin. It is designed specifically for the online gokhal gaming. It wasgoed launched spil a response to enlargening difficulties to deposit funds for online gokhal gaming due to deposit confinements inbetween centralised financial institutions and online gokhal platforms. The total coin supply is set to 336 million none of which were pre-mined. Original announcement.
Counterparty (XCP) is a decentralised financial toneel and distributed, open-source Internet protocol built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain and network. Counterparty provides users with a functioning decentralized digital currency exchange, spil well spil the capability to create virtual assets, punt dividends, create price feeds, bets and contracts. Counterparty also has a native currency that trades on cryptocurrency exchanges spil XCP. XCP is not mined, instead, it wasgoed issued using a provable method called “proof of burn” which involves sending bitcoins to a special address that renders them permanently unspendable. Original announcement.
RubyCoin (RBY) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched ter February 2014. Primarily, it appeared to be a fork if Litecoin, with a proof-of-work overeenstemming mechanism, scrypt hashing algorithm, a total supply of 60 million coins, and a modest 2% premine. Commencing with the November 2014 release of RubyCoin’s wallet version Two.0, the cryptocurrency has switched to a zuivere proof-of-stake overeenstemming mechanism, paying a vapid 5% rente on staked coins to support the network. Its desktop client is a Qt5-based application with a custom-made ruby-coloured theme. Original announcement.
Zeitcoin (ZEIT) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched te March 2014 spil a fork of Peercoin. It began life spil a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin that used the scrypt hashing algorithm for the initial generation of zeitcoins. Two months straks the coin became a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) coin, primarily paying an annual PoS rente of 25%, but this is expected to druppel by 5% a year and eventually stay at 5% of annual PoS rente after year four. The coin features rapid confirmation times of two minutes. A total of 1% of zeitcoins were pre-mined and allocated for bounties and software development. Original announcement.
Netcoin (Televisiekanaal) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin and Peercoin te September 2013. Originally it wasgoed a zuivere proof-of-work currency with scrypt spil its hashing algorithm, but zometeen the project added a custom-built proof-of-stake mechanism which it called Individual Investment Rate (PIR). This wasgoed meant to increase Netcoin’s adoption and savings rate spil “stakers” were awarded Netwerken coins based on the number of coins already present ter their wallets. Spil a further incentive to keep the network healthy, Netcoin has implemented what it calls Open Wallet Incentive (OWI), a declining rate of prize for those wallet users who do not stake. Original announcement.
Opal (OPAL) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency released te September 2014 spil a re-branded OnyxCoin. The project’s main concentrate is on developing what it calls “Opacity technologies”, which implement several unique features ter the cryptocoin’s blockchain. Thesis include encrypted messaging (messages can be encrypted, stored and sent anonymously to contacts), opaque addresses (mathematical functions to protect individual financial transactions and keep them hidden from public view), and in-wallet trading using the Bittrex exchange. All thesis features are available directly ter Opal’s custom-built wallet. Original announcement.
Qora (QORA) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched te April 2015 and written from scrape, ter Java. Spil a zuivere proof-of-stake cryptocurrency, Qora relied on initial public suggesting for the supply and distribution of the Ten billion coins te existence. Besides a unique wallet client, the cryptocurrency also offers a number of innovative features, such spil password-protected wallets that can be regenerated from seeds, differential block times which permit addresses to generate blocks after just ten confirmations, an capability to register a key-value pair that can be used for various purposes and even traded, encrypted messenger service or gegevens storage. Original announcement.
Capricoin (CPC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin ter July 2015. It is a unspoiled proof-of-stake (PoS) coin, paying a diminishing rente rate that began at 2% vanaf annum. Of the projected supply of 208 million coins, 200 million were pre-mined, about half of that amount wasgoed designating for future distribution to users maintaining the network and werkstaking the coins. Capricoin is a reasonably rapid coin, providing transaction confirmation times of just 60 seconds. Original announcement.
SolarCoin (SLR) is a decentralised and open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te early 2014. It is backed by two forms of proof of work, one is the traditional cryptographic proof of work associated with a digital currency, while the other is Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) that has bot generated and independently verified by a third party. SolarCoin is equitably distributed using both of thesis proofs of work spil a means to prize renewable energy production. The intent is to provide an incentive to produce more solar electric current by rewarding the generators of solar electric current. Te September 2015 the coin has become a unspoiled proof-of-stake cryptocurrency paying an annual rente rate of 2%. Original announcement.
Infinitecoin is an open-source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te 2013. Some of its features include high circulation volume (at 90.6 billion coins), swift transaction times, an advanced check-pointing system that thresholds the effect of 51% attacks, and a wallet message system that warns users to postpone transactions if security issues are discovered. Original announcement.
Novacoin (NVC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Peercoin te February 2013. Like its parent, it uses a hybrid proof-of-work / proof-of-stake overeenstemming protocol, with scrypt spil its preferred hashing algorithm. Novacoin has no hard cap limit except for the Two billion maximum that has bot entered for coding purposes, this can be lifted ter the future if needed. Original announcement (ter Russian).
BitCrystals (BCY) are digital assets acting spil both the game-fuel and the premium in-game currency ter EverdreamSoft’s Spells of Genesis spel. BitCrystals were issued ter February 2015 te a limited supply of 100 million units, 70% of which were suggested for purchase during the initial BitCrystals crowdsale. BitCrystals can be traded on the Counterparty blockchain or used to purchase blockchain-based cards, playable within Moonga and Spells of Genesis. Spil an asset issued on the Counterparty (XCP) toneel, the project does not provide an independent wallet, albeit a client is available from Google’s Chrome Web Store spil an extension for the Chrome and Chromium web browsers. Original announcement.
Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter 2014. The project’s primary objective is to provide an energy-efficient cryptocurrency, using technologies and innovations from PeerCoin and Novacoin, such spil the proof-of-stake overeenstemming mechanism. It uses the X13 hashing algorithm for enhanced resistance to coin mining with specialist hardware. Original announcement.
Crypto Bullion (CBX), formerly known spil Cryptogenic Bullion, is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin te June 2013. During the very first few years it wasgoed a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake currency which permitted coin generation by both mining (using the scrypt hashing algorithm) and werkonderbreking (at 1.5% annual rente), but with the release of version Two.0 te December 2015 Crypto Bullion became a zuivere proof-of-stake coin (at an annual rente of 2%). It has a block interval of 65 seconds and a difficulty-retarget every Two blocks. Crypto Bullion’s purpose is to become a universally-accepted digital asset with all of the properties of gold – portable, divisible, fungible, scarce, durable, non-consumable, and a store of wealth. Original announcement.
TrollCoin (TROLL) [formerly TrollCoin (TRL)] is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched ter February 2014 spil a fork of Novacoin. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin, using the scrypt algorithm for PoW mining and a static PoS prize of 7 TROLL. Originally TrollCoin’s total coin supply wasgoed set at 9 billion, but with the release of version Two.0 (ter early December 2015), the cryptocurrency wasgoed relaunched with a fresh blockchain and updated parameters. The total coin supply wasgoed diminished to 900 million, the proof-of-stake period limited to 7,777,777 blocks, and a proof-of-stake prize system wasgoed introduced for the very first time. Original announcement.
Digitalcoin (DGC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te 2013. Developed by Digitalcoin Foundation, the software makes use of multi-algorithm hashing (scrypt, SHA-256 and x11) for enlargened transaction security. Original announcement.
FastCoin (FST) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin te May 2013. Like its parent, FastCoin is a proof-of-work coin that uses scrypt spil its hashing algorithm. However, it differs from Litecoin ter that it deploys a custom-built difficulty adjustment mechanism to prevent “instamining”, a process of rapid coin generation by insiders and very early adopters. It wasgoed launched with a zero pre-mine. FastCoin features a block generation target rate of 12 seconds with just Four confirmations required, making it one of the fastest cryptocurrencies on the market ter terms of block confirmation times (48 seconds). Original announcement.
DNotes (NOTE) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter February 2014. Compared to its parent, it has only a few minor modifications, such spil the use of Kimoto’s Gravity Well (patched for the “time warp” punt), a total supply of 500 million coins, and an annual 5% block prize reduction for coin miners. Besides developing the cryptocurrency, the project has also launched a number of unique initiatives, this includes attempts to attract more women to the cryptocurrency world by providing away free DNotes, programs suggesting solutions for student debt, and provisions of various savings incentives for the unbanked, children, and retirees. Original announcement.
YBCoin (YBC), sometimes spelt spil Ybcoin, is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched te China ter June 2013 spil a fork of YACoin which itself wasgoed a fork of Novacoin. It is a zuivere proof-of-stake coin providing an annual rente of 1% on staked coins. It is a popular coin ter China where it has reached substantial trading volumes and high market capitalisation. However, it is not traded on any of the main altcoin exchanges outside its country of origin. Original announcement.
StartCOIN (Begin) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter June 2014. It wasgoed conceived spil the very first cryptocurrency to support crowdfunding (through the StartJOIN.com toneel), a way for start-up companies to raise funds ter the Internet era. Technically, StartCOIN is a proof-of-work coin that uses the X11 array of hashing algorithms, DigiShield spil the difficulty retargeting mechanism, and swift 1-minute transaction confirmation time. The total coin supply is 84 million startcoins, half of which were pre-mined, thesis are continuously being donated to fresh start-ups and active StartJOIN users. Original announcement.
CryptoEscudo (CESC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter March 2014. Spil the names suggests, it is intended spil a national cryptocurrency of Portugal, borrowing the name of the old Portuguese currency before the country’s adoption of the euro. CryptoEscudo differs from Litecoin te that its difficulty adjustment mechanism is based on Kimoto’s Gravity Well where mining difficulty is adjusted after every single ended block of transactions. The cryptocurrency’s total coin supply is capped at one billion units of which 45% were pre-mined. One half of the pre-mined coins is intended for an airdrop to the citizens of Portugal, while the other half is safeguarded for a future repayment of Portugal’s national debt. Original announcement.
PopularCoin (Speelgoedpop) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin ter January 2014. It began spil a proof-of-work cryptocurrency with a total supply of Four.9 billion coins and no premine, but the coin will eventually become a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake cryptocurrency, with the proof-of-stake part being called “proof of participation”. This feature gives users an toegevoegd incentive to run the PopularCoin client spil it generates free coins by permitting the participant to personages a vote on supplied polls for popular media te the entertainment sector. Original announcement.
SaffronCoin (SFR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin te April 2014. The project improves on the original te that it enables its proof-of-work mining process using five different hashing algorithms (the default SHA-256, along with BLAKE, Grostl, scrypt and X11), thus making it more difficult for large crypto-mining farms to monopolise the coin-generation process. SaffronCoin’s 2nd most interesting feature is its multi-tasking wallet client. Developed using the WebKit web browser engine, the wallet provides not only standard payment features, but also standard web content, a tweet opbergruimte, gegevens feeds from cryptocurrency exchanges, built-in IRC talk, and a number of other innovative features. Original announcement.
HoboNickels (HBN) is a decentralised cryptocurrency launched te September 2013 spil a fork of Novacoin. It embarked spil a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin, but the PoW part wasgoed zometeen phased out. The software offers a generous rente on staked coins ranging from 20% to 100% annually. Original announcement.
Megacoin (MEC) is a decentralised and open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin ter 2013. Megacoin’s total coin cap is limited to 42 million, with the number 42 derived from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which identifies 42 spil the “reaction to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything”. The 2nd interesting characteristic of Megacoin is the use of “Kimoto’s Gravity Well” (a conceptual proefje of the gravitational field surrounding a figure ter space) spil the mining difficulty re-adjustment algorithm. Original announcement.
Freicoin (FRC) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency launched ter December 2012 spil a fork of Bitcoin. Compared to the parent, it comes with an interesting economic ideology spil well spil a concept of “demurrage”. The cryptocurrency imposes a negative 5% rente rate called demurrage toverfee (distributed to the miners) which is designed to encourage users of Freicoin to deploy the money for its original purpose – spil a means of exchange, rather than spil a store of value. On the technical side, Freicoin is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency that uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm for mining the coins. The vormgeving of Freicoin specifies that during the initial money creation period (approximately three years), 80% of the generated Freicoins are to be distributed by the Freicoin Foundation via donations and only 20% are awarded to the miners. The total coins supply is set to 100 million freicoins. Original announcement.
FIMKrypto (FIMK) is an open-source cryptocurrency and payment network forked from (and compatible with) Nxt (NXT) te July 2014. It is intended spil a national cryptocurrency of Finland, with a objective of suggesting all Finnish citizens a regular basic income. Besides being a modern cryptocurrency verhoging, FIMKrypto also provides numerous useful decentralised functions, such spil meteen transmissions of payments from person to person, strongly encrypted private messaging, and other features. Spil with most cryptocurrencies, knots running the FIMK wallet software are eligible to challenge for block prizes that are distributed automatically every 30 seconds. Original announcement.
Steps (STEPS) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched ter September 2015 spil a fork of Novacoin. It is a zuivere proof-of-stake (PoS) coin which pays a variable rente rate depending on the amount of “staked” coins, kicking off from block 60,100 the PoS rente will be set to 1%. The project’s future plans include various extra services, such cryptocurrency trading verhoging, payment gateway and web wallet. Original announcement.
Bitcoin Gold (BTG) wasgoed launched on 12 November 2018 by hard-forking the original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain at block number 491,407 and switching to a fresh proof-of-work algorithm (Equihash). This has created a bifurcation of the Bitcoin blockchain. The original Bitcoin blockchain resumes on unaltered, but a fresh branch of the blockchain has split off from the original chain. This fresh branch is a distinct blockchain with the same transaction history spil Bitcoin up until the fork, but then diverges from it. Spil a result of this process, a fresh cryptocurrency wasgoed born. The purpose of Bitcoin Gold is to make Bitcoin mining decentralised and available to anybody, this is te tegenstelling to Bitcoin (BTC) mining which has bot predominated by large mining farms running very specialised equipment.
Storj is a project that uses the blockchain technology to provide decentralised cloud storage collective by users running the Storj software. Storj (STORJ), formerly Storjcoin X (SCJX) and released ter July 2014, is an open-source cryptocurrency that supports the Storj network and is suggested spil a prize to those users who choose to provide storage space on their computers using the project’s easy-to-configure Storj Share application. A separate software program, MetaDisk, is available to those who want to store files on the Storj cloud network. While Storjcoin X can be traded on major altcoin exchanges, it is not an independent cryptocurrency, it is issued on top of the Counterparty (XCP) protocol instead. The total supply of SJCX coins is limited to 500 million. Original announcement.