The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

This article aims to throw light on the top 50 cryptocurrencies, which are now leading the path of technological innovation.


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1. Bitcoin (BTC) – It allows for online payments without depending on third parties.


2. Ethereum (ETH) – It introduced smart contracts to the blockchain. It processes transactions quickly and inexpensively and runs smart contracts.


3. Ripple (XRP) – Ripple aims to improve the speed of financial transactions. It is considered one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world as it currently comprises of more than 150 people.


4. Stellar lumens (XLM) – This network uses blockchain to speed up international payments for a small transaction fee.


5. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – It enabled the block size to be increased from 1 MB to 8 MB. Its goal is to increase the number of transactions.


6. EOS – While ethereum involves a fee for every interaction or modification with the network, the DAPP (Decentralized app) creator foots the bill, and the user doesn’t pay anything.


7.  LiteCoin (LTC ) – It is a peer-to-peer platform designed to handle a larger number of transactions for a lower cost.


8. Cardano (ADA) – It focuses on interoperation with other cryptocurrencies by fixing issues such as scalability and democratized voting.


9. Monero (XMR) – It implements cryptonic hashing of receiving address thereby separating the coin from the address it is going to.


10. Tether (UDST) – It aims to fix legal issues and protects people from market volatility.


11. Dash (DASH) – Short for digital cash, it instantly sends funds through double-send-proof security.


12. TRON (TRX) –  It enables users to freely publish, store, and own data thereby vesting them with the power to decide where and how to share.


13.  NEO – It aims to digitize many types of assets and aims to make it possible for use in smart contracts.


14. Binance Coin (BNB) – It uses its cryptocurrency platform, Binance, to process 1.4 million orders per second.


15. IOTA (MIOTA) – When issuing a transaction in IOTA, two previous transactions are validated. This saves computing power and coins, rather than when done by miners.


16. Ethereum Classic (ETC) – It helps implement decentralized apps and smart contracts.


17. NEM (XEM) -New Economy Movement (NEM) aims to help companies create customizable blockchains with their ‘smart asset system.’


18. VeChain (VET) – It focuses on eliminating counterfeiting in industries such as automobiles, food, and fashion.


19. Zcash (ZEC) – It is a value transfer protocol which shields the amount transferred and the senders, thereby making transactions anonymous.


20. Tezos (XTZ) – It works to create a cryptocurrency ‘commonwealth’ where holders have the ability to vote in new protocols.


21. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) – It allows users to employ Graphic Processing units (GPU) and lower the entry barrier for new miners.


22. OmiseGo (OMG) – It seeks to speed up the way money is sent and received, both nationally and internationally.


23. Maker (MKR) – It is a revolutionary approach to digital money which eliminates large price volatilities in coins.


24. Dogecoin (DOGE) – It is used for microtransactions and for tipping on articles.


25. Ox (ZRX) – It is a decentralized, open-source smart contract system which acts as an infrastructure.


26. QTUM (QTUM) – It is a value transfer platform which focuses on mobile decentralized apps.


27. Decred (DCR)– It aims to solve the problem of blockchain governance. It uses a unique PoW and PoS to decentralize the decision-making process.


28. Ontology (ONT) – It creates an integrated protocol system with its main focus on trust, date exchange authorization, and identity. Users can easily find protocols that help with transactions.


29. Zilliqa (ZIL) – It aims to solve the issue of scaling in public blockchains. As nodes increase, its ability to handle high transaction volumes will increase.


30. Lisk (LSK) – It helps developers deploy their own side chains which are fully customizable.


31. BitShares (BTS)– It uses a decentralized exchange for dealing with transactions and funds.


32. NANO (Formerly RaiBlocks) – It aims to tackle scalability issues. It helps in increasing transaction speed and minimizing overheads.


33. Bitcoin Diamond (BCD) – It is a currency which focuses on private transactions.


34. Aeternity (AE) – It keeps security and efficiency intact through creating a consensus mechanism to process information.


35. BAT – Basic Attention Token (BAT) rewards advertisers and publishers who provide high-quality content to users.


36. Bytecoin (BCN) – It offers unlinkable transactions, resistance to blockchain analysis, and untraceable payments.


37. Pundi X (NPXS– It is hardware, Point-of-Sale system to enable payment using wallet apps.


38. ICON (ICX) – It is a high-performance blockchain which provides real-time transactions based on enhanced smart contracts.


39. SiaCoin (SC) – It allows users to rent out their unused hard drive thereby reducing the overhead costs of cloud storage.


40. Digibyte (DGB) – Its uses five secure and advanced cryptographic mining algorithms for preventing centralized mining.


41. Steem (STEEM) – Its platform incentivizes users to create high-quality content. Micro-rewards are provided for upvoting, liking, and sharing.


42. Aurora (AOA) – It is a smart contracts platform which aims at facilitating easy creation of Dapps.


43. Verge (XVG) – It is designed for private transactions. The public addresses of the transactions are not visible.


44. Bytom (BTM) – It was created to transfer assets to the byteworld from the atomic world.


45. Populous (PPT) – It is a global invoice trading platform which connects business owners and invoice buyers through security, speed, and transparency.


46. Chainlink (LINK) – It applies smart contracts to the outside world by creating APIs which are compatible with off-chain-based software.


47.  Metaverse ETP (ETP) – It helps users create their own identity and also to create and store digital assets.


48. Waves (WAVES)– It helps even a person without coding experience to create their own blockchain token.


49. Golem (GNT) – Its plans to create an open-source, global supercomputer which can be used by anyone with internet access. It lends out unused computational power for a fee.


50. Augur (REP) – Using the concepts of game theory and wisdom of the crowd, it achieves greater forecasting accuracy.