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Major Cryptocurrencies Modifier

This is a list of major cryptocurrencies. As of December 2013, all except Ripple are based on the ideas and code of Bitcoin. By December 2013 there were more than 60 cryptocurrencies available for trade in online markets.[1]

Market Capitalization
(December 2013)
Coins Released
(December 2013)
Trading Pairs (Fiat) Difficulty
Adjustment
Currency Code Year
Est.
Founder Active Website Amount
(US$ / million)
Change
(%)
Amount
(million)
Total
(million)
Amount
(%)
USD EUR CNY RUR Hashing
Algorithm
PoW PoS Block
Gen.
Time
Block
Reward
Every
(X)
Blocks
Every
(X)
Time
Bitcoin[note_o 1] BTC 2009 Anonymous (Satoshi Nakamoto) Modèle:Yes[2] bitcoin.org ~8,000[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~12.1[3] 21 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] SHA-256 Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 10 min 25 BTC 2016 14 day
Ripple XRP 2013 Ripple Labs Modèle:Yes ripple.com ~2,000[3] Modèle:Change[3] 100,000[3] 100,000 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Other [note_ha 1] Modèle:No Modèle:No 3-5 sec Modèle:N/a Modèle:N/a Modèle:N/a
Litecoin LTC 2011 Coblee Modèle:Yes[5] litecoin.org ~400[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~24.1[3] 84 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Scrypt Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 2.5 min 50 LTC 2016 3.5 day
Peercoin PPC 2012 Anonymous (Sunny King) Modèle:Yes[6] peercoin.net ~66.3[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~20.9[3] Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] SHA-256 Modèle:Yes Modèle:Yes 10 min Other[note_br 1] 1 10 min
Namecoin[note_o 2] NMC 2011 Vinced Modèle:Yes dot-bit.org ~30.6[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~7.5[3] 21 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] SHA-256 Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 10 min Modèle:N/a 2016 14 day
Quark[note_o 3] QRK 2013 Max Guevara Modèle:Yes[7] qrk.cc ~22.7[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~246.6[3] Modèle:Pct Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Other[8][note_ha 2] Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 30 sec Other[note_br 2] 20 30 sec
Dogecoin[note_o 4] DOGE 2013 Jackson Palmer & Billy Markus[9] Modèle:Yes[10] dogecoin.com ~1.4[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~9,400[3] 100,000[11] Modèle:Pct Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Scrypt Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 1 min Modèle:N/a Modèle:N/a 4 hour
Primecoin XPM 2013 Anonymous (Sunny King) Modèle:Yes primecoin.org ~8.1[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~3.6[3] Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Other[12][note_ha 3] Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 1 min Modèle:N/a 1 1 min
Feathercoin FTC 2013 Peter Bushnell Modèle:Yes[13] feathercoin.com ~7.2[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~26.8[3] 336 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Scrypt Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 2.5 min 200 FTC 126 5.25 hour
Novacoin NVC 2013 Balthazar Modèle:Yes[14] novacoin.org ~6.6[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~0.5[3] 2,000 Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Scrypt Modèle:Yes Modèle:Yes 10 min Other[note_br 3] 1 10 min
Franko FRK 2012 Christopher Franko Modèle:Yes[15] frankos.org ~1.2[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~11.2[3] Modèle:Pct Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:Yes[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Scrypt Modèle:Yes Modèle:No 30 sec Modèle:N/a 720 6 hour
Yacoin[note_o 5] YAC 2013 Anonymous (pocopoco) Modèle:Yes yacoin.org ~0.7[3] Modèle:Change[3] ~13[3] 2,000 Modèle:Pct Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Modèle:No[4] Scrypt[note_ha 4] Modèle:Yes Modèle:Yes 1 min Other[note_br 4] 1 1 min


Full list of Cryptocurrencies Modifier

This is a list of most cryptocurrencies [16].

Currency Code Year Est. Founder Active Website Market capitalization (November 2013) Note
Bitcoin BTC 2009 Anonymous (Satoshi Nakamoto) Modèle:Yes[17] bitcoin.org ~$9.3 billion USD[18][19][20] The first cryptocurrency, uses SHA-256 proof-of-work.
Litecoin LTC 2011 Coblee Modèle:Yes[21] litecoin.org ~$1 billion USD[22] scrypt proof-of-work
Peercoin PPC 2012 Sunny King Modèle:Yes[23] peercoin.net ~$43.3 million USD[19][20] SHA-256 proof-of-work/proof-of-stake, the proof-of-stake means that Peercoin is more energy efficient and has a small amount of inflation; however, this is mitigated by the deflationary aspect caused from destroyed transaction fees.
Namecoin NMC 2011 Vinced Modèle:Yes dot-bit.org ~$4.7 million USD[20][24] SHA-256 proof-of-work. Namecoin is meant to act as a decentralized DNS, which would make internet censorship very difficult. Namecoin serves the .bit domain.
Yacoin YAC 2013 pocopoco Modèle:Yes yacoin.org $3.6 million USD[20] First cryptocurrency to use scrypt-chacha for proof-of-work & proof-of-stake.
Novacoin NVC 2013 Balthazar Modèle:Yes[25] novacoin.org ~$2.5 million USD[20][24] scrypt proof-of-work/proof-of-stake, the proof-of-stake means that Novacoin has a small amount of inherent inflation. Also implements balanced weighting scheme and many other improvements.
Primecoin XPM 2013 Sunny King Modèle:Yes primecoin.info ~$2.2 million USD[20] Scientific use proof-of-work (Cunningham chains)[26]
Feathercoin FTC 2013 Peter Bushnell Modèle:Yes[27] feathercoin.com ~$2 million USD[20][24] scrypt proof-of-work
TagCoin TAG 2013 Mark Vernon & Tagbond Modèle:Yes [1] ~$1.05 million USD[20] scrypt proof-of-work/proof-of-stake. 4 minute blocks, 30 coins per block with 1% reduction every 3 months, 1.5% interest per year. Backed by Tagbond Rewards and $5m investment
Terracoin TRC 2012 Modèle:Yes[28] terracoin.org ~$0.22 million USD[20][24] SHA-256 proof-of-work
CopperLark CLR 2013 Unknown Modèle:Yes copperlark.com ~$1.56 million USD[29] SHA-3 (512 bit keccak) proof-of-work. 4 minute blocks.
Devcoin DVC 2011 Unthinkbit Modèle:Yes devcoin.org ~$0.45 million USD[20] 80% of generated coins go to open source developers, 10% goes to administrators (those who created the currency) and 10% goes to miners (those who generate the coins).
Megacoin MEC 2013 Modèle:Yes megacoin.co.nz ~$31 millionUSD[20] scrypt based[30]
DigitalCoin DGC 2013 baritus Modèle:Yes digitalcoin.co ~$0.23 millionUSD[20] scrypt proof-of-work. Features a block generation target rate of 20 seconds, allowing for faster transaction confirmations. Some critics argue that this leads to an increased risk of forking the block chain.
Freicoin FRC 2012 maaku, jtimon Modèle:Yes freico.in ~$0.19 million USD[20] Uses demurrage (5% per year), which is intended to prevent hoarding of money and encourage it to circulate. 80% of the currency is given to the Freicoin foundation (founders of Freicoin).
Goldcoin GLD 2013 Gldcoin & Akumaburn Modèle:Yes[31] gldcoin.com ~$0.15 million USD[20] scrypt proof-of-work
Protoshares PTC 2013 Modèle:Yes[32]
Extremecoin EXC 2013 CaptChadd Modèle:Yes extremecoin.org Modèle:N/a scrypt proof-of-work with reward drop from 200 to 1 in around 2 months.
Anoncoin ANC 2013 Meeh Modèle:Yes[33] anoncoin.net ~$0.14 millionUSD[20] scrypt proof-of-work. Has implemented native I2P support and coin control, a Zerocoin implementation is also underway. Main goal to make users anonymous.
Fastcoin FST 2013 Christopher Tao Modèle:Yes fastcoin.ca ~$32,000 USD[20] scrypt proof-of-work. Features a block generation target rate of 12 seconds with 4 confirmations 48 sec total (currently the fastest cryptocurrency)
Phoenixcoin PXC 2013 PCS Network Modèle:Yes[34] phoenixcoin.org ~$5,000USD[20] scrypt proof-of-work. Author and developers took their websites, pools and exchange offline (running with the coins) and another user forked the project into PhoenixCoin.[35]
BBQcoin BQC 2012 Cubox Modèle:Yes bbqcoinfoundation.org ~$53,000 USD[20] scrypt based [36]
Ixcoin IXC 2011 Nasakioto Modèle:Yes ixcoin.org ~$0.273 million USD[20]
Franko FRK Modèle:Yes frankos.org ~$10,000 USD[20] scrypt proof-of-work
CHNcoin CNC 2013 Modèle:Yes chncoin.org Modèle:N/a [20]
MinCoin MNC 2013 SandyCohen Modèle:Yesmin-coin.org ~$0.35 million USD[20]
Timekoin TK 2010 KnightMB Modèle:Yes timekoin.org Modèle:N/a First crypto-currency to use temporal based, pooled currency production.
Quark QRC 2012  ? Modèle:Yes quarkcoin.com 12,687,547.10 USD[20] Uses nine rounds of secure hashing from six different algorithms to make Quark transactions super secure.
Bitbar BTB 2013 Modèle:Yes bitbar.biz ~$8,700 USD[20] Novacoin scarce clone.
Bytecoin BTE 2013 bryanmills Modèle:Yes bytecoin.biz ~$12,300 USD[20] Identical copy of Bitcoin at release with the exception of the genesis block. Patch later added for merged mining with Bitcoin.
Junkcoin JKC Modèle:No junkcoin.org ~$3,000 USD[20] As of 2013-08-22, website is offline.
Infinitecoin IFC 2013 fisheater Modèle:Yes infinitecoin.org ~$6.6 million USD scrypt proof-of-work. Features a block generation target rate of 30 seconds, allowing for faster transaction confirmations. Some critics argue that this leads to an increased risk of forking the block chain.
Royalcoin RYC Modèle:Yes royalcoin.net Modèle:N/a "scrypt based" but no additional information is available on official website. No forum, no documentation. "developed by 3 guys based out of Montreal"
Betacoin BET 2013 betacoindev Modèle:Yes betacoin.org Modèle:N/a scheduled to produce 32 million currency units in ~ first 6 years + 0,39% annual after
Rucoin RUC 2011 Modèle:Yes rucoin.org Modèle:N/a Website and wiki uses Russian language, no English translation available.
Solidcoin SC 2011 CoinHunter Modèle:Yes Modèle:N/a
I0coin I0C 2011 Modèle:Yes Modèle:N/a IXCoin clone.
Geist Geld GG 2011 Lolcust Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Proof-of-concept project, never presented as a real cryptocurrency.
Tenebrix TBX 2011 ArtForz, Lolcust Modèle:No Modèle:N/a scrypt proof-of-work originator.
Fairbrix FBX 2011 coblee Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Tenebrix clone, has a little support but no exchanges.
Coiledcoin CLC 2012 makomk Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Proof-of-concept coin with OP_EVAL support, 51% attack shortly after release. Alive, but has little support and no exchanges.
Liquicoin LQC 2012 Nicksasa Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Proof-of-concept coin with constant difficulty.
Smallchange 2013 lightenup Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Proof-of-concept project, never presented as a real cryptocurrency.
MMMcoin MMM Sergei Mavrodi Modèle:No Modèle:N/a 10T coins premined, 0.01 block reward. Abandoned by developers and died two months later.
Xencoin XNC 2013 Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Scrypt Proof-of-work coin with 5% pre-mine and 20 second block target. Website never launched and the developer was last seen on August 29th, 2013.
Weeds (currency) Modèle:No Modèle:N/a Proof of concept and test coin for the Multicoin client. Never fully launched.[37]
StableCoin 2013 Modèle:Yes http://stablecoin.net/ Modèle:N/a scrypt proof-of-work, 25 coins per block, difficulty retarget every 90 block, coin mixing services [2]

NotesModifier

  • Overall
  1. The first cryptocurrency.
  2. A cryptocurrency that also acts as an alternative, decentralized DNS.
  3. The cryptocurrency with maximum number of Proof of Work algorithms (6). CPU Mining is possible.
  4. The first cryptocurrency to be based on an internet meme.
  5. The first cryptocurrency to use scrypt-chacha.
  • Hashing Algorithm
  1. ECDSA.
  2. BLAKE/Blue Midnight Wish/Grøstl/JH/Keccak or SHA-3/Skein.
  3. 1CC/2CC/TWN.
  4. scrypt-cacha.
  • Block Reward
  1. Adjusts based on difficultly.
  2. Exponential Decay. Min. 1 QRK.
  3. Adjusts based on difficultly.
  4. Adjusts based on difficultly.

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ReferencesModifier

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