Catalog of alternative coins with descriptions
Ripple is the native currency of the Ripple network.
Formerly Darkcoin, Dash (DASH) is designed to be completely anonymous with untraceable transactions, while providing near-instant confirmations.
Stellar is a protocol for exchange of value between currencies
BitShares (formerly BitShares X) is a currency whose primary purpose is to facilitate the foundation and growth of decentralized autonomous companies (DACs).
This (already) non-mineable cryptocurrency’s main purpose is to facilitate the funding of the vast BANX Capital group, ran by Mark Lyford.
Peercoin is a proof-of-stake currency based on some technical aspects of Bitcoin.
Bytecoin is the first cryptocurrency to implement CryptoNote technology in the form of the CryptoNight algorithm, which seeks to provide 100% untraceable transactions.
Monero (XMR) is an anonymous and decentralized cryptocurrency with CryptoNight (64-bit CPU-only) PoW hash algorithm and based on CryptoNote protocol.
Namecoin, the first fork of Bitcoin, is an information transfer and protection system which uses namecoins (NMC) as its currency.
A protocol built upon the inherent security that characterizes the Bitcoin’s Blockchain
Jordan Lee, the team behind Nu network claims to have a solution for Bitcoin’s high volatility.
NEM is based on the philosophical concepts, that arguably served as an inspiration for the Bitcoin’s creation
Instead of trying to replace Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency, like many other altcoins unsuccessfully do, ARCHcoin is instead tied to its own company – ARCH.
BlackCoin’s homepage boasts an elegant, streamlined design while the coin’s declared advantages are not unlike Bitcoin’s itself
A recent addition supporting the burgeoning crowdfunding movement, StartCOIN is designed so that its users can directly support new crowdfunding projects.