Creator - Rat4

Date launched - February 2014

Algorithm - Proof-of-Stake

BlackCoin’s homepage boasts an elegant, streamlined design while the coin’s declared advantages are not unlike Bitcoin’s itself: high security of users’ holdings, fast and cheap international transactions and the lack of need for regulatory bodies, which comes from its decentralized nature. BLK’s foremost edge, however, lies in something else: it’s the continuous support from the core development team, which constantly keeps building on the infrastructure and the community around its coin, with their own BlackHalo and NightTrader (a smart contracts platform and a decentralized exchange) being the primary examples of that.