Bitcoin price drops to $10,751 today 17Jan2018 Looks like another big fish has taken out…
Crypto currencies are the digital currencies that uses encryption (cryptography) to generate money and to approve transactions. The new Coins are created by mining.
You can Review the list of currencies we believe you should know about.
1) Vertcoin (VTC):
Founder: Paul Bradley
Introduced: January 8, 2014
Vertcoin is similar to bitcoin, but with improvements and added features – like ASIC resistant Proof-of-work (PoW) function and Stealth Address technology. Unlike bitcoin, Vertcoin is against centralized mining and promises to stay that way. Vertcoin, which has skyrocketed 187.47% higher in the past year, can be purchased via YObit.
2) PIVX (PIVX):
Founders: Coin Server and s3v3n h4cks
Introduced: February 1, 2016
PIVX, which stands for Private Instant Verified Transactions, is a cryptocurrency managed by a global community. Based on bitcoin, PIVX uses an energy-efficient Proof of Stake protocol – as well as a 2nd tier Masternode network. This blockchain technology ensures its sustainability via a self-funding treasury system. PIVX can be purchased at AnyCoin Direct. This coin has grown by about 31% in value over the past three months. You can be purchased via YObit.
3) NEM (XEM):
Founder: Lon Wong
Introduced: March 31, 2015
Standing for “New Economic Movement,” NEM is powered by its cryptocurrency called Nemcoin. The idea behind the inception of this digital currency was not so much to beat Bitcoin, but rather to develop (from scratch) a new economy based on principles of decentralization, equality, freedom and solidarity – out of the realm of the current global power brokers. You can be purchased via Binance
4) TokenCard (TKN):
Founder: Mel Gelderman
Introduced: May 2, 2017
This cryptocurrency, loaded onto a Token Contract Wallet, can be spent normally at cash registers and ATMs – by using a depositless Ethereum debit card called the TokenCard. Users can spend ERC20 tokens, and manage everything using the Token App. Users can even set limits on their spending to remain in control, and freeze the card instantly if it gets lost. Unfortunately, TokenCards haven’t launched yet – but TKN can be exchanged via Binance.
5) Decred (DCR):
Founder: Jake Yocom-Piatt
Introduced: April 25, 2017
This coin has jumped 4,458.30% in the past year. Decred was crafted by some of the original Bitcoin developers, who had a vision of a decentralized cryptocurrency network that gives all miners and users the same amount of influence. Even a new developer can propose a new implementation, and Decred encourages members to make the system better. DCR can be purchased via YObit.
6) Ark (ARK):
Founders: Matthew Grexx, Velislav Valkov, Chin Song, Khanh Vuong, Stefan Neagu
Introduced: November 7, 2016
Ark claims that it is one of the fastest in the industry when it comes to waiting for transactions to clear and enter your wallet – boasting just 8 second block times. The ARK teamkeeps the blockchain “lean and fast” by off-loading non-essential functions into hundreds of side-chains. ARK has grown in value by a whopping 198.4% in the past 90 days. It can be purchased via Binance.
7) Lisk (LSK):
Founders: Max Kordek and Olivier Beddows
Introduced: May 25, 2016
This cryptocurrency was forked from Crypti last year, and the Lisk system provides decentralized blockchain apps. At the time of its ICO, when it raised $5.8 million, it was the second most successful cryptocurrency that had been crowdfunded – only to be beaten by WAVES and The DAO later the same month. Lisk, which has more than doubled in value over the last three months, you can purchase it on Binance or YObit.
8) DigiByte (DGB):
Founder: Jared Tate
Introduced: January 20, 2014
This digital coin operates on the DigiByte Blockchain, and DigiBytes (the name of the cryptocurrency units) can be loaded onto a debit card by using WirexApp.com. This blockchain was the first to ever fork from a single proof-of-work algorithm to multi-algorithm mining. DigiBytes can be purchased through YObit.
9) Bitcoin Cash (BCC):
Founder: James Hilliard
Introduced: August 1, 2017
With the goal of expanding the limitations of Bitcoin’s 1M global network storage maximum, Bitcoin Cash was forked off of Bitcoin in August of 2017. Bitcoin Cash quickly jumped to being the third-highest valued cryptocurrency, and owners of Bitcoin during the hard fork were gifted Bitcoin Cash equal to their Bitcoin holdings – a pretty lucrative pickup. On top of that, BCH is up 72.23% this past month. BCH can be purchased via several exchanges, you can purchase it on Binance or YObit.
10) Verge (XVG):
Introduced: September 10, 2014
Verge used to be called Dogecoin Dark (DOGED) when it was created by a user named Dogedarkdev in 2014. DOGED was one of the very first completely anonymous cryptocurrencies on the market. Dogecoin Dark rebranded as Verge in 2016, with XVG serving as its tokens. It can be bought on a number of exchanges, including Binance or YObit. and has jumped by 32% in value over the past 7 days.
11) OmiseGo (OMG):
Founders: Jun Hasegawa (CEO) and Donnie Harinsut (COO)
Introduced: June 27, 2017
This cryptocurrency has its beginnings in an existing financial product (pre-cryptocurrency) called Omise – which is a very popular payment management solution in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand. OmiseGo builds on that – it’s an e-wallet and payment platform that works across assets and currencies (including fiat currencies and digital ones). OMG tokens can be can purchase it on Binance or YObit.
12) Bancor (BNT):
Founders: Guy Ben-Artzi, Eyal Hertzog, Yudi Levi, Galia Benartzi
Introduced: August 21, 2016
Back in June of this year, Bancor raised a whopping $153 million of Ether (the cryptocurrency coin from Ethereum) during an ICO that lasted just three hours. At the time, it was the largest token sale on record. The shtick with Bancor is that its coins aim to make cryptocurrency exchanges disappear – the coins match themselves to buyers and sellers, using automatic rules instead of traditional exchanges. You can purchase it via Binance or YObit.
13) Dash (DASH):
Founder: Evan Duffield
Introduced: March 25, 2015
Dash was initially launched as Xcoin (XCO), then its name changed to Darkcoin about a month after that. On March 25, 2015 it was rebranded as Dash (Digital Cash). With a strong presence in academia, Dash launched a “Blockchain Research Lab” with Arizona State University. You can buy Dash at Binance or YObit.
14) Dogecoin (DOGE):
Founder: Jackson Palmer
Introduced: December 8, 2013
Originally launched as a joke currency, Dogecoin was inspired by a popular internet meme depicting a shiba inu dog – which is clearly reflected in this cryptocurrency’s logo. You can load your Dogecoin wallet by exchanging it for Litecoin or Bitcoin via YObit. Dogecoins have grown by 12.7% in the past month.
15) Stratis (STRAT):
Founder: Chris Tew (now CEO)
Introduced: July 2016
The idea behind the Stratis platform was to create a one-stop shop for all things blockchain – primarily becoming a blockchain-as-a-service (BAAS) platform. When it comes to technology, this cryptocurrency is a copy of Bitcoin’s core code, with a few improved features and coded in C# rather than C++. You can buy STRAT on Binance