Alt Coins 101

Here is my list of favorite alt coins. Each is linked to their website which will explain how each coin works. Not every coin is the same. Know what each coin does to gauge it’s staying power. I invest in alt-coins that have utility beyond their marketing hype.

Big List of Alt Coins 2018

Click a coin name to visit their official website. Links to altcoins white papers coming soon.

  • Bitcoin (BTC) – Bitcoin is the original coin. Everything else is an alt coin!
  • Ethereum (ETH) – Decentralized platform that runs smart contracts.
  • Factom (FCT) – Products that transform the way organizations secure and share data.
  • Ripple (XRP)  – Instant, certain, low-cost international payments.
  • Litecoin (LTC) – Global decentralized currency.
  • Dash (DASH) – Digital cash you can spend anywhere.
  • Monero (XMR) – Private, secure, untraceable, fungible digital currency.
  • NXT (NXT) – Digital currency that gives users freedom to create their own apps.
  • Ardor (ARDR) – A blockchain-as-a-service platform that allows people to utilize the blockchain technology of Nxt through the use of child chains.
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC) – Runs smart contracts.
  • Zcash (ZEC) – Open, permissionless cryptocurrency that protects the privacy of transactions.
  • Stellar (STR) (XLM) – Platform that connects banks, payments systems, and people.
  • Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) – The peer-to-peer electronic cash system for planet earth.
  • BitcoinCash (BCC) (ABC) – Trades at ViaBTC.
  • Unikrn (UNIKOIN) – The ultimate eSports experience. (Mark Cuban, Ashton Kutcher)
  • Augur (REP) – Welcome to the future of market forecasting.
  • DigiByte (DGB) – Focused on cyber security, payments and secure communications.
  • Stratis (STRAT) – Development, testing and deployment of native C# blockchain apps on .Net.
  • BitShares (BTS) – Your share in the decentralized exchange and banking on the blockchain.
  • NEM (XEM) – On-chain contracts with push notifications, tokens and namespaces.
  • Siacoin (SC) – Your decentralized private cloud.
  • Einstinium (EMC2) – Funding the future with the future of currency.
  • LBRY Credits (LBC) – Free, open, and community-run digital marketplace. Content freedom.
  • Lisk (LSK) – Blockchain application platform.
  • MaidSafeCoin (MAID) Safecoin is a digital token used to access the SAFE Network.
  • Golem (GNT) – Worldwide supercomputer
  • Dogecoin (DOGE) – Open source peer to peer digital currency, favored by Shiba Inus worldwide.
  • Namecoin (NMC) – Decentralized, secure, domain names.
  • deCred – Decentralized credit. Open and progressive cryptocurrency. Community-based governance.
  • SysCoin (SYS) – Global network, distributed ledger, decentralized database and tradeable token.
  • GameCredits (GAME) – New payment gateway for the gaming industry.
  • Blackcoin (BLK) – The original proof of stake coin.
  • Waves (WAVES) – Your blockchain token in one minute.
  • Voxel (VOX)  – Set to power a new global ecosystem of VR content and technology.
  • Numerai (NMR) – A new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists.
  • NEO (NEO) – A distributed smart economy network. A.k.a. Chinese Ethereum. Formerly antshares.
  • OmiseGo (OMG) – The answer to a fundamental coordination problem among payment processors.
  • DAO.Casino (BET) – Blockchain protocol for gambling.
  • Tezos () – A new digital commonwealth. (Tim Draper)
  • Civic (CVC) – Giving businesses and individuals the tools to control and protect identities.
  • IOTA () – Blockchain for Internet of Things devices. The backbone of IOT is here. Scalable, Decentralized, Modular, No Fees
  • Metal () – Transfer money instantly around the globe with a phone number. Earn rewards every time you spend or make a purchase.
  • Filecoin ( ) – Decentralized storage network.
  • Tierion (TNT) – Tierion is using the blockchain to transform how the world secures and shares data. (Microsoft, Philips)
  • Propy ( ) – Buy or sell investment property.
  • Funfair (FUN ) – The world’s fastest Ethereum casino platform.
  • Peerplays (PPY) – The world’s first peer-to-peer betting platform built entirely on top of a live blockchain.
  • Internet of Coins () – Interlinking all digital forms of value.
  • First Blood (1st) – Where eSports players challenge each other.  Put your money where your mouse is.
  • Rasputen Online (ROC) – Premium live broadcast entertainment hub allowing members to view in-house models.
  • Bancor (BNT) – A standard for a new generation of cryptocurrencies called smart tokens.
  • Aragon (ANT) – Unstoppable organizations create value without borders or intermediaries.
  • Ubiq () – Smart contracts for an automated world.
  • WeTrust () – A platform for trusted lending circles, powered by people and the blockchain.
  • Safex () – Safe exchange. Decentralized autonomous marketplace.
  • Blocknet () – Decentralized application platform.
  • EOS (EOS) – The Ethereum killer?
  • STEEM (STEEM) – Blockchain based social media platform where anyone can earn rewards.