This article will cover the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world based on their market capitalization at CoinMarketCap.
1. Bitcoin (BTC)
The original cryptocurrency and the most popular cryptocurrency in the world. When people think of cryptocurrency, they think of Bitcoin.
2. Ethereum (ETH)
The cryptocurrency for the Ethereum platform. The strength of Ethereum is that it is required to invest in all the altcoins built on the Ethereum platform.
3. Ripple (XRP)
An extremely fast cryptocurrency. However, it’s a centralized cryptocurrency, which concerns many people.
4. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
A Bitcoin fork. The main difference is that Bitcoin Cash has blocks that are eight times larger, which increases the payoff for miners.
5. Litecoin (LTC)
The original altcoin. It has a speed about four times faster than the most popular cryptocurrency – Bitcoin. However, security concerns are an issue.
6. Binance Coin (BNB)
A utility coin for the Binance exchange. Using this coin on Binance gives a fairly significant discount on the Binance exchange.
7. Tether (USDT)
A stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar. Concerns have arisen over the past few years about the legitimacy of this cryptocurrency.
8. EOS (EOS)
A cryptocurrency similar to Ethereum in terms of apps and smart contracts.
9. Bitcoin SV (BSV)
Bitcoin SV is a fork of Bitcoin Cash. It is attempting to stay true to the original purpose of Bitcoin as envisioned by Bitcoin’s founder – Satoshi Nakamoto.
10. Monero (XMR)
A cryptocurrency with a heavy emphasis on user privacy.
11. Stellar (XLM)
A coin that focuses on the transfer of different asset classes. Think of Stellar as a smaller version of Ripple.
12. TRON (TRX)
A platform coin for the Tron platform.
A cryptocurrency that is solving problems that have arisen in Ethereum and Bitcoin.
14. UNUS SED LEO (LEO)
Bitfinex’s utility token. Using this token for transactions gives you a small discount on the platform.
15. Dash (DASH)
A standard cryptocurrency that focuses on privacy and speed.
The coin for the Tezos platform – a platform attempting to compete with Ethereum for smart contracts.
17. Chainlink (LINK)
A competitor to Ethereum when it comes to smart contracts.
18. NEO (NEO)
A Chinese clone of Ethereum.
19. IOTA (MIOTA)
A cryptocurrency meant to integrate with internet of things (IoT).
20. Cosmos (ATOM)
A platform that is attempting to centralize different blockchains.
21. Ethereum Classic (ETC)
The original Ethereum blockchain before that continued after the fork from the DAO exchange hack.
22. NEM (XEM)
A central blockchain that has no one mining.
23. Maker (MKR)
Cryptocurrency focusing on allowing users to take out debt with collateral.
24. Zcash (ZEC)
A privacy focused cryptocurrency.
25. Ontology (ONT)
A blockchain aimed at commercial uses.
26. USD Coin (USDC)
A stablecoin pegged to USD. More trustworthy than Tether.
27. Crypto.com Chain (CRO)
Token that allows for the settlement of debt across different assets.
28. Dogecoin (DOGE)
A joke cryptocurrency that turned into a serious coin.
29. V Systems (VSYS)
Blockchain based in the cloud that also has apps.
30. Decred (DCR)
Cryptocurrency that focuses on government.
31. Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
Bitcoin fork that utilizes a different type of mining – GPU mining. More efficient.
32. VeChain (VET)
Blockchain and cryptocurrency aimed at the supply chain.
33. Qtum (QTUM)
A cryptocurrency that combines the usefulness of Ethereum with the speed of Bitcoin.
34. Basic Attention Token (BAT)
The token attached to the Brave browser.
35. HedgeTrade (HEDG)
A platform for cryptocurrency traders.
36. Huobi Token (HT)
Utility token for the Huobi exchange.
37. OmiseGO (OMG)
Cryptocurrency meant to compete with banks.
38. Egretia (EGT)
Blockchain based on HTML 5 for building apps.
39. Paxos Standard Token (PAX)
Another coin pegged to the US Dollar.
40. Holo (HOT)
A cryptocurrency that doesn’t rely on the blockchain.
41. TrueUSD (TUSD)
Yet another coin that is allegedly pegged to the US Dollar.
42. lsk Lisk (LSK)
A cryptocurrency meant to make blockchain development easier.
43. BitTorrent (BTT)
BitTorrent’s utility token.
44. KuCoin Shares (KCS)
KuCoin’s utility token.
45. Ravencoin (RVN)
Cryptocurrency that allows you to design your personal asset.
46. Nano (NANO)
A fast and fee-free cryptocurrency.
47. Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)
Bitcoin, but with a maximum that is 10x larger.
48. Energi (NRG)
49. Waves (WAVES)
Another fast cryptocurrency that allows users of the cryptocurrency to develop their own coins.
50. ICON (ICX)
Cryptocurrency attempting to build an OS for various blockchains.
51. Pundi X (NPXS)
A cryptocurrency meant for daily use and purchases.
52. MonaCoin (MONA)
Another meme cryptocurrency that became popular. This is based on an ASCII character.
53. Lambda (LAMB)
Cryptocurrency that will use the blockchain for storing data.
54. Augur (REP)
A platform that allows crypto traders to make predictions.
55. BitShares (BTS)
A cryptocurrency platform designed to scale.
56. DigiByte (DGB)
Another competitor to Bitcoin. DigiByte is meant to be faster and more scalable than Bitcoin.
57. EDUCare (EKT)
A blockchain for apps that relies on multiple consensus.
58. 0x (ZRX)
Cryptocurrency platform meant for trading tokens.
59. Aurora (AOA)
A cryptocurrency bank.
60. Quant (QNT)
Cryptocurrency based around building an operating system for blockchain.
61. IOST (IOST)
Cryptocurrency project that utilizes a “proof of believability” system for mining.
62. GXChain (GXC)
Blockchain without any permissions. It’s meant to increase trust.
63. Nash Exchange (NEX)
Nash Exchange’s utility token.
64. Ren (REN)
Yet another cryptocurrency platform attempting to merge blockchains.
65. Bytom (BTM)
A cryptocurrency that makes assets digital for increased utility.
66. Bytecoin (BCN)
A privacy focused cryptocurrency.
67. Siacoin (SC)
Cloud storage based on the blockchain.
68. THETA (THETA)
Cryptocurrency platform focused on decentralized video sharing. A decentralized YouTube, basically.
69. Insight Chain (INB)
A big data cryptocurrency project.
70. Komodo (KMD)
Cryptocurrency platform meant for smart contracts and blockchain.
71. Mixin (XIN)
Another cryptocurrency attempting to merge blockchains.
72. ABBC Coin (ABBC)
Cryptocurrency meant for e-commerce.
73. HyperCash (HC)
A cryptocurrency meant to merge blockchains.
74. Verge (XVG)
A privacy focused cryptocurrency.
75. Zilliqa (ZIL)
Cryptocurrency project focused on creating a more efficient blockchain.
76. Aeternity (AE)
Blockchain project that focuses on making smart contracts utilize data in real time.
77. U Network (UUU)
Platform that is decentralized for publishing content.
78. Dai (DAI)
Stablecoin that is not pegged to a fiat currency.
79. Steem (STEEM)
Social media platform, but based on the blockchain.
80. VestChain (VEST)
Cryptocurrency meant for machine learning and smart contracts.
81. Japan Content Token (JCT)
Cryptocurrency designed for ticketing at venues and concerts.
82. Status (SNT)
A mobile operating system based on Ethereum.
83. MaidSafe Coin (MAID)
Cryptocurrency project attempting to make the entire internet decentralized.
84. Waltonchain (WTC)
Attempting to get the Internet of Things on the blockchain.
85. Zcoin (XZC)
Another privacy focused coin.
86. Crypto.com (MCO)
Cryptocurrency raising money for Crypto.com, which is working with Visa.
87. NEXT (NET)
A competitor to Bitcoin that solves the scalability problem of Bitcoin.
88. RIF Token (RIF)
An OS based on the blockchain.
89. Ardor (ARDR)
Blockchain platform meant for enterprise purposes.
90. XMax (XMX)
Blockchain platform focused on entertainment.
91. Metaverse ETP (ETP)
Cryptocurrency platform attempting to build a network of smart properties.
92. WAX (WAX)
Cryptocurrency marketplace for digital goods.
93. Enjin Coin (ENJ)
Cryptocurrency platform meant for developing games on the blockchain.
94. Golem (GNT)
A cryptocurrency platform that allows one to share their spare computing power.
95. Grin (GRIN)
Privacy focused cryptocurrency with a focus on speed.
96. MaxiMine Coin (MXM)
A mining platform based on the cloud.
97. Clipper Coin (CCCX)
A cryptocurrency attempting to become an investment bank.
98. Aelf (ELF)
Another blockchain platform focused on the cloud.
99. Nexo (NEXO)
A cryptocurrency focused on loans in exchange for fiat.
100. Elastos (ELA)
Another blockchain project attempting to decentralize the entire internet.