September 28, 2018

Fun, Interesting Facts about Bitcoin & 100 Altcoins this Year!

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The Bitcoin and altcoin end of year rally is slowly nearing. This week, Ripple (XRP) has already enjoyed a short period of fame; taking the place of Ethereum (ETH) with the second highest market capitalisation.

Coindirect reflects on Bitcoin and 100 cryptocurrencies that made a great start to 2018.


101. Ignis (IGNIS)

Ignis uses a block-lattice infrastructure to allow IGNIS holders unlimited scaling and free micro-transactions. Each user, therefore, has their own blockchain. Ignis was also developed for rapid and free transactions.

100. Quantstamp (QSP)

Quantstamp is a security-audit system for smart contracts. The Quantstamp platform examines all smart contracts and place verified results on the blockchain, to avoid any manipulation.

99. Santiment Network Token (SAN)

Santiment Network Token is a trading platform for cryptocurrencies. It is used to access content and data feeds. Santiment Network Tokens can either be staked to give holders free limited access to services, or spent in auctions to buy data.

98. Blocknet (BLOCK)

With Blocknet, you can deliver multi-blockchain services to devices that contain only a single blockchain. Network and device resources are, therefore, protected and future mobile use is enabled.

97. ChainLink (LINK)

ChainLink is a blockchain network that allows smart contracts to access key off-chain resources. This, essentially, mean that you can connect smart contracts to your web applications, APIs, USD payments and data.

96. TenX (PAY)

TenX is developing various payment platforms to provide the seamless spending of cryptocurrency. TenX offers cryptocurrency-linked credit cards, which allows holders to spend digital money in real life.

95. Particl (PART)

Particl is a blockchain network that focuses on retaining the privacy of users’ digital assets. This includes users’ fiat currency, application platform, marketplace and encrypted chat. By using the Particl system, PART coin holders can make a considerable amount of profit.

94. Bancor (BNT)

Bancor enables its users to trade two digital currencies. In this way, Bancor is trying to resolve issues of liquidity and companies that are still exchanging different cryptocoins.

93. Neblio (NEBL)

Neblio is a secure, blockchain-run platform designed for business applications and services. Neblio’s main aims are to provide tools, APIs and services that will change the way business implement applications on the Neblio blockchain platform.

92. Request Network (REQ)

Request Network is a cryptocurrency built on top of Ethereum. Its decentralised network allows for secure payments on the blockchain by anyone, anywhere. These requests remove the need to provide banking information before an online payment; therefore, replacing online payment platforms such as PayPal.

91. MaidSafeCoin (MAID)

MaidSafeCoin is an autonomous network that sets prices and dispenses data. With its blockchain-based storage solutions, users can rent out hard drive disk space.

90. ReddCoin (RDD)

ReddCoin is a social currency that improves users’ social lives, thus also making digital currency easy for the public. The cryptocurrency links a digital currency platform with major social networks, to make sending and receiving money a profitable process for all.

89. NXT (NXT)

NXT is a blockchain platform that offers built-in features. These features include a marketplace with decentralised digital asset exchange and a community voting system.

88. ZCoin (XZC)

ZCoin is a cryptocurrency focused on providing users with private money transactions. ZCoin reportedly offers an auditable supply of coins, in order to prevent the infinite development new coins.

87. Polymath (POLY)

Polymath is the interface between financial securities and the blockchain. It provides users with a decentralised protocol. This ensures the seamless trading of security POLY tokens, as well as lowers associated transaction costs.

86. WAX (WAX)

WAX is a decentralised platform that allows its public users to manage a virtual marketplace with no investment in infrastructure, payment processing or security. WAX is currently the world’s leading marketplace for buying, selling and collecting online video game assets.

85. Kin (KIN)

Kin is a cryptocurrency used to power a range of decentralised digital services. KIN tokens are issued by Kik. The Kin ecosystem connects a community of decentralised partners for tools and applications, who use their KIN currency and prioritise consumer experience.

84. Enigma (ENG)

Enigma uses decentralised technology and off-chain network protocol to provide secure exchange. The Enigma blockchain also holds privacy and scalability to ensure data is decentralised.

83. Salt (SALT)

Salt aims to provide cash loans in fiat currencies, backed by investors’ cryptocurrency assets. Users of Salt can therefore avoid credit checks for easier access to money loans.

82. Cindicator (CND)

Cindicator uses hybrid intelligence for effective asset management by decentralised financial analysts. The Cindicator Bot uses predictive analytics and market indicators to support cryptocurrency financial market analysis.

81. FunFair (FUN)

FunFair is a platform that allows public users to manage their a smart contract casino independently. FunFair uses Ethereum blockchain technology to develop transparent game code for the security of its players.

80. Aion (AION)

Aion is a multi-tier blockchain system created to improve the privacy and scalability of the blockchain network. The Aion network is will transfer data and value between blockchains, and all AION transactions occur without centralised intermediaries.


Hong Kong-based DENT, was established in 2014 as as Commando Coder Ltd. The DENT cryptocurrency market enables buying, selling and donating mobile data within the cryptocurrency market place.

78. IOStoken (IOST)

The IOS is an ‘Internet of Services’ which offer an infrastructure for online service providers. IOStoken provides a scalable, secure blockchain with privacy protection to protect their customer base as an online service provider.

77. Factom (FCT)

Factom is a secure record-keeping system. The system allows companies to store their digital data on the blockchain, while ensuring records remain transparent and trustworthy.

76. GXShares (GXS)

GXShares stores customer data in the blockchain to improve the security of customer data and reduce the risk of hacking.

75. Power Ledger (POWR)

Power Ledger is an electricity-trading systems for smart houses, as well as houses that comprise of solar panels. The Power Ledger platform is also pursuing automated energy buying and selling.

74. Ethos (ETHOS)

Formerly Bitquence and similar to Pillar, Ethos is developing a multi-cryptocurrency phone wallet. Ethos creators are also building a diversified investment tool and a social network.

73. Pillar (PLR)

Pillar is a cryptocurrency and token wallet aim to be the dashboard for digital users. The Pillar Wallet aims to become a multi-chain wallet that hold keys and allows public users to transact with many blockchains. Pillar wallet users will, therefore, be able to secure hundreds of different tokens and coins.

72. MonaCoin (MONA)

MonaCoin the world’s first Japanese cryptocurrency meme coin. The MonaCoin cryptocurrency is based off a Japanese-based text character and focuses on micro-transactions.

71. Nebulas (NAS)

Nebulas is a decentralised search framework. Nebulas Rank uses a graded algorithm which allow users to access valuable blockchain data. By exploring blockchain activities, one can quantify the value of each user address.


With U.CASH, users can access global financial services and the digital economy. This is ultimately completed through a global network of cash to digital currency conversion locations, along with software.

69. Bitcore (BTX)

Launched in the first quarter of 2017, Bitcore aspires to become the world’s top cryptocoin for direct payments. The cryptocurrency has one of the lowest transaction fees, as well as one of the best blockchain scaling solutions on the cryptocurrency market.

68. Cryptonex (CNX)

Cryptonex offers an exchange of all currencies across the globe, for any cryptocurrency. Cryptonex seeks to work on services to pay with cryptocurrencies, using phones and payment cards.


QASH is a payment token for financial services. QASH can be traded on all major exchanges and can be used to pay for QOINE services. All QASH Token Sales are carried out through a secure ICO and trading platform, QRYPTOS.

66. Syscoin (SYS)

Syscoin cryptocurrency possesses a decentralised marketplace. This marketplace allows users to buy and sell products directly without third-party interference, such as Amazon.


PIVX is a DASH-based cryptocurrency. However, PIVX was developed for private use and instant transactions, through a controlled but constant supply of coins.

64. Aelf (ELF)

Aelf is a decentralised cloud computing blockchain network that uses full nodes to run on cloud servers. Each Aelf smart contract operates on an independent blockchain. Here, ELF holders vote for decision making and representatives.

63. Dentacoin (DCN)

Blockchain system, Dentacoin, was created for the Global Dental Industry. Developed for global use, Dentacoin seeks to enhance dental care, along with its affordability, through blockchain tools and technology.

62. Golem (GNT)

Golem GNT is a decentralised supercomputer system. Through Golem users can rent out their computers to the blockchain network. Golem users then receive a return on investment through Golem GNT coins, for their services.

61. Zilliqa (ZIL)

Zilliqa is the world’s first public blockchain platform with a large volume of passings through the system. The blockchain system is designed to scale thousands of transactions per second. It also enables data-driven decentralised apps, developed to meet scalability needs.

60. Bytom (BTM)

Using blockchain technology, Bytom allows digital data, smart contracts and digital assets interact with each other. In order to undertake these interactions, the Bytom BTM token is used.

59. Kyber Network (KNC)

Kyber Network is a platform for digital asset exchange and transfer. Payment can be made using an automatic KNC coin conversion. Various tools also facilitate developers and cryptocurrency wallets for payment.

58. Loopring (LRC)

Loopring is an open protocol that operates on a decentralised exchange. The system trades across the cryptocoin exchanges and protects users from all risks posed by third-party involvement by removing all central networks. The costs of trading are, therefore, also minimised.

57. Gas (GAS)

Gas is a cryptocurrency used for the Chinese NEO blockchain system, which focuses on smart contracts. It, therefore, reflects an a share of NEO’s ownership.

56. DigiByte (DGB)

DigiByte DGB is a blockchain developed to securely store digital assets, such as cryptocurrency, information and data. The cryptocurrency platform aims for an infinite storage of information without any changes made to it.

55. Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Basic Attention Token is a decentralised, Ethereum-based token. The BAT token can be exchanged between content creators, users and advertisers. The decentralised ad-network that pays based on engagement and attention.

54. Electroneum (ETN)

Launched in the beginning of 2018, Electroneum provides a digital payment solution. The Electroneum app allows users to experience mining ETN straight into their wallet in minutes.

53. Byteball Bytes (GBYTE)

Byteball Bytes is a smart contract platform used to create conditional payments. For example, if an event occurs, the payee receives money. Alternatively, there is a refund. 

52. Dragonchain (DRGN)

Originally developed by Disney as the “Disney Private Blockchain Platform”, Dragonchain simplifies the integration of applications onto the blockchain. It gives users absolute control their your data, thus all operation of smart contracts are protected.

51. Digix DAO (DGD)

Digix DAO allows its users to buy gold value by weight. All purchases are audited using blockchain technology. Hence, focus is placed on transparency for metal ownership.

50. Ark (ARK)

The Ark cryptocurrency’s master plan is to connect all existing cryptocurrencies like a switchboard. In this way, the cryptocurrency market would have one ecosystem with shared applications across blockchains.

49. Ardor (ARDR)

Ardo supports companies and governments on blockchain as a service. The Ardor blockchain system can be used to develop sub-blockchains with additional custom features.

48. Komodo (KMD)

Komodo is a decentralised crowdfunding platform that removes all third-parties from project funding. Its services include enabling start-ups to create and manage their own blockchains.

47. ZClassic (ZCL)

As a clone of Zcash (ZEC), ZClassic is a decentralised and open-source technology. ZClassic removes the slow start source and lets the market decide the price. The best part that all transactions are made privately (optional) while ensuring transparency throughout the process.

46. KuCoin Shares (KCS)

Built in 2013, KuCoin holds base in cryptocurrency exchange, as well as provides users with services and operation strategies. KuCoin also uses highly reliable and extendable blockchain technology.

45. Hshare (HSR)

Hshare or ‘HCash’ is created to send both value (money) and data (information) between blockchain systems. Hshare transactions are, therefore, allowed across blockchains.

44. Revain (R)

Revain used blockchain-based technology to provide a feedback platform. All authors get rewarded and users stay motivated through the Revain RVN token.

43. Decred (DCR)

Decred is similar to Bitcoin, however offering built-in community voting. With decentralised decision-making and self-funding, users retain independence from third-party interference.

42. Augur (REP)

Augur is a platform used to make decentralised predictions – a “wisdom of the crowd” search engine. In this way, market predictions and cryptocurrency’s decentralised network provide an accurate forecasting tool to increase the chance of money trading profits.

41. Veritaseum (VERI)

Veritaseum will reportedly let users trade stocks and other investments without any central entity. As a result, the VERI token will be used to represent the value of these digital assets. 

40. Aeternity (AE)

Aeternity is a smart contract platform that processes transactions off the blockchain. It uses the blockchain to select a winner; thus resolving the issue of speed and governance.

39. 0x (ZRX)

0x was built on the Ethereum blockchain as a decentralised digital asset exchange. 0x aims to offer future peer-to-peer lending. For now, the 0x protocol allows for ERC20 tokens to be traded on the Ethereum blockchain.

38. Waltonchain (WTC)

Waltonchain is a blockchain system designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). In correlation to IOTA, Waltonchain uses blockchain RFID tags to monitor its inventory.

37. Bitshares (BTS)

Bitshare is a decentralised exchange that offers financial services, such as banking. Bitshare users are able to develop customised digital assets on the blockchain.


Holders of MKR govern Dia. Dia is a cryptocurrency priced against the value of the U.S. Dollar. The autonomous, decentralised organisation runs on the Ethereum blockchain and aims to minimize the volatile price of its token.


RCHAIN is a decentralised applications platform that is powered by the Rho Virtual Machine (RhoVM). Upon each occurrence of RhoVM, a set of smart contracts on an independent blockchain and networks are implemented when necessary.

34. Dogecoin (DOGE)

Dogecoin is similar to Litecoin in that it is a decentralised digital currency using peer-to-peer network. It is, essentially, used for “tipping” other internet-users.

33. Waves (WAVES)

Waves is a crowdfunding platform that enables decentralized digital currency exchange. Companies and projects can, therefore, create and manage their own digital coin tokens.

32. Status (SNT)

Status builds the operating system for Ethereum’s decentralised world computer. You, therefore, have access to Ethereum’s entire ecosystem. Using Status, you can browse, chat and make secure payments on the decentralised web.

31. Siacoin (SC)

Siacoin offers a decentralised cloud file storage. The cryptocurrency platform sends encrypted files to private users who receive payment for renting out a disk space. Siacoin, therefore, removes third-party entities such as Dropbox.

30. Verge (XVG)

Like Bytecoin, Verge is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency for individuals and businesses. To support high volumes of commercial transactions, the platform offers specialised tools with rapid transfers.

29. Stratis (STRAT)

Stratis is a development platform, which provide blockchain management and consultation services to users. Here, business smart contract applications are developed.


28. Populous (PPT)

Populous is a peer-to-peer invoice finance platform that connects business owners and invoice buyers without a central entity. The trading platform enables invoice sellers to retrieve cash to fund their business and invoice buyers obtain interest.

27. Bytecoin (BCN)

Bytecoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency with a cornerstone of ‘privacy’. Focusing on privacy, the cryptocurrency uses anonymous transactions. Later, Bytecoin modified its code to create the anonymous cryptocurrency, Monero.

26. Binance Coin (BNB)

Similar to Binary Finance, Binance Coin is a digital asset exchange. The hub of the exchange is trading liquidity and speed. Binance Coin offers discounts to those who pay fees using BNB.

25. Steem (STEEM)

Steem is a blockchain-based rewards platform. The cryptocurrency platform was designed for publishes to earn revenue from content and grow the community by encouraging certain user behaviour.

24. Nano (NANO)

Nano is a payment platform that requires minimal resources for peer-to-peer transactions. Pioneered in 2015, the cryptocurrency was developed by Colin LeMahieu as RaiBlocks.

23. Zcash (ZEC)

Zcash is a decentralised cryptocurrency that hides the sender, recipient and value of transactions. However, the cryptocurrency platform provide an option to make transactions public for auditing.

22. OmiseGO (OMG)

Omise is a globally-used cryptocurrency, operating with both fiat-money and cryptocurrencies. Omise is designed to allow financial services for users who do not hold any bank accounts. It works worldwide and with both traditional money and cryptocurrencies.


21. ICON (ICX)

ICON is a decentralised application platform focusing on identity verification and payment. The cryptocurrency platform is constructing communities in partnership with banks, insurance providers, universities, and hospitals.

20. Tether (USDT)

Tether USDT tokens offer digital currency exchanges and all USDT cryptocoins in circulation are reportedly backed by real money. Tether is currently the most widely integrated digital-to-fiat currency, which is backed by $1 for each USDT issued.

19. Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

Bitcoin Gold BTG is a clone of Bitcoin. The digital gold handles large transactions differently, thus also taking a symmetrical position to Bitcoin Cash.

18. Qtum (QTUM)

Qtum is a hybrid of Bitcoin and Ethereum. The QTUM cryptocurrency is designed for business smart contracts and aims to become a platform for decentralised applications.

17. VeChain (VEN) – now VeChain Thor (VET)

Singapore-based VEN is an enterprise blockchain platform for products and information. The cryptocurrency platform is designed to offer supply chain management services and is the world’s leading, scalable product management network on the blockchain.

16. TRON (TRX)

TRON is a major supporter of other blockchains, such as Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency is owned by a Chinese smart contract platform and connects entertainment creators with consumers.

15. Ethereum Classic (ETC)

You can think of Ethereum Classic as a mirror to Ethereum, but it’s separate to the latter for security reasons. Ethereum Classic, is a blockchain-based platform featuring smart contract functionality.

14. Lisk (LSK)

Lisk is based on Crypti code, however, more modified. The Lisk cryptocurrency platform enables developers to invent their own blockchains and Javascript-focused smart contract applications.

13. Monero (XMR)

Monero XMR focuses on being an anonymous, untraceable and secure digital money. The cryptocurrency hides your transactions and your account to allow private transfers.

12. NEM (XEM)

With the NEM platform, developers and businesses are free to build smart contracts and add them to the cryptocurrency blockchain. NEM users are offered tools and functionality for seamless development.

11. Dash (DASH)

Dash is, essentially, a digital money system. Dash cryptocurrency was developed for fast and secure transactions. Like Bitcoin, Dash is aims to revolutionise fiat money by becoming the default digital cash for the internet.

10. IOTA (IOT)

IOTA is a cryptocurrency which offers free, live micro-transactions between Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The cryptocurrency softwares enables technology to transact without humans.

9. EOS (EOS)

EOS is a decentralised platform on which applications, such as smart contracts, can be built. The cryptocurrency’s operating system, therefore, provides plug-in toolkits for smart contract developers.

8. NEO (NEO)

NEO was formerly known as ‘Antshares’. Inspired by Ethereum, NEO is the first blockchain platform developed by China. The cryptocurrency focuses on digital identity features and smart contracts.

7. Stellar Lumens (XLM)

A digital currency used as an exchange of the Stellar payment network. The Stellar Lumens XLM cryptocoin uses the Ripple consensus protocol. Allowing for transactions across all borders, it allows for fast and secure transfers at low costs.

6. Cardano (ADA)

Cardano is based on cryptocurrency’s peer-to-peer network. It is an authenticated blockchain platform for smart contracts and decentralised applications.

5. Litecoin (LTC)

Litecoin LTC is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, specifically developed for fast and affordable transactions. Just like Bitcoin, Litecoin associates itself with the promise to become digital money.

4. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Developed in 2017 as a fork of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash BCH is able to process large volumes of transactions, by increasing the size of blocks.

3. Ripple (XRP)

Ripple XRP is a blockchain payment system created for digital asset exchanges, banks and more. The cryptocurrency allows its investors to move considerable amounts of money faster and more reliably.

2. Ethereum (ETH)

Ethereum ETH was launched and distributed across the blockchain network in 2015. The Ethereum software was created to run smart contracts. Users are, therefore, able to develop and deploy decentralised applications without any middleman. 

1. Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin BTC is the world’s first cryptocurrency, developed by unknown inventor Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Bitcoin is an electronic peer-to-peer cash system without a central entity. This essentially means that cryptocurrency is decentralised to avoid third-party authority.


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Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as financial advice. Never invest what you can’t afford to lose as the cryptocurrency market is volatile. Always research as much as possible before buying any coin. Please visit the website of these coins for official information.