An all-in-one blockchain solution. Coin Market Cap Rank: 74 Current Market Cap: $89,938,055 Website: https://ark.io While distributed ledger technology has made a major impact on decentralising platforms, it is believed to be a bit “too decentralised”. Currently, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are unable to make direct transactions between each other as they operate […]
Securing the next generation of digital applications. Coin Market Cap Rank: 35 Current Market Cap: $279,774,993 Website: https://www.digibyte.io Is DigiByte (DGB) the ‘sleeping giant’ of cryptocurrency? Many DigiByte fanboys argue that the blockchain cryptocurrency is on the cutting-edge of digital currency thanks to its high-performance technology. Dissatisfied with the speed and security of Bitcoin, […]
Fulfilling the original promise of Bitcoin as “Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash”. Coin Market Cap Rank: 4 Current Market Cap: $9,563,033,684 Website: https://www.bitcoincash.org Remember the original hype of the world’s first digital currency? The worldwide phenomenon of digital gold that everyone became eager to invest in during its prime years… This is what Bitcoin Cash stands […]
A globally decentralised cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology Coin Market Cap Rank: 7 Current Market Cap: $3,491,277,797 Website: https://litecoin.com Litecoin, otherwise known by its ticker ‘LTC’, was brought into the world of cryptocurrency via an open-source client on GitHub by an ex-Google employee, Charlie Lee. At the time, Charlie Lee’s main objective for the […]
A blockchain solution for global payments Coin Market Cap Rank: 3 Current Market Cap: $16,930,246,895 Website: https://ripple.com Ripple, otherwise known as ‘XRP’, was co-founded by Jed McCaleb and Chris Larsen who led up the Ripple Company in 2012. XRP ranks second to ETH (Ethereum); boasting a market capitalisation of $16,930,246,895 at the time of […]
Let’s start off with the basics. ‘Bit’ refers to a small fragment of digital information, and ‘coin’ refers to the representation of money. Bitcoin was originally introduced in January 2009 and is credited as the first decentralised digital currency to use blockchain technology. Collectively, bitcoin refers to both the particular payment protocol that utilises an electronically distributed ledger (blockchain), and the digital currency that can traded using said protocol.