Top 110 Cryptocurrency Alt-Coins

These are the top 110 alt-coins according to CoinMarketCap as of February 6th 2022:

  1. Dogecoin (DOGE)
  2. Avalanche (AVAX)
  3. Binance (BUSD)
  4. Polygon (MATIC)
  5. Shiba Inu (SHIB)
  6. Crypto.com Coin (CRO)
  7. TerraUSD (UST)
  8. Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)
  9. Dai (DAI)
  10. Cosmos (ATOM)
  11. Litecoin (LTC)
  12. NEAR Protocol (NEAR)
  13. Chainlink (LINK)
  14. Uniswap (UNI)
  15. TRON (TRX)
  16. Algorand (ALGO)
  17. FTX Token (FTT)
  18. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  19. Decentraland (MANA)
  20. Stellar (XLM)
  21. Fantom (FTM)
  22. Internet Computer (ICP)
  23. Hedera (HBAR)
  24. UNUS SED LEO (LEO)
  25. Bitcoin BEP2 (BTCB)
  26. The Sandbox (SAND)
  27. Axie Infinity (AXS)
  28. Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  29. VeChain (VET)
  30. Filecoin (FIL)
  31. Theta Network (THETA)
  32. Tezos (XTZ)
  33. Elrond (EGLD)
  34. Helium (HNT)
  35. Monero (XMR)
  36. Klaytn (KLAY)
  37. IOTA (MIOTA)
  38. Harmony (ONE)
  39. EOS (EOS)
  40. Gala (GALA)
  41. Aave (AAVE)
  42. Flow (FLOW)
  43. Maker (MKR)
  44. PancakeSwap (CAKE)
  45. Stacks (STX)
  46. The Graph (GRT)
  47. BitTorrent (New) (BTT)
  48. Bitcoin SV (BSV)
  49. Zcash (ZEC)
  50. Enjin Coin (ENJ)
  51. Quant (QNT)
  52. THORChain (RUNE)
  53. eCash (XEC)
  54. KuCoin Token (KCS)
  55. Huobi Token (HT)
  56. Neo (NEO)
  57. Kusama (KSM)
  58. TrueUSD (TUSD)
  59. Curve DAO Token (CRV)
  60. Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  61. Celo (CELO)
  62. Convex Finance (CVX)
  63. Amp (AMP)
  64. OKB (OKB)
  65. Loopring (LRC)
  66. Chiliz (CHZ)
  67. Arweave (AR)
  68. Oasis Network (ROSE)
  69. Nexo (NEXO)
  70. Theta Fuel (TFUEL)
  71. BORA (BORA)
  72. Dash (DASH)
  73. Waves (WAVES)
  74. Mina (MINA)
  75. Kadena (KDA)
  76. Symbol (XYM)
  77. NEM (XEM)
  78. Pax Dollar(USDP)
  79. Decred (DCR)
  80. Compound (COMP)
  81. yearn.finance (YFI)
  82. Secret (SCRT)
  83. Holo (HOT)
  84. 1inch Network (1INCH)
  85. IoTeX (IOTX)
  86. Ravencoin (RVN)
  87. Render Token (RNDR)
  88. XDC Network (XDC)
  89. WAX (WAXP)
  90. OMG Network (OMG)
  91. Ankr (ANKR)
  92. Celsius (CEL)
  93. Qtum (QTUM)
  94. Audius (AUDIO)
  95. renBTC (RENBTC)
  96. Immutable X (IMX)
  97. Bancor (BNT)
  98. Synthetix (SNX)
  99. Zilliqa (ZIL)
  100. Livepeer (LPT)
  101. SwissBorg (CHSB)
  102. Gnosis (GNO)
  103. APENFT (NFT)
  104. Velas (VLX)
  105. SushiSwap (SUSHI)
  106. ICON (ICX)
  107. Bitcoin Gold (BTG)
  108. Rally (RLY)
  109. Siacoin (SC)
  110. Kava (KAVA)

For the top 10 cryptocurrencies, see “Top 10 Cryptocurrencies“. Got a favorite coin? Share a comment below.


In This Story: 1inch Network (1INCH)

The 1inch Network’s first protocol is a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator solution that searches deals across multiple liquidity sources.

The 1inch Network’s governance token 1INCH is used to vote on protocol parameters under the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) model.

In August 2020, 1inch got a $2.8 million funding raise from Binance Labs, Galaxy Digital, Greenfield One, Libertus Capital, Dragonfly Capital, FTX, IOSG, LAUNCHub Ventures, and Divergence Ventures.

In December 2020, 1inch raised $12 million in Series A funding, led by Pantera Capital, with others including ParaFi Capital, Blockchain Capital, Nima Capital, and Spartan Group. The funding round was conducted through a SAFT (simple agreement for future tokens) sale.

In December 2021, 1inch has closed a $175 million Series B round, led by Amber Group. Among about 50 investors that participated in the funding event are Jane Street, VanEck, Fenbushi Capital, Alameda Research, Celsius, Nexo, Tribe Capital and Gemini Frontier Fund.

The 1inch Network was founded by Sergej Kunz and Anton Bukov over the course of the ETHGlobal New York hackathon in May 2019. The two had earlier met during a live stream of Kunz’s YouTube channel (CryptoManiacs) and began entering hackathons together, winning a prize at a hackathon in Singapore, as well as two major awards from the ETHGlobal.

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In This Story: Amp (AMP)

Amp is the new digital collateral token offering instant, verifiable assurances for any kind of value transfer. Using Amp, networks like Flexa can quickly and irreversibly secure transactions for a wide variety of asset-related use cases.

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In This Story: Ankr (ANKR)

Ankr originates as a solution that utilizes shared resources in order to provide easy and affordable blockchain node hosting solutions. It was founded in November in 2017.

The Ankr Network was founded in 2017 at Berkeley University in California as a distributed computing platform that takes advantage of blockchain technologies. Co-founder Chandler Song worked as an engineer at Amazon Web Services and serves as CEO, while the other co-founder Ryan Fang worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Chandler Song introduced Ryan Fang to Bitcoin and blockchain during their freshman year back in 2014, where he talked him into buying 22 Bitcoin together. In 2017, those bitcoins became the seed that funded the Ankr project.

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In This Story: APENFT (NFT)

APENFT was officially registered in Singapore on March 29, 2021 to meet opportunities and address pain points in the industry.

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In This Story: Audius (AUDIO)

Audius is a decentralized music streaming protocol initially built on POA network, but now living on Solana.

Audius was founded in 2018 by Roneil Rumburg and Forrest Browning, two California-based entrepreneurs.

The team is complemented by 21 other employees and backed by a host of other illustrious names, such as deadmau5, a popular electronic music producer, Adam Goldberg, co-founder and MD of Stanford Crypto, and Bing Gordon, co-founder of EA Games.

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In This Story: Bancor (BNT)

Bancor consists of a series of smart contracts that manage the on-chain conversion of tokens.

The major token used on the network is the “Bancor Network Token,” BNT. Currently, Bancor and Uniswap are the frontrunners for this new DeFi trend.

Bancor was founded by Eyal Hertzog, Yudi Levi, and Galia and Guy Benartzi in 2017. It was named “Bancor” to honour John Maynard Keynes, who came up with the word 76 years ago to describe a supranational currency.

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In This Story: Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

Bitcoin Gold was founded in 2017 to become a user-friendly alternative to Bitcoin.

Bitcoin Gold was founded by Hang Yin and Martin Kuvandzhiev.

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In This Story: BORA (BORA)

BORA describes itself as a decentralized entertainment platform that distributes digital content and provides incentives to participants. The project is a layer-2 platform with an ERC20-based dual token system.

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In This Story: Celo (CELO)

Celo is a blockchain ecosystem focused on increasing cryptocurrency adoption among smartphone users.

By using phone numbers as public keys, Celo hopes to introduce the world’s billions of smartphone owners, including those without banking access, to transacting in cryptocurrency.

The network also allows for the creation of smart contracts and decentralized applications (DApps) as part of decentralized finance (DeFi). Its mainnet was launched in April 2020.

The platform has two native tokens. CELO is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token used for transaction fees, governance participation and related activities. In future, the platform aims to host various stablecoins, with three, the Celo Dollar (CUSD), the Celo Euro (CEUR) and the Celo Brazilian Real (CREAL) already in use.

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In This Story: Celsius (CEL)

Celsius (CEL) is an all-in-one banking and financial services platform for cryptocurrency users.

Celsius originally came into being as the product of creators Alex Mashinsky and Daniel Leon in 2017.

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In This Story: Chiliz (CHZ)

Chiliz is the leading digital currency for sports and entertainment by the eponymous Malta-based FinTech provider. It operates the blockchain-based sports entertainment platform Socios, which enables users to participate in the governance of their favorite sports brands.

Chiliz was founded by Alexandre Dreyfus, its current CEO.

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In This Story: Compound (COMP)

Compound is a DeFi lending protocol that allows users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies by depositing them into one of several pools supported by the platform.

Compound was founded in 2017 by Robert Leshner and Geoffrey Hayes, both of whom previously worked in high-profile roles at Postmates — an online food delivery service. The two continue to hold executive positions at Compound Labs, Inc — the software development firm behind the Compound protocol, with Leshner currently serving as CEO, while Hayes is the CTO.

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In This Story: Dash (DASH)

Dash is an open-source blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Dash, whose name comes from “digital cash,” was launched in January 2014 as a fork of Litecoin (LTC).

Dash was founded by software developers Evan Duffield and Kyle Hagan. The project was originally called XCoin, changing its name to Darkcoin two weeks later before rebranding again to Dash in March 2015.

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In This Story: Decred (DCR)

Decred (DCR) is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency launched in February 2016. The Decred token and protocol were created to facilitate open governance, community interaction, and sustainable funding policies.

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In This Story: ECash (XEC)

ECash (XEC) is the rebranded version of Bitcoin Cash ABC (BCHA), itself a fork of Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). It calls itself a “cryptocurrency that’s designed to be used as electronic cash.” ECash strictly aims to be a means of transaction used to pay for goods and services.

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In This Story: Elrond (EGLD)

eGold, or EGLD, is the native token of the Elrond blockchain. It is used for paying network fees, staking and rewarding validators.

Elrond protocol seeks to offer extremely fast transaction speeds by using sharding. The project describes itself as a technology ecosystem for the new internet, which includes fintech, decentralized finance and the Internet of Things. Its smart contracts execution platform is reportedly capable of 15,000 transactions per second, six-second latency and a $0.001 transaction cost.

Elrond was first announced in August 2019, and its mainnet went live in July 2020.

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In This Story: FLOW (FLOW)

The FLOW token (“FLOW”) is the native currency for the Flow network. FLOW is the currency required for the network and all the applications on top of it to function. FLOW is designed as a payment method as well as a long-term reserve asset for the entire Flow economy. The token is used by validators, developers, and users to participate in the FLOW network and earn rewards. It is also used for fees and to participate in future protocol governance.

Dapper Labs was the original creator behind Flow blockchain as well as Cryptokitties, Dapper, and NBA Top Shot. Founded in 2018, Dapper Labs uses blockchain technology to bring new forms of digital engagement to users around the world. Blockchain-enabled applications can bring fans closer with the brands they love, give people a real stake in the communities they contribute to, and create new ways for consumers to become creators themselves. Publicly-announced Dapper Labs partners include the NBA and NBPA, Warner Music Group and UFC. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others.

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In This Story: Gnosis (GNO)

Started in 2015, Gnosis is a decentralized prediction market built on the Ethereum protocol.

The platform employs a dual token structure: Gnosis (GNO) and OWL. GNO are ERC-20 tokens that the team sold during their ICO. OWL tokens are earned by staking GNO. The amount of OWL received is dependent on the length of the lock period as well as the total supply of OWL tokens in the market.

The team is led by Martin Köppelmann (CEO), Stefan George (CTO), and Dr. Friederike Ernst (COO).

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In This Story: Harmony (ONE)

Harmony is a blockchain platform designed to facilitate the creation and use of decentralized applications (DApps). The network aims to innovate the way decentralized applications work by focusing on random state sharding.

Stephen Tse is the founder and CEO of Harmony.

Harmony (ONE) has a maximum supply of 12,600,000,000 tokens.

Out of the total supply of ONE tokens, 22.4% were dedicated to the initial seed sale. Another 12.5% were set aside for an additional Launchpad sale. The Harmony founding team and developers received 16.9% of the total supply. About 26.4% of ONE tokens were dedicated to protocol development, while another 21.8% were directed towards ecosystem development.

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In This Story: Helium (HNT)

Helium (HNT) is a decentralized blockchain-powered network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Helium’s three co-founders Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning and Sean Carey started the company in 2013.

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In This Story: Holo (HOT)

Holo is a peer-to-peer distributed platform for hosting decentralized applications built using Holochain, a framework for developing DApps that does not require the use of blockchain technology.

The Holo network will be facilitated using a token called HoloFuel, which is actively being tested and will act as an accounting system to pay hosts for their services. In 2018, the project minted an ERC-20 token, HOT — also known as HoloToken — as an “IOU” that will be redeemable for HoloFuel upon launch.

Holo is still in development and is expected to launch for open alpha and beta testing by 2021.

Holo was founded by Arthur Brock and Eric Harris-Braun, both of whom are experienced contract coders. The two first started working on the project in December 2016 as a part of the MetaCurrency Project, a developer of tools and technology designed to power a future P2P economy. Holo was partially modeled after Ceptr, a cooperative P2P framework for DApps that the two had previously worked on.

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In This Story: IOTA (MIOTA)

IOTA is a distributed ledger with one big difference: it isn’t actually a blockchain. Instead, its proprietary technology is known as Tangle, a system of nodes that confirm transactions.

IOTA has four co-founders, and their names are Sergey Ivancheglo, Serguei Popov, David Sønstebø and Dominik Schiener.

MIOTA has a maximum supply of 2,779,530,283 tokens — and all of them are in circulation.

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In This Story: IoTeX (IOTX)

The founders of IoTeX are Raullen Chai, Qevan Guo, Xinxin Fan, and Jing Sun.

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In This Story: Kadena (KDA)

Kadena has the only scalable layer 1 PoW blockchain along with Pact, the safest smart contract language. Founded by Stuart Popejoy (@SirLensALot) & Will Martino (@wjmartino) who created JP Morgan’s first blockchain and was the tech lead for the SEC’s first Crypto Committee.

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In This Story: Kusama (KSM)

Self-described as “Polkadot’s wild cousin,” Kusama is an experimental blockchain platform that is designed to provide a massively interoperable and scalable framework for developers.

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In This Story: Livepeer (LPT)

Launched in 2017, Livepeer is the first live video streaming network protocol that is fully decentralized. The platform aims to become a viable blockchain-based, economically efficient alternative to centralized broadcasting solutions for all new and existing broadcaster companies.

Livepeer is an open-source protocol, which means that developers can freely contribute to the underlying code on GitHub. Livepeer Inc is the legal entity behind the Livepeer platform. Livepeer Inc was founded by Doug Petkanics and Eric Tang.

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In This Story: Mina (MINA)

Mina Protocol is a minimal “succinct blockchain” built to curtail computational requirements in order to run DApps more efficiently.

The project was rebranded from Coda Protocol to Mina in October 2020.

The Mina network has a size of only 22 KB, which is miniscule when compared to Bitcoin’s 300 GB blockchain.

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In This Story: NEM (XEM)

NEM (New Economy Movement) is an ecosystem of platforms that use blockchain and cryptography to provide solutions for businesses and individuals. XEM is the native cryptocurrency of NEM’s NIS1 public blockchain.

NEM was originally created by three developers known by their pseudonyms on the Bitcointalk.org forum: Jaguar0625, BloodyRookie and gimre. Since its inception in 2014-2015, NEM has grown from a personal project of three programmers to a large ecosystem composed of several platforms.

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In This Story: Neo (NEO)

Initially known as Antshares, this project was believed to be China’s first-ever public blockchain when it was launched in February 2014. The open-source platform subsequently rebranded to Neo three years later.

The co-founders of Neo, and its predecessor Antshares, are Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang. Both serve as chairmen of the Neo Foundation, which aims to promote the blockchain’s adoption.

Unlike many other blockchains, this network also has two native tokens: NEO and GAS. While NEO serves as an investment token and allows people to participate in votes concerning improvements to the blockchain, GAS is used to pay fees for the transactions that are being completed on the network.

Neo runs a development fund to support its blockchain. EcoBoost launched back in 2019, and it was billed as an initiative that provides “full life-cycle support for high-potential projects” — including grants, technical support and promotion on social media.

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In This Story: Nexo (NEXO)

Nexo is a blockchain-based lending platform that offers users instant cryptocurrency-backed loans. Users deposit an accepted token — such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) or XRP (XRP) — as collateral to receive a loan in the form of a fiat currency or stablecoin.

Nexo has a native token, NEXO, that when locked in the platform grants users benefits such as discounts on interest accumulated on loans and the opportunity to receive interest payments on funds deposited. Token holders also receive dividends from Nexo’s profits.

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In This Story: Oasis Network (ROSE)

Oasis Network (ROSE) is a privacy-focused layer 1 blockchain built for open finance and a responsible data economy using the Cosmos SDK. That will allow Oasis to interact with the ecosystem of the Cosmos (ATOM)-enabled blockchain when its Inter Blockchain Communication Protocol launches.

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In This Story: OKB (OKB)

OKB is a cryptocurrency released by the OK Blockchain Foundation and Maltese crypto exchange, OKEx.

Jay Hao joined OKEx as CEO. Prior to joining OKEx, Hao had twenty years of experience in the semiconductor industry.

Mingxing “Star” Xu founded OKCoin in China in 2013. In 2017, Xu co-founded the separate OKEx exchange in Malta, which operates under a separate legal entity. Today Xu is the CEO of the OK Group.

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In This Story: OMG Network (OMG)

OMG Network, formerly known as OmiseGo, is a non-custodial, layer-2 scaling solution built for the Ethereum blockchain. As an Ethereum scaling solution, OMG Network is designed to allow users to transfer ETH and ERC20 tokens significantly faster and cheaper than when transacting directly on the Ethereum network.

The network is based on a novel scaling solution called MoreViable Plasma, which uses a sidechain architecture to group several transactions off-chain into a batch, which can then be verified as a single transaction on the Ethereum root chain. According to OMG Network, this technology has the potential to scale Ethereum to thousands of transactions per second (TPS) — instead of the 10 to 14 tps Ethereum 1.0 is currently capable of.

The network is powered by the OMG utility token, which can be used as one of the payment methods for fees on the OMG Network, and will eventually be stakable — helping to secure the network in return for rewards.

The OMG Network currently consists of a team of more than 50 employees scattered across the world. It was founded by Thai-born Vansa Chatikavanij and operates as a subsidiary of SYNQA — a Thailand-based fintech firm that was formerly known as Omise Holdings.

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In This Story: Qtum (QTUM)

Qtum (pronounced ‘“quantum”) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) smart contract open-source blockchain platform and value transfer protocol.

The project was announced in March 2016 and held an ICO a year after, in March 2017, which brought its founders $15 million USD. The Qtum main chain was released on Sept.13, 2017. Initially, the Qtum coin was issued as a ETH-20 token, but with the launch of the mainnet, it was converted to native blockchain.

Patrick Dai is the project’s founder and the chairman of the Qtum Foundation.

The other two co-founders are the CTO and blockchain architect Neil Mahi and lead developer Jordan Earls.

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In This Story: Quant (QNT)

The project is built as an operating system distributed ledger technology— and Overledger Network — for connecting different blockchain networks. The project is billed as the first OS to be built for blockchains.

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In This Story: Rally (RLY)

Rally (RLY) is a social token-oriented protocol that allows creators to launch their own token and build a digital economy around their work. In this way, creators like streamers, artists, musicians, gamers, athletes or general content creators can tap into their communities and offer benefits and perks to recruit, retain and monetize their following in a frictionless manner.

Each creator on Rally receives a fully customizable, branded cryptocurrency they can use however they deem fit.

Rally was founded in 2020 by CEO Bremner Morris, VP Creator Partnerships Nick Millman, and Kurt Patat, a media and technology communications leader that served as YouTube’s Global Head of Consumer and Entertainment Communications.

Rally’s investors include household names like a16z, Coinbase Ventures, Balaji Srinivasan, the ex-CTO of Coinbase and Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of Coinbase.

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In This Story: Ravencoin (RVN)

Ravencoin is a digital peer-to-peer (P2P) network that aims to implement a use case specific blockchain, designed to efficiently handle one specific function: the transfer of assets from one party to another.

Built on a fork of the Bitcoin code, Ravencoin was announced on Oct. 31, 2017 and released binaries for mining on Jan. 3, 2018 with what is called a fair launch: no premine, ICO or masternodes. It was named in reference to a TV show Game of Thrones.

The Ravencoin whitepaper was published by Bruce Fenton, Tron Black and Joel Weight.

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In This Story: renBTC (RENBTC)

RenBTC is an ERC-20 token built on the Ethereum network, pegged to Bitcoin.

Unlike other Bitcoin-backed tokens, renBTC is not a synthetic token, and doesn’t rely on any liquidation mechanisms to ensure it remains pegged to the value of BTC — instead, it’s a direct supply peg, meaning there are always enough BTC in reserve to cover the circulating renBTC supply.

Ren (formerly Republic Protocol) — the development firm behind the Ren ecosystem was founded by Taiyang Zhang, who is also its current CEO.

Zhang was also a founding member of KeeperDAO and is one of the co-founders of Virgil Capital.

The Ren team also includes Loong Wang, the current CTO of Ren.

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In This Story: Render Token (RNDR)

RenderToken (RNDR) is a distributed GPU rendering network built on top of the Ethereum blockchain, aiming to connect artists and studios in need of GPU compute power with mining partners willing to rent their GPU capabilities out.

Conceived in 2009 by OTOY, inc. CEO Jules Urbach and launched in 2017, RNDR held its first public token sale in October of that same year, followed by a private sale period lasting from January 2018 – May 2018, wherein a total of 117,843,239 RNDR were sold at a price of 1 RNDR = $0.25 USD equivalent of token.

RNDR is an ERC-20 utility token used by artists on the network to exchange for GPU compute power from GPU providers (node operators).

Backed by parent company OTOY, the RNDR team is based out of Los Angeles, with team members throughout the world. The RNDR advisory board boasts industry leaders such as Ari Emanuel (Co-Founder and Co-CEO, WME), JJ Abrams (Chairman and CEO, Bad Robot Productions) and Brendan Eich (Founder and CEO, Brave Software and BAT), who have all advised RNDR in various capacities in bridging the gap between creating a system that appeals to both cryptocurrency communities and Hollywood studio production pipelines.

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In This Story: Secret (SCRT)

Secret is the native coin of Secret Network, a blockchain with data privacy for smart contracts by default.

Secret is supported by many independent development teams and entities, including SCRT Labs, Secret Foundation, Secretnodes.org, Chain of Secrets, Secure Secrets, and more.

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In This Story: Siacoin (SC)

Siacoin (SC) is the native utility token of Sia, a blockchain-based distributed, decentralized cloud storage platform. Sia acts as a secure, trustless marketplace for cloud storage in which users can lease access to their unused storage space. Agreements and transactions are enforced with smart contracts, and Siacoin is the medium of exchange for paying for storage on the network. The main goal of the project is to become the “backbone storage layer of the internet.”

Sia was originally announced in May 2014 before being revised and re-announced a year later in May 2015. It officially launched in June 2015.

Sia was first conceived in mid-2013 by David Vorick while studying computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He discussed the idea over email with Luke Champine, a college friend, who joined the project’s development shortly after Vorick presented the concept at a HackMIT hackathon in September 2013. The project was officially named Sia in early 2014, a reference to the Egyptian god of perception.

Vorick and Champine were introduced through their college’s entrepreneurial center to Jim Pallotta, a billionaire investor and founder of Raptor Group, who invested in the project. Shortly before graduating from college, the two incorporated the company Nebulous Inc. — which has since been rebranded to Skynet — to formally handle the development of Sia.

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In This Story: SushiSwap (SUSHI)

SushiSwap (SUSHI) is an example of an automated market maker (AMM).

SushiSwap launched in September 2020 as a fork of Uniswap, the AMM which has become synonymous with the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement and associated trading boom in DeFi tokens.

SushiSwap was founded by the pseudonymous entity known only as Chef Nomi. Little is known about Chef Nomi, or his or her impetus for forking off from Uniswap.

The project has two other pseudonymous co-founders, sushiswap and 0xMaki, also known as just Maki. Between them, they handle SushiSwap’s code, product development and business operations.

More recently, de facto ownership of SushiSwap was passed to Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of derivatives exchange FTX and quantitative trading startup Alameda Research.

Bankman-Fried is a well-known participant and cryptocurrency market commentator, regularly appearing in media interviews.

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In This Story: SwissBorg (CHSB)

SwissBorg is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland with an international team of over 180 people and holds a Virtual Currency License, which allows them to provide virtual currency exchange and virtual currency wallets internationally.

The SwissBorg token is the heart of the SwissBorg ecosystem, and was one of 2020’s top-performing tokens, skyrocketing by 2,700% and reaching the top 70 tokens on CoinMarketCap.

Cyrus Fazel is one of the co-founders and current CEO at SwissBorg. Anthony Lesoismier-Geniaux is the other co-founder and CTO of SwissBorg.

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In This Story: Symbol (XYM)

XYM is the native currency of the Symbol public blockchain, and is used as the core value transfer mechanism for the blockchain.

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In This Story: Synthetix (SNX)

Synthetix is a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol that provides on-chain exposure to a wide variety of crypto and non-crypto assets. The protocol is based on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain and offers users access to highly liquid synthetic assets (synths).

The network was launched in September 2017 by Kain Warwick under the name Havven (HAV). About a year later the company rebranded to Synthetix.

Kain Warwick is the founder of Synthetix and a non-executive director at the blueshyft retail network.

CEO: Peter McKean
COO: Jordan Momtazi
CTO: Justin J. Moses

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In This Story: Theta Fuel (TFUEL)

Theta Fuel (TFUEL) is one of the two native tokens on the Theta blockchain. TFUEL should not be mistaken for Theta Token (THETA), which is the governance token of the Theta blockchain supported by thousands of community-run Guardian nodes and its Enterprise validators including Google, Binance, Blockchain ventures, Gumi and Samsung.

TFUEL is the second token on the Theta blockchain that serves as the utility token in decentralized video and data delivery, it also acts as a gas token. This means that it is used to power all operations on the Theta blockchain, like payments to relayers for sharing a video stream, for deploying and interacting with smart contracts, and as fees associated with transacting NTFs and DeFi applications.

Theta Fuel, and in extension, the entire Theta Ecosystem, was co-founded by Mitch Liu and Jieyi Long in 2017.

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In This Story: TrueUSD (TUSD)

TrueUSD is a U.S. dollar stablecoin pegged to USD at 1:1. First launched to a limited investor base in January 2018, TrueUSD has since grown to incorporate almost $400 million of backed tokens as of October 2020.

TrueUSD is one of a number of cryptocurrency stablecoins administered by TrustToken, a platform for tokenizing real-world assets.

TrueUSD is a stablecoin launched by parent company TrustToken, whose co-founder and CEO is Rafael Cosman

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In This Story: UNUS SED LEO (LEO)

UNUS SED LEO is a utility token that’s used across the iFinex ecosystem. The unusual name is based on a Latin citation from one of Aesop’s fables.

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In This Story: Velas (VLX)

Velas is an EVM Blockchain. Velas Ecosystem consists of decentralised products built on top of its chain.

Velas is an ecosystem startup based in Switzerland. It was founded in 2019 by Alex Alexandrov, a prominent blockchain and crypto entrepreneur, and investor.

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In This Story: Waves (WAVES)

Waves is a multi-purpose blockchain platform which supports various use cases including decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts.

Waves’ native token is WAVES, an uncapped supply token used for standard payments such as block rewards.

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In This Story: WAX (WAXP)

WAX (WAXP) is a purpose-built blockchain, released in 2017. The WAX blockchain uses delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) as its consensus mechanism. It is fully compatible with EOS.

WAX was co-founded by William Quigley and Jonathan Yantis.

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In This Story: Zilliqa (ZIL)

Zilliqa is a public, permissionless blockchain.

Development work officially started on Zilliqa in June 2017, and its testnet went live in March 2018. A little over a year later, in June 2019, the platform launched its mainnet.

The native utility token of Zilliqa, ZIL, is used to process transactions on the network and execute smart contracts.

Zilliqa was first conceived by Prateek Saxena, an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore School of Computing. Saxena and several students in the School of Computing published a paper in 2016 that outlined how a sharding-focused blockchain could improve network efficiency and speed.

Around the same time, Saxena co-founded Anquan Capital alongside Max Kantelia, a lifelong finance and tech entrepreneur, and Juzar Motiwalla, former president of the Singapore Computer Society. The company incorporated Zilliqa Research in June 2017 to develop the Zilliqa network, bringing on Dong Xinshu as its CEO, Yaoqi Jia as its chief technology officer and Amrit Kumar as its chief scientific officer. All three previously worked as research fellows at the NUS School of Computing.

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