We have written for you the definition of some cryptocurrencies. The goal was to make a kind of Cryptocurrency dictionary.
Currency and cryptographic investment.
a decentralized exchange protocol allowing users to create intelligent contracts thanks to a Turing-complete language. These smart contracts are based on a computer protocol to verify or implement a mutual contract, they are deployed and publicly available in the blockchain.
Bitcoin Cash was created to increase the capacity of the channel to support the growth of the number of users. This required a hard fork of the Bitcoin protocol that took place on August 1, 2017
is a real-time gross settlement system (RBTR), foreign exchange market and remittance network by Ripple. Also called the Ripple Transaction Protocol (RTXP) or Ripple protocol, it is built on a distributed and open source internet protocol, a consensus registry and a native currency called XRP (ripples). Launched in 2012, the Ripple network aims to enable “secure, instant and almost free global financial transactions of any size without debiting”. It supports any currency, cryptocurrency, convenience or other valuable unit such as air miles, mobile minutes
IOTA is an open-source distributed registry (cryptocurrency) focused on providing communications and secure payments between machines on the Internet of Things. Thanks to DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) technology, IOTA transactions are free no matter the size of the transaction, confirmation times are fast, the number of transactions the system can handle simultaneously is unlimited and the system can easily evolve. IOTA was founded in 2015 by David Sønstebø, Sergey Ivancheglo, Dominik Schiener and Dr. Serguei Popov.
Dash is a cryptocurrency created in 2012 by Evan Duffield and presented to the general public on January 18, 2014. Its original name, “Darkcoin”, was changed on March 25, 2015 to “Dash”, a wordmark of “digital” “And” cash “, that is to say” digital cash “.
The ambition of the Dash developers is to offer a fully decentralized digital alternative to cash, by taking up three of its main attributes: its fungibility, its speed and its anonymity.
is an electronically distributed (cryptocurrency) currency freely licensed (MIT License), inspired by and technically similar to Bitcoin.
Litecoin offers some differences from Bitcoin:
Litecoin’s network aims to create a block every two minutes thirty, rather than every ten minutes for Bitcoin;
Faster confirmation of transactions;
The interface is modified allowing the mining of parts from any computer: mining is possible with standard and non-specialized computer equipment;
The mining algorithm can run at the same time and on the same machines used to mine bitcoins.
Bitcoin Gold is a Bitcoin branch designed by Jack Liao. The ambition of this new currency is to become a better value store than Bitcoin. Jack Liao hopes to achieve this goal by solving the problem of the centralization of minors by a change of proof of work, which requires a “hard fork”.
The chosen algorithm is Equihash, a “memory-hard” proof  that is very resistant to ASICs and already used by ZCash. The idea is to give users the opportunity to use their processors and graphics cards again for “mining”.
is an open source crypto-currency focused on privacy and decentralization launched on April 18, 2014 under the name of BitMonero, before being shortened to Monero (which literally means “piece” in Esperanto). Monero comes from a fork of the Bytecoin crypto-currency that uses the CryptoNote algorithm with some important differences: the block chain has an obscuration with a block’s mining time and a new reduced currency issue.
Cardano is a decentralized blockchain and cryptocurrency public project and is fully open source. Cardano is developing an intelligent contract platform that aims to provide more advanced features than any previously developed protocol. This is the first blockchain platform to evolve from a scientific philosophy and a research-driven approach. The development team is made up of a large global collective of engineers and expert researchers.
The promise of NEO is: digital assets for all.
At the origin of this technology is a Chinese company, OnChain.
The platform has been designed to become a financial system to “connect” digital assets to each other. It offers more features than Ethereum, and above all wants to tackle the Chinese market, which Western companies often have difficulty accessing.
This cryto-currency aims to allow the introduction of concrete applications, which can be useful to all members of society. The peculiarity of the transactions: they are validated by “proof of importance”.
It offers its users a wide range of options: payment services, messaging, asset creation, … This range of tools should expand as the evolution of NEM.
The EOS project aims to solve the problem of scalability of blockchains and their maintenance costs before Ethereum. Objectives:
Blockchain’s ability to support millions of users simultaneously,
Easy forks and flexibility to deal with bugs,
Low latency, Blockchain’s
ability to optimize compute load in order to sequence and to parallelize the tasks.
the blockchain created by two former Ethereum has qualities that fascinate fans, to the point of raising $ 5.7 million since its inception last March, during the largest crowdfunding event for a cryptocurrency.
Lisk also differs from other blockchains by the use of “side chains”: “The applications created do not really live in the blockchain, they are satellites that revolve around it,” said David Teruzzi. When the side chain is impacted by an event, Lisk remains immutable. This allows Lisk to claim much faster operations than Bitcoin or Ethereum because the side-chain load does not affect its speed.
OmiseGO is an Ethereum-based public financial technology for traditional digital portfolios that agnostically manages real-time peer-to-peer value exchange and payment services between corporate jurisdictions and silos and in fiduciary currencies. and decentralized. Designed to enable financial inclusion and disrupt existing institutions, access will be made available to all via the OmiseGO network and the Digital Portfolio framework.
Combining a modified Bitcoin Core infrastructure with an interoperable version of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), Qtum merges the reliability of the infallible Bitcoin blockchain with the endless possibilities offered by smart contracts.
Designed with stability, modularity, and interoperability in mind, Qtum is the foremost toolbox for creating trusted, decentralized applications that are tailored to business-specific business cases. Its hybrid nature, coupled with a unique PoS consensus protocol, enables Qtum applications to be compatible with leading blockchain ecosystems, while providing native support for mobile devices and IoT devices.
simply wants to add an extra layer of anonymity by exploiting a cryptographic principle called “zero knowledge proof”. This allows you to prove to someone that you did a calculation without that person needing to redo the operation to verify it. In concrete terms, you can prove that something is true, without having to publicly say anything other than “this is true”.
The concept is simple. With a protocol such as Bitcoin, the anonymity of users is not completely guaranteed. The content of the blockchain is readable by anyone, and from the moment someone knows your public address, it is possible for him to trace all of your transactions. It is as if with a simple IBAN number (the equivalent of a public address) you could view the account statements associated with it, but without knowing who it belongs to.
Zcash allows to hide the transaction record, and to reveal only a necessary part, when you want it. Because if the transactions are well written in the blockchain, they are in encrypted form. To read the details, you need a key, which is known only to the transmitter and the receiver. This method avoids having to create “disposable” addresses to hide as much as possible the true state of your finances.
A Proof-of-Stake (POS) crypto-currency with limited issuance and low inflation, STRAT trades on well-known crypto-currency trades valued by investors around the world.
Waves is an open-source blockchain platform that allows users to launch their own custom cryptocurrency tokens. While popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum can be traded on external exchanges, Ethereum allows users to create new chips on the platform using a smart contract, Waves includes this feature in its software and portfolio. Users can create, transfer, and exchange blockchain tokens on a peer-to-peer basis, by paying transaction fees in the native WAVES token.
The platform has a fixed supply of 100 million WAVES and uses a Bitcoin-NG-based network consensus algorithm, updated for evidence-of-play networks, called Waves-NG. Waves uses trusted gateways to issue blockchain tokens backed by fiat money and digital currencies for use on its own platform.
Monacoin is the first cryptocurrency in Japan born in December 2013.
The Monacoin community is the most active cryptocurrency community in Japan.
ARK provides users, developers and startups with innovative blockchain technologies. We aim to create a complete ecosystem of linked strings and a virtual spider web of endless use cases that make ARK highly flexible, adaptable and scalable.
Vertcoin (VTC) is a cryptocurrency and peer-to-peer software project. This is a Bitcoin blockchain currency with additional features such as Stealth Address technology and ASIC-resistant Proof-of-work (PoW). The main difference between Bitcoin and Vertcoin is its resistance to centralized mining and the long-term promise of Vertcoin developers to keep it that way. Vertcoin has already twice branched into a new PoW function due to a real threat of centralized mining. Vertcoin’s cryptocurrency portfolio can be downloaded from Vertcoin’s official website.
Augur is an open-source and decentralized prediction market platform based on Ethereum. The Augur protocol is a set of smart contracts that exist on the Ethereum blockchain.
Basic Attention Token dramatically improves the effectiveness of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers and users. Everything happens on the Ethereum blockchain. The token can be used to obtain a variety of advertising and attention services on the Brave platform.