Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency platform by market capitalization, behind Bitcoin. It is a decentralized open source blockchain featuring smart contract functionality. Ether is the cryptocurrency generated by Ethereum miners as a reward for computations performed to secure the blockchain.
Tron is a decentralized open-source, blockchain-based operating system with smart-contracts functionality. According to the official website of the project, it considers itself the fastest-growing public blockchain. The goal of the project is to create a fully decentralized internet and a worldwide free content entertainment system as a part of its wide infrastructure.
Litecoin (LTC) is a cryptocurrency whose protocol is practically identical to that of Bitcoin, from where it is born. The protocol software is open-source and is licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It appeared in 2011 as one of the first alternative currencies created.
Monero is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses a decentralized ledger along with privacy-enhancing technologies to offer anonymous, untraceable, and fungible transactions. The project is mainly focused on privacy and provides users with full control over their own finances. It solves the issues common with the other currencies that sometimes make it possible for the third parties to trace the transactions, so the identities of the sender and receiver might get compromised.
Yearn.Finance is a decentralized finance (DeFi) yield farming project with a goal of making it easier for users to obtain the highest possible yields with their crypto-assets. The project automatically distributes users’ assets in and out of various liquidity pools in order to find and enter the most profitable opportunities for investment.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency created by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer as a reply to the speculations around the cryptocurrencies on the market. It was launched in 2013 as a joke and is now considered to be the first meme token as well as the first dog token. The namesake and logo of the token is the viral meme of the Shiba Inu dog breed.
Polygon is the first well-structured and easy-to-use scaling solution for the Ethereum network. It is a Layer-2 solution, that also promotes the infrastructure development of the blockchain. The main component of Polygon is its SDK framework that allows the creation of multiple types of applications on the Ethereum network with low fees and without the need to sacrifice security.
The idea behind ChainLink is to connect smart contracts through blockchains, allowing them access to key off-chain resources, such as bank account payments, data feeds, or web APIs. Developers' interest is focused on making smart contracts capable of communicating with external systems, in order to make them useful in the business world.