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.
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.
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.
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 based on the Litecoin platform that mainly allows access to a number of exchanges and transactions much faster than its rivals. The function that it is given today is both speculative and designed for small payments, given that the reduced value of the currency does not place it in the same category as others such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.
The Stellar Ecosystem was born in 2014 with the help of Mt. Gox exchange founder and co-founder of Ripple, Jed McCaleb, and lawyer Joyce Kim. Shortly after, the Stellar Development Foundation was created, in collaboration with Patrick Collison, the CEO of Stripe, a company that develops an electronic payment system. Finally, in July 2014, Stellar was officially launched, with Stripe's initial investment of $3 million.
axs (Axie Infinity)
Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) is a governance token used in the Axie Infinity game — the hottest blockchain game of the summer of 2021. The creators of Axie Infinity claim that its purpose is combining work and play — meaning that the players can earn real-world rewards while having fun.
Crypto.com coin is a relatively new project that aims to work with private individuals (ordinary users) as well as cooperation with independent investors. According to the developers of the Crypto.com project, their main goal is to introduce blockchain-based technologies in people's daily lives to make it more comfortable and simplify complex operations.
Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric public blockchain platform that aims to offer a user-friendly blockchain experience to the masses. Its unique “hybrid” architecture combines the best features of public blockchains (decentralized data and control, distributed governance) and private blockchains (high scalability and low latency).
sand (The Sandbox)
Sandbox is a community-driven Ethereum-based platform where users are allowed to create a virtual world, play there, govern it and even monetize their experience. It is a virtual metaverse, where user-created voxel game assets can also become NFTs. The user needs to create voxel assets that later can become NFTs. The metaverse also includes the gamemaker represented as a visual scripting tool board, allowing anyone to build 3D games for free.
near (NEAR Protocol)
Near Protocol is a fully operational open source layer-1 blockchain created as the community-ruled cloud computing platform. It overcomes some of the limitations of Web3 adoption that other blockchains face, such as low transaction speed, low throughput, and bad interoperability. Thus it offers a perfect environment for dApps and developers.
Gala token is the native ERC-20 token powering Gala Games Network that aspires to change the way people play on the blockchain and make it more interesting and motivating for them. Thanks to the simple gaming technologies users can’t “see” the blockchain, instead, they just have colorful animated gameplay that makes it accessible even for players without a crypto background.
Curve is a decentralized exchange platform for stablecoins that uses AMM (automated market maker) known as Curve.fi to manage the liquidity. The platform is optimized to provide low slippage and a low fee. Assets can be exchanged automatically and without permission. It’s a non-custodial platform, so the users have full control of their tokens.
DYDX is a governance token of the dYdX community that allows users to govern the dYdX Layer 2 Protocol, to mine the rewards and participate in the staking pools, as well as receive trading discounts on its exchange. The token helps to maintain the communication between traders, liquidity providers, and partners.
Elrond (eGold, EGLD) is a native utility token powering Elrond — a platform offering very fast transactions through the use of Adaptive State Sharding. It builds on the concepts introduced by some blockchain networks like Algorand, bringing innovative features into the mix. Elrond was founded in 2017.
Tezos is a platform for smart contracts and decentralized applications (dApps) that focuses on network members and enabling them to fully govern the platform and improve the quality of its ecosystem. All interested members can participate in the governance of the protocol by voting on the updates and proposals of the protocol made by the developers.
imx (Immutable X)
Immutable X positions itself as the first layer-two scaling solution for NFT on Ethereum. It is an open decentralized ecosystem allowing users to trade non-fungibles with zero gas fees and without risking account or asset security. Immutable X also offers improved scalability - the network’s capacity is over 9000 TPS. The users can also mint carbon-neutral NFTs on the platform. The project’s goal is to create a world-class experience for both users and developers.
Filecoin (FIL) is a token powering the network with the same name, which is developed to provide its users with a decentralized data storage and management system. It was created to incentivize Interplanetary File System (IPFS), another well-known project concerning p2p data distribution, by the same founder — Jean Benet. Filecoin went through an ICO in 2017 and its mainnet launched in 2020.
EOS is a carefully calculated project that is fueled by the faith of the community in need of a qualitatively new product in the blockchain market. Already now we can confidently assume that EOS accumulates and uses the experience of many successful products. Against this background, the huge amount collected on the ICO does not look accidental.
THETA is a token in the Theta Network, which has a purpose to provide decentralized, safe, and accessible streaming and content delivery services. THETA is one of the tokens on this blockchain: there’s also TFUEL, which is used to power the network. Theta network was launched in 2019 by Theta Labs and went through several upgrades since then, the latest of which was a major upgrade to the mainnet v3.0 in June 2021.
Maker (MKR) is the eponymous token of the platform behind DAI. DAI is a stablecoin anchored at the price of the dollar (1 USD equals 1 DAI) while the function of the MKR is to create or destroy tokens to keep the price around $1 if it rises or falls. The MKR token functions as a pillar of the platform to pay fees to and vote on the DAI risk parameters.
LUNA is a native token on the Terra blockchain, launched in 2018 by Terraform Labs. This chain hosts several fiat-pegged stablecoins, such as TerraUSD or TerraKRW, which are often collectively called Terra, too. LUNA has a few purposes in the network, one of which is to stabilize Terra coin prices. It also helps power Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol and grants its holders voting rights.
Zcash was born in 2016 as an alternative to Monero and serves as a means of acquiring goods and services, transfer of funds between users who have ZEC in their digital wallet and protecting the anonymity of users who transact with it, using advanced cryptographic technology to make it impossible to find out who is behind a money transfer.
Neo is an open-source blockchain that utilizes smart contracts and allows developers to produce decentralized applications. Unlike ETH, which is coded entirely in Solidity, Neo allows developers to use several different languages including C#, C++, and Java when coding smart contracts.
bsv (Bitcoin SV)
Bitcoin SV appeared as the result of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain's hardfork on December 2, 2019. It is a cryptocurrency created by nChain under the leadership of Australian entrepreneur, Craig Wright, and CoinGeek owner, Calvin Ayre. The abbreviation SV stands for "Satoshi Vision".
pax (Paxos Standard Token)
Paxos Standard — or PAX — is an ERC-20 stablecoin created by the Paxos Trust Company. PAX maintains a 1:1 ratio to the US Dollar with the reserves to back up the token stored, audited, and protected by the company. With the stablecoin fully backed by an equivalent amount of USD, it can be redeemed for US Dollars at any time.
The idea behind Helium is revolutionary and simple - provide peer-to-peer WiFi network access to IoT devices with limited demand for internet power, e.g., monitoring wearables or e-bike trackers. For that purpose, the startup launched special hotspots on the market with a price tag of $495 per piece.
PancakeSwap is a popular decentralized open-source platform for crypto trading with the biggest ever number of users, that have entrusted it with over $12 billion in funds. The platform allows trading any assets on Binance Smart Chain right after connecting the wallet. It was launched in September 2020 by the anonymous team. In less than a year it became the dominant DEX on Binance Smart Chain.
Loopring (LRC) is a native token ERC-20 token of the Loopring open protocol, created to build decentralized exchanges. The project was inspired by the crypto boom in 2020, which caused the average trading volume of the crypto market to increase 4 times compared to the previous period, though the exchanges were mainly happening on the centralized platforms owned by the companies.
Kusama (KSM) is a native token of the Kusama Network, which, in turn, is an experimental version of Polkadot. KSM can be obtained by Polkadot's DOT token holders. Kusama is aligned with DOT holders and the Polkadot community: any user who holds DOT is automatically entitled to receive the same amount in KSM from the Kusama network.
rose (Oasis Network)
The Oasis Network is a layer-1 blockchain focused on privacy and created with the goal to boost the fair finance and responsible data economy establishment. It is an Ethereum compatible blockchain network that brings privacy into the data and gives companies full control over their data while also making it easier to share the information in a deliberate way.
Dash allows instant and private payments to be made online or in stores. Dash uses the principles of the P2P protocol, widely used to transcribe data of all kinds, and provides an additional level of protection with masternodes, a complex and improved type of traditional nodes used in blockchain technology.
Harmony (ONE) is a native token on the Harmony platform — a solution aimed to provide scalability for the blockchain developers, to give them tools to build and deploy their dApps. Harmony was founded in 2017 by Stephen Tze, who had previously worked for Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
Jasmy League is a Japanese blockchain project that offers services providers in different industries to deploy their products to users on the Jasmy Platform. The project aims to decentralize the process of coordination of the devices that create IoT (Internet of Things). For this goal Jasmy stores the data on a decentralized storage network IPFS and also utilizes edge computing.
bat (Basic Attention Token)
The ERC-20 token Basic Attention Token works not only as a digital currency but functions beyond the monetary value. BAT crypto comes to cut all those intermediaries involved in the complex multi-level process of advertising to return the power to advertisers and consumers.
Kava is a cross-chain DeFi platform for lending USDX stablecoins. Platform users can borrow stablecoins while depositing their collateral and purchasing a variety of other digital assets to start profiting from it. It was launched in 2019. As the official website says, Kava aspires to make democratized financial services available for everyone.
spell (Spell Token)
Spell token is a reward token for the Abracadabra.money — a lending platform for borrowing USD-pegged stablecoins called Magic Internet Money. It utilizes Kashi Lending Technology first introduced by SushiSwap to provide isolated lending markets that allow users to modify risk tolerance according to the collateral they use. Using any other assets as collateral the users can borrow MIM tokens.
elon (Dogelon Mars)
Dogelon Mars is a new meme cryptocurrency that became popular recently earning attention by the smart marketing but also thanks to its name, hype from both Dogecoin and its main supporter Elon Musk. Though the CEO of Tesla is famous for his support of new meme cryptos he never mentioned the ELON token on his Twitter or anywhere else.
Just is a popular new Decentralised Finance ecosystem on TRON blockchain. It includes several products centered around a decentralized stable coin lending platform called JustStable. It was launched in August 2020 and its native currency JST has been in circulation since May 2021.
Casper is a proof-of-stake open-source blockchain developed from the Casper CBC Specification instead of being another blockchain fork. The network is optimized for enterprise and developer adoption, can be used for general purposes, and additionally has the features for mass acceptance.
ong (Ontology Gas)
Ontology Gas is a public layer-2 blockchain platform that aims to bring data solutions and decentralized identity to the Web3 world. According to the official website, Ontology offers high-speed and low-cost transactions along with improved privacy, transparency, and trust. It is created to give an opportunity to the enterprisers to build their own blockchain-based solutions for any business needs while complying with the existing regulations.
The SushiSwap protocol is a hard fork of Uniswap, one of the most popular peer-to-peer trading apps for Ethereum coins in the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector. With a daily average trade volume of over $575 million, Uniswap was and still is Ethereum's prevailing crypto swapping dApp
IoTeX is an innovative privacy-conscious blockchain with a vision to power the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a name for the system that encompasses all existing smart devices that can connect to the internet. The concept behind IoTeX – creating the Internet of Trusted Things – builds on the idea of the IoT.
omg (OMG Network)
OMG is a utility token on the OMG Network — a Layer 2 Plasma-based Ethereum scaling solution. The project has been known as OmiseGo from the time it was founded in 2017 and until it was rebranded in 2020. OMG Network has turned into OMG Foundation since then, and there are more projects in the works.
gusd (Gemini Dollar)
GUSD is an ERC-20 crypto developed by the Gemini Trust Company — a New York-based trust overseen by the Department of Financial Services. GUSD is a USD-pegged stablecoin: a single Gemini Dollar is equivalent to the USD at a 1:1 ratio and offers little to no fluctuation in price. Gemini holds the funds that back their crypto in a State Street bank and have had their product insured by FDIC.
ALICE is a governance token and an in-game currency of My Neighbor Alice — one of the freshest NFT (and DeFi!) games around. My Neighbor Alice is being developed by Antler Interactive, planning to release the game on Steam in the spring of 2022. The pre-alpha version of the game is currently available to ALICE holders for playtesting.
inj (Injective Protocol)
Injective Protocol is a decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol with advanced features including cross-chain margin trading on Ethereum, Cosmos, and a few other layer-1 blockchain networks, derivatives, synthetics, forex, and futures trading. The native decentralized exchange utilizes certain technological innovations to provide fast speed, improved security, and decentralization.
ach (Alchemy Pay)
Alchemy token (ACH) is an official token on the Alchemy Pay network — a project aiming to bridge the traditional fiat and cryptocurrency payments, providing a wide variety of payment options for customers and keeping it easy for merchants to accept those transactions. Alchemy Pay was founded in Singapore in 2018.
Orchid ($OXT) was created as a decentralized VPN protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain that allows users to buy bandwidth from a global network of providers. They have managed to provide a VPN service that works just as good as all the centralized ones, but with the added feature of a reward system that makes it easily scalable thanks to their probabilistic nanopayment system.
badger (Badger DAO)
Badger DAO is an open-source decentralized automated organization designed for building programs and infrastructure for simplifying the use of Bitcoin as collateral across different platforms. Its goal is to bring Bitcoin to DeFi and to make it easy to bridge BTC to any other platform.
btcst (Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token)
BTCST (Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token) — is a project aiming to become an intermediary between Decentralized Finances and Bitcoin hashrate assets. It is represented as a cloud mining service that provides participants with exposure to the mining rewards for a lower price. BTCST was set up on Binance Smart Chain in January 2021 and works as a base for the trading, lending, and borrowing protocols to build on. BTCST aims to increase the participation of Bitcoin mining in the open market and to expand the liquidity and productivity of the Bitcoin mining markets.
Chromia is an open-source blockchain network that allows people to build dApps with real utility, including blockchain-based games. The unique characteristic of Chromia is that it is also a relational database, so the project’s backends are written in a specialized language that is coherent with the relational model. The project was updated from an earlier technology named “Postchain” and was named Chromapolis at first.
Propy is an automated real estate blockchain platform. It aims to change the world of real estate and introduces innovative technology for self-driven and completely online real estate transactions on smart contracts. Its vision is to make the real estate sales process fully automatic.
stpt (Standard Tokenization Protocol)
The STPT (Standard Tokenization protocol) token is the native ERC-20 token of the STP network aspiring to create a decentralized network that will support the discovery and usage of digital assets across various communities. As its first order of business, the STP team is trying to promote the project in South Korea, the USA, and China first, before going to the other markets.
Quarkchain is an open-source permissionless blockchain network designed to provide secure and decentralized transactions and mainly focused on high-capacity peer-to-peer transactions. Quarkchain also aims to comply with the global standards for commerce. It uses shards to enable sidechain interoperability and achieve over 100 000 transactions per second.
Verasity is a Protocol and a Product Layer Platform for Esports and Video Entertainment. It aims to make the rewards for the video advertising go up on any platform for such content. To achieve this goal, Verasity created a special video player with the rewards claiming an ad, a stack based on the patented PoV Protocol, which is the only one patented technology for the blockchain in the USA.
Coin98, or C98, is a utility and governance token powering Coin98 — an infrastructure solution for various DeFi products with a focus on chain interoperability and user experience. Coin98 was founded in 2020 by Coin98 Labs and went through an IEO on Binance Launchpad in July 2021.
Electroneum is a mobile phone-based crypto platform with an instant payment system. It provides access to worldwide marketplaces even for users that don’t have a bank account. It allows fast crypto transactions with minimal fees. Different from the other projects, it aims to bring easily accessible cryptos to smartphones.
kishu (Kishu Inu)
tlm (Alien Worlds)
Trilium (TLM) is a token that acts as the main resource in the metaverse of the NFT-based DeFi game Alien Worlds. Alien Worlds economy was launched in December 2020, and by the summer of 2021, the game had more than 2.5 million players. Its metaverse runs on Ethereum, WAX, and Binance Smart Chain, and Trilium is a cross-chain ERC-20 / BEP-20 / WAX token, which makes it a fairly unique feature in this space.
auction (Bounce Token)
Bounce is a decentralized auction protocol for NFT sales. It allows users to create, gather, collect and trade any kinds of digital assets, tokens, and non-fungible tokens across multiple blockchains. It’s available for the assets based on the Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain. The project was launched in mid-2020, performed over 6000 auction pools, and reached a transaction volume of 7000 ETH.
arpa (ARPA Chain)
Arpa Chain is a privacy-preserving computation network compatible with blockchains. It is a blockchain agnostic layer-2 solution that can be used widely. Arpa Cryptographically enables private smart contracts providing excellent data-at-use privacy protection and scalable computational sharding. Proxy smart contracts are used as a bridge to link the blockchain and the computational network.
stc (Student Coin)
Student Coin is the first blockchain allowing users to easily create, build and manage different types of crypto assets, including NFTs, startups coins, and DeFi tokens. It is also the world’s biggest educational coin. It aims to bring tokenization to the mainstream as it helps educational institutions, firms, and even individuals to benefit through unlimited possibilities for crowdfunding and decentralized governance. The project also supports education about tokenization, blockchain, and decentralized finance.
Bluzelle is a decentralized secure and censorship-resistant network for content creators. It’s made to provide artists, musicians, developers, and other creators with secured ownership over their work. The network includes data storage, file storage, oracles, etc. It uses Proof-of-Stake consensus and allows 10 000 transactions per second.
farm (Harvest Finance)
FARM is a token powering Harvest Finance — an aggregator platform designed to help its users maximize their yield farming profits. Harvest Finance was launched in September 2020. As DeFi space grows, so does the popularity of yield farming — the way for crypto investors to earn passive income on their funds after locking them into smart contracts.