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Litecoin

Litecoin is one of the first cryptocurrencies and it was created in 2011. Litecoin is the fifth most valuable Cryptocurrency in the world. Litecoin was founded by Charlie Lee who is a former Google Employee. Charlie held some volume of Litecoin which he sold later in 2017 after the allegations that he deliberately use his holding to influence the market.

Dash

Dash is one of those cryptocurrencies which try to overcome the limitations of Bitcoin and offers some additional features. Dash was launched in 2014 with the name of “XCoin” which later became “Darkcoin and now we know it with the name of “Dash”. Dash is a unique fully-incentivized peer-to-peer network which offers some unique features like instant and private transactions.

Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a distributed computing system that is open source, blockchain-based and public, it also has the smart contract feature. The Ethereum Classic name came about from a Hard fork after the DAO hack in 2016. The original Ethereum currency became Ethereum Classic while the new currency took the name Ethereum.

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash was created as a result of Basic disagreement on how to deal with the Bitcoin scalability. Bitcoin has a current block size of 1 MB which means it can only handle limited amount of transactions. A Hard Fork split created Bitcoin Cash a “superior” Bitcoin. Interestingly any person who had the Bitcoin also received same amount of Bitcoin Cash. In this way, those Bitcoin investors also became the investors of Bitcoin Cash, and in this way, Bitcoin Cash acceptance rate increased.

Ripple XRP

Ripple was introduced in 2012 but it started getting popular in 2017. If you follow Cryptocurrencies then you have most probably heard a buzz about Ripple and this buzz is well anticipated because Ripple value has been increased by 34000% in 2017. Ripple is different to most crypto currencies in that it is centralised and pre-mined and not open to the public (at the moment) to use as a currency.

Ethereum

Ethereum is one of the most stable cryptocurrencies in the world. Ethereum is the blockchain-based distributing Platform and Operating System which feature the unique Smart contract concept. It is used my many tokens as its platform to run its services.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the most valued Cryptocurrency in the world. Bitcoin concept was introduced in 2008 in a whitepaper published by Satoshi Nakamoto. In Whitepaper, Satoshi discussed the peer-to-peer electronic cash payment system. One year later Satoshi turned his idea into reality and World’s first Cryptocurrency “Bitcoin” came into existence. Bitcoin has limited supply of 21 million coins and according to an estimate 99% Bitcoins will be mined by 2032 and rest of the coins will be mined over the next 100 years, Bitcoin will hit its limit by 2140.