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Here you can find all cryptocurrencies that our technology collects from key exchanges. We currently receive market data from 119 exchanges and 991 cryptocurrencies. You can toggle the view between card and a list of all cryptocurrencies. These include various types of cryptocurrencies namely stablecoins, privacy coins and exchange tokens. Here you can find all cryptocurrencies that our technology collects from key exchanges. We currently receive market data from 119 exchanges and 991 cryptocurrencies.

What is Tezos?

What is Tezos and how is it challenging Ethereum for the title as the number-one blockchain for decentralised apps (dApps)? Find out in our complete guide.

What is Dogecoin?

Find out all there is to know about Dogecoin – a digital payment system built as a joke, which has experienced huge speculation & volatility in the crypto markets.

What is Bitcoin Cash?

Bitcoin succeeded as the original cryptocurrency, leading the way for digital transactions for goods and services. However, as Bitcoin transactions have soared in popularity, its blockchain has increasingly ground to a halt. Transaction times have become slower to process, which in turn has made transactions more expensive for sellers. In a bid to solve this problem, a hard fork of the Bitcoin protocol was achieved in August 2017, known as Bitcoin Cash. Essentially, a hard fork is a new version of a cryptocurrency, operating entirely separately from its predecessor, whilst inheriting all historic transactions of the original cryptocurrency.

What is Cardano?

Cardano is one of the most fascinating open-source blockchain projects, given that it is solely peer-reviewed, having been developed by a string of specialist academics and engineers. Cardano is considered by many to be a direct rival to Ethereum, as it seeks to evolve into a global blockchain ecosystem, powered by smart contracts, to operate decentralised applications (dapps) and protocols. The project’s founder, Charles Hoskinson, believes Cardano to be the third generation of blockchain technology, seeking to solve the challenges of scalability, sustainability and interoperability that have often plagued first and second generation blockchain projects.

What is Dash?

Originally known as Xcoin and Darkcoin, Dash was rebranded as part of the project’s redefined objectives, focusing on becoming a mainstream digital cash alternative. In its formative years, Dash was developed for the sole purpose of safeguarding users’ privacy and anonymity. As time has elapsed, the primary goal has evolved, with the cryptocurrency keen to become a fast, intuitive payment option for day-to-day goods and services. With transactions completed in no more than one second and over 4,800 merchants and service providers now accepting DASH as a form of payment worldwide, let’s get under the bonnet to discover whether this digital money really is “better than cash”.

What is Kin?

The Kik instant messaging service was established in 2009, designed to break down device barriers and make it possible for people to chat with friends and family, with the motto “whoever, whenever”. As time’s elapsed, the Kik platform has taken off as a globally recognised instant messaging service, with over 300 million active users worldwide. It launched its very own Kin cryptocurrency back in 2017 – a decentralised ecosystem that would enable developers and content creators supplying digital services to Kik users to be suitably rewarded. Contributors to the Kik community can then use their Kin to spend on goods and services within the Kik hub.

What is Stellar Lumens?

The Stellar network was devised as an open-source payments infrastructure for global transactions. The vision for this open network is to connect all the financial systems around the world, enabling them to communicate and interact with one another on a single network. Its buzzwords of “borderless” and “limitless” underline this concept. If you are familiar with Ripple (XRP), there are striking similarities with Stellar as it also seeks to make cross-border payments cheaper, faster, and more reliable for all.

What is Litecoin?

Litecoin was devised as one of the first successful altcoins, launched in 2011. Inspired by the success of Bitcoin, but aware of its limitations, Litecoin sought to build upon Bitcoin’s source code and implement differentiators that would make it more appealing to merchants and consumers alike. This is known as a ‘hard fork’ of Bitcoin. Nevertheless, Litecoin remains a form of cryptocurrency, just like Bitcoin. It remains a source of value that can be exchanged or traded between users or businesses. Although Litecoin’s founders sought to position this altcoin as a new and improved version of Bitcoin, they are rarely viewed as direct competitors. In fact, Litecoin is marketed by many as “digital silver”, while Bitcoin is still considered “digital gold”.