This story appears in the July 27, 2017 issue of Forbes. Subscribe
Thee are the top 25 of the 900+ cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets ranked by market cap. Many are worth even more if you include the total supply of coins they have authorized.
Market cap (current price times circulating supply, in millions)*
Since only 21 million will ever be produced, the original cryptocurrency is the best store of value but still very volatile.
A blockchain for “smart contracts” (programs that will execute contractual terms automatically), Ethereum launched the token craze.
Its XRP coin has soared. Wants to disrupt the slow, opaque and pricey world of international wire transfers. It already has 75 banking and payments partners.
Litecoin has long marketed itself as digital silver to Bitcoin’s gold, in part because it’s less energy-intensive, with faster block times.
This coin is from the original Ethereum blockchain, which was upgraded after a $50 million hack.
A cryptocurrency that is popular in Japan, where banks are testing an enterprise version. Many Western crypto enthusiasts have little idea what it is.
Originally called darkcoin, with an emphasis on privacy, Dash touts itself as digital cash, but its average transaction size is more than $10,000.
Bitcoin and Ethereum may be too expensive and slow for Internet of Things micropayments. IOTA could someday be in demand by Fitbits everywhere.
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