Cryptocurrency list

A list of cryptocurrencies for Jan 2021

Latest price
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Market Cap
Volume (24h)
1
$ 31,948.8
-8.47 %
$ 594.46 B
Ƀ 539.62 K
2
$ 1,214.40
-8.27 %
$ 138.86 B
Ξ 10.61 M
3
Ripple Ripple XRP
$ 0.2779
-5.57 %
$ 27.79 B
XRP 4.53 B
4
Tether Tether USDT
$ 1.00
0.00 %
$ 24.83 B
₮ 598.13 M
5
$ 19.79
-6.52 %
$ 19.79 B
LINK 45.33 M
6
$ 16.37
-8.65 %
$ 16.97 B
DOT 95.20 M
Buy
7
$ 0.2688
-7.57 %
$ 13.44 B
XLM 1.62 B
8
$ 0.3359
-7.72 %
$ 10.70 B
ADA 2.03 B
9
$ 134.39
-8.46 %
$ 8.98 B
Ł 12.39 M
10
$ 443.21
-10.35 %
$ 8.26 B
BCH 2.10 M
11
$ 0.07442
-9.52 %
$ 7.44 B
CRO 632.47 M
Buy
12
$ 40.32
-3.66 %
$ 6.88 B
BNB 5.86 M
13
USD Coin USD Coin USDC
$ 1.00
0.00 %
$ 5.38 B
USDC 234.03 M
14
$ 31,956.2
-8.49 %
$ 3.59 B
WBTC 1.29 K
Buy
15
$ 185.10
-6.64 %
$ 3.45 B
BSV 2.12 M
16
$ 9.37
-8.44 %
$ 3.11 B
FTT 2.27 M
Buy
17
$ 4.18
-7.83 %
$ 2.91 B
CEL 1.45 M
18
$ 13.32
-13.22 %
$ 2.88 B
SNX 5.44 M
19
TRON TRON TRX
$ 0.02883
-4.85 %
$ 2.86 B
TRX 10.54 B
20
EOS EOS EOS
$ 2.62
-4.86 %
$ 2.69 B
EOS 187.50 M
21
Monero Monero XMR
$ 138.87
-8.69 %
$ 2.47 B
XMR 989.65 K
22
NEO NEO NEO
$ 24.25
-6.26 %
$ 2.42 B
NEO 8.78 M
23
Cosmos Cosmos ATOM
$ 7.90
-8.64 %
$ 2.11 B
ATOM 23.50 M
24
Tezos Tezos XTZ
$ 2.63
-8.54 %
$ 1.99 B
XTZ 44.22 M
25
Nem Nem XEM
$ 0.2172
-7.66 %
$ 1.96 B
XEM 279.55 M
26
Compound Compound COMP
$ 189.63
-9.48 %
$ 1.90 B
COMP 200.67 K
Buy
27
THETA THETA THETA
$ 1.87
-6.53 %
$ 1.87 B
THETA 31.20 M
28
Algorand Algorand ALGO
$ 0.4878
-8.75 %
$ 1.83 B
ALGO 181.12 M
Buy
29
Celo Celo CELO
$ 2.75
19.74 %
$ 1.70 B
CELO 38.19 M
Buy
30
$ 5.33
-7.03 %
$ 1.48 B
HT 12.41 M
31
Dai Dai DAI
$ 1.00
0.03 %
$ 1.39 B
DAI 23.24 M
Buy
32
$ 1.40
-0.14 %
$ 1.35 B
LEO 1.31 M
33
$ 1.26
-16.18 %
$ 1.26 B
HEDG 87.27 K
34
Iota Iota MIOTA
$ 0.4521
-1.82 %
$ 1.26 B
MIOTA 161.59 M
35
Maker Maker MKR
$ 1,238.70
-10.21 %
$ 1.23 B
MKR 24.90 K
36
UMA UMA UMA
$ 12.12
9.88 %
$ 1.23 B
UMA 2.69 M
Buy
37
Dogecoin Dogecoin DOGE
$ 0.008561
-4.41 %
$ 1.10 B
DOGE 4.75 B
38
Dash Dash DASH
$ 107.64
-10.46 %
$ 1.07 B
DASH 2.04 M
39
$ 7.99
-7.20 %
$ 994.22 M
ETC 47.71 M
40
Zcash Zcash ZEC
$ 89.38
-9.48 %
$ 957.93 M
ZEC 2.23 M
41
$ 0.06690
-7.47 %
$ 947.01 M
ZIL 1.00 B
42
$ 29,977.9
-10.28 %
$ 899.34 M
YFI 6.06 K
Buy
43
$ 8.41
-7.52 %
$ 841.10 M
BAND 6.33 M
Buy
44
$ 0.1050
7.39 %
$ 711.43 M
HBAR 2.44 B
Buy
45
Nexo Nexo NEXO
$ 0.6829
-8.84 %
$ 682.92 M
NEXO 10.96 M
46
ICON ICON ICX
$ 0.7716
4.71 %
$ 674.09 M
ICX 174.09 M
47
Waves Waves WAVES
$ 6.44
-9.57 %
$ 670.15 M
WAVES 7.81 M
48
Decred Decred DCR
$ 51.53
-10.58 %
$ 644.77 M
DCR 90.86 K
49
Ren Ren REN
$ 0.6330
-17.73 %
$ 633.00 M
REN 99.57 M
50
Quant Quant QNT
$ 17.38
-5.97 %
$ 624.30 M
QNT 33.70 K
51
$ 0.5790
-7.67 %
$ 579.00 M
ONT 112.52 M
52
$ 0.4016
-9.28 %
$ 552.00 M
LRC 107.49 M
53
$ 0.9998
-0.12 %
$ 506.66 M
PAX 14.97 M
54
$ 3.45
-8.64 %
$ 483.15 M
OMG 43.01 M
55
$ 0.5015
-17.43 %
$ 455.16 M
XWC 297.91 K
56
Nano Nano NANO
$ 3.08
-7.34 %
$ 410.67 M
NANO 10.78 M
57
$ 0.3572
-16.21 %
$ 357.20 M
ENJ 320.22 M
58
$ 0.02535
-3.50 %
$ 353.94 M
DGB 472.44 M
59
$ 0.5032
-13.58 %
$ 308.50 M
OCEAN 36.88 M
Buy
60
$ 28.84
-9.18 %
$ 308.00 M
ZEN 742.71 K
61
Qtum Qtum QTUM
$ 2.94
-7.34 %
$ 303.30 M
QTUM 27.63 M
62
$ 0.1974
-10.66 %
$ 296.10 M
ABBC 71.06 M
63
$ 1.38
9.08 %
$ 290.64 M
KNC 86.53 M
64
$ 0.1314
-0.45 %
$ 288.41 M
MANA 325.24 M
65
Orchid Orchid OXT
$ 0.2804
-4.07 %
$ 280.40 M
OXT 36.06 M
Buy
66
NXM NXM NXM
$ 38.87
-0.88 %
$ 238.38 M
$ 38.33 M
Buy
67
$ 0.004687
-7.79 %
$ 212.48 M
SC 1.93 B
68
$ 10.99
-9.79 %
$ 204.68 M
BTG 636.62 K
69
Lisk Lisk LSK
$ 1.34
-8.89 %
$ 191.06 M
LSK 9.96 M
70
Verge Verge XVG
$ 0.01150
-8.49 %
$ 188.85 M
XVG 633.35 M
71
Aave Aave LEND
$ 1.33
-8.48 %
$ 171.04 M
LEND 0
72
Storj Storj STORJ
$ 0.3843
-2.57 %
$ 163.33 M
STORJ 38.20 M
73
$ 0.01652
-6.56 %
$ 134.16 M
RVN 544.01 M
74
MonaCoin MonaCoin MONA
$ 1.66
6.14 %
$ 133.69 M
MONA 6.49 M
75
$ 0.6661
-8.08 %
$ 132.71 M
BCD 4.97 M
76
$ 0.2680
-1.55 %
$ 104.64 M
ZB 24.51 M
77
Bytom Bytom BTM
$ 0.06324
-6.61 %
$ 104.37 M
BTM 261.44 M
78
$ 0.7519
-8.49 %
$ 87.83 M
XSN 5.66 M
79
$ 0.8113
-8.26 %
$ 81.07 M
GXS 3.22 M
80
Ardor Ardor ARDR
$ 0.08083
-2.30 %
$ 80.75 M
ARDR 37.97 M
81
$ 0.1067
-10.62 %
$ 75.39 M
LBC 22.86 M
82
$ 0.3894
-6.81 %
$ 74.95 M
WAN 37.61 M
83
Komodo Komodo KMD
$ 0.5871
-7.99 %
$ 73.84 M
KMD 6.75 M
84
$ 0.02428
-4.73 %
$ 72.70 M
BTS 142.08 M
85
Steem Steem STEEM
$ 0.1833
-6.71 %
$ 68.73 M
STEEM 18.19 M
86
Ark Ark ARK
$ 0.4045
-8.62 %
$ 62.63 M
ARK 8.96 M
87
$ 0.3233
1.38 %
$ 61.11 M
WICC 83.09 M
Buy
88
$ 0.09263
-8.49 %
$ 60.21 M
XBY 0
89
$ 0.09169
-3.07 %
$ 55.46 M
SYS 25.50 M
90
$ 0.005271
-8.26 %
$ 53.91 M
ETN 104.58 M
91
$ 2.25
-5.04 %
$ 53.27 M
ELA 2.16 M
92
$ 2.97
-8.26 %
$ 51.31 M
NMC 0
93
$ 0.8463
-3.25 %
$ 45.07 M
PPT 1.80 M
94
Aion Aion AION
$ 0.09071
-7.52 %
$ 44.22 M
AION 64.58 M
95
Nimiq Nimiq NIM
$ 0.005431
-8.47 %
$ 43.07 M
NIM 223.70 M
96
$ 2.94
-2.13 %
$ 42.24 M
XHV 42.52 K
97
AdEx AdEx ADX
$ 0.3923
-5.16 %
$ 42.21 M
ADX 7.30 M
98
$ 0.2990
-6.78 %
$ 29.90 M
NAS 8.06 M
99
Grin Grin GRIN
$ 0.5035
-9.00 %
$ 29.73 M
GRIN 2.39 M
100
$ 0.0009583
-31.37 %
$ 28.70 M
RDD 99.63 M
101
Loki Loki LOKI
$ 0.5280
-6.08 %
$ 27.95 M
LOKI 495.68 K
102
$ 0.3521
-6.87 %
$ 27.03 M
GRS 9.10 M
103
PIVX PIVX PIVX
$ 0.4150
-8.55 %
$ 27.01 M
PIVX 947.41 K
104
$ 0.0001457
-8.26 %
$ 26.88 M
BCN 178.42 M
105
Beam Beam BEAM
$ 0.3955
6.08 %
$ 25.28 M
BEAM 17.72 M
106
$ 7.09
-8.50 %
$ 22.07 M
NVC 21.04 K
107
Nexus Nexus NXS
$ 0.3159
-4.74 %
$ 21.82 M
NXS 419.20 K
108
$ 0.2184
-4.27 %
$ 21.69 M
CRPT 2.31 M
109
$ 22.68
-7.15 %
$ 17.37 M
GBYTE 681.45
110
Neblio Neblio NEBL
$ 0.8559
-4.52 %
$ 14.87 M
NEBL 1.09 M
111
$ 0.1974
3.41 %
$ 13.97 M
NAV 1.02 M
112
$ 0.5558
-6.40 %
$ 13.89 M
SKY 907.06 K
113
$ 0.06038
-9.43 %
$ 13.36 M
EMC2 63.28 M
114
$ 0.03674
-11.55 %
$ 12.51 M
RSR 1.54 B
Buy
115
Nxt Nxt NXT
$ 0.01183
-4.34 %
$ 11.82 M
NXT 30.45 M
116
SaluS SaluS SLS
$ 11.35
-9.55 %
$ 11.72 M
SLS 76.13
117
$ 1.22
-6.94 %
$ 11.69 M
FCT 23.78 K
118
$ 0.1964
-4.14 %
$ 11.47 M
VTC 245.53 K
119
$ 0.4108
-4.93 %
$ 10.98 M
PPC 56.27 K
120
SmartCash SmartCash SMART
$ 0.004068
-6.59 %
$ 10.57 M
SMART 14.60 M
121
$ 0.01053
-6.98 %
$ 10.53 M
LET 32.32 M
122
$ 0.04951
-1.50 %
$ 9.90 M
GAME 1.16 M
123
$ 0.008626
7.44 %
$ 9.65 M
GO 76.55 M
124
$ 0.1204
6.77 %
$ 9.60 M
ETP 856.60 K
125
Blocknet Blocknet BLOCK
$ 1.27
-6.32 %
$ 9.42 M
BLOCK 27.54 K
126
Ubiq Ubiq UBQ
$ 0.1661
-7.77 %
$ 8.31 M
UBQ 73.05 K
Buy
127
$ 0.3393
-4.06 %
$ 7.86 M
VIA 846.40 K
128
Wagerr Wagerr WGR
$ 0.03546
-8.48 %
$ 7.75 M
WGR 125.27 K
129
Gulden Gulden NLG
$ 0.01342
-8.48 %
$ 7.09 M
NLG 3.82 M
130
Quark Quark QRK
$ 0.02556
-8.48 %
$ 6.86 M
QRK 0
131
Bread Bread BRD
$ 0.07505
-6.29 %
$ 6.67 M
BRD 4.38 M
132
Rise Rise RISE
$ 0.03900
0.00 %
$ 6.65 M
RISE 1.67 M
133
$ 0.02268
-1.56 %
$ 6.44 M
POA 25.80 M
134
Pura Pura PURA
$ 0.03217
-8.29 %
$ 6.06 M
PURA 0
135
Burst Burst BURST
$ 0.002555
-8.49 %
$ 5.40 M
BURST 7.60 M
136
$ 0.0009584
37.27 %
$ 4.82 M
XDN 20.47 M
137
MOAC MOAC MOAC
$ 0.02429
-8.27 %
$ 3.88 M
MOAC 37.82
138
CloakCoin CloakCoin CLOAK
$ 0.6082
-8.48 %
$ 3.39 M
CLOAK 86.62 K
139
XYO XYO XYO
$ 0.0002429
-8.26 %
$ 3.38 M
XYO 37.01 M
140
$ 0.05527
5.55 %
$ 3.34 M
BLK 273.60 K
141
$ 0.01374
0.89 %
$ 3.25 M
FTC 652.82 K
142
Aeon Aeon AEON
$ 0.1815
-14.92 %
$ 3.22 M
AEON 15.64 K
143
$ 0.01374
-16.28 %
$ 3.10 M
POT 132.43 K
144
Shift Shift SHIFT
$ 0.1914
-8.47 %
$ 2.78 M
SHIFT 0
145
$ 1.05
-8.45 %
$ 2.76 M
XCP 399.30
146
$ 0.05271
-12.72 %
$ 2.47 M
EMC 3.30 K
147
$ 0.1192
-8.48 %
$ 2.27 M
AUR 0
148
$ 0.03162
-12.05 %
$ 1.10 M
EXP 126.55 K
149
$ 0.05303
-0.04 %
$ 988.90 K
IOC 85.77 K
150
TokenPay TokenPay TPAY
$ 0.03259
-24.10 %
$ 713.03 K
TPAY 3.91 M
151
$ 0.02300
4.60 %
$ 435.48 K
SIB 230.62 K
152
$ 0.1032
-8.50 %
$ 393.98 K
BTCP 0
153
Kin Kin KIN
$ 0.00003643
-8.26 %
$ 36.43 K
KIN 377.36 M
154
Nexty Nexty NTY
$ 0.0008623
-8.26 %
$ 0
NTY 0
Buy
155
$ 0.01457
-8.48 %
$ 0
BOS 0
156
Pillar Pillar PLR
$ 0.02141
-4.19 %
$ 0
PLR 210.74 K
157
$ 0.1105
-8.48 %
$ 0
GCR -3.638e-12
158
$ 0.02236
-8.48 %
$ 0
GRLC 0
159
$ 5,750.61
-8.48 %
$ 0
RMC 0
160
Polis Polis POLIS
$ 0.8367
-8.16 %
$ 0
POLIS 908.04
Buy
161
HUSD HUSD HUSD
$ 0.9983
-0.38 %
$ 0
HUSD 0
Buy
162
AC3 AC3 AC3
$ 0.0001000
0.00 %
$ 0
AC3 0
163
$ 0.00003195
-8.48 %
$ 0
ECA 4.64 M
164
$ 0.2182
-8.49 %
$ 0
XPM 0
165
FairCoin FairCoin FAIR
$ 1.16
-8.49 %
$ 0
FAIR 0
166
ION ION ION
$ 0.02396
-8.49 %
$ 0
ION 0
167
$ 0.00001214
-8.27 %
$ 0
NYC 13.47 K
168
$ 0.0003194
-8.49 %
$ 0
CSC 11.94 M
169
ForkCoin ForkCoin FORK
$ 1.21
-8.47 %
$ 0
FORK 0
170
Asch Asch XAS
$ 0.1470
-8.47 %
$ 0
XAS 0
171
$ 13.31
-8.48 %
$ 0
VERI 19.37
172
$ 0.08000
0.00 %
$ 0
RBY 65.93
173
$ 0.006070
-8.48 %
$ 0
GRC 0
174
$ 0.2099
-13.97 %
$ 0
BTX 2.71 K
175
$ 1.25
-8.47 %
$ 0
XSPEC 0
176
$ 0.1971
-8.26 %
$ 0
MNX 0
177
$ 0.00006390
83.05 %
$ 0
HTML 289.91 M
178
Dimecoin Dimecoin DIME
$ 0.00000319
-8.48 %
$ 0
DIME 109.89 K
179
PRIZM PRIZM PZM
$ 0.005553
0.74 %
$ 0
PZM 3.23 M
180
$ 0.002875
-8.48 %
$ 0
XEL 0
181
$ 0.03833
92.64 %
$ 0
BCA 5.84 K
182
$ 0.1754
-8.49 %
$ 0
PASC 0
183
$ 1.57
-8.49 %
$ 0
ZCL 0
184
Musicoin Musicoin MUSIC
$ 0.0006388
-8.49 %
$ 0
MUSIC 0
185
Graft Graft GRFT
$ 0.0003194
-8.49 %
$ 0
GRFT 0
186
BitBay BitBay BAY
$ 0.004791
-8.49 %
$ 0
BAY 0
187
Crown Crown CRW
$ 0.07602
-5.31 %
$ 0
CRW 44.36 K
188
$ 0.0003194
-8.49 %
$ 0
IFLT 0
189
$ 0.003514
-8.49 %
$ 0
COLX 0
190
$ 1.52
0.00 %
$ 0
CNX 0
191
$ 0.001624
4.24 %
$ 0
CLO 38.86 M
192
BitTube BitTube TUBE
$ 0.007986
-12.00 %
$ 0
TUBE 650.88 K
193
$ 5.84
-8.27 %
$ 0
VEN 0
Buy
194
Pirl Pirl PIRL
$ 0.007029
67.80 %
$ 0
PIRL 8.52 K
195
$ 0.03929
-8.48 %
$ 0
LMC 0
Buy
196
$ 0.005750
-8.48 %
$ 0
TOA 0
197
$ 1.28
-8.48 %
$ 0
BWK 0
198
$ 1.84
-8.47 %
$ 0
BIS 0
199
$ 0.09649
-8.47 %
$ 0
PPY 513.61 K
200
$ 0.02076
-8.48 %
$ 0
ENRG 0
201
$ 3.51
-8.47 %
$ 0
BITG 0
202
Hexx Hexx HXX
$ 3.49
-8.47 %
$ 0
HXX 0
203
$ 0.0007651
31.35 %
$ 0
PAC 13.14 M
204
Myriad Myriad XMY
$ 0.001597
-8.48 %
$ 0
XMY 4.80 M
205
$ 0.02843
-8.47 %
$ 0
OK 236.96 K
206
$ 0.003514
-8.47 %
$ 0
RVR 0
207
NIX NIX NIX
$ 0.05890
-11.71 %
$ 0
NIX 54.51 K
208
Espers Espers ESP
$ 0.0003195
-8.48 %
$ 0
ESP 43.24 M
209
$ 329.04
-8.48 %
$ 0
UNO 0
210
Particl Particl PART
$ 0.6108
-3.11 %
$ 0
PART 24.59 K
211
$ 8.07
-8.47 %
$ 0
GIN 0
212
$ 0.002556
-8.48 %
$ 0
NLC2 8.50 K
Buy
213
Curecoin Curecoin CURE
$ 0.05272
-6.78 %
$ 0
CURE 27.31 K
214
DNotes DNotes NOTE
$ 0.06804
-8.48 %
$ 0
NOTE 0
215
$ 0.2157
-8.47 %
$ 0
LUX 0
216
$ 0.01778
-1.22 %
$ 0
SLR 8.51 K
217
DeepOnion DeepOnion ONION
$ 0.03227
-8.47 %
$ 0
ONION 0
218
$ 0.002875
-17.63 %
$ 0
THC 143.15 K
219
$ 0.00004792
-8.47 %
$ 0
OXY 34.04 K
220
$ 0.1204
8.85 %
$ 0
DBIX 103.45 K
221
$ 0.1153
-8.47 %
$ 0
BBR 1.49 K
222
Linda Linda LINDA
$ 0.0002555
-8.50 %
$ 0
LINDA -17.72 K
223
NeosCoin NeosCoin NEOS
$ 0.1332
-8.47 %
$ 0
NEOS 0
224
$ 0.04377
-8.47 %
$ 0
DYN 1.40 K
225
$ 0.01629
-8.50 %
$ 0
BCI 0
226
$ 0.05047
-12.38 %
$ 0
VRC 53.85 K
227
$ 0.0006388
-8.50 %
$ 0
PND 0
228
Clams Clams CLAM
$ 3.30
-8.50 %
$ 0
CLAM 0
229
$ 0.00003194
-8.50 %
$ 0
SHND 0
Buy
230
ERA ERA ERA
$ 6.87
-8.29 %
$ 0
ERA 0
Buy
231
$ 0.007666
-8.50 %
$ 0
SEQ 0
9
Buy
232
Decent Decent DCT
$ 0.006388
-34.64 %
$ 0
DCT 28.65 K
233
$ 0.05685
-8.50 %
$ 0
XST 110.15 K
234
$ 0.0003400
-8.29 %
$ 0
SSC 0
235
Hshare Hshare HSR
$ 0.6848
-8.50 %
$ 0
HSR 4.88 M
236
Phore Phore PHR
$ 0.0009582
-8.50 %
$ 0
PHR 175.55
Buy
237
$ 0.01150
-0.18 %
$ 0
FLO 151.56 K
238
$ 0.003833
-15.54 %
$ 0
DEV 15.72 K
239
$ 0.00001214
-8.29 %
$ 0
XP 0
240
$ 0.006069
-13.07 %
$ 0
LCC 55.12 K
241
$ 0.005431
-8.48 %
$ 0
CANN 9.095e-13
242
Golos Golos GOLOS
$ 0.03610
-8.48 %
$ 0
GOLOS 0
243
Sumokoin Sumokoin SUMO
$ 0.3083
-8.48 %
$ 0
SUMO 7.94 K
244
Hush Hush HUSH
$ 0.5203
-8.50 %
$ 0
HUSH 0
245
$ 0.05110
-8.27 %
$ 0
MGD 0
246
Fortuna Fortuna FOTA
$ 0.0009715
4.84 %
$ 0
FOTA 8.17 M
247
GoByte GoByte GBX
$ 0.01847
-14.77 %
$ 0
GBX 21.56 K
248
$ 0.003195
-8.48 %
$ 0
MUE 322.68 K
249
BLAST BLAST BLAST
$ 0.0009584
-8.48 %
$ 0
BLAST 2.13 K
Buy
250
Apex Apex CPX
$ 0.01214
-8.48 %
$ 0
CPX 0
251
Semux Semux SEM
$ 0.01214
8.66 %
$ 0
SEM 422.12 K
252
Ethos Ethos ETHOS
$ 0.9085
-13.19 %
$ 0
ETHOS 1.06 M
Buy
253
Castle Castle CSTL
$ 0.0003194
-8.50 %
$ 0
CSTL 887.00
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Cryptocurrency is digital money. It exists only in digital form and it is an alternative to money issued and backed by governments. Cryptocurrency is inevitably connected with cryptography. Cryptography is used to store and transmit cryptocurrency in an encrypted way. Possession of cryptocurrency is based on a so-called private key. A private key is a sophisticated form of cryptography ensuring that can be handled only by the owner with cryptocurrency. There are as many private keys as a number of coins or tokens for the particular cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency wallets are needed to store cryptocurrencies. The wallet contains addresses for receiving and sending cryptocurrency. Sending cryptocurrency to peer is simple. The sender just asks for the recipient‘s address and then sends cryptocurrencies from his own wallet to the recipient‘s address. Wallet addresses are used in forms of either sequence of characters or QR codes. Transactions are mostly fast and take few seconds or minutes.

Majority of cryptocurrencies are decentralized. It means that there is no central point for managing or regulating transactions. Transactions are peer-to-peer meaning that the cryptocurrency is going directly from the sender to the recipient.

Peer-to-peer transactions are possible due to resolving a so-called double-spend problems. It must be ensured that peer-to-peer transactions are irreversible and a sender cannot use the same cryptocurrency coin twice. This is ensured by a cryptocurrency network. More specifically by a so-called blockchain, residing on nodes in the network.

The blockchain is a sequence of blocks and every block contains all the details of a performed transaction. There are more nodes in the cryptocurrency network which store the blockchain. Thus it is nearly impossible to change the blockchain by attacking single nodes. New blocks are added to the blockchain from the origin of a particular cryptocurrency up to present time and majority of nodes must agree to add a new one at the end. Once a new block is added it is forever in the blockchain.

If a blockchain is public, everyone can find any transaction in it. In a blockchain, there are often only sender and recipient addresses, transaction ID‘s and amount of cryptocurrency which has been transferred. That is why cryptocurrencies are often considered as an anonymous currency.

Bitcoin is the first decentralized cryptocurrency created in 2009 by pseudonymous developer Satoshi Nakamoto. Based on the success of Bitcoin, hundreds of new cryptocurrencies have been launched. They were given the name “altcoins“, meaning they are alternatives to Bitcoin. The most famous alternative to Bitcoin is probably Litecoin which was launched in 2011.

The second most successful cryptocurrency is Ethereum which introduced smart contracts and enables the use of the so-called tokens. Tokens are assets that reside on top of Ethereum‘s blockchain.

Thousands of people are keen on creating cryptocurrency wallets and buying digital money every day. Internet shops and coffee bars are more and more willing to accept Bitcoin and altcoins as a mean of payment. Usage of cryptocurrencies rises every day and it seems that the future is bright for Bitcoin and some other altcoins.