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The following cryptocoins match your criteria (sorted by popularity):
1. Bitcoin (BTC) (1)
Bitcoin (BTC) is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money. It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. From a user perspective, Bitcoin is like cash for the Internet. Bitcoin is the first implementation of a concept called "crypto-currency", suggesting the idea of a new form of money that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions, rather than a central authority. The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 in a cryptography mailing list by Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi left the project in late 2010 without revealing much about himself. The community has since grown exponentially with many developers working on Bitcoin. Initial announcement.
2. Steem (STEEM) (21)
Steem (STEEM) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency created to reward posters on Steemit.com, the blockchain-based social media network. It is a proof-of-work coin available for mining by individual users via the project's software application written in Python. The initial code was experimental, with a unique consensus algorithm that discourages mining by large mining pools. Steemit, whose chief technology officer is BitShares founder Daniel Larimer, promises a fast-paced development, including a user-friendly graphical wallet client. Original announcement.
3. Emercoin (EMC) (23)
Emercoin (EMC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency created in late 2013 and based on technologies from Bitcoin, Namecoin and Peercoin. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin which uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm to "mine" the coins and it also offers a 6% annual interest on staked coins. Emercoin implements the RFC3489 (STUN) protocol that uses geographically distributed servers for external IP discovery. Another interesting feature of Emercoin lies in its blockchain which provides a name-value storage system, including an integrated DNS server for *.coin, *.emc, *.lib, *.bazar domains. Original announcement.
4. Deutsche eMark (DEM) (35)
Deutsche eMark (DEM) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin in 2013. Originating in Germany, the project is a nostalgic attempt to re-create the country's old "Deutschmark" as a digital currency. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake cryptocurrency with SHA-256 as hashing algorithm. A total of 20 billion coins will be produced, with the first 500 million proof-of-work coins mined by the year 2051, exactly 50 years after the introduction of the euro. Original announcement.
5. Auroracoin (AUR) (38)
Auroracoin (AUR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in January 2014 as a fork of Litecoin. It was intended as a national cryptocurrency of Iceland and distributed to the citizens of the country to use as an alternative payment option that could circumvent Iceland's foreign exchange restrictions introduced after the 2008 financial crisis. In March 2016, Auroracoin was re-based on DigiByte, replacing the original scrypt hashing algorithm with a multi-algo combination of Grøstl, Qubit, scrypt, SHA-256 and Skein. Certain other parameters were also updated, including the block confirmation time which was decreased to 61 seconds. Original announcement.
6. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) (39)
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) was created on 1 August 2017 by hard-forking the original Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain at block number 478,558. At this point the Bitcoin blockchain split into two separate chains, with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) token effectively becoming a new "altcoin" (even though the idea was to make Bitcoin Cash the dominant form of Bitcoin). The reason for the hard fork was a disagreement among the leading developers on the issue of scaling the Bitcoin (BTC) software which, in its original form, could no longer cope with the ever increasing number of transactions. The new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) software has solved the scaling problem by increasing the block size to 8 MB (up from 1 MB in Bitcoin), thus improving the transaction speed dramatically. The Bitcoin Cash software does not have a centralised development system and it relies on several separate development teams which provide wallet clients; these include Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Classic, Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin XT. Original announcement.
7. DigiByte (DGB) (41)
DigiByte (DGB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency and payment network launched in January 2014 as a fork of Bitcoin. Compared to its parent, DigiByte uses five highly advanced cryptographic algorithms, it provides faster transaction times with full confirmations every 3 minutes, and it can handle up to 140 transactions per second. The project plans to supply a total of 21 billion coins over 21 years. Original announcement.
8. Syscoin (SYS) (46)
Syscoin (SYS) is an open-source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. It attempts to extend Bitcoin's blockchain to provide not only digital money, but also to build a marketplace or a brokerage, and to enable the issuance and exchange of digital certificates. In essence, the project uses the blockchain's cryptographic features to build applications that will solve real-world problems or deliver useful solutions, e.g. verify wills, create trusts or build community trading platforms. Syscoin was launched in April 2004 with an 8% pre-mine, part of which was offered to early investors. Original announcement.
9. BitcoinDark (BTCD) (52)
BitcoinDark (BTCD) is a decentralized cryptocurrency, forked from NovaCoin in 2014, providing groundbreaking privacy and anonymity. It features two unique characteristics: Teleport, which allows for anonymous transfer of funds by cloning and exchanging standard denominations of currency, and Telepathy, which encrypts communication sent across the network and masks the other user's IP address. Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, BitcoinDark encourages ASIC mining (i.e. generating coins with specialist hardware), which is a much more energy efficient way of generating coins than CPU/GPU mining. Original announcement.
10. Curecoin (CURE) (58)
Curecoin (CURE) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Litecoin and launched in May 2014. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin which means that curecoins can be both mined (using the SHA-256 hashing algorithm) and minted (through the staking process). The project's mission is to take advantage of the available computing power that mines/mints curecoins to help with the process of protein folding (via Stanford University's Folding@home distributed computing project) and thus indirectly help researchers who work on curing diseases, such as cancer or Alzheimer's. Original announcement.
11. Myriad (XMY) (59)
Myriad (XMY), previously known as Myriadcoin (MYR), is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Zetacoin in February 2014. Myriad's most interesting innovation is the ability to mine the coin using five different hashing algorithms - Grøstl, scrypt, SHA-256, Skein, Yescript. As such, it is available for mining by traditional methods (CPU and GPU) as well as specialised mining using ASIC hardware. This multiple hashing algorithm was designed to make Myriad mining fair and accessible to all and to encourage even distribution of coins. Original announcement.
12. Namecoin (NMC) (60)
Namecoin (NMC) is a decentralized open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin in 2011. It uses the same proof-of-work algorithm and is limited to 21 million coins, but it offers several innovation, such as the ability to store data within its blockchain or merged mining. Namecoin's flagship use-case is the censorship resistant top level domain .bit, which is functionally similar to .com domains but independent of ICANN, the main governing body for domain names. In early 2014 the project released FreeSpeechMe, a Firefox plug-in that allows automatical resolution of .bit addresses. Original announcement.
13. Peercoin (PPC) (68)
Peercoin (PPC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin in 2012. Peercoin's major distinguishing feature, compared to Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies, is that it uses a hybrid proof-of-stake/proof-of-work system as its consensus mechanism, thus reducing the risk of certain network vulnerabilities. Other characteristics include increased energy efficiency during the mining process, no hard limit on the total number of coins issued, a 1% annual inflation, and fixed protocol-defined transaction (at 0.01 PPC) fees which are destroyed to offset the inflation rate and to self-regulate transaction "spam" by eliminating low-value payments. Original announcement.
14. Neos (NEOS) (81)
Neos (NEOS) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin in August 2014. It is a proof-of-work coin that uses the same hashing algorithm as Bitcoin (SHA-256), but it also has a number of interesting features, such as a theft recovery mechanism. Other features of the Neos wallet client include in-wallet trading (one-click withdrawal, mass order cancellation, one-click deposit); in-wallet block explorer; encrypted messaging; live statistics and market data; in-wallet mining worker statistics and mining calculator; dashboard news; multi-currency conversion data (Bitcoin and 21 other currencies supported); the ability to export transactions; one-click wallet updates with automatic notification; automatic 24-hour wallet backups. Original announcement.
15. Orbitcoin (ORB) (83)
Orbitcoin (ORB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in July 2013 as a fork of Novacoin. It is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake coin with a total coin supply of just 3.77 million units. As such, orbitcoins can be both mined (using the NeoScrypt hashing algorithm) and minted (SHA-256) - both methods carry a fixed reward of 1 ORB. Other features of the cryptocurrency include: one-minute combined block target, time warp and "instamining" protection, advanced checkpointing against 51% attacks, and very low transaction fees. Original announcement.
16. MazaCoin (MZC) (90)
MazaCoin (MZC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Zetacoin in March 2014. It was conceived as a result of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a native American tribe in North America. An inscription was placed into the genesis block to remind the users about the reasons behind creating MazaCoin. It reads: "The Black Hills are not for sale. 1868 is the LAW!", referring to the Sioux treaty with the US government signed in 1868. The cryptocurrency uses the proof-of-work consensus mechanism, with a total of 2.4192 billion coins mined during the first five years, followed by 1 million coins per year thereafter. Original announcement.
17. FIMKrypto (FIMK) (95)
FIMKrypto (FIMK) is an open-source cryptocurrency and payment network forked from (and compatible with) Nxt (NXT) in July 2014. It is intended as a national cryptocurrency of Finland, with a goal of offering all Finnish citizens a regular basic income. Besides being a modern cryptocurrency platform, FIMKrypto also provides numerous useful decentralised functions, such as direct transmissions of payments from person to person, strongly encrypted private messaging, and other features. As with most cryptocurrencies, nodes running the FIMK wallet software are eligible to compete for block rewards that are distributed automatically every 30 seconds. Original announcement.
18. NuBits (NBT) (96)
NuBits (NBT) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched in late 2014 by Peercoin developer Jordan Lee. Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, NuBit coins are not mined, but rather issued by the project's shareholders whose primary goal is to maintain a 1:1 NuBit peg to the US dollar. In the case of hyperinflation of the US dollar, the shareholders can vote to peg NuBits to a different currency or to a basket of commodities. By creating more coins to keep prices down and by increasing interest rates on parked coins to restrict supply, the NuBit projects hopes to have created a stable cryptocurrency with limited volatility.
19. Counterparty (XCP) (108)
Counterparty (XCP) is a decentralised financial platform and distributed, open-source Internet protocol built on top of the Bitcoin blockchain and network. Counterparty provides users with a functioning decentralized digital currency exchange, as well as the ability to create virtual assets, issue dividends, create price feeds, bets and contracts. Counterparty also has a native currency that trades on cryptocurrency exchanges as XCP. XCP is not mined; instead, it was issued using a provable method called "proof of burn" which involves sending bitcoins to a special address that renders them permanently unspendable. Original announcement.
20. Digitalcoin (DGC) (111)
Digitalcoin (DGC) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin in 2013. Developed by Digitalcoin Foundation, the software makes use of multi-algorithm hashing (scrypt, SHA-256 and x11) for increased transaction security. Original announcement.
21. Freicoin (FRC) (124)
Freicoin (FRC) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency launched in December 2012 as a fork of Bitcoin. Compared to the parent, it comes with an interesting economic ideology as well as a concept of "demurrage". The cryptocurrency imposes a negative 5% interest rate called demurrage fee (distributed to the miners) which is designed to encourage users of Freicoin to deploy the money for its original purpose - as a means of exchange, rather than as a store of value. On the technical side, Freicoin is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency that uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm for mining the coins. The design of Freicoin specifies that during the initial money creation period (approximately three years), 80% of the generated Freicoins are to be distributed by the Freicoin Foundation via donations and only 20% are awarded to the miners. The total coins supply is set to 100 million freicoins. Original announcement.
22. SaffronCoin (SFR) (126)
SaffronCoin (SFR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Bitcoin in April 2014. The project improves on the original in that it enables its proof-of-work mining process using five different hashing algorithms (the default SHA-256, along with BLAKE, Grøstl, scrypt and X11), thus making it more difficult for large crypto-mining farms to monopolise the coin-generation process. SaffronCoin's second most interesting feature is its multi-tasking wallet client. Developed using the WebKit web browser engine, the wallet provides not only standard payment features, but also standard web content, a tweet box, data feeds from cryptocurrency exchanges, built-in IRC chat, and a number of other innovative features. Original announcement.