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The following cryptocoins match your criteria (sorted by popularity):
1. PIVX (PIVX) (3)
PIVX (PIVX) [formerly DarkNet (DNET)] is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in January 2016 as a fork of Dash. As its name original name suggested, DarkNet's focus is on privacy and anonymity of transactions as it is designed to run on anonymous networks (Tor or I2P). The coin started its life as a mineable proof-of-work currency (using the ASIC-resistant Quark algorithm) to generate some 43 million coins, but it became a pure proof-of-stake coin once the initial mining phase was completed (at block 259,200 or about 180 days since the genesis block). About 60,000 coins were pre-mined, but these were destroyed at the completion of the proof-of-work stage. The project re-branded to PIVX in February 2017. Original announcement.
2. Zcoin (XZC) (4)
Zcoin (XZC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in September 2016 as a fork of Bitcoin. With a strong focus on privacy and anonymity of transactions, Zcoin uses the Zerocoin protocol and a concept called "zero-knowledge cryptographic proof" which obfuscates both the sender's and the recipient's transaction data. In effect, the protocol is capable of proving the ownership of a coin without having to reveal which exact coin one owns. Being a proof-of-work cryptocurrency, Zcoin follows the same mining scheme and halving cycle as Bitcoin, eventually generating 21 million coins; however, it uses a different hashing algorithm (Lyra2). 10% of the total Zcoin supply will be distributed to the founders reward fund. Original announcement.
3. Stratis (STRAT) (17)
Stratis (STRAT) is a blockchain platform launched in August 2016. It permits developers and enterprises to test and deploy Blockchain-based applications, equipping programmers with a Blockchain building interface using C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The cryptocurrency of the same name started life as a proof-of-stake token (using the X13 range of hashing algorithms), but it became a pure proof-of-stake coin at block 12,500. Stratis' initial wallet was a standard Qt-based application forked from Blackcoin, but the project also develops a custom, privacy-oriented wallet (called Breeze) which uses TumbleBit, payment hub that allows parties to make fast, anonymous, off-blockchain payments through an untrusted intermediary called the Tumbler. Initial announcement.
4. Zcash (ZEC) (18)
Zcash (ZEC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in October 2016 as a fork of Bitcoin. Its main focus is on privacy and anonymity of transactions. The project uses a technology called "Zerocash", a cryptographic currency protocol that does not reveal the origin, destination and the amount of the payment in the blockchain; instead, the correctness of the transaction is demonstrated via the use of a cryptographic concept called "zero-knowledge proof". Like Bitcoin, Zcash is a proof-of-work cryptocurrency generated by mining with a total supply set at 21 million coins. The block time is just 2.5 minutes (four times faster than Bitcoin's), but the reward is initially set to 12.5 ZEC per block (four times fewer than Bitcoin's). For mining, Zcash uses the Equihash hashing algorithm. Zcash is a heavily-funded corporate entity which has introduced a "founders' reward" where 10% of all mined coins is being distributed to the stakeholders in the Zcash Company.
5. Steem (STEEM) (28)
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.
6. IOTA (IOT) (37)
7. Decred (DCR) (42)
Decred (DCR) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in February 2016 by a group of former Bitcoin developers. The new project aimed to address concerns over the increasing centralization of power in Bitcoin and a growing conflict of interest between the user community and those funding the Bitcoin project. On the technical front, Decred is a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) cryptocurrency which can be both mined (using the BLAKE-256 hashing algorithm) and staked. The project offers a choice between a graphical web-based wallet and a command-line client for all popular operating systems, including the BSDs. Original announcement.
8. Komodo (KMD) (43)
Komodo (KMD) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in September 2016. It has evolved from BitcoinDark (BTCD) and is developed by the same developer ("jl777"), but the underlying software was forked from Zcash and the new cryptocurrency runs on the SuperNET platform, using SuperNET's infrastructure and software applications. Focusing on privacy and anonymity of transactions, Komodo deploys a "delayed proof-of-work" (dPoW) consensus mechanism which relies on pre-voted notary nodes and which is secured by the Bitcoin (BTC) network. It uses Zcash's "zero knowledge proof" to (optionally) make transactions anonymous and untraceable. Initial announcement.
9. Lisk (LSK) (47)
10. Zclassic (ZCL) (53)
Zclassic (ZCL) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in November 2016 as a fork of Zcash. It comes with the exact same parameters as its parent (21 million coins, 2.5 minute block time, initial reward of 12.5 ZCL per block, Equinox hashing algorithm), but it does away with the 20% "founders' reward" fee introduced by the heavily-funded Zcash project. It also removed Zcash's "slow start" to mining where the initial reward to miners was set to a very low value for the first month. Like Zcash, Zclasic focuses on transaction privacy and anonymity, using the Zclassic is a pure community effort with no pre-mine or insta-mine and no reward for the developers. Original announcement.
11. Europecoin (ERC) (63)
Europecoin (ERC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from Novacoin in May 2014. After two weeks of mining which generated some 137 million coins, Europecoin became a pure proof-of-stake cryptocurrency with a variable interest (from 2.5% to 15% per year) depending on the maturity of the coins held. A total of 1% of the coins were pre-mined. In July 2016, the coin was relaunched under a new development team and as a proof-of-work cryptocurrency based on Bitcoin. Original announcement.
12. PascalCoin (PASC) (68)
PascalCoin (PASC) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency launched in August 2016. It was written from scratch in Pascal. Unlike most other cryptocurrencies, PascalCoin is designed to work without an operations history (i.e. locally stored blockchain), yet it is still able to control double spending and check balances. Instead of storing balances on the blockchain, PascalCoin offers a safebox system similar to a bank account and complete with a short, easy-to-remember account number. PascalCoin is generated by proof-of-work "mining", with an average block time of 5 minutes and the initial reward of 100 PASC (halving roughly every four years). Initial announcement.
13. Breakout Coin (BRK) (88)
Breakout Coin (BRK) is a product of Breakout Gaming which is a new, globally accessible online gaming entertainment company that plans to provide poker, sports wagering, casino games, fantasy sports, and other popular gaming options. The original currency, Breakout Coin, was later integrated into a unique multi-currency wallet system called "Breakout Chain". While Breakout Coin (BRK) remains the principal currency for Breakout Gaming, there are also Breakout Stake (BRX) and Sister Coin (SIS) which serve to secure the ledger through a combined proof-of-stake (PoS) and proof-of-work (PoW) model. The PoS system uses Breakout Stake as the stake, minting Breakout Coin. As such, the Breakout Stake money supply will never increase, whereas the Breakout Coin money supply increases at a rate of approximately 5% per year. Breakout Chain’s PoW system produces Sister Coin as an incentive to miners. Original announcement.
14. GoldBlocks (GB) (95)
GoldBlocks (GB) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency forked from BlackCoin in May 2016. It's a hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-stake (PoW/PoS) coin which can be either "mined" by a computer or "minted" through a process called "staking". The PoW part of the coin uses the X11 hashing algorithm (11 rounds of scientific hashing functions that include blake, bmw, groestl, jh, keccak, skein, luffa, cubehash, shavite, simd and echo) with a 60-second block time and a total coin supply of 24.7 million. The coin's PoS method offers a 10% annual interest on staked coins, with the total supply capped at 50 million coins. Original announcement.