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The following cryptocoins match your criteria (sorted by popularity):
1. Factom (FCT) (2)
Factom (FCT) is a decentralised, open-source cryptocurrency platform launched in September 2015. Unlike Bitcoin whose blockchain is used for currency transactions only, Factom comes with an enhanced blockchain that allows anyone to add new entries to the blockchain, including contracts and agreements in the form of scripts and applications. In other words, Factom creates an additional data layer (a record-keeping system) on top of the blockchain. As an incentive to maintain the network and to distribute the blockchain, Factom issues "factoids", or tokens that can be traded on cryptocurrency exchanges. Original announcement.
2. Bitcoin (BTC) (3)
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.
3. Bytecoin (BCN) (8)
Bytecoin (BCN) is a decentralised, anonymous cryptocurrency written from scratch and launched in July 2012. Its concept is based on the CryptoNote technology which focuses on privacy and anonymity of transactions. It comes with a number of unique features, such as ring signatures to make payments untraceable, an exchange protocol to make transactions unlinkable, and several others. Some other interesting features of the cryptocurrency include "egalitarian" proof-of-work mechanism and an analysis-resistant blockchain. Bytecoin is designed to be easily mined on an average personal computer while being resistant to mining with specialised ASIC hardware. The Bytecoin software is available in two variants - as a Bytecoin reference client that uses a command-line interface to manage transactions and to mine coins, or a Bytecoin wallet with an easy-to-use an intuitive graphical user interface. Original announcement.
4. NEM (XEM) (10)
NEM (XEM), which stands for New Economy Movement, is a decentralised cryptocurrency launched in March 2015. Inspired by the Nxt project, it was written from scratch in Java. The most interesting features of the cryptocurrency include its proof-of-importance (POI) algorithm (with the level of importance determined by how many coins a wallet stores and the number of transactions made to and from the wallet), an integrated P2P-secure multi-signature account and encrypted messaging system, and an Eigentrust++ reputation system which evaluates the quality of each client's contribution to maintain the network. NEM uses a client–server model where the NIS (NEM Infrastructure Server) runs independent of the NCC (NEM Community Client); the client is designed to run locally, in a web browser. Original announcement.
5. Ethereum (ETH) (13)
Ethereum (ETH), launched in July 2015 after a successful fund-raising period, is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency platform with "smart contracts", a set of scripts which run on top of Ethereum's blockchain and which automatically enforce contracts and agreements. It is also a development platform that makes it easy to build decentralised applications using Ethereum's own scripting language. The currency behind the Ethereum network is called "Ether". While the developers intended Ether to be just a token (rather than currency) to pay for computation and network maintenance, Ether (often referred to as "Ethereum") is actively traded on many digital currency exchanges. Original announcement.
6. Steem (STEEM) (20)
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.
7. Counterparty (XCP) (31)
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.
8. Vcash (XVC) (35)
9. Qora (QORA) (38)
Qora (QORA) is a decentralised open-source cryptocurrency launched in April 2015 and written from scratch, in Java. As a pure proof-of-stake cryptocurrency, Qora relied on initial public offering for the supply and distribution of the 10 billion coins in existence. Besides a unique wallet client, the cryptocurrency also offers a number of innovative features, such as password-protected wallets that can be regenerated from seeds, differential block times which allow addresses to generate blocks after just ten confirmations, an ability to register a key-value pair that can be used for various purposes and even traded, encrypted messenger service or data storage. Original announcement.
10. Nxt (NXT) (42)
Nxt (NXT) is an open-source cryptocurrency and payment network launched in November 2013 by anonymous software developer BCNext. Created from scratch and written in Java, it uses proof-of-stake, a method of achieving distributed consensus and securing a cryptocurrency network, to provide consensus for transactions. As such, there is a static money supply and no mining. Nxt is specifically conceived as a flexible platform to build applications and financial services around. It has an integrated asset exchange (comparable to shares), messaging system and marketplace. The next major release will also allow users the creation of new currencies within the system. Original announcement.
11. Ethereum Classic (ETC) (43)
Ethereum Classic (ETC) is an open-source, decentralised cryptocurrency platform announced in July 2015 when the original Ethereum (ETH) blockchain was hard-forked following a security breach. Although the hard fork option was excessively debated and eventually approved by the Ethereum Foundation, many users felt that this move represented censorship and interference with a project that was supposed to be "decentralised". This disagreement brought about the birth of Ethereum Classic, a project whose main goal is to ensure the survival of the original Ethereum blockchain. As a result, the currency of Ethereum (called "ether") now exists in two forms, ETC and ETH, with both being actively traded on a number of cryptocurrency exchanges. The Original announcement.
12. PascalCoin (PASC) (53)
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.