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Name
Rating Capitalization
1

Bitсoin (BTC)

Type: currency
Launched: 2009
Creator: Satoshi Nakamoto
Website: bitcoin.org

Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: PoW (BFT)
Algorithm: SHA256
Max supply: 21,000,000 BTC

Source code: github.com/bitcoin/ 
Block explorer: blockchain.com

2

Ethereum (ETH)

Type: token
Launched: 2014
Founders: Vitalik Buterin, Gavin Wood, Joseph Lubin
Website: ethereum.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: PoW (BFT), soon PoS
Algorithm: EtHash
Max supply: unlimited, controlled emission

Source code: github.com/ethereum
Block explorer: etherscan.io

3

Ripple (XRP)

Type: virtual currency
Founded: 2012 (2004 — Rittlepay protocol)
Founders: Arthur Britto, David Schwartz, Ryan Fugger
Website: ripple.com
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: RPCA (Ripple Protocol consensus algorithm)
Algorithm: ECDSA
Max supply: 99,991,704,087 XRP

Source code: github.com/ripple
Block explorer: xrpcharts.ripple.com

4

Bitсoin Cash (BCH)

Type: currency
Launched: 2017 (Bitcoin fork)
Founder: Roger Ver 
Website: bitcoincash.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: PoW 
Algorithm: SHA256
Max supply: 21,000,000 BTC

Source code: github.com/bitcoincashorg
Block explorer: blockchain.com

5

Litecoin (LTC)

Type: currency
Launched: 2011 (Bitcoin fork)
Founder: Charlie Lee
Website: litecoin.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: PoW (BFT)
Algorithm: Scrypt
Max supply: 84,000,000 LTC

Source code: github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin
Block explorer: blockchair.com/litecoin

6

Eos.io (EOS)

Type: token
Launched: 2017
Founders: Daniel Larimer, Brendan Blumer
Website: eos.io
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: DPoS
Algorithm: DPoS
Max Supply: 1,006,245,120 EOS

Source code: github.com/eosio
Block explorer: bloks.io

7

Tether (USDT)

Type: stablecoin
Launched: 2014
Founders: Craig Sellars, Brock Pierce
Website: tether.to
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: — 
Algorithm: Omni
Max Supply: unlimited

Source code: github.com/HubSpot/tether
Block explorer: omniexplorer.info

8

Cardano (ADA)

Type: token
Launched: 2017
Founder: Charles Hoskinson
Website: cardano.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: Ouroboros PoS 
Algorithm: Ouroboros
Max Supply: 45,000,000,000 ADA 

Source code: github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-sl
Block explorer: cardanoexplorer.com

9

IOTA (MIOTA)

Type: token
Launched: 2015
Founder: David Sønstebø 
Website: iota.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: DAG
Algorithm: DAG
Max Supply: 2,779,530,283 MIOTA

Source code: github.com/iotaledger
Block explorer: thetangle.org

10

NEO (NEO)

Type: token
Launched: 2014
Founders: Da Hongfei, Erik Zhang

Website: neo.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: dBFT (Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance)
Algorithm: dBFT
Max Supply: 100,000,000 NEO

Source code: github.com/neo-project
Block explorer: neotracker.io

11

Monero (XMR)

Type: currency
Launched: 2014
Founder: Nicolas van Saberhagen

Website: getmonero.org
Whitepaper

Consensus protocol: PoW
Algorithm: CryptoNight
Max Supply: 16,808,514 XMR

Source code: github.com/monero-project/monero
Block explorer: moneroblocks.info