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    Top 14 Cryptocurrency Coin Highlights, Facts, Dates & Blockchain Details

    14 Crypto Coin Highlights, Facts, Dates & Blockchain Details

    Bitcoin

    • Year Founded – 2009
    • Ticker – BTC
    • Function – Currency
    • Maximum Supply – 21,000,000 BTC
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Work
    • Hash Function – SHA-256
    • Mining – Yes
    • All-time High – $20,036 USD
    • Highlights – First implementation of Blockchain. The Godfather of cryptocurrency

    Ethereum

    • Year Founded – 2015
    • Ticker – ETH
    • Function – Smart contract platform
    • Maximum Supply – Uncapped
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Work
    • Hash Function – Ethash
    • Mining – Yes
    • All-time High – $1,432 USD
    • Highlights – Turing-complete advanced smart contracts. Leading ICO platform

    Litecoin

    • Year Founded – 2011
    • Ticker – LTC
    • Function – Currency
    • Maximum Supply – 84,000,000 LTC
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Work
    • Hash Function – Scrypt
    • Mining – Yes
    • All-time High – $373 USD
    • Highlights – Bitcoin’s little brother. First cryptocurrency to use Scrypt

    Ripple

    Dash

    • Year Founded – 2014
    • Ticker – DASH
    • Function – Currency
    • Maximum Supply – 22,000,000 DASH
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Work & Proof-of-Service
    • Hash Function – X11
    • Mining – Yes
    • All-time High – $1,641 USD
    • Highlights – First DAO with Sybil-proof decentralized governance. Supports instant, private transactions

    Monero

    • Year Founded – 2014
    • Ticker – XMR
    • Function – Privacy coin
    • Maximum Supply – Uncapped
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Work
    • Hash Function – Cryptonight
    • Mining – Yes
    • All-time High – $495 USD
    • Highlights – Private, fungible, ASIC-resistant. Most successful implementation of Cryptonote protocol

    EOS

    • Year Founded – 2017
    • Ticker – EOS
    • Function – Smart contract platform
    • Maximum Supply – 1,000,000,000 EOS
    • Consensus Protocol – Delegated Proof-of-Stake
    • Hash Function – SHA-256
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $22.90 USD
    • Highlights – Feeless smart contracts, high scalability, block time of 500 ms

    Cardano

    • Year Founded – 2017
    • Ticker – ADA
    • Function – Smart contract platform
    • Maximum Supply – 45,000,000,000 ADA
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Stake
    • Hash Function – PBKDF2
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $1.33 USD
    • Highlights – Advanced smart contracts, written in highly fault-tolerant programming language, Haskell

    IOTA

    • Year Founded – 2015
    • Ticker – MIOTA
    • Function – Internet of Things
    • Maximum Supply – 2,779,530,283 MIOTA
    • Consensus Protocol – Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)
    • Hash Function – SHA-3
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $5.69 USD
    • Highlights – Zero fees and infinitely scalable. Most popular implementation of DAG, a next-gen distributed ledger technology

    NEO

    • Year Founded – 2014
    • Ticker – NEO
    • Function – Smart contract platform
    • Maximum Supply – 100,000,000 NEO
    • Consensus Protocol – Delegated Byzantine Fault Tolerance (dBFT)
    • Hash Function – SHA-256 & RIPEMD160
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $195 USD
    • Highlights – Highly versatile smart contracts, with ability to support various programming languages

    Stellar

    • Year Founded – 2014
    • Ticker – XLM
    • Function – Remittance platform
    • Maximum Supply – 142,640,899,401 XLM
    • Consensus Protocol – Stellar Consensus Protocol (SCP)
    • Hash Function – Ed25519
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $0.94 USD
    • Highlights – Global financial network for remittance, micropayments and services for the underbanked

    TRON

    NEM

    • Year Founded – 2014
    • Ticker – XEM
    • Function – Smart contract platform
    • Maximum Supply – 8,999,999,999 XEM
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Importance
    • Hash Function – SHA3-512
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $2.09 USD
    • Highlights – Customizable smart assets, asset exchange, secure messaging

    VeChain

    • Year Founded – 2015
    • Ticker – VEN
    • Function – Blockchain-as-a-Service
    • Maximum Supply – 867,162,634 VEN
    • Consensus Protocol – Proof-of-Authority
    • Hash Function – SHA-256
    • Mining – No
    • All-time High – $9.45 USD

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