The Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies

It’s getting more difficult by the day to keep up with the changes in the ever-evolving cryptocurrency market. Even for the lucky few of us who get to spend our days reading whitepapers and refreshing coinmarketcap.com, the sheer volume of information is overwhelming.

The first way we sought to address the problem was with long-form articles such as the Top 50 Cryptocurrencies and the Top 20 Ethereum Tokens. These articles help to introduce investors to new projects in a concise manner, as well as provide links to resources for further research.

However, we felt that the information could be distilled even further. And so, in an effort to create the most concise possible overview of the cryptocurrency market, we began work on a Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies.

Do note that there wasn’t a set criteria for deciding which cryptocurrencies would make the table, nor for determining the order in which they are included. The cryptocurrency market changes incredibly quickly, so we may update this table in the future to include new projects that have gained relevance and to take out any projects that have lost it.

For a more scientific take on a periodic table of cryptocurrencies, check out Dr Aleksandar Arsov’s proposal on blockchain categoization. His paper puts forth the idea of a “theory of cryptocurrency periodic table policy in Altcoin markets with focus on supply rigidities identified with aggregate supply in cryptocurrency markets.”

If you’d like a quick summary of cryptocurrency porjects, you may like Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Described in 10 Words or Less.

The Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies

The Periodic Table of Cryptocurrencies: An Overview of the Cryptocurrency Market

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Categories of Cryptocurrencies

The Periodic Table of Elements consists of 118 elements that fall into 8 different categories.

Try as we might, 8 categories couldn’t quite cut it for cryptocurrencies, but we managed 9. These categories are listed below, along with brief explanations of the factors that contribute to a coin or token being included in a given category.

Note that there are many cryptocurrencies that could fall into multiple categories. That’s particularly the case with Business & Enterprise vs. Platforms. We tried to place each coin and token in the category that was most appropriate, but it’s expected that some readers might feel that different categorizations work better for specific cryptocurrencies.

(If we receive strong feedback that a coin or token has been miscategorized, we may consider updating it in future editions of the table.)

  • Currencies – Coins used primarily for payments and to store value.
  • Protocols, Exchanges, and Interoperability – Projects building decentralized infrastructure to exchange cryptocurrencies and enable communication between different blockchains.
  • Computing, Data Management & Cloud Services – Projects related to computing, data storage and security, and cloud services including file storage and cloud computing.
  • Others – Projects that didn’t fit into any of the other categories. These include prediction markets, oracles, betting platforms, and AI-related projects.
  • Platforms – Smart contract and decentralized application (dapp) platforms.
  • Gaming, Media, and Social Networking Platforms – Projects related to the gaming industry, online content publishing and distribution, and social media.
  • Privacy Coins – Currencies with features to make transactions anonymous and/or untraceable.
  • FinTech – Financial services and technology.
  • Business/Enterprise – Platforms meant to help businesses improve efficiency, transparency, and security, among other things.

Currencies (13)

Bitcoin (BTC)

Website: https://bitcoin.org/en/
Whitepaper: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-paper
Learn more: What is Bitcoin? Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin, Explained, Bitcoin is a Deflationary Currency: What Does it Mean?, How the Lighting Network Can Resolve Bitcoin’s Scaling Issues, How to Buy Bitcoin

Litecoin (LTC)

Website: https://litecoin.org/
Whitepaper: None (A Litecoin whitepaper would be almost identical to the Bitcoin whitepaper)
Learn More: What is Litecoin?, How to Buy Litecoin

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Website: https://www.bitcoincash.org/
Whitepaper: None (Bitcoin Cash closely follows the original Bitcoin whitepaper)
Learn More: What is Bitcoin Cash?, What’s Up With Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash?

Dash (DASH)

Website: https://www.dash.org/
Whitepaper: https://docs.dash.org/en/latest/introduction/about.html#whitepaper
Learn More: What is Dash?, Will Dash Hit its Stride in 2018 Despite Development Delays?

Nano (NANO)

Website: https://nano.org/en
Whitepaper: https://nano.org/en/whitepaper
Learn More: What is Nano (Formerly RaiBlocks)?

Decred (DCR)

Website: https://decred.org/
Whitepaper: https://docs.decred.org/
Learn More: What is Decred?, Decred 2018 Roadmap: Will Decred Finally Grab the Attention of More Crypto Enthusiasts?

Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

Website: https://bitcoingold.org/
Whitepaper: None (The BTG team is supposedly writing a whitepaper, but it is not yet available)
Learn More: Find BTG in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Dogecoin (DOGE)

Website: http://dogecoin.com/
Whitepaper: None (DogeCoin is based on Litecoin)
Learn More: What is DogeCoin?

MonaCoin (MONA)

Website: https://monacoin.org/
Whitepaper: None (Technical specifications are available on the project website)
Learn More: Find MONA in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

DigiByte (DGB)

Website: https://www.digibyte.co/
Whitepaper: None (Technical specifications are available in the FAQ)
Learn More: What is DigiByte?

Electroneum (ETN)

Website: https://electroneum.com/
Whitepaper: http://electroneum.com/overview-white-paper.pdf
Learn More: What is Electroneum?

USD Tether (USDT)

Website: https://tether.to/
Whitepaper: https://tether.to/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TetherWhitePaper.pdf
Learn More: Find Tether in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Protocols (6), Exchanges (6) & Interoperability (6)

Binance Coin (BNB)

Website: https://www.binance.com/
Whitepaper: https://www.binance.com/resources/ico/Binance_WhitePaper_en.pdf
Learn More: 3 Cryptocurrencies That Stood Strong Against the Bears, find BNB in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Waves (WAVES)

Website: https://wavesplatform.com/
Whitepaper: (Published on Waves Platform’s Medium channel) https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-whitepaper-164dd6ca6a23?gi=22eeb0cd792b
Learn More: What is Waves?, Could Waves Become the Top ICO Platform?, What 2018 Holds For Waves: A Look At Its Progress So Far and What’s Next

Kyber Network (KNC)

Website: https://kyber.network/
Whitepaper: https://home.kyber.network/assets/KyberNetworkWhitepaper.pdf
Learn More: Find KNC in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Huobi Token (HT)

Website: https://www.hbg.com
Whitepaper: None, but here’s an About Page

BitShares (BTS)

Website: https://bitshares.org/
Whitepaper: Currently unavailable, may be found here in the future.
Learn More: What is Bitshares?

KuCoin Shares (KCS)

Website: https://kucoinshares.com/
Whitepaper: https://assets.kucoin.com/kucoin_whitepaper_en.pdf
Learn More: Find KCS in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens and Cryptocurrencies to HODL for Passive Income

0x (ZRX)

Website: https://0xproject.com/
Whitepaper: https://0xproject.com/pdfs/0x_white_paper.pdf
Learn More: What is 0x Protocol?

Bytom (BTM)

Website: https://bytom.io/
Whitepaper: https://bytom.io/wp-content/themes/freddo/book/BytomWhitePaperV1.0_En.pdf
Learn More: Find BTM in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Loopring (LRC)

Website: https://loopring.org/
Whitepaper: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Loopring/whitepaper/master/en_whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: Find LRC in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Gifto (GTO)

Website: https://gifto.io/
Whitepaper: https://gifto.io/GIFTO_Whitepaper_V2.0_20171204.pdf

Bancor (BNT)

Website: https://www.bancor.network/discover
Whitepaper: https://storage.googleapis.com/website-bancor/2018/04/01ba8253-bancor_protocol_whitepaper_en.pdf
Learn More: 5 Undervalued Dapps to Keep an Eye On, Dbrain Integrates Bancor Protocol to Facilitate Secure Token Liquidity

QuantStamp (QSP)

Website: https://www.quantstamp.com/
Whitepaper: https://docsend.com/view/shcsmhe
Learn More: 5 Penny Cryptos Set to Explode in 2018

ICON (ICX)

Website: https://icon.foundation/?lang=en
Whitepaper: https://icon.foundation/?lang=en
Learn More: What is ICON?

Wanchain (WAN)

Website: https://wanchain.org/
Whitepaper: https://wanchain.org/files/Wanchain-Whitepaper-EN-version.pdf
Learn More: What is Wanchain?

Ark (ARK)

Website: https://ark.io/
Whitepaper: https://ark.io/Whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Ark?, Should You Invest in Ark?, Highlights of Ark’s Progress and What the Future Holds

Mixin (XIN)

Website: https://mixin.one/
Whitepaper: https://mixin.one/assets/Mixin-Draft-2017-12-22.pdf

Aion (AION)

Website: https://aion.network/
Whitepaper: https://aion.network/media/en-aion-network-technical-introduction.pdf
Learn More: Could Aion’s Newly Live Network Solve One of Blockchain’s Biggest Problems?, find AION in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Hshare (HSR)

Website: https://h.cash/
Whitepaper: https://h.cash/themes/en/dist/pdf/Hcash+Whitepaper+V0.8.1.pdf
Learn More: Find HSR in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Computing, Data Management & Cloud Services (10)

Golem (GNT)

Website: https://golem.network/
Whitepaper: Currently unavailable, may be found here in the future.
Learn More: Golem Takes Shape as Brass Beta Launches on the Ethereum MainentHighlights of Golem’s April Reddit AMA, Golem 2018 Roadmap: What the Future Holds

SONM (SONM)

Website: https://sonm.com/
Whitepaper: https://docs.sonm.com/
Learn More: SONM: A Computer Power Marketplace, SONM 2018 Roadmap: What’s Next for SONM?, Blockchain Supercomputer SONM Quietly Hits Milestones

Siacoin (SIA)

Website: https://sia.tech/
Whitepaper: https://sia.tech/sia.pdf
Learn More: What is Siacoin?, Siacoin 2018 Roadmap: What the Future Holds

Byteball Bytes (GBYTE)

Website: https://byteball.org/
Whitepaper: https://byteball.org/Byteball.pdf
Learn More: What is Byteball?, Is Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) Blockchain’s New Competitor?

Aelf (ELF)

Website: https://aelf.io/
Whitepaper: https://grid.hoopox.com/aelf_whitepaper_EN.pdf?v=1

MaidSafeCoin (MAID)

Website: https://www.maidsafe.net/
Whitepaper: https://github.com/maidsafe/Whitepapers/blob/master/Project-Safe.md or see the Safe Network Primer
Learn More: What is Maidsafe?

iEx.ec (RLC)

Website: https://iex.ec/
Whitepaper: http://iex.ec/whitepaper/iExec-WPv3.0-English.pdf
Learn More: Find RLC in Distributed Computing on the Blockchain: 5 Projects to Watch Out For

Storj (STORJ)

Website: https://storj.io/
Whitepaper: https://storj.io/storj.pdf

GXChain (GXS)

Website: https://gxs.gxb.io/en/
Whitepaper: https://github.com/gxchain/whitepaper/blob/master/en/whitepaper.md

Holo (HOT)

Website: https://holo.host/
Whitepaper: https://holo.host/whitepapers/

Others (10)

Augur (REP)

Website: https://www.augur.net/
Whitepaper: https://docs.augur.net/
Learn More: What is Augur?

Aragon (ANT)

Website: https://aragon.one/
Whitepaper: https://wiki.aragon.one/documentation/whitepaper/
Learn More: Aragon: Can the Economy Be Built on Blockchain?

DentaCoin (DCN)

Website: https://dentacoin.com/
Whitepaper: https://dentacoin.com/web/white-paper/Whitepaper-en1.pdf

Power Ledger (POWR)

Website: https://powerledger.io/
Whitepaper: https://powerledger.io/media/Power-Ledger-Whitepaper-v8.pdf
Learn More: Energy, Blockchain, and the Role of Tokens, 3 Blockchain Projects Set to Revolutionize the Energy Industry

Aeternity (AE)

Website: https://aeternity.com/
Whitepaper: https://aeternity.com/aeternity-blockchain-whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Aeternity?

IOTA (IOTA)

Website: https://www.iota.org/
Whitepaper: https://docs.iota.org/introduction
Learn More: What is IOTA?, What the Future Holds for IOTA, IOTA Strengthens Its Network WIth the IOTA Ecosystem and Qubic

Storm (STORM)

Website: https://www.stormx.io/
Whitepaper: https://s3.amazonaws.com/cakecodes/pdf/storm_web/STORM_Token_White_Paper_Market_Research_Network_Development_vFINAL_.pdf
Learn More: Find STORM in 10 Sub-100 Million Market Cap Cryptocurrencies to Watch in 2018

Substratum (SUB)

Website: https://substratum.net/
Whitepaper: https://substratum.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Substratum-Whitepaper-English.pdf
Learn More: Substratum Node Early Open Beta is Live!, 5 Blockchain Projects That Are Increasing Our Freedom

Cortex (CTXC)

Website: http://www.cortexlabs.ai/
Whitepaper: http://www.cortexlabs.ai/Cortex_AI_on_Blockchain_EN.pdf

WaykiChain (WICC)

Website: https://www.waykichain.com/index_en.html
Whitepaper: http://waykichain.com/ico/whitePaper/English_white_paper.pdf

Platforms (13)

Ethereum (ETH)

Website: https://www.ethereum.org/
Whitepaper: https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/White-Paper
Learn More: What is Ethereum? Everything You Need to Know About Ethereum, Explained, What is the Ethereum Casper Protocol?, The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Cardano (ADA)

Website: https://www.cardano.org/en/home/
Whitepaper: https://www.cardano.org/en/academic-papers/
Learn More: What is Cardano?, Cardano Roadmap and What the Future Holds, Cardano Announces Their First Use Case: Proof of Diplomas for Greek Universities

EOS (EOS)

Website: https://eos.io/
Whitepaper: https://eoscollective.org/papers/
Learn More: What is EOS?, 6 Reasons to Invest in EOS, Ethereum vs EOS

NEO (NEO)

Website: https://neo.org/
Whitepaper: http://docs.neo.org/en-us/
Learn More: What is NEO?, 5 NEO Projects to Get Excited About, Will NEO Have a Smooth Road Ahead?

Ethereum Classic (ETC)

Website: https://ethereumclassic.github.io/
FAQ: https://github.com/ethereumclassic/faq
Learn More: What is Ethereum Classic?, Exclusive Interview With Ethereum Classic Community Manager

Qtum (QTUM)

Website: https://qtum.org/en/
Whitepaper: https://qtum.org/en/white-papers
Learn More: What is Qtum?, Qtum Continues to Grow With New Partners and Dapps, Qtum X86 Virtual Machine Arrives On Testnet

Zilliqa (ZIL)

Website: https://www.zilliqa.com/
Whitepaper: https://docs.zilliqa.com/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Zilliqa?, Zilliqa Releases Public Testnet, Top 5 Cryptocurrency Projects to Watch in June 2018

NEM (NEM)

Website: https://nem.io/
Whitepaper: https://docs.nem.io/en
Learn More: What is NEM?

Lisk (LSK)

Website: https://lisk.io/
Whitepaper: No whitepaper, but you can read in-depth documentation here.
Learn More: What is Lisk?, Understanding Lisk (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4), Lisk Continues Its Forward Momentum With New Developments, Lisk Launches a New Version of Lisk Hub, Plus Other News

RChain (RHOC)

Website: https://www.rchain.coop/
Whitepaper: Rchain Architecture Documentation
Learn More: Find RHOC in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Nxt (NXT)

Website: https://nxtplatform.org/
Whitepaper: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbuwrorf672c0yy/NxtWhitepaper_v122_rev4.pdf
Learn More: What is Nxt?

Elastos (ELA)

Website: https://www.elastos.org/en/
Whitepaper: https://www.elastos.org/en/whitepaper/
Learn More: The 5 Most Successful ICOs of 2018 (So Far)

Skycoin (SKY)

Website: https://www.skycoin.net/
Whitepaper: https://www.skycoin.net/skycoin_whitepaper.pdf
Learn More:
Skywire: Building an Internet For the People, Run By the People

Gaming, Media & Social (11)

Steem (STEEM)

Website: https://steem.io/
Whitepaper: https://steem.io/steem-whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Steem?, Steemit Review: How Does it Work and Can You Really Earn From It?

Tron (TRX)

Website: https://tron.network/index?=en
Whitepaper: https://o836fhe91.qnssl.com/tron/whitebook/TronWhitepaper_en.pdf
Learn More: What is Tron?, Weekly Wrap Up: BTC, EOS, TRX, and GNT Price Analysis

Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Website: https://www.basicattentiontoken.org/
Whitepaper: https://basicattentiontoken.org/BasicAttentionTokenWhitePaper-4.pdf
Learn More: What is Basic Attention Token?, BAT 2018 Roadmap: What the Future Holds, Brave Browser Announces $1 Million BAT Token Giveaway

Loom Network (LOOM)

Website: https://loomx.io/
Whitepaper: Why Loom Doesn’t Have a Whitepaper

Nebulas (NAS)

Website: https://nebulas.io/
Whitepaper: https://nebulas.io/docs/NebulasTechnicalWhitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Nebulas?

Status (SNT)

Website: https://status.im/
Whitepaper: https://status.im/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Status?, Status Development Roundup: Highlights From Townhalls and Recent Updates

Reddcoin (RDD)

Website: https://reddcoin.com/
Whitepaper: Proof of Stake Velocity Paper
Learn More: Find RDD in 12 Best Proof-of-Stake Coins For Passive Income

Kin (KIN)

Website: https://kinecosystem.org/
Whitepaper: https://kinecosystem.org/static/files/Kin_Whitepaper_V1_English.pdf

FunFair (FUN)

Website: https://funfair.io/
Whitepaper: https://funfair.io/how-it-works/whitepapers/

Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX)

Website: https://wax.io/
Whitepaper: https://wax.io/documents/WAX_White_Paper.pdf?1527702355396
Learn More: Find WAX in 10 Sub-100 Million Market Cap Cryptocurrencies to Watch in 2018

Revain (R)

Website: https://revain.org/
Whitepaper: http://revain.org/pdf/wp/en-wp.pdf
Learn More: Find R in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Privacy Coins (13)

Monero (XMR)

Website: https://getmonero.org/
Whitepaper: Original and Annotated
Learn More: What is Monero?, Should You Invest in Monero?Monero 2018 Roadmap: The Future of Private Digital Currency Looks Bright

Zcash (ZEC)

Website: https://z.cash/
Whitepaper: http://zerocash-project.org/media/pdf/zerocash-extended-20140518.pdf
Learn More: Should You Invest in Zcash, What the Future Holds For Zcash: Can it Win the Battle of the Privacy Coins?

Bytecoin (BCN)

Website: https://bytecoin.org/
Whitepaper: https://bytecoin.org/resources/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Bytecoin?

Verge (XVG)

Website: https://vergecurrency.com/
Whitepaper: https://vergecurrency.com/static/blackpaper/Verge-Anonymity-Centric-CryptoCurrency.pdf
Learn More: What is Verge?, Verge Announces Successful Hard Fork Which Allows Processing of Stealth Transactions

Bitcoin Diamond (BCD)

Website: http://btcd.io/#/
Whitepaper: None, see FAQ
Learn More: Find BCD in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin Private (BTCP)

Website: https://btcprivate.org/
Whitepaper: https://btcprivate.org/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: Find BTCP in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies

Komodo (KMD)

Website: https://komodoplatform.com/
Whitepaper: https://komodoplatform.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-05-09-Komodo-White-Paper-Full.pdf
Learn More: Find KMD in The Top 50 Cryptocurrencies & 10 Promising Cryptocurrencies to Watch in Q1 2018

NavCoin (NAV)

Website: https://navcoin.org/
Whitepaper: Taken down from website, was previously here.
Learn More:  Find NAV in Top 8 Privacy Coins, 12 Best Proof-of-Stake Coins For Passive Income & 10 Promising Cryptocurrencies to Watch in Q1 2018

Enigma (ENG)

Website: https://enigma.co/
Whitepaper: https://s3.amazonaws.com/enigmaco-website/uploads/pdf/enigma_full.pdf
Learn More: Find ENG in Top 8 Privacy Coins

PIVX (PIVX)

Website: https://pivx.org/
Whitepaper: https://pivx.org/what-is-pivx/white-papers/
Learn More: Find PIVX in Top 8 Privacy Coins & 12 Best Proof-of-Stake Coins For Passive Income

Zcoin (XZC)

Website: https://zcoin.io/
Whitepaper: None, see About Zcoin Tech

ZenCash (ZEN)

Website: https://zencash.com/
Whitepaper: https://zencash.com/#white-paper

CloakCoin (CLOAK)

Website: https://www.cloakcoin.com/
Whitepaper: https://www.cloakcoin.com/cloakcoin-enigma%20revised%20whitepaper
Learn More: Find CLOAK in Top 8 Privacy Coins

FinTech (15)

Ripple (XRP)

Website: https://ripple.com/
Whitepaper: https://ripple.com/files/ripple_consensus_whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Ripple?, Stellar Lumens vs Ripple

Stellar (XLM)

Website: https://www.stellar.org/
Whitepaper: https://www.stellar.org/papers/stellar-consensus-protocol.pdf
Learn More: What Are Stellar Lumens?, Stellar Rockets Ahead of Competition With New Partnership and Updates, Struck by Lightning: Stellar to Implement Scaling Solution by December 2018

OmiseGo (OMG)

Website: https://omisego.network/
Whitepaper: https://cdn.omise.co/omg/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is OmiseGo?, OmiseGo 2018 Roadmap: Will This Be OMG’s Breakout Year?, OmiseGo Releases Roadmap Update and Clarifies Agenda

Populous (PPT)

Website: https://populous.world/index.html
Whitepaper: https://populous.world/business-intelligence/pxp-whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Populous?, 10 Most Successful ICOs of All Time

Polymath (POLY)

Website: https://polymath.network/
Whitepaper: https://polymath.network/whitepaper.html
Learn More: The SelfKey and Polymath Partnership: KYC and Securities Can Prosper on the Blockchain

MakerDAO (MKR)

Website: https://makerdao.com/
Whitepaper: https://makerdao.com/whitepaper/
Learn More: What is Maker?, What is a Stable Coin and Does the Crypto Market Need Them?, OmiseGo and MakerDAO Collaborate to Create a World With Disintermediated Finance

DigixDAO (DGD)

Website: https://digix.global/
Whitepaper: https://dgx.io/whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: Find DGD in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens, The Rise of Asset-Backed Cryptocurrencies, & 3 Cryptocurrencies That Stood Strong Against the Bears

Request Network (REQ)

Website: https://request.network/#/
Whitepaper: https://request.network/assets/pdf/request_whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Request Network and Why Should You Invest?, Request Network Goes Live, Allows You To Integrate Crypto Payments On Your Website, What’s New With Request Network: Revamped Roadmap, Bitcoin Support, Partnerships, and More

QASH (QASH)

Website: https://liquid.plus/
Whitepaper: https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/liquid-site/quoine-liquid_v1.9.pdf
Learn More: What is QASH?, Top 5 Cryptocurrency Projects to Watch in June 2018

Iconomi (ICN)

Website: https://www.iconomi.net/
Whitepaper: https://coss.io/documents/white-papers/iconomi.pdf
Learn More: What is Iconomi?

TenX (PAY)

Website: https://www.tenx.tech/
Whitepaper: https://www.tenx.tech/whitepaper/tenx_whitepaper_final.pdf
Learn More: Exclusive Interview With Brendon From TenX

Fusion (FSN)

Website: https://www.fusion.org/
Whitepaper: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/76b9ac_6919c49798d84a65bfb2e421cefbfbd3.pdf

Salt (SALT)

Website: https://www.saltlending.com/
Whitepaper: https://membership.saltlending.com/files/abstract.pdf
Learn More: What is Salt?

Ethos (ETHOS)

Website: https://www.ethos.io/
Whitepaper: https://www.ethos.io/Ethos_Whitepaper.pdf

Monaco (MCO)

Website: https://mona.co/en/
Whitepaper: Currently unreleased, see here.

Business/Enterprise (14)

VeChainThor (VET)

Website: https://www.vechain.org/
Whitepaper: https://cdn.vechain.com/vechainthor_development_plan_and_whitepaper_en_v1.0.pdf
Learn More: What is VeChain?, VEN to VET: The VeChain Thor Rebranding and What the Future Holds, 5 Reasons to Invest in VeChain

Waltonchain (WTC)

Website: https://www.waltonchain.org/
Whitepaper: https://www.waltonchain.org/#white_paper_cont
Learn More: Waltonchain: An Interconnection Between the Physical and Virtual Ecosystems, Match Made in Blockchain: Waltonchain + Request Network (Analytical Speculation), Waltonchain Pushes Forward: Huodull Agreement, AMA Highlights, and Other Updates

Stratis (STRAT)

Website: https://stratisplatform.com/
Whitepaper: https://stratisplatform.com/files/Stratis_Whitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Stratis?, Stratis Launches ICO Platform, Stratis Strides Forward With the Launch of Smart Contracts in C# Alpha, Should You Invest in Stratis? (Opinion)

Ontology (ONT)

Website: https://ont.io/
Whitepaper: https://ont.io/documents
Learn More: Ontology: The Road to Achieving $1 Billion Market Cap

Ardor (ARDR)

Website: https://www.ardorplatform.org/
Whitepaper: https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/JeluridaWhitepaper.pdf
Learn More: What is Ardor?, Ardor Roadmap and What the Near Future Holds

IOStoken (IOST)

Website: https://iost.io/
Whitepaper: https://docsend.com/view/ihwqcdg
Learn More: Find IOST in The Top 20 Ethereum Tokens

Dragonchain (DRGN)

Website: https://dragonchain.com/
Whitepaper: https://dragonchain.com/dd6d7a464346349a6659b8c1075e6772.pdf
Learn More: What is Dragonchain?

Factom (FCT)

Website: https://www.factom.com/
Whitepaper: https://www.factom.com/devs/docs/guide/factom-white-paper-1-0
Learn More: What is Factom?, Factom is Building Fast, Reliable Document Auditing Services on the Blockchain

Centrality (CENNZ)

Website: https://www.centrality.ai/
Whitepaper: https://www.centrality.ai/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Centrality-Whitepaper-final-2018020.pdf

Ubiq (UBQ)

Website: https://ubiqsmart.com/
Whitepaper: None, see Quarterly Report
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20 Comments

  • Log
    Posted June 8, 2018 3:50 pm 0Likes

    Incredible work!!!…Cud hav taken more time to draft something like this…Keep it up!!!

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted June 13, 2018 1:03 am 0Likes

      Thank you!!

    • Seena
      Posted October 16, 2018 5:52 pm 0Likes

      Hi Daniel, I love your crypto periodic table. It makes it easy to explain to new comers. Can I please have permission to use your table in my website and for training/educational purposes. Obviously I will clearly display that you are the creator. PS my chemistry friends found it most interesting!

      Thanks,
      Seena

      • Daniel Frumkin
        Posted October 16, 2018 6:09 pm 0Likes

        Hi Seena,
        I’m glad that you like the table and please feel free to use it on your website 🙂 Also that’s nice that they didn’t hate on it, I worried that chemistry people won’t like it since it’s so much less intuitive than the organization of the real periodic table with atomic number and everything. I appreciate the kind words!

  • Petriecg
    Posted June 12, 2018 1:34 am 0Likes

    You forgot Burstcoin in Platforms, it just had a hard fork update with more to come this year and Iknow it has been a dull coin in past years but a new team is turning it around fast.

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted June 13, 2018 1:05 am 0Likes

      ~200 in market cap now… if they keep up the progress perhaps it will make it into a future edition!

  • The Daily Bit
    Posted June 12, 2018 11:51 am 0Likes

    Hey Daniel, awesome post!! We’re super interested in classifying digital assets into suitable market sectors and think that your table is a cool, yet insightful way to approach the discussion.

    Because of that, we decided to talk about your article in the Education section of our daily newsletter for Tuesday. We gave the appropriate credit to the Invest In Blockchain team and are happy to share a link to the full newsletter once it is released. You can also subscribe at http://www.thedailybit.news

    Thanks for putting this together!

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted June 13, 2018 1:08 am 0Likes

      Thanks for the kind words!

      And I’m happy to hear y’all included the table in your newsletter, that’s great! I’ll definitely subscribe and share it.

  • xs
    Posted June 17, 2018 4:57 am 0Likes

    You miss TokenPay (TPAY), an excellent project with many real business acumen, superb team & great leadership (Derek Capo)

  • Kaefer
    Posted June 18, 2018 3:45 pm 0Likes

    Nice work!
    But WAX should be in either Exchanges/Protocols or Platforms.

  • Philip Rhoades
    Posted July 19, 2018 6:38 pm 0Likes

    Great idea!
    Two responses:
    1. The table needs to be interactive so people can look at more detail more conveniently
    2. The info needs to include stuff about the number of nodes operating on the system – ie how distributed some coins / tokens really are . .

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted August 30, 2018 10:22 pm 0Likes

      1. I’d like to make it more interactive in the future but my idea for that will take a LOT of work so we’ll see if it ever makes sense to do it.
      2. I agree that would be cool. However, the reason that I didn’t include any metrics like # of nodes or MC is that they aren’t constants, and I don’t want the table to get outdated so quickly.

  • sumiflow
    Posted August 23, 2018 11:13 pm 0Likes

    I love the table. It’s almost perfect but there’s just one thing that itches my OCD. Why is Bitcoin’s square a different color with no definition? IMO it belongs in the “Payments/Currency” category. You could argue that it’s a store of value but then I would say so is almost every other token in that category.

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted August 30, 2018 10:32 pm 0Likes

      Thanks! And I’m not sure that this explanation will satisfy your OCD, but I made it a different color intentionally to differentiate it from all of the other coins and tokens and call extra attention to it. It does best fit the “Payments/Currency” category, but it is also a fundamental building block without which the table wouldn’t exist. As the only coin for which that is the case, I felt it should also be the only coin with a color all to itself.

  • Thas_M
    Posted August 29, 2018 5:34 pm 0Likes

    This has been a great piece to read, Yes the table is helpful but I also appreciate the sources you have included Thank you ! How often will this be updated?

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted August 30, 2018 10:33 pm 0Likes

      Thanks, glad you got value from it! Not sure about the update frequency yet, might be 1-2 times per year.

  • cryptomiam
    Posted August 30, 2018 5:45 pm 0Likes

    Hello
    IOTA is a cryptocurrency PLATFORM whose vision is to create a foundation for the “Economy of Things”. The Economy of Things is a marketplace for that data which is produced by the Internet of Things (IoT). (copy of iota description )
    you put it on Others he s place is in Platforms surely.
    Good Job

    • Daniel Frumkin
      Posted August 30, 2018 10:36 pm 0Likes

      Hi
      IOTA may use the word ‘platform’ in its description, but the meaning of the word in that context is much different from the definition I used. Since IOTA’s primary purpose is not smart contracts and decentralized applications, it is not the type of platform that qualifies for that category.

  • Daniel
    Posted September 23, 2018 7:40 pm 0Likes

    Really great job. Don’t stop your good work for the community. Very appreciate.

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