There are over 800 cryptocurrencies available for trade, but a huge percentage of them have not even reached $10 Million market cap.
Bitcoin is the father of all cryptocurrencies, with a market cap upwards of $20 B. It has stayed at the top because of few main reasons like the early startup, the development of complementary technologies, and its wide reception.
Here are some of the alternative coins:
Founders: Chris Larsen & Jed McCaleb
Ripple is a settlement system that functions on an open source protocol. Ripple is the currency native to it.
Founders: Jackson Palmer & Billy Markus
This coin is famous for its “doggie” logo. 100 billion coins were produced in the first two years since its start and 5 billion coins are produced every year since.
Founder: Vitalik Buterin
The kid genius Vitalik Buterin left Bitcoin to start the Ethereum Foundation. It’s basically a blockchain-based computing platform that provides smart contracts.
Founder: Charles Lee
Charles Lee was a former Google employee. His invention is very much similar to bitcoin.
Founder: Monero Core Team
It is an open source cryptocurrency that provides payment solutions with attention to privacy and scalability.
Founder: Evan Duffield & Kyle Hagan
It is an open source cryptocurrency that offers instant transactions.
Founder: Burstcoin Community
It is a digital currency that operates under cryptography and runs on the blockchain technology.
Peer to peer cryptocurrency that uses proof of stake to validate transactions. Its founder chose to stay behind the scenes.
Another P2P cryptocurrency system. The founders are believed to be Icelandic programmers.
Founder: Zooko Wilcox
This is a most recent altcoin. An open source payment platform that promises privacy.