A list of notable alternative crypto currencies ordered by market capitalization.
||litecoin.org||~$1 billion USD
||SHA-256 proof-of-work/proof-of-stake, the proof-of-stake means that Peercoin is more energy efficient and has a small amount of inflation; however, this is mitigated by the deflationary aspect caused from destroyed transaction fees.|
||SHA-256 proof-of-work. Namecoin is meant to act as a decentralized DNS, which would make internet censorshipvery difficult. Namecoin serves the .bit domain.|
||scrypt proof-of-work/proof-of-stake, the proof-of-stake means that Novacoin has a small amount of inherent inflation. Also implements balanced weighting scheme and many other improvements.|
|Primecoin||XPM||2013||Sunny King||Yes||primecoin.info||~$2.2 million USD
||Scientific use proof-of-work (Cunningham chains)
||feathercoin.com||~$2 million USD
||scrypt proof-of-work. Features a block generation target rate of 30 seconds, allowing for faster transaction confirmations.|
||sha-3 (512 bit keccak) proof-of-work. 4 minute blocks.|
||80% of generated coins go to open source developers, 10% goes to administrators (those who created the currency) and 10% goes to miners (those who generate the coins).|
* we will be adding a more detailed explanation of currencies soon and will also review Ripples (XRP). If you feel we have missed off any crypto currencies and would like them included please comment below and we will review your suggestion for inclusion on the site.