A Growing Cryptocurrency Resource

[Post updated August 18th, 2017] … Steem added

Below you’ll notice that I’ve marked up/down movements for the top 30 cryptocurrencies since I last updated this article. While I HAVE been adding new cryptocurrencies to this resource, I haven’t updated the market cap order in about two weeks. Volatile as always, there were some interesting shifts in positioning amongst these top 30 cryptos in that time. Also worth noting that, while I refer to this list as a top 30 crypto list, there are more than 30 listings below due to the extreme fluctuations in market cap (especially in the lower half of the index).

I’m working through a series of posts aggregating information about the top cryptocurrencies in an effort to better understand what makes each of them special, and which, if any, seem poised to continued and long-term growth.

Is Bitcoin the winner? Is Ethereum the clear choice? Why are people talking about IOTA? I aim to find out…

I’m not a cryptographer, a data scientist, or even a crypto trader. I’m an investor looking for ways to allocate capital in advance of coming industrial disruptions. And, to be sure, cryptocurrencies represent a broad spectrum of potential disruptions.

This list will be updated as I release new posts on additional cryptocurrencies, and the cryptos will be ordered by market cap, from largest to smallest.

Currently, the largest cryptocurrencies by market cap are: (Also see up/down movements, as indicated)

  1. Bitcoin
  2. Ethereum
  3. Ripple
  4. Bitcoin Cash
  5. IOTA +5
  6. NEO +4
  7. Litecoin -2
  8. NEM -2
  9. Dash -1
  10. Ethereum Classic -3
  11. Qtum +2
  12. Monero -1
  13. BitConnect +1
  14. OmiseGo +5
  15. Stratis -3
  16. TenX +16
  17. Waves
  18. EOS -3
  19. Zcash -1
  20. BitShares -4
  21. Tether
  22. Steem -2
  23. Veritaseum -1
  24. Iconomi +1
  25. Lisk +3
  26. Bytecoin 
  27. Civic (new to list!)
  28. Augur +5
  29. Golem  -2
  30. Status +1
  31. Bytom (new to list!)
  32. Gnosis -2
  33. Basic Attention Token (new to list!)
  34. Stellar Lumens -10
  35. Dogecoin -6
  36. Siacoin -13

See below for articles on these innovative digital assets:

(listed in alphabetical order by Coin)

A Giant-Sized History of Bitcoin

Bitcoin Cash: P2P Electronic Cash

BitConnect: A Self-Regulated Financial System Connecting Bitcoiners Worldwide

BitShares: “Now you can be hired by the Blockchain”

DASH: “Meet Digital Cash”

EOS: “Decentralize Everything”

Ethereum Delirium: The Big List of Things You Should Know

Ethereum Classic: Digital Platinum


Litecoin: The Silver to Bitcoin’s Gold

Monero: The cryptic in crypto…

NEM: The biggest cryptocurrency you haven’t heard of

NEO: the “Future of Intelligent Economic Infrastructure”

OmiseGo: Unbanking the Banked with Ethereum Gamification

Qtum: Creating A Self-Aware Blockchain

The “RIPPLE Effect:” Internationalizing the Banking Industry

What Makes Steem Think STEEM Has Steam? Where Gamification & Blockchain Meet Social Media

Stratis: Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS)

TenX Is Connecting Blockchains With The TenX Wallet: “X” Marks The Spot, Or A Map To Nowhere?

Tether: Using Fiat Currencies On The Blockchain

Veritaseum: Using Blockchains & Smart Contracts to Create All-Inclusive P2P Capital Markets

Waves: A Crypto Platform For Custom Tokens – Issuance, Transfer And Trading On The Blockchain

Zcash: Stash or Trash? “If Bitcoin is http for money, then Zcash is https”

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