Cryptocurrencies and tokens are the foundation of the new economy. From their first use as digital currency, they have evolved to represent stakes in services like prediction markets, micro-payments, smart contracts, remittance, games, distributed computing, and others. The cryptocurrencies with the largest market capitalization include bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, and litecoin.
AdEx (ADX) is a token of influence that solves the current problems of online advertising. ADX tokens will be used for trading advertising property rather than just for governance, and will thus be easier for advertisers and publishers to understand and adopt.
adToken (ADT) is a utility-based token used for participating in the adChain protocol. adToken holders will pave the way for a new industry standard in digital advertising.
Augur (REP) is a distributed prediction market to exchange value when forecasting event outcomes based on the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ principle.
Aragon Network Tokens (ANT) will be used to govern every single aspect of its functioning on the Aragon Network, whose goal is to act as a digital jurisdiction that is easy and user-friendly for organisations, entrepreneurs, and investors to operate.
Ælf (ELF) tokens are used to pay for resource fees used in ælf's decentralized, self-evolving cloud computing network. Tokens are used for deploying smart contracts and for operating and upgrading systems (transaction fees, cross-chain data transfer fees). The token also enables the community to vote on major decisions, such as the election of mining nodes and the introduction of new features.
Bancor Network Token (BNT) forms a monetary structure where increased demand for any of the network’s smart tokens drives up the value of BNT, benefiting all other smart tokens holding it in reserve.
Bitcoin (BTC) is the original value token that still represents more than a half of tokenised digital assets’ market capitalisation.
Blocktix (TIX) is an Ethereum-based, counterfeit-resistant platform for distributing, advertising, and transferring ownership of event tickets. Blocktix fees compensate token holders participating in the event/advertising verification process.
Basic Attention Token
Basic Attention Token (BAT) radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the result of a Bitcoin hard fork and is the continuation of the Bitcoin project as peer-to-peer digital cash. In an effort to scale on-chain, BCH raises the block size limit to 8MB and will not implement segwit.
Binance Coin (BNB) is a token issued by the Binance crypto-to-crypto exchange that can be used to pay Binance exchange fees (withdrawal fees, listing fees, etc.).
Civic (CVC) is the official coin of the Civic ID theft protection service, an identity management service that allows users to protect and authorise the use of their identity in real-time.
The ChainLink (LINK) token is used on the ChainLink platform to pay data and payment providers, ChainLink node operators, and other online service providers. The ChainLink Network gives smart contracts secure access to external data, off-chain payments, and other API capabilities.
CyberMiles builds custom smart contract templates that enable e-commerce companies to easily deploy their business on the blockchain. Its delegated proof of stake blockchain is fully compatible with Ethereum and aims to achieve up to 10,000 transactions per second.
Cindicator (CND) token is used to gain different levels of access to Cindicator’s analytical products, such as indicators for traditional markets and crypto-markets, ICO ratings, market condition analysis and similar.
Decentraland is a virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Users can create, experience, and monetize content and applications. The MANA token allows users to claim parcels of virtual land and make in-world purchases of digital goods and services.
DigixGlobal (DGD) is the first organisation built on Ethereum that tokenises physical assets onto the Ethereum blockchain.
Dash (DASH) is a digital value token based on Bitcoin that provides for faster transactions and enhanced financial privacy.
District0x (DNT) is a multi-utility ERC20 token providing holders with both network-wide governance utility and a means of gaining access to district-specific voting rights on the district0x platform, a network of decentralized markets and communities.
The EOS (EOS) token is a temporary token issued to complete the EOS ICO and is not required for use of the EOS platform. EOS is a smart-contract-enabled hosting platform built for open-source projects and is designed to enable vertical and horizontal scaling of decentralized applications.
The Enigma (ENG) token is a protocol token that is linked to sharing and exchanging data on the Catalyst data-driven crypto investment platform powered by the Enigma data marketplace.
Edgeless token (EDG) is used to access the Edgeless Lounge and win a share of the prize pool. EDG token holders can trust that every month 40% of Edgeless’s profit will be transferred to the Edgeless Lounge prize pool.
The result of an Ethereum hard fork, Ethereum Classic (ETC) is is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud, or third-party interference.
Ethereum (ETH) is the value token of a distributed platform that allows developers to create distributed applications and smart contracts.
Everex (EVX) offers blockchain-based microlending, remittances, and merchant payments to underserved individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia and internationally. EVX tokens are required for utilizing the Everex platform.
FunFair token (FUN) is the fundamental method of interaction with FunFair smart contracts, ensuring every participant is rewarded for their contribution.
GameCredits (GAME) is a gaming value token based on Bitcoin that aims to replace existing in-game purchasing options and mechanisms.
Golem (GNT) is a token of the Ethereum-based decentralised supercomputer network Golem. It is part of the open-source Golem project, where anyone can make money 'renting' out their computing power or developing & selling software.
Gnosis (GNO) Based on Ethereum—the next generation blockchain network. Speculate on anything with an easy-to-use prediction market.
Humaniq token (HMQ) is the core of the banking ecosystem that Humaniq has developed, creating a completely new banking experience by dissolving all the barriers of archaic banks.
Holo (HOT) token is a native token of Holochain, a distributed computing network that aims to perform faster than blockchain technology. It is claimed to have infinite scaling capacity through peer-to-peer networking, so that there is no degradation in the performance of the network as distributed applications are added.
The Icon (ICX) token is a loopchain-based smart contract digital protocol that facilitates, verifies, and enacts negotiated agreements between consenting parties within the ICON project, which aims to build a decentralized network that allows independent blockchains with different governance systems to transact with one another without intermediaries.
iExec (RLC) is a new decentralised cloud-computing platform that is blockchain based. It aims to tackle the current limitations of centralised cloud computing.
The KyberNetwork (KNC) token serves as a fee payment system for reserve managers of the KyberNetwork, a new system that allows instant trading and conversion of digital assets.
The LOOM token acts as a lifetime membership card for all dapps running on the Loom Network. The token allows users to transfer their data and digital assets between Loom DAppChains and the Ethereum mainnet. Loom Network is a Platform as a Service built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to run large-scale decentralized applications. Loom aims to be the tokenized application protocol of the new decentralized web.
Litecoin is a global decentralized currency based on blockchain technology that enables instant, near-zero-cost payments to anyone in the world.
Loopring (LRC) is a protocol and decentralized automated execution system that trades across the crypto-token exchanges, shields users from counterparty risk, reduces the cost of trading, and substantially increases liquidity by pooling cryptocurrencies.
Lisk (LSK) the token that powers the Lisk network. Lisk is a public blockchain platform that provides distributed blockchain apps with their own separate blockchain, solving challenges around scalability.
Lunyr token (LUN) is used to advertise on the Lunyr network, the future of knowledge and sharing.
Guppy token (GUP) is the token used on Matchpool, the first platform for mainstream matchmaking powered by a cryptographic token economy. GUP tokens can be purchased or sold with real money.
Metal token (MTL) is fairly distributed through a process known as Proof of Processed Payments. When you send money or make purchases you earn a little reward in MTL for every dollar you spend.
Monero (XMR) is a privacy-centric value token that uses advanced transaction cloaking techniques.
Melon token (MLN) is a core component of the Melon project. It is designed to enjoy a “usage right” to the Melon protocol. To use the Melon protocol one has to use MLN tokens.
Monaco (MCO) is Visa-based debit card, which supports Ethereum and Bitcoin.
Mithril (MITH) token is used to reward content creators on Mithirl’s decentralized social media platform. MITH tokens earned can be staked for additional earnings, exchanged for other digital assets or used for payments to various application services.
NEO tokens represent the right to manage the NEO distributed network for the NEO Smart Economy. Management rights include voting for bookkeeping and NEO network parameter changes, among others.
Numeraire (NMR) is an ERC20 Ethereum token used on the Numerai platform, a new kind of hedge fund built by a network of data scientists.
OmiseGO token (OMG) is used as a bond on the OmiseGO platform, creating a custom chain with deep enforcement. OmiseGO is able to construct a system where consensus rules optimise for high-performant activity.
The Polymath (POLY) token powers a platform for the issuance and trade of regulation-compliant securities on the Ethereum blockchain. The token is used to incentivize developers, power a KYC network, reward legal delegates, etc.
The Power Ledger (POWR) token facilitates lower costs and better returns on electricity, and also serves as the fuel of the Power Ledger ecosystem, an energy trading platform that supports an ever-expanding suite of energy applications.
The Pundi X (NPXS) token is the native utility token that functions within the Pundi X ecosystem. It has several core use cases, including payment for goods and services from merchants, listing tokens in the XPOS, and merchant payments for loyalty programs and ads. Crypto-related transactions on the XPOS burn a portion of NPXS tokens, reducing total supply and functioning as price support.
Quantum Resistant Ledger
QRL (QRL) is the official token of Quantum Resistant Ledger, utilising hash-based digital signatures which are resistant to classical and quantum computing attacks.
The Quantstamp (QSP) token is used as a form of payment for auditing and securing smart contracts using the Quantstamp protocol.
QTUM (QTUM) is the official token of the QTUM decentralised application creation platform.
The Raiden Network (RDN) is an off-chain scaling solution that enables near-instant, low-fee, scalable payments and works with any ERC20-compatible token. The RDN token is used to pay fees for using the Raiden Network.
Ripio Credit Network
Ripio is a global peer-to-peer credit network based on co-signed smart contracts. The Ripio token (RCN) enables connections between lenders and borrowers located anywhere in the world, regardless of currency.
The Request Network (REQ) token is required for the operation of Request contracts, especially the extension layers for advanced features. Request is a layer built on Ethereum that disintermediates payment requests.
The Ripple (XRP) token is the fastest and most scalable digital asset, enabling real-time global payments anywhere in the world.
The Republic Protocol is a decentralized and open-source dark pool protocol that will allow traders to place orders in a completely private and secure manner. REN token is the native token on the Republic Protocol and is required in order to register and run a Darknode, pay for transaction fees, and facilitate trades on the network.
Status Network Token (SNT) is used to create a Users-as-Stakeholders network, allowing the behaviour of the network and its software, to become aligned with the interests of its users.
The Stellar network's native Lumens tokens are essential to the network. Lumens provide the ability to move money around the world and to conduct transactions between different currencies quickly and securely. Stellar is a platform that connects banks, payment systems, and people. Integrating Stellar enables users to move money quickly, reliably, and at almost no cost.
Swarm City Token (SWT) is the unit of exchange in Swarm City. Swarm City is built upon the Ethereum Platform and interacts with the Ethereum Blockchain.
Synereo token (AMP) is the native token of Synereo, which serves as a way to amplify the flow of information in the network and allows content creators to easily monetise original works without relying on ads.
Storj token (STORJ) is used to reduce transaction fees for the Storj community while also increasing functionality and usability. There are many benefits to using SJCX as a utility token in the Storj network.
Steem (STEEM) is building a distributed content and media distribution platform, promising to disrupt publishing and distribution businesses. Community building and social interaction are rewarded.
SingularDTV (SNGLS) is a blockchain entertainment studio laying the foundation for a decentralised entertainment industry.
Tether (USDT) is a stablecoin that can be redeemed 1-for-1 for US dollars. All the assets on Tether platform are backed by Tether’s reserves and aim to facilitate the use of fiat currencies in a digital manner, without the inherent volatility and complexity typically associated with a digital currency.
TenX (PAY) is a crypto asset-based wallet/bank with a debit card. With a Cryptographically-secure Off-chain Multi-asset Instant Transaction network, the service will support unlimited crypto assets; for now, they support ETH, ERC20, DASH, and BTC. Users will choose which crypto asset to deduct for debit card payment and ATM withdrawals.
TrueUSD is a stablecoin that can be redeemed 1-for-1 for US dollars. TrustToken, the creator of TrueUSD, partners with registered banks and fiduciaries to securely hold the funds backing TrueUSD tokens.
Tierion (TNT) provides a platform for using the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to verify any data, file, or business process. The TNT token provides an economic incentive to secure the network and serves as a method of settlement between parties to access network resources.
Viberate (VIB) is a live music ecosystem and a blockchain-based marketplace that matches musicians with event organizers. VIB tokens are used to pay for platform services, including booking fees, advertising space, and event tickets.
Wancoin (WAN) is Wanchain’s native token. Transactions consume a certain amount of WAN, and users pay WAN security deposits to cross-chain verification nodes when making transactions. Wanchain is creating a new distributed financial infrastructure and aims to power the new digital economy with their cross-chain smart contracts.
WeTrust (TRST) is a collaborative savings, lending and insurance platform that is autonomous, agnostic, frictionless, and decentralized.
The WINGS token is used as the platform’s smart contract fuel, compensation for miners processing transactions, an anti-spam fee for transactions, and a measure to prevent Sybil attacks by rewarding token owners according to the number of tokens they hold.
Zilling (ZIL) is the intrinsic token of Zilliqa. Zillings provide platform usage rights and are used to pay for transaction processing and to run smart contracts. Zilliqa aims to compete with traditional centralized payment methods such as VISA and MasterCard.
0x protocol token (ZRX) is utilized to: 1) solve the coordination problem and drive network effects around liquidity, creating a feedback loop where early adopters of the protocol benefit from wider adoption, and 2) be used for decentralized governance of the 0x protocol's update mechanism.