Foundation of the new economy

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.

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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.



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.


Algorand is a proof-of-stake blockchain with a native cryptocurrency (ALGO) that offers its users the ability to create tokens and launch decentralized applications.



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.

Basic Attention Token

The Basic Attention Token (BAT) is an Ethereum-based token that supports a decentralized, open-source advertising platform where users get rewarded for viewing privacy-respecting ads. Internet users who browse the web using Brave’s free web browser can choose to replace the ads they see with ads on Brave’s ad network. Users then receive BAT from advertisers as compensation for their attention.

Bitcoin Cash


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

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.



Cardano is a fully open source decentralised public blockchain and cryptocurrency project. Cardano is developing a smart contract platform which seeks to deliver advanced features that will be capable of running financial applications currently used by individuals, organisations and governments all around the world. It can be used to create and run smart contracts, dApps etc.


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.



The Cosmos (ATOM) token is the native token of the Cosmos Network that aims to create a network of blockchains all capable of interacting with one another, and introduces solutions to solve many of the interoperability, as well as scalability issues needed for blockchain applications to reach mainstream adoption.


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.


Dogecoin is a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency that enables you to easily send money online while the ‘Doge’ is Dogecoin’s fun, friendly mascot! The Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed of dog that was popularized as an online meme and represents Dogecoin.


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 utility token that provides both bandwidth and storage on the EOSIO blockchain, a platform hosting 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.

Ethereum Classic


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.


The Enjin (ENJ) token fuels the Enjin modular blockchain platform designed for the gaming industry. The platform allows anyone to integrate blockchain into their game, and create and manage smart contracts, as well as virtual goods.


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.



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.



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.



Kava (KAVA) is token powering the Kava’s cross-chain CDP (collateralized debt position) platform. KAVA holders can vote on proposals to change the blockchain or the system parameters including the total amount of USDX that can be issued, the accepted collateral types, the collateral-to-debt ratio, and the price of stability fees or CDPs. Furthermore, KAVA is a staking asset used for network security. Users can delegate their voting rights to validators in exchange for fees that are collected from transactions and stability fees paid by users when closing CDPs. Validators vote in proportion to the KAVA they hold and are delegated.


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.


Loom Network

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.


Maker DAO

MKR is a utility token, governance token and recapitalization resource of the Maker system which is comprised of a decentralized stablecoin, collateral loans, and community governance and aims for transparent and sustainable finance.


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.

Matic Network

Matic Network (MATIC) is a utility token on the Matic Network, where it serves as a settlement and payment unit and financial incentive for the users. In addition, staking of the tokens is required for participation in the Matic Network’s consensus procedure. Matic Network is a Layer 2 scaling solution that achieves scale by utilizing sidechains for off-chain computation, while ensuring asset security using the Plasma framework and a decentralized network of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) validators. Matic aims to be the de-facto platform on which developers will deploy and run decentralized applications in a secure and decentralized manner.


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.


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.


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.


Monaco (MCO) is Visa-based debit card, which supports Ethereum and Bitcoin.


Monero (XMR) is a privacy-centric value token that uses advanced transaction cloaking techniques.



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.

Power Ledger

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.

Pundi X

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.

Republic protocol

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.



Ravencoin is a peer-to-peer blockchain, handling the efficient creation and transfer of assets from one party to another. The Ravencoin blockchain allows for the creation and trades of a wide variety of digital and physical assets to help facilitate convenient asset transfer. Asset tokens can be easily created by burning RVN tokens which provides a simple method of creating unique elements for individual tokens such as name, quantity, as well as token types such as security, utility, or even collectible assets.



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.


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.



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.



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.



Tezos is a self-amending blockchain that can evolve by upgrading itself. Stakeholders vote on amendments to the protocol, including amendments to the voting procedure itself to reach social consensus on proposals. Tezos supports smart contracts and offers a platform to build decentralized applications.


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.

The Origin Token

The Origin Token (OGN) is an important component of the Origin, true peer-to-peer commerce platform where buyers and sellers can meet and transact directly without any intermediaries. The token is acting as an incentive mechanism to ensure the health and growth of the network while giving Origin’s users stakes in the network.



USDC is a stablecoin issued by by regulated and licensed financial institutions that maintain full reserves of the equivalent fiat currency. Issuers are required to regularly report their USD reserve holdings, and Grant Thornton LLP issues reports on those holdings every month.



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.


Waves (WAVES) token is an indispensable tool for all products and services available on Waves. WAVES serves as a key that unlocks access to the entire ecosystem that offers comprehensive and effective blockchain-based tools for businesses, individuals and developers.


WeTrust (TRST) is a collaborative savings, lending and insurance platform that is autonomous, agnostic, frictionless, and decentralized.



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.


Zcash is a privacy-protecting, digital currency built on strong science. It was developed and launched by top cryptographers in 2016. The underlying protocol is based on the research of scientists from MIT, Technion, Johns Hopkins, Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley.

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