Selected Crypto Assets

Bitcoin and Bitcoin Clones

  • Bitcoin [BTC] - where is all began and still by far #1 in market cap (but not in technology)

  • Bitcoin Cash [BCH] - successful bitcoin fork with bigger blocks and faster processing times

  • Litecoin [LTC] - Different algorithm with faster transaction speeds and lower transaction cost

Ethereum and Smart Contract Platforms

Ethereum was the first extensible platform, allowing (in additional to it's native cyrrency, ETH) developers to easily create new coins with any kind of functionality

  • Ether [ETH] - By far the second strongest coin and the native currently of the largest smart contract platform

  • Cardano [ADA] - One of several more modern smart contract platform

  • Neo [NEO] - The "Chineese Ethereum"


Stablecoins are "pegged" to an external assed, such as the US Dollar, other currencies, or gold. Many can be exchanged easily to their underlying asset.

Tether [USDT] - By far the largest and most liquid stablecoin, though there are worries regarding it's asset reserves

USD Coin [USDC] and True USD [TUSA] - Reputable and audited dollar-pegged stablecoin

Pax Gold [PAXG] - Stablecoin pegged to the price of an ounce of gold

Exchange Coins

Exchange coins provide utility on an exchange, such as the right to participate in crypto events, interest, and lower fees

DeFi (Distributed Finance)

Maker [MKR] - Home of the first and largest crypto-backed stablecoin, DAI

Synthetix [SNX] - Native coin of a platform to create and exchange Synthetic Assets pegged to any real-life asset or crypto coin

Aave [LEND] - DeFi saving and lending platform