Blockchain Token – What is it?
In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now; both major players and smaller projects. We intend to review the following aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrency projects in our video series Blockchain Token:
- A quick description of the blockchain or token
- Explanation of it’s function
- See if they have competition
- Provide resources for where you can learn more
If you are more of a reader than a watcher, head over to our Popular Projects page that reviews most of the tokens found in this series. We have links to many helpful resources included in these pages, whether it is the official site, where you can install or download the software, or finding charts and block explorers!
Is Bitcoin a blockchain or a token? Maybe it is both? Watch our video to determine what category Bitcoin falls into: a blockchain? or a token?
In this video, we will review Bitcoin Cash, which derived from the Bitcoin blockchain when they completed a hard fork in August 2017. So is Bitcoin Cash a blockchain or a token?
Is Ethereum a blockchain or a token? Or both?! The Ethereum blockchain and cyptocurrency has different characteristics than Bitcoin. Learn more about it here!
Litecoin is one of the first few blockchains to build off of Bitcoin. So it is functional as a token, blockchain, or both? Learn more about Litecoin here!
Our fifth episode in Blockchain Token features Dash. Joe explains Dash, it’s functionality, competition, and provides some helpful resources!
In episode 5, Joe goes over Monero, a project focused on privacy and security. Learn about Monero and it’s functionality as a blockchain or token here!
In episode 7 of Blockchain Token, Joe goes over Iconomi, a distributed economy infrastructure, discussing it’s features and functionalities as a blockchain or token, possibly both! And he gives you some helpful resources to explore more!
In episode 8 of Blockchain Token, Joe goes over Ripple, discussing it’s features and functionalities as a blockchain or token, possibly both! And he gives you some helpful resources to explore more!
Zcash is a blockchain with privacy. They include features for selective transparency, keeping transactions public, but information about those transactions (like the sender and recipient) private.
In epsiode 9 of Blockchain Token, Joe goes over Zcash, discussing it’s features and functionalities as a blockchain or token, possibly both! And he gives you some helpful resources to explore more!
NEO’s platform is for a distributed, smart economy network. Episode 10 of Blockchain Token covers the NEO project, where we cover what NEO is, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more!
In episode 10 of Blockchain Token, Joe goes over Ethereum Classic, discussing its features and functionalities as a blockchain and token. Plus, he gives you some helpful resources to explore more about the interesting Ethereum Classic community and chain, which resulted from the DAO incident & hard fork in mid-2016.
Episode 12 of Blockchain Token discusses Basic Attention Token, or BAT. Basic Attention Token aims to revolutionize how digital advertising works by using a token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users. Learn more about this token!
Golem has an interesting project focusing on building a decentralized and distributed network that can function to share resources like computing power to create a supercomputer. Episode 13 of Blockchain Token covers Golem’s supercomputer project!
Steem is a blockchain-based social media platform that focuses on rewarding and incentivizing users and content creators. Episode 14 of Blockchain Token explains Steem’s platform & ideology.
Augur is a decentralized network, using peer-to-peer technology, that works to accurately predict events through reputation & community. Learn about Augur!
Gnosis is a prediction market platform hoping to employ this technology into various different industries. Episode 16 of Blockchain Token explains Gnosis!
Dogecoin is a playful online community, initiated in satire over a popular dog meme in December of 2013. Learn more about Doge in this Blockchain Token!
Melonport is the company building the Melon protocol for digital asset management. With this you can customize strategies to manage your digital assets!
Aragon is a network intended to be a Digital Autonomous Organization working to eliminate unnecessary third parties and intermediaries. Learn about Aragon in this episode of Blockchain Token!
First Blood is a decentralized eSports platform that allows gamers to play in matches and gain rewards using their token 1ST. Learn about 1st Blood here!
Swarm City, formerly Arcade City, is a platform in which a peer-to-peer, sharing economy can take place securely using the Ethereum blockchain.
Stratis is a development platform for organizations and financial services to develop, test, and deploy applications on the blockchain.
OmiseGO (OMG) is an e-wallet and financial platform meant to reduce boundaries between fiat money and digital currencies, making it easy to exchange value in real-time. Learn about OMG in this episode!
Ark defines themselves as “a platform for consumer adoption.” Their ultimate goal is to get everyday computer users to adopt blockchain tech for services. Learn more about Ark with this episode of Blockchain Token.
District0x defines themselves as one of the first blockchain-based social networks. Disruption Joe breaks down the project & how their communities and voting rights shape the network!
The EOS project believes they can solve some of the scaling issues other blockchains have faced! Disruption Joe explains EOS in Episode 26 of Blockchain Token.
This episode of Blockchain Token – What is it? covers AdEx! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more. AdEx is a blockchain-based
Civic is a blockchain-based platform that has the goal of affirming identity through the use of blockchain technology. Learn about Civic with this video!
PowerLedger is a blockchain-based solution that aims to decentralize how electricity and other utilities are sold. We explain PowerLedger blockchain here!
Bitcoin Gold is a recent hard fork out off of the bitcoin blockchain and aims to makes changes to the way cryptocurrency is mined. Learn about BTG with this video!
Learn about VertCoin, a decentralized currency dedicated to the original principles of cryptocurrency – bringing financial control to the people.
Ardor is a project that offering blockchain as a service, basically connecting people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them.
FunFair wants to give you the opportunity to build your own casino and bring different people together to make online gambling more fun, open, and efficient. Meanwhile solving the problem of transparency in the industry. Learn about FunFair’s awesome project & use blockchain!
Monacoin is a popular Japanese cryptocurrency based off of Mona, a popular cultural cat meme (kind of like Dogecoin). Most users are located in Japan, where many local merchants accept Monacoin.
Bitshares is a decentralized autonomous organization, or a DAO for short, that serves as a decentralized exchange and fintech solution. They have some different system components and features, and offers a solution to the scalability problems of other blockchain networks.
Siacoin is a decentralized cloud-like storage system, trying to make data storage safer and more cost effective. They claim their decentralized cloud storage is 10x less expensive than current cloud providers. Learn about how Siacoin works in this episode.
Qash’s goal is to be a global platform that allows everyone from traders to market makers to buy cryptocurrencies in their preferred fiat. Simply put, its financial platform to buy or sell Qash and other cryptocurrencies, and cash out when needed. Learn more about Qash in this video!
Nxt is an open source blockchain platform. Using the Bitcoin blockchain as their main inspiration, they have labeled themselves “blockchain 2.0.” They have identified some problems with Bitcoin’s blockchain, and have created a platform in response.
Qtum’s aim is to make smart contracts easier and more secure while offering interoperability with leading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. This video explains the project, and how they aim to achieve this!
Waltonchain is a platform that specializes in tagging packing shipments via RFID technology. By putting the supply chain on the blockchain brings greater transparency to all involved parties. Check out how Waltonchain can use the blockchain to provide quality assurance in a transparent, secure way.
Populous uniquely connects business owners with invoice buyers on a global scale by leveraging the security, transparency, and speed of blockchain technology. Learn about the Populous platform in this short video!
Raiblocks is a trustless, low-latency cryptocurrency that uses something called block-lattice architecture, where each account has its own blockchain and achieves consensus via delegated Proof of Stake voting. Learn more about RaiBlocks here!
VeChain plans to digitize the whole supply chain process wherever it can be and enhance supply chain management processes by providing a blockchain-enabled platform for asset digitization and tracking. Learn about VeChain in this short video!
Learn about Disney’s Dragonchain project! The goal of Dragonchain is to make it easier to integrate business applications onto a blockchain, using popular programming languages like C#, Python and Java to make smart contracts, or you can get a pre-built smart contract from the marketplace!
The ICON Project aims to overcome challenges of centralization, and connectivity in decentralized networks. They hope to help advance our society towards true hyperconnectivity. In order to do this, ICON is redefining communities. Learn about how in our overview of their project!
AION’s network is intended to function as a bridge between incompatible blockchain networks. AION is a third generation blockchain network designed to solve for scalability, privacy and the interoperability of the many blockchains that exist and will exist. Learn about AION here!
This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Maker: a decentralized autonomous organization that developed the Dai Stablecoin to deal with the problem of volatility that popular coins such as Bitcoin and Ether experience. Learn about Maker with this video!
Status allows browsing, chat and payments securely on the decentralized web. They bill themselves as the mobile Ethereum discovery tool, allowing an interface to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. Learn about Status here!
Decred is similar to bitcoin, with a goal to have a decentralized self-governing cryptocurrency that’s shaped by community input. Learn about Decred here!
Aelf is a cloud-based decentralized computing platform. Got a task you’re computer doesn’t have the processing power to complete? Learn about Aelf here!
Community members disagreed with Dash’s governance & decided to start PIVX, their own crypto w/ a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mining system. Learn about PIVX here!
NEM is short for New Economic Movement. They value financial freedom, decentralization, and equality of opportunity! Learn about the NEM blockchain here!
Cardano bills itself as a science-based cryptocurrency that uses peer reviewed academic research to expand the project. They implement a layered network. Learn about how Cardano (ADA) works here!
SALT is a blockchain-based lending platform that lets individuals and companies get access to liquid capital by using their crypto assets as collateral. Learn more about the SALT platform here.
Tether’s a unique token with a specific purpose. It’s a stable coin, and Tether (USDT) is pegged equally 1=1 to USD. Learn about the Tether crypto here!
Factom’s primary purpose is to preserve, ensure, & validate digital assets. Factom is a record keeping network on the Bitcoin blockchain, and hopes to solve some problems in the Bitcoin network.
Storj is a decentralized storage solution that is looking the become the next evolution of the cloud. Learn about the Storj project here!
If you’re a fan of video games, especially Minecraft, then you’re going to enjoy Enjin Coin, a cryptocurrency specifically designed to be integrated into different video games!
LBRY is a decentralized multimedia solution that allows for sharing content and giving credit and payments to content creators. It is positioning itself to be a viable alternative to YouTube, all while using a blockchain.
Need a loan but sick of dealing with banks? Check out ETHLend, a peer-to-peer project that is bringing microloans using smart contracts to the crypto-space!