Blockchain Token – What is it?

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:

blockchain token what is it
  1. A quick description of the blockchain or token
  2. Explanation of it’s function
  3. See if they have competition
  4. 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 many 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!

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Augur – A Decentralized Prediction Market Platform

Augur is a decentralized network, using peer-to-peer technology, that works to accurately predict events through reputation & community. Learn about Augur!


ZCash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Dash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Originally known as Dark Cash, DASH has come a long way from its somewhat shady origins. Learn about how Dash plans to make an every day payment solution that much easier, all while allowing you to remain anonymous!


Ripple: Blockchain Token – What is it?

According to their site, Ripple’s goal is to enable people to break free of the “walled gardens” of financial networks and institutions that restrict access to financial services. Learn about Ripple here!


Bitcoin Cash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Born out of debate over Bitcoin’s scaling concerns, Bitcoin Cash forked off of the Bitcoin blockchain on August 1, 2017, essentially creating a new currency and a new chain.


Ethereum: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Ethereum offers a decentralized platform where anyone can build decentralized applications, or dapps, on their blockchain. Learn about this functional project here!


Bitcoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

The bitcoin blockchain was the first of its kind, created in 2008 in response to the financial crisis. Its functions serve as the blockchain tech & a token.


Bitcoin Gold: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Bitcoin Gold is a hard fork out off of the Bitcoin blockchain & makes changes to the way the cryptocurrency is mined. Learn about BTG with this video!


Power Ledger: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Power Ledger is a P2P energy trading platform enabling consumers & businesses to sell their surplus solar power! Learn about Power Ledger with us!


ETHLend: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


LBRY: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Enjin Coin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Storj: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Storj is a decentralized storage solution that is looking the become the next evolution of the cloud. Learn about the Storj project here!


Factom: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Lisk: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Lisk’s vision is to make blockchain technology more accessible, through incorporating the common coding language JavaScript. A project like Lisk makes the blockchain accessible to anyone who knows Java!


Tether: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


SALT: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Cardano: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


NEM: Blockchain Token – What is it?

NEM is short for New Economic Movement. They value financial freedom, decentralization, and equality of opportunity! Learn about the NEM blockchain here!


PIVX: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Aelf: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Decred: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Status: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Maker: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


AION: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


ICON: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Dragonchain: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


VeChain: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Nano (Formally Rai Blocks): Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Populous: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Waltonchain: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Qtum: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


NXT: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Qash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Siacoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Bitshares: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Monacoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


FunFair: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Ardor: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Ardor is a project that offering blockchain as a service, basically connecting people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them.


VertCoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Learn about VertCoin, a decentralized currency dedicated to the original principles of cryptocurrency – bringing financial control to the people.


Civic: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


AdEx: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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


EOS: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


District 0x: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Ark: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


OmiseGO (OMG): Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Stratis: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Stratis is a development platform for organizations and financial services to develop, test, and deploy applications on the blockchain.


Swarm City: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Swarm City, formerly Arcade City, is a platform in which a peer-to-peer, sharing economy can take place securely using the Ethereum blockchain.


First Blood: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Aragon: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Melonport: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Melonport is the company building the Melon protocol for digital asset management. With this you can customize strategies to manage your digital assets!


Dogecoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Gnosis: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Gnosis is a prediction market platform hoping to employ this technology into various different industries. Episode 16 of Blockchain Token explains Gnosis!


Steem: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


Golem: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Basic Attention Token (BAT): Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Ethereum Classic: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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.


NEO: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


ZCash: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Iconomi: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Monero: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


Litecoin: Blockchain Token – What is it?

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!


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