Supported Currencies

 

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Wikipedia

Initial release: 0.1.0 / 9 January 2009 (9 years ago)

Ledger start: 3 January 2009 (9 years ago)

Coins: Unspent outputs of transactions (in multiples of a satoshi)

Supply limit: ₿21,000,000

Founder: Satoshi Nakamoto

Programming language: C++

Litecoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Creation and transfer of coins is based on an open source cryptographic protocol and is not managed by any central authority. Litecoin was an early bitcoin spinoff or altcoin, starting in October 2011. Wikipedia

Original author(s): Charlie Lee

Initial release: 0.1.0 / 7 October 2011; 6 years ago

Forked from: Bitcoin

Supply limit: 84,000,000 LTC

Symbol: Ł

Circulating supply: 56,851,198 LTC (6 June 2018)

Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality. It supports a modified version of Nakamoto consensus via transaction-based state transitions. Wikipedia

Initial release date: July 30, 2015

Written in: Go, C++, Rust, Solidity

Bitcoin Cash is a cryptocurrency. In mid-2017, a group of developers wanting to increase bitcoin's block size limit prepared a code change. The change, called a hard fork, took effect on 1 August 2017. As a result, the bitcoin ledger called the blockchain and the cryptocurrency split in two.Wikipedia

First block after split (block #478559): 1 August 2017 (12 months ago)

Block #1: 9 January 2009 (9 years ago)

Block reward: 12.5 BCH

Genesis block: 3 January 2009 (9 years ago)

Coins: Unspent outputs of transactions

Supply limit: 21,000,000 BCH

Hash function: SHA-256

Ripple is a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange and remittance network created by Ripple Labs Inc., a US based technology company. Also called the XRP Ledger, Ripple is built upon a distributed open source internet protocol, consensus ledger and the decentralized native cryptocurrency known as XRP. Wikipedia

Original author(s): Arthur Britto, David Schwartz, Ryan Fugger

Initial release: 2012

Founder: Chris Larsen

Stable release: 1.0.0 / 15 May 2018

Developed by: Ripple

Operating system: Server: GNU/Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu), Windows, macOS (development only)