You can buy/sell Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), Stellar (XLM), EOS (EOS), OMG Network (OMG), 0x (ZRX), Tezos (XTZ), Bancor (BNT), Cardano (ADA), Filecoin (FIL), Loopring (LRC), Numerai (Numerai), Orchid (OXT), Synthetix (SNX), The Graph (GRT), Universal Market Access (UMA) and Uniswap (UNI), Yearn Finance (YFI).
Bitcoin (BTC) is a digital currency used for fast, secure, and low-cost payments without the need for a central issuer or processor. It was the first decentralised currency, introduced in 2009.
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the result of BTC going through a hard fork following some debate from the BTC community and its miners over scalability and transaction speed issues. BCH is totally independent of BTC and has larger block sizes, meaning more transactions can be processed in less time.
Ethereum (ETH) is a software platform that's not controlled by any central authority. Its primary purpose is to facilitate ‘smart contracts’ without any possibility of downtime, fraud, or third-party interference.
Litecoin (LTC) is an alternative cryptocurrency similar to BCH; it is an open source, peer-to-peer, and fully decentralised global payment network. LTC exists as a software ‘blockchain’ where participating nodes process the transaction and miners provide security and verification for every transaction .
Ripple (XRP) is an open source technology, built for enterprise, on the principles of blockchain. The main purpose of Ripple is to move assets around the world almost instantly, whilst maintaining centralised control.
Stellar (XLM) is an open-source network for currencies and payments. Stellar makes it possible to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money – dollars, pesos, bitcoin, pretty much anything. It’s designed so all the world’s financial systems can work together on a single network.
EOS is a blockchain-based system that enables the development, hosting and execution of decentralized applications (called “dApps”) on its platform. EOS focuses on critical pain-points of blockchain and attempts to solve the problem of speed, scalability, and flexibility that often become a bottleneck for dApps.
OMG (OMG Network) is used to integrate multiple electronic wallets using the OmiseGo blockchain. Over time, as more e-wallet providers are added to the network, and more of the crypto assets they issue can be exchanged on a blockchain, OmiseGo believes it could help provide banking services to those who have been excluded from the financial system. This means every time you use an OmiseGo contract, you need to pay in OMG, which is then distributed to nodes on the network that enforce contracts according to the rules.
ZRX (0x) is one of the most high-profile ‘decentralised exchanges’ (as opposed to a ‘centralised exchange’ like Coinbase). 0x allows developers to build their own cryptocurrency exchanges. The company’s founder refers to his solution as the “Craigslist for cryptocurrencies” in that any developer can build their own cryptocurrency exchange and post it online. The 0x coin is an ERC-20 token that provides a platform with an ability to support all of the tokens issued with the Ethereum blockchain.
XTZ (Tezos), also called a tez or a tezzie, runs on the Tezos blockchain network. Tezos isn’t based on the mining of tez. Instead, token holders receive a reward for taking part in the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism. The term “Tezos” is ancient Greek for “smart-contract,” according to the developers.
Bancor (BNT) is an Ethereum token powering the Bancor Protocol. The protocol aims to allow crypto assets that would have been traditionally difficult to trade due to low liquidity to be exchanged directly on-chain. Bancor seek this by enabling automatic price determination and an autonomous liquidity mechanism for tokens on smart contract blockchains.
Cardano (ADA) is the token which powers the Cardano blockchain which relies on a proof-of-stake consensus model called Ouroboros. Cardano validates blockchain transactions without high energy costs.
Filecoin (FIL) is the native protocol token of the Filecoin network. Filecoin is a decentralized storage network which aims to let anyone host, store, or receive digital information. Filecoin turns cloud storage into a market and allows users to sell their excess storage on an open platform.
Loopring (LRC) is an Ethereum token supporting the Loopring protocol. The protocol is a collection of Ethereum smart contracts which describe how to build highly-secure, highly-scalable orderbook-based decentralised exchanges, automated market makers, and payment apps. The goal of Loopring is to promote decentralisation and reduce user reliance on traditionally centralized services such as exchanges and help enable global liquid markets.
Numerai (Numerai) is a hedge fund which describes itself as “the hardest data science tournament on the planet” with rewards paid out in NMR, an Ethereum token. The goal of the tournament is to create powerful data models Numerai can use to increase its investment yields.
Orchid (OXT) is an Ethereum token whcih powers the Orchid network. Orchid focuses on enabling a decentralized virtual private network (VPN). Users who want to use the network to maintain their privacy whilst using the internet can use OXT to buy bandwidth from sellers listed on a provider directory stored on an Ethereum smart contract.
Synthetix (SNX) is a decentralised synthetic asset issuance protocol built on Ethereum. These synthetic assets are collateralized by the Synthetix Network Token, SNX, an Ethereum token which enables the issuance of synthetic assets known as Synths. Synths allow real-world currencies, commodities, stocks, and indices to be represented directly on the blockchain.
The Graph (GRT) is the Ethereum token that powers the Graph Network, an indexing protocol for querying which aims to allow users to efficiently query blockchain data without relying on a centralized service provider. Similar to how Google indexes the web, The Graph indexes blockchain data.
Universal Market Access (UMA) is a financial contracts platform and Ethereum token built to enable Universal Market Access on Ethereum. The platform focusses on "priceless" financial contract templates (contracts that don't require an on-chain price feed to function), which can be used to create synthetic tokens and Data Verification Mechanism (DVM), an optimistic oracle service. Together, these two technologies enable the creation of fast, efficient, and secure synthetic derivatives on the Ethereum blockchain.
Uniswap (UNI) is an Ethereum token that powers Uniswap, an exchange that allows users to easily trade different Ethereum assets in a decentralised manner, and uses an automated market making system rather than a traditional order book.
Yearn Finance (YFI) is an Ethereum token that governs the Yearn Finance platform. Yearn Finance a suite of products that provides lending aggregation, yield generation, and insurance on the Ethereum blockchain. The protocol is maintained by various independent developers and is governed by YFI holders.