Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network.
Ethereum is a decentralized platform that runs smart contracts: applications that run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.
Litecoin LTC - provides faster transaction confirmations (2.
DigitalCash (DASH) uses a new chained hashing algorithm approach, with many new scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work.
Monero (XMR) is a cryptonight algorithm based alternative crypto currency.
Nxt is considered a 2nd generation crypto currency.
Ethereum Classic is an attempt at keeping the Ethereum blockchain unaltered by the part of the community that opposed the hard fork and the return of The DAO funds.
A Bitcoin clone that has reached success through clever marketing.
ZCash is a privacy driven cryptocurrency.
BitShares (BTS) is a brand of open-source software based on the as blockchain technology as used by Bitcoin.