Top 100 Altcoins Investment Research Guide

Bitcoin
Ethereum
Bitcoin Cash
IOTA
Ripple
Litecoin

Dash

Dash, for example, harnesses a feature based on CoinJoin, which combines funds from several users to reduce the chances that any one user’s identity will be detected.
Bitcoin Gold
Monero

Monero is an open-source, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that was launched in April 2014. The developers involved introduced this innovative cryptocurrency without setting aside any for themselves, and the team has relied on donations and the broader community to further development.

Monero leverages ring signatures and stealth addresses to obscure the identity of senders and recipients. Ring signatures combine or ‘mix’ a user’s account keys with public keys obtained from monero’s blockchain to create a ‘ring’ of possible signers, meaning outside observers cannot link a signature to a specific user.

The concept of a ring signature was first described by academics from MIT and The Weizmann Institute in a 2001 paper, and using the technology has helped provide legitimacy for monero at a time when much of the cryptography used in blockchains is new and has not withstood the test of time.

It is worth noting that while mixing services are available for many cryptocurrencies, users generally only mixed coins when they were looking to hide something. Monero, however, mixes all coins used in transactions, which helps eliminate the suspicion that coins are being mixed to conceal information the senders and recipients don’t want third parties to see.

While monero users have the ability to keep their transaction history private, they can also share this information selectively. Every monero account has a view key, which permits anyone holding it to look at the account’s transactions.

Originally, ring signatures obscured the senders and recipients involved in monero transaction without hiding the amount transferred. However, an update called RingCT implemented a new ring signature that concealed both the value of individual transactions and the identity of senders and recipients.

In addition to leveraging ring signatures, monero also enhances privacy through stealth addresses, which are randomly generated, one-time addresses created for each transaction on behalf of the recipient. With this feature, recipients publish a single address and transactions they receive go to separate, unique addresses. As a result, monero transactions cannot be linked to the published address of the sender or recipient.

Monero is an open-source, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that was launched in April 2014. The developers involved introduced this innovative cryptocurrency without setting aside any for themselves, and the team has relied on donations and the broader community to further development.

Monero leverages ring signatures and stealth addresses to obscure the identity of senders and recipients. Ring signatures combine or ‘mix’ a user’s account keys with public keys obtained from monero’s blockchain to create a ‘ring’ of possible signers, meaning outside observers cannot link a signature to a specific user.

The concept of a ring signature was first described by academics from MIT and The Weizmann Institute in a 2001 paper, and using the technology has helped provide legitimacy for monero at a time when much of the cryptography used in blockchains is new and has not withstood the test of time.

It is worth noting that while mixing services are available for many cryptocurrencies, users generally only mixed coins when they were looking to hide something. Monero, however, mixes all coins used in transactions, which helps eliminate the suspicion that coins are being mixed to conceal information the senders and recipients don’t want third parties to see.

While monero users have the ability to keep their transaction history private, they can also share this information selectively. Every monero account has a view key, which permits anyone holding it to look at the account’s transactions.

Originally, ring signatures obscured the senders and recipients involved in monero transaction without hiding the amount transferred. However, an update called RingCT implemented a new ring signature that concealed both the value of individual transactions and the identity of senders and recipients.

In addition to leveraging ring signatures, monero also enhances privacy through stealth addresses, which are randomly generated, one-time addresses created for each transaction on behalf of the recipient. With this feature, recipients publish a single address and transactions they receive go to separate, unique addresses. As a result, monero transactions cannot be linked to the published address of the sender or recipient.

 

Cardano

Stellar Lumens
Ethereum Classic
NEM
NEO
EOS
BitConnect
MonaCoin
Lisk

Zcash

Zcash, another privacy oriented cryptocurrency, leverages zero-knowledge proof constructions called zk-SNARKs to allow users to exchange information without revealing their identities. In addition, the currency’s blockchain does not disclose the value of any transactions.

 
OmiseGO
Qtum
Waves
Stratis
Tether
Populous
Hshare
Einsteinium
Nxt
Ardor
BitShares
Bytecoin
Steem
Komodo
SALT
Ark
Vertcoin
TRON
Augur
Decred
QASH
Dogecoin
Veritaseum
Siacoin
Golem
PIVX
Binance Coin
MaidSafeCoin
TenX
Status
Power Ledger
Factom
BitcoinDark
Walton
Syscoin
Basic Attenti…
DigixDAO
Kyber Network
Cryptonex
Byteball Bytes
Bytom
ZCoin
Exchange Union
VeChain
Iconomi
Gas
DigiByte
Aeternity
Decentraland
Santiment Net…
FunFair
Gnosis
Pura
Raiden Networ…
0x
RChain
Monaco
GameCredits
NAV Coin
Civic
Verge
Blocknet
Metal
Storj
Nexus
Streamr DATAcoin
Ethos
Bancor
GXShares
Edgeless
Particl
ChainLink
RaiBlocks
Metaverse ETP
SingularDTV
Achain
Ubiq
Skycoin
MinexCoin
AdEx
ZenCash

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