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TOP 100 cryptocurrencies described in 4 words or less

Name            | Sym.  | Description                              

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Bitcoin         | BTC   | Digital gold

Ethereum        | ETH   | Programmable contracts and money

Bitcoin Cash    | BCH   | Bitcoin clone

Ripple          | XRP   | Enterprise payment settlement network

Litecoin        | LTC   | Faster Bitcoin

Dash            | DASH  | Privacy-focused Bitcoin clone

NEO             | NEO   | Chinese-market Ethereum

NEM             | XEM   | Batteries-included digital assets

Monero          | XMR   | Private digital cash

Ethereum Classic| ETC   | Ethereum clone

IOTA            | MIOTA | Internet-of-things payments

Qtum            | QTUM  | Ethereum contracts on Bitcoin

OmiseGO         | OMG   | Banking, remittance, and exchange

Zcash           | ZEC   | Private digital cash

BitConnect      | BCC   | Madoff-like investment fund

Lisk            | LSK   | Decentralized applications in JavaScript

Cardano         | ADA   | Layered currency and contracts

Tether          | USDT  | Price = 1 USD

Stellar Lumens  | XLM   | Digital IOUs

EOS             | EOS   | Decentralized applications on WebAssembly

Hshare          | HSR   | Blockchain switchboard

Waves           | WAVES | Decentralized exchange and crowdfunding

Stratis         | STRAT | Decentralized applications in C#

Komodo          | KMD   | Decentralized ICOs

Ark             | ARK   | Blockchain switchboard

Electroneum     | ETN   | Monero clone

Bytecoin        | BCN   | Privacy-focused cryptocurrency

Steem           | STEEM | Reddit with money voting

Ardor           | ARDR  | Blockchain for spawning blockchains

Binance Coin    | BNB   | Pay Binance exchange fees

Augur           | REP   | Decentralized prediction market

Populous        | PPT   | Invoice trading futures

Decred          | DCR   | Bitcoin with alternative governance

TenX            | PAY   | Cryptocurrency credit card

MaidSafeCoin    | MAID  | Rent disk space

BitcoinDark     | BTCD  | Zcoin close

BitShares       | BTS   | Decentralized exchange

Golem           | GNT   | Rent other people’s computers

PIVX            | PIVX  | Inflationary Dash clone

Gas             | GAS   | Pay fees on Neo

TRON            | TRX   | In-app-purchases

Vertcoin        | VTC   | Bitcoin clone

MonaCoin        | MONA  | Japanese Dogecoin

Factom          | FCT   | Decentralized record keeping

Basic Attention | BAT   | Decentralized ad network

SALT            | SALT  | Cryptocurrency-backed loans

Kyber Network   | KNC   | Decentralized exchange

Dogecoin        | DOGE  | Serious meme bitcoin clone

DigixDAO        | DGD   | Organisation manages tokenized gold

Veritaseum      | VERI  | Vaporware

Walton          | WTC   | IoT Blockchain

SingularDTV     | SNGLS | Decentralized Netflix

Bytom           | BTM   | Physical assets as tokens

Byteball Bytes  | GBYTE | Decentralized database and currency

GameCredits     | GAME  | Video game currency

Metaverse ETP   | ETP   | Chinese Ethereum plus identity

GXShares        | GXS   | Decentralized Chinese Equifax

Syscoin         | SYS   | Decentralized marketplace

Siacoin         | SC    | Rent disk space

Status          | SNT   | Decentralized application browser

0x              | ZRX   | Decentralized exchange

Verge           | XVG   | Privacy Dogecoin

Lykke           | LKK   | Digital asset exchange

Civic           | CVC   | Identity and Authentication App

Blocknet        | BLOCK | Decentralized exchange

Metal           | MTL   | Payments with rewards program

Iconomi         | ICN   | Digital asset investment funds

Aeternity       | AE    | Decentralized apps (prototype)

DigiByte        | DGB   | Faster Bitcoin

Bancor          | BNT   | Token Index Funds

Ripio Credit    | RCN   | Co-signed Cryptocurrency Loans

ATMChain        | ATM   | Advertising network

Gnosis          | GNO   | Decentralized prediction market

VeChain         | VEN   | Supply chain item IDs

Pura            | PURA  | Cryptocurrency

Particl         | PART  | Privacy marketplace and chat

KuCoin Shares   | KCS   | Profit-sharing exchange fees

Bitquence       | BQX   | Mint for cryptocurrency investments

FunFair         | FUN   | Decentralized casino

ChainLink       | LINK  | External data for contracts

Power Ledger    | POWR  | Airbnb for electricity

Nxt             | NXT   | Cryptocurrency and marketplace

Monaco          | MCO   | Cryptocurrency credit card

Cryptonex       | CNX   | Zerocoin clone

MCAP            | MCAP  | Mining investment fund

Storj           | STORJ | Rent disk space

ZenCash         | ZEN   | Privacy-focused Bitcoin clone

Nexus           | NXS   | Bitcoin clone

Neblio          | NEBL  | Decentralized application platform

Zeusshield      | ZSC   | Decentralized insurance

Streamr DATAcoin| DATA  | Real-time data marketplace

ZCoin           | XZC   | Private digital cash

NAV Coin        | NAV   | Bitcoin with private transactions

AdEx            | ADX   | Advertising exchange

Open Trading    | OTN   | Decentralized exchange

SmartCash       | SMART | Zcoin clone with rewards

Bitdeal         | BDL   | Bitcoin clone

Loopring        | LRC   | Decentralized exchange

Edgeless        | EDG   | Decentralized casino

FairCoin        | FAIR  | Bitcoin that rewards savers

Source: techcrunch.com