Chapter 8

Different Types of Cryptocurrencies

IN THIS CHAPTER

Bullet Getting to know the most famous cryptos by market cap

Bullet Navigating cryptocurrencies in different categories

By now, you probably have heard of the cryptocurrency that started it all: Bitcoin. But Bitcoin is hardly the only famous or even investment-worthy cryptocurrency out there anymore. Heck, some people even think that Bitcoin may be the worst cryptocurrency to own or to invest in. So many other digital coins are available that have made massive improvements to the Bitcoin model to avoid its disadvantages.

In this chapter, I go over some of the most famous cryptos as of 2018. But because the cryptocurrency market is ever-changing, I explain how you can navigate your way through all the up-and-coming cryptos for years to come.

Celebrating Celebrity Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap

One of the fastest ways to navigate through popular cryptocurrencies is to check out their ranking based on their market capitalization, or market cap. Traditionally, market cap is the value of a company that’s traded on the stock market. You can calculate it by multiplying the total number of shares by the present share price.

In the cryptoworld, market capitalization shows the value of all units of a specific cryptocurrency that are for ...

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