This list describes cryptocurrencies.

Each gets four words. There are many.

Some are landmarks. Some are scams.

Hopefully this provides orientation.

  Name | Sym. | Description  ---------------- | ------- | ------------------------------------------  Bitcoin  | BTC | Digital gold  Ethereum  | ETH | Programmable contracts and fund  Bitcoin   Cash  | BCH | Bitcoin clone  Ripple  | XRP | Enterprise pay village 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 fund voting  Ardor  | ARDR | Blockchain for spawning blockchains  Binance   Coin  | BNB | Pay Binance exchange fees  Augur  | REP | Decentralized projection 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 costs on Neo  TRON  | TRX | In-app-purchases  Vertcoin  | VTC | Bitcoin clone  MonaCoin  | MONA | Japanese Dogecoin  Factom  | FCT | Decentralized record retaining  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 play 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 | Pays 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 projection market  VeChain  | VEN | Supply chain item IDs  Pura  | PURA | Cryptocurrency  Particl  | PART | Privacy marketplace and chat  KuCoin   Shares  | KCS | Profit-sharing exchange costs  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 debit 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 

Coin ranking from coinmarketcap.com.

Inspired by Greg Wilson.

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