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has checked out the following and considers them to be sincere and legitimate

Coins Rating Location / origination Email Notes WhoIs
Bitcoin.org BTC A- Satoshi Nakamoto team, USA   The original standard has become slow with high fees * Priv
Bitcoin.com Cash BCH A Roger Ver, 858 Zenway Blvd, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts   First venture capital funder of digital currency projects Yes
Litecoin.com LTC A Charlie Lee, USA   Script mining pioneer Priv
Ethereum.org ETH A- Vitalik Buterin, Stiftung Ethereum, Switzerland  Twitter V. Buterin
 info@ethereum.org
Pioneer in smart contracts Yes
Z.Cash ZEC A Zooko Wilcox, transparent www.z.cash/team.html  Twitter emphasizes privacy Yes
Monero.org XMR A Riccardo Spagni and getmonero.org/community/team xmrmonero@gmail.com emphasizes privacy Yes
VergeCurrency.com XVG A https://vergecurrency.com/#developers  Twitter emphasizes privacy Yes
Cardanohub.org A US Charles Hoskinson and smart team  Twitter (Charles H.) Dev team with excellent degrees and qualifications Yes
Envion EVN token A Envion is a Swiss-based blockchain startup from Berlin

 

 

 question@envion.org
 Twitter
Good use case, portable miners in low cost locations Yes
CFDToken.com A Richard Heart   Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - useful proof of work Yes
Ripple.com XRP B Chris Larsen, Ripple Labs, SF, CA 94104  Twitter used by banks including AmEx, no limite to XRPs created, controlled by 1 company. Has risen high though.  Banker's crypto? Yes
ByteBall

 

C Tony Churyumoff  Twitter
 byteball@byteball.org
Smart contracts made simple
But Tony owns too many coins, and changed model
Yes
Steemit.com

 

A Dan Larimer info@steemit.com Social media platform.
Earn Steemit dollars while posting and getting Likes
Yes
IOTA C Dominik Schiener  Twitter Wallet does not work. Website slow to load - too much flash. Does not accomplish stated goal as shown by
https://shitcoin.com/iota-cannot-be-used-for-iot-loss-of-funds-may-occur-e45b1ed9dd6b
Richard Heart says Iota lost money from the wallet
Yes
ErosCoin.org D No names found yet of founder or staff
Based in Panama
 Twitter Lists people on their Executive Team without their knowledge or permission.  Lists "Potential Partners" Yes
EmCoin.Net F Based in Aba, Nigeria. Registrant Phone: +234.070 6151 2097 johnsondaniel325@gmail.com Sadly, a Pump & Dump. After a lot of adverts, it closed Yes
BitConnect.co BCC F Based in Panama. Trading bot system, early joiners profit, not later people   BCC = BitConnectCoin.  Under investigation by SEC / TX
BitConnectX is a $50 ICO (too high) Closing
Yes
 In evaluation for certification...          
Tron   Justin Sun  Twitter  Watch it trading here
 https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/tron/
 
District0x    Matus Lestan, co Founder, Tech lead  matus@district0x.io
 hello@district0x.io
 Twitter
 Watch it trading here
 https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/district0x/
 
Dent      Twitter    
NEM          
Stellar          

ICO's

         
InitiativeQ.com B Initiative Q payment network      
Exchanges:          
Alcurex.com    Based in Finland -- under review  Twitter
 support@alcurex.info x
  Yes
Altcoin.Io A Decentralized   Decentralized exchange , can't be hacked Yes
Binance.com A  JP CEO Changpeng Zhao support@binance.com x widely used, no major problems, moved from China to Japan Yes
BitStamp.net A  UK, Luxemburg  info@bitstamp.net one of largest Yes
Bittrex.com A  US, Seattle. Submit a token for listing here  Twitter halted new registrations for now Yes
BitThumb.com A  CEO, Kim jae-wook, Seoul, Korea  contact2@bithumb.com widely used, no major problems Yes
BitFinEx.com B  British Virgin Islands  admin@bitfinex.com widely used, some problems. Appears to have an excellent interactive tutorial in the trading area Yes
BitMEx.com A  Paris, France.  support@bitmex.com widely used, no major problems. Does not serve the USA Yes
www.Cobinhood          
Cryptopia.Co.NZ A  NZ  Twitter widely used, no major problems No
CoinBase.com B  US Juan Suarez, Coinbase, SF, CA support@coinbase.com Good intro to BCT, BCH,ETH,LTC. Has gotten overloaded with customers  $US but customer service is still good.
Requires too much verification
Yes
CoinEx.com A  Scottsdale, AZ. works with Pool.ViaBTC.com  support@coinex.com good, seems to have no problems or major complaints Yes
CoinPayments.Net A  Panama, Lawrence Chan  Add a coin Accept over 165 coins for only 0.5%. They provide services for people doing an ICO, plugins to enable shopping carts to accept cryptocurrencies, and a payment request/invoice maker Yes
Gemini.com A US Winkelvoss Twins, NY hello@gemini.com NY certified, well known management
Customer support a bit back logged though. $US
Yes
HitBTC.com A Kr      
Koinex.in A India Twitter    
Kraken.com A US based, large volume Jesse Powell support@kraken.com "world's largest" Yes
LiveCoin.net A   help@livecoin.net      
LocalBitcoins.com A FN helps people meet up support@localbitcoins.com Find someone in your local area to exchange with  
MaxPayz.io A India      
Poloniex.com A US based poloniex.com/contact widely used, no major problems  
ShapeShift.Io A Erik Vorhees, Robert Garrett
104.20.158.46, USA
  Easy web site to transfer from one digital currency to another. Yes
Uphold.com A   partners@uphold.com Switch between many different currencies  
IndaCoin.com B UK support@indacoin.com 2014, used by RS, but no longer serves USA, cannot cash out, web site error  
CoinOne.com B Korea info@coinone.co.kr widely used, no major problems  
CEX.IO B   support@cex.io Was running GHash.io pool but closed it.  
TidEx.com B   listing@tidex.com    
https://OpenLedger.info
https://OpenLedger.IO
         
CoinGather.com F closed by authorities for no license     No
Palth.net F exchange closed up and left     No
UseCryptos.com D exchange closed for repairs   "Updating our system, be back shortly" since 2016 No
Coins-e.com F exchange closed up and left     No
Apps          
BlockFolio.com A     Over 2000 coins Yes
Coin-Data A     Over 2000 coins Yes
Mining Pools:          
AntPool.com B Hong Kong   One of the largest BTC, BCH, LTC, Dash, ZEC
does not pass along transaction fees
Priv
iSpace.co.uk A United Kingdom   Fast payouts Yes
SlushPool.com A        
ViaBTC.com A     One of first to offer BCH. BTC, LTC, Dash, ZEC  
GHash.io F pool closed   Once was the world's largest, now gone  
Miners:          
BitMainTech.com A Hong Kong, delivers well   Good customer service, shipping, exchanges  
WiFi Antennas A Wifi_Expert   MiniPCI U.FL to RP-SMA Antenna WiFi Pigtail Cable  
112Bit.com B        
ButterflyLabs.com D Late on deliveries, clo sed by FTC
Leawood, KS
  https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/09/23/ftc-shuts-down-bitcoin-miner-butterfly-labs.html
Slow deliveries, broken shipment promises
 
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs):          
envion.org/en A Switzerland,  https://envion.org/en/team   Good, new idea, helps environment, full disclosure Yes
 facebook.com/ICOHeadStartPlatform B        
 facebook.com/crypterium.io B        
PowerSupplies          
CoolMaxUsa.com A Ontario CA  Brian Hsu   Works great, good tech support Yes
Sentey.com A     Good tech support, honors warranty Yes
ThermalTake.com A       Yes
Hardware / Offline Storage          
Trezor.io A     First, excellent, easy to use
Gettng to be high price
Yes
LedgerWallet.com A-     Good, a bit hard to navigate and connect with wallet Yes
Exodus.Io A JP Richardson, Dimejet
104.198.106.181, Mt. View, CA
  Runs on your computer, saves to a flash device. Yes
Opportunities          
www.MyPayingCryptoAdc.com F Ponzi   https://www.newsonlineincome.com/mypayingcryptoads/ No
Usi-Tech F Ponzi      
Security          
Google Authenticator A        
Authi A        
Information          
BlockChain.Info A        
cryptocompare.com A     unbiased, wide variety of info  
Bitcoin.org A-     biased to BTC  
Bitcoin.com A-     biased to BCH  
CoinDesk.com A        
CoinMarketCap.com A     lists top 100 coins by market cap  
CryptoCurrencyTalk.com A Example: post by BC   good forum for exchange of ideas and warnings  
CoinTelegraph.com A        

Commentators (YouTube, DTube) Rating Location / origination Notes WhoIs
Andreas Antonopoulus A+ Cyprus @aantonop    
Andy Hoffman A US Daily broadcast CryptGoldCentral.com  Yes
Adam Meister A- Baltimore, MD BitcoinMeister consulting 100% for holding BTC even when price goes down Yes
Chris Dunn A US Intro to bitcoins, alt coins Yes
Crypto Analyst        
CryptoCrow - Jason Appleton A US Gives many videos about trading about every day, a bit too many personal details Yes
Crypto Jack A-     Yes
Data Dash A US Knowledgable about Bitcoin trading and Fibonacci Retracement levels Yes
David Hay A UK Daily tips about Bitcoin and other currencies Yes
Doug Polk A US Daily broadcasts about crypto Yes
Erik Voorhees A US @ErikVoorhees ShapeShift.io founder  
James Altucher A US    
Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert A US  @MaxKeiser RT Economics experts with daily broadcast, early into BTC Yes
Michael Suppo (SuppoMan) A UK Cheerful, knowledgeable, gives many videos and $10 Udemy course Yes
Peter Saddington A+ US Decentralized TV first to buy Lambo with BTC   TheBitcoin.Pub  Yes
Roger Ver A Japan, Kitts  @RogerKVer First investor in Bitcoin businesses Yes
Richard Heart A- US Was a Bitcoin maximalist, tells it like it is, uses naughty words though so A- Yes
Rick Falkvinge A Swe, Ger  @Falkvinge We Are All Satoshi channel  
Tone Vays A US Trading instructor Yes
Jason Sterling A US Gives a trading semar  
Teeka Tiwari A US Editor, Palm Beach Confidential Yes
World Crypto Network A US Today in Bitcoin.  Great speakers Yes

Craig S. Wright

A Australia   @ProfFaustus Pretended to be Satoshi Yes
Consultants Coaches & Developers        
Nick Szabo A Seattle BitGold, Bitcoin developer  
BitcoinBox A HK    
BlockStream B   Bitcoin core team Yes
Rick Shaddock A Washington, DC How to get started, exchanges, backup, creating new coins (BitRaam) Yes
Sean B A LA, California BitRaam, BitCentavo, GuccioCaoin, etc. Yes
Billy Cretan A New York, NY TomahawkCoin (discontinued) Yes
Matthew Mitchell A London, UK Digital currency developer, SHA-256 Yes
Tony D'Sousa, PhD A California Digital currency marketing Yes

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