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Coins Rating Location / origination Email/Twitter Notes / $ = Source code (Github, Etherscan) $ WhoIs
Coins on Exchanges    BTC A Satoshi Nakamoto team, USA   The original standard has become slow with high fees * $ Priv  ETH A Vitalik Buterin, USA @VitalikButerin Smart contracts, platform for many crypto projects $ Yes Cash BCH A- Roger Ver, St. Kitts   First venture capital funder of digital currency projects $ Priv PLS A Richard Heart, USA Ffork of ETH, DPOS, low fees, faster transactions $ Yes
      HEX on Pulse
Hex on ETH (old) is a C
Richard Heart, USA @Hexcrypto Telegram ETH based, stakes avg 40% interest/year, 1st blockchain CD staking failed to stop crash to 3 cents, RH owns 88%, OGs did well, but has been a Ponzi since Sept 2021 $ Yes
Z.Cash ZEC A Zooko Wilcox, transparent emphasizes privacy $ Yes XMR A Riccardo Spagni and emphasizes privacy $ Yes XVG A Twitter emphasizes privacy $ Yes A US Charles Hoskinson and smart team Twitter (Charles H.) Dev team with excellent degrees and qualifications $ Yes A Ayur Veda, Felix Kaegi Financed health products, and a share in an AG    
Envion EVN token A Envion is a Swiss-based blockchain startup from Berlin
Good use case, portable miners in low cost locations   Yes


B Dan Larimer Social media platform.
Earn Steemit dollars while posting and getting Likes
Stellar Lumens  XLM A Stanford, IBM   Global payment system A Richard Heart   Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - useful proof of work   Yes A Enter "yeshayah" A User friendly site and 24/7 support Waves is the native token, includes creating and trading coins    
EOS / A Brock Pierce, Brenden blumer, Daniel Larimer Faster token on the ETH network    
Atlas USV B Tai Lopez's project  $497 investment in Whales Course for weekly Zomo classes   Yes 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
Electronium ETN B mineable by mobile phone        
Matic coin B Admin keys have back door to the system        
ByteBall B Tony Churyumoff  Twitter
Smart contracts made simple
But Tony owns too many coins, and changed model
Polygon C Polygon owns the keys        
IOTA C Dominik Schiener  Twitter Wallet does not work. Website slow to load - too much flash. Does not accomplish stated goal as shown by
Richard Heart says Iota lost money from the wallet
  Yes 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 F Scam rug pull with admin keys        
EmCoin.Net F Based in Aba, Nigeria. Registrant Phone: +234.070 6151 2097 Sadly, a Pump & Dump. After a lot of adverts, it closed   Yes 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

Coins In Progress

   token A Nicholas Nicholson, Sean Brizendine Domain Trusts, blockchain-based business models   Yes
In evaluation for certification...            
Tron   Justin Sun  Twitter  Watch it trading here
District0x   Matus Lestan, co Founder, Tech lead
 Watch it trading here
Dent      Twitter      


   B Initiative Q payment network        
Altcoin.Io A Decentralized   Decentralized exchange , can't be hacked   Yes B Team with Roger Ver advisor LinkedIn Does not accept USDT-PLS conversions    
Binance.US / A JP CEO Changpeng Zhao x widely used, no major problems, moved from China to Japan,
Binance.US is for USA customers, with KYC. 10 day hold on ACH
  Yes A UK, Luxemburg one of largest   Yes B US, Seattle. Submit a token for listing here  Twitter halted new registrations for now
some reports of inside hacks
  Yes A CEO, Kim jae-wook, Seoul, Korea widely used, no major problems   Yes B British Virgin Islands widely used, some problems. Appears to have an excellent interactive tutorial in the trading area   Yes A Paris, France. widely used, no major problems. Does not serve the USA   Yes
A US Juan Suarez, Coinbase, SF, CA Good intro to BCT, BCH,ETH,LTC. Has gotten overloaded with customers  $US but customer service is still good.
Requires a lot of KYC verification
  Yes A Scottsdale, AZ. works with 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 A+ Cyprus, London, Tel Aviv, NJ, Sydney, Shanghai   USD can go in for trading, then out through USD, but no send or receive of crypto A US Winkelvoss Twins, NY NY certified, well known management
Customer support a bit back logged though. $US
  Yes A Kr A US based, large volume Jesse Powell "world's largest"   Yes A- Does not work in USA A US based in L.A. A FN helps people meet up Find someone in your local area to exchange with A NAT token for exchange        
     A US based widely used, no major problems    
Safe.Trade A Canada @safetradeadmin
tested and works fine    
ShapeShift.Io A Erik Vorhees, Robert Garrett, USA
  Easy web site to transfer from one digital currency to another.   Yes A Switch between many different currencies A Tested the site and works well $50 minimum deposit    
CEX.IO B Was running mining pool but closed it. B C UK 2014, used by RS, but no longer serves USA, cannot cash out, web site error C  Based in Finland -- under review  Twitter x
Just a news site   Yes
Poly Network D danger   has Admin keys that could be hacked    
CryptoRush F scalping        
www.Quadrita F          
In review:            
   F closed by authorities for no license       No F Korea widely used, closed    
Cryptopia.Co.NZ F  NZ  Twitter widely used, but got Hacked   No F India Twitter F   now dead F India   closed F exchange closed up and left       No F exchange closed for repairs   "Updating our system, be back shortly" since 2016   No F exchange closed up and left       No
Apps    A     Over 2000 coins   Yes
Coin-Data A     Over 2000 coins   Yes
Mining Pools:    B Hong Kong   One of the largest BTC, BCH, LTC, Dash, ZEC
does not pass along transaction fees
  Priv A United Kingdom   Fast payouts   Yes A  A     One of first to offer BCH. BTC, LTC, Dash, ZEC F pool closed   Once was the world's largest, now gone    
Miners:    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 B  D Late on deliveries, clo sed by FTC
Leawood, KS
Slow deliveries, broken shipment promises
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs):    A+ Richard Heart, trustworthy   RH was trusted with $700 m sacrificed for PLS and $1.2 billion for PLSX, could have disappeared, but came through. A Switzerland,   Good, new idea, helps environment, full disclosure   Yes B   B          
PowerSupplies    A Ontario CA  Brian Hsu   Works great, good tech support   Yes A     Good tech support, honors warranty   Yes A         Yes
Hardware / Offline Storage    A     First, excellent, easy to use
Getting to be high price
  Yes A-     Good, a bit hard to navigate and connect with wallet
NanoX has a batter which may go dead, losing crypto
NanoS has no battery
  Yes A+ Security on the block chain       Yes
Exodus.Io A JP Richardson, Dimejet, Mt. View, CA
  Runs on your computer, saves to a flash device.   Yes
Opportunities    F Ponzi   No
Usi-Tech F Ponzi        
Google Authenticator A 2FA   works well, no problems reported    
Authy A 2FA   works well, no problems reported    
BlockChain.Info A  A     unbiased, wide variety of info A-     biased to BTC A-     biased to BCH A  A     lists top 100 coins by market cap A Example: post by BC   good forum for exchange of ideas and warnings A          

Commentators (YouTube, DTube) Rating Location / origination Notes WhoIs
Andreas Antonopoulus A Cyprus @aantonop Very generous and experienced commentator.  Faculty of U of Nicosia Masters in Digital Currency Yes
Andy Hoffman A US Daily broadcast  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 founder  
Jane King A US JaneKingShow  
Matt Rajewski, Crypto Coffee A+ US, Chicago
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
Mike Alfred A US    
Peter Saddington A+ US Decentralized TV first to buy Lambo with BTC   TheBitcoin.Pub  Yes
RG3 Captain A US    
Roger Ver A Japan, Kitts  @RogerKVer First investor in Bitcoin businesses Yes
Rick Falkvinge A Swe, Ger  @Falkvinge We Are All Satoshi channel  
Sheldon Evans A UK Good predictor of the market  
Jason Sterling A US Gives a trading seminar  
Jordi Alexander A US    
Taylor Kennedy A US Hex and Pulse expert, helps beginners on Telegram chat Yes
Teeka Tiwari A US Editor, Palm Beach Confidential Yes
World Crypto Network A US Today in Bitcoin.  Great speakers Yes
James Altucher B US Sells his course rather than gives knowledge  
Tone Vays B US Trading instructor but says he has no time to trade Yes
BitBoy B US Often pushes altcoins of the week  
Richard Heart C US 100's of videos, sometimes with naughty words, founder of pump and dump Hex and vapor ware Pulsechain, 80%+ owned by him.  Called BTC top Yes
Anna Macko C VI

Many people get rekt while trading on margins


Craig S. Wright

D Australia   @ProfFaustus Pretended to be Satoshi Yes
Wobit F Netherlands? Not licensed or regulated, pays for good reviews  


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 Yes
Matthew Mitchell A+ London, UK Digital currency developer, SHA-256 Yes
Tony D'Sousa, PhD B California Digital currency marketing Yes
Mayank (pending pending California Web site design and consulting  
Ricky Dubey A California Web site design and consulting  
Investment Advisors        


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