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Coins Rating Location / origination Email/Twitter Notes / $ = Source code (Github, Etherscan) $ WhoIs
Bitcoin.org BTC A Satoshi Nakamoto team, USA   The original standard has become slow with high fees * $ Priv
Ethereum.org  ETH A Vitalik Buterin, USA @VitalikButerin Smart contracts, platform for many crypto projects $ Yes
Hex.com  HEX A Richard Heart, USA @Hexcrypto Telegram ETH based, stakes avg 40% interest/year, 1st blockchain CD $ Yes
Bitcoin.com Cash BCH A- Roger Ver, St. Kitts   First venture capital funder of digital currency projects $ Priv
Z.Cash ZEC A Zooko Wilcox, transparent www.z.cash/team.html Twitter.com/zooko 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
SecureX.com token A Nicholas Nicholson, Sean Brizendine Info@SecureX.com Domain Trusts, blockchain-based business models   Yes
Steemit.com

 

B Dan Larimer info@steemit.com Social media platform.
Earn Steemit dollars while posting and getting Likes
  Yes
Stellar Lumens  XLM A Stanford, IBM   Global payment system    
CFDToken.com A Richard Heart   Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - useful proof of work   Yes
MinePi.com A Enter "yeshayah"        
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
Electronium ETN B mineable by mobile phone        
ByteBall

 

C Tony Churyumoff  Twitter
 byteball@byteball.org
Smart contracts made simple
But Tony owns too many coins, and changed model
  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:            
Altcoin.Io A Decentralized   Decentralized exchange , can't be hacked   Yes
Binance.US / Binance.com A  JP CEO Changpeng Zhao support@binance.com x widely used, no major problems, moved from China to Japan,
Binance.US is for USA customers, with KYC
  Yes
BitStamp.net A  UK, Luxemburg  info@bitstamp.net one of largest   Yes
Bittrex.com B  US, Seattle. Submit a token for listing here  Twitter halted new registrations for now
some reports of inside hacks
  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
CoinBase.com
https://www.coinbase.com/join/adc_i
A  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 a lot of KYC 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
eToro.tw 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    
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        
Kraken.com A US based, large volume Jesse Powell support@kraken.com "world's largest"   Yes
LAToken.com A US based in L.A.        
LocalBitcoins.com A FN helps people meet up support@localbitcoins.com Find someone in your local area to exchange with    
Neironix.io A NAT token for exchange        
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    
CEX.IO B   support@cex.io Was running GHash.io mining pool but closed it.    
TidEx.com B   listing@tidex.com      
www.Quadrita F          
Alcurex.com C  Based in Finland -- under review  Twitter
 support@alcurex.info x
Just a news site   Yes
CryptoRush F scalping        
In review:            
www.Cobinhood            
https://OpenLedger.info
https://OpenLedger.IO
           
CoinGather.com F closed by authorities for no license       No
CoinOne.com F Korea info@coinone.co.kr widely used, closed    
Cryptopia.Co.NZ F  NZ  Twitter widely used, but got Hacked   No
Koinex.in F India Twitter      
LiveCoin.net F   help@livecoin.net   now dead    
MaxPayz.io F India   closed    
Palth.net F exchange closed up and left       No
UseCryptos.com F 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 Very generous and experienced commentator.  Faculty of U of Nicosia Masters in Digital Currency Yes
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  
Jane King A US JaneKingShow  
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 100's of videos, tells it like it is, sometimes with naughty words, founder of Hex 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  
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 does not trade Yes
BitBoy B US Often pushes altcoins  
Anna Macko C VI

Many people get rekt while trading on margins  TwoPercentTheory.com

 

Craig S. Wright

D 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 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  

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