Cryptocurrencies short profile

CoinBitcoinEthereumLitecoinEthereum ClassicRipple
AbbreviationBTC / XBTETHLTCETCXRP
Cap21 Million Coins.
Over 16,7 Million in circulation (Jan. 2018)
No cap.
Over 96 Million in ciruclation (Dec. 2017)
84 Million.
Over 54 Million in circulation (Jan. 2018)
No cap.
Over 98 Million in circulation (Jan. 2018)
1 Billion Ripple.
Over 34 Million in circulation (Jan. 2018)
Premined coinsRumor: 1,5 Mio Coins belong to Satoshi NakamotoAround 11,9 Million Coins150 coinsAround 11,9 Miollion Coins100%.
Around 60% were still held in May 2017.
(Rumor)
Value propositionScarcity. Market adoption.Smart contracts.Faster transactions than Bitcoin.Smart contracts.Settlement for Banks
Short HistoryThe first cryptocurrency based on the blockchain technology.
Invented by "Satoshi Nakamoto" who remains anonymous until todal.
Proposed in 2013 by Vitalik Butterin.Released in 2011 by Charlie Lee.Split off Ethereum to "reverse" the so called "DAO Hack"Released in 2012 to provide "secure, instantly and nearly free global financial transactions of any size with no chargeback".

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