CryptoNoteCoin is the reference implementation and a showcase of CryptoNote technology. It was designed to have zero commercial value as its genesis block is replaced every 2 months. The sole purpose of CryptoNoteCoin is an insight it provides regarding functionality of CryptoNote technology. For those willing to start their own CryptoNote-based coins, CryptoNoteCoin is a great option to explore and learn all the important details in order to launch an upcoming coin smoothly.
Bytecoin is the first CryptoNote-based currency, which has reached mass adoption successfully. Bytecoin also possesses one of the largest ecosystems. Bytecoin has been originally created in close cooperation with CryptoNote team. It is the first implementation of CryptoNote technology, with the release dating back to July 2012. Up to this date Bytecoin developers has been making significant contributions to the development of CryptoNote technology.
Boolberry is an important CryptoNote experiment with a few adjustments. It utilizes Wild Keccak hash function instead of CryptoNight, which optimizes the size of the blockchain by pruning the ring-signatures. Boolberry offers a guaranteed level of anonymity for unlinkable outputs, address aliasing and the ability to send network alerts.
Dashcoin is a cryptocurrency started on July 5, 2014. Dashcoin is a fork of Bytecoin and it also utilizes CryptoNote algorithm. The goal of Dashcoin is to automatically create a perfect mirror image of Bytecoin, the first CryptoNote based cryptocurrency, at any given moment of time. The only difference is the supply amount.
DigitalNote is formerly known as DarkNote and duckNote. DigitalNote utilizes CryptoNote technology along with a number of important updates, such as untraceable encrypted messaging system, multi-signatures and blockchain based deposits. XDN team has ambitious plans – they are experimenting with Proof-of-Activity, alias system and many more features to come.
DarkNetCoin is the general currency of DarkNetSpace, a platform for anonymous applications such as p2p exchange, on-chain shop, lotto, gambling and bets. It uses Wild Keccak hash function instead of CryptoNight. Starting with the 4550th block 1% of block reward is donated to CryptoNote team and 9% to DarkNetSpace team.
Fantomcoin is the first CryptoNote currency with merged mining support. Users who mine Fantomcoin are also able to mine other CryptoNote-based coins without additional hash power. This feature allows user to receive not only FCNs but also any other CryptoNote-based currency. As the result, Fantomcoin encourages fair distribution and stabilization of the cryptocurrency market through diversification.
Monero (previously known as Bitmonero) is one of the first CryptoNote coins. It utilizes the same values every CryptoNote coin does – privacy, decentralization and fungibility. Monero development is community-driven, based on donations and with a focus on decentralization and scalability.
Pebblecoin is a CryptoNote-based coin with certain adjustments. XPB implemented a mining algorithm called Boulderhash that requires 13 GB RAM. This has been the successful attempt to block botnet-controlled computers from mining. XPB has a distinct emission curve: the standard block reward of 300 coins remains unchanged for the whole period of XPB mining.
Quazarcoin is a CryptoNote-based coin, which has been launched as a result of community discussions. It has a flatter emission curve and fair, open launch to attract the wider community. QCN's developers focus on usability aspects of the currency. Its main contribution is the popularization of CryptoNote technology.
AEON (Anonymous Electronic On-line CoiN) is a Monero fork and also a privacy focused coin that is aimed towards open-source community to deliver fast and secure payment method while being simple enough to be used by anyone. AEON has started as an experiment but then found its supporters and now AEON is fully functional CryptoNote currency.
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