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Cryptocurrencies have evolved far beyond just Bitcoin. With thousands of different digital assets available, it can be overwhelming to keep track of them all. Fortunately, platforms like altFINS provide valuable tools for categorizing and analyzing cryptocurrencies.

Main Crypto Categories

Cryptocurrencies can be classified into several categories based on their characteristics, use cases, and underlying technology. Some common categories include:

  1. DeFi: DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, refers to a category of cryptocurrencies and protocols aiming to recreate traditional financial services such as lending, borrowing, trading, and yield farming in a decentralized manner. This category includes tokens associated with decentralized exchanges (DEXs), lending protocols, liquidity pools, and other DeFi applications.
  2. NFTs: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) represent unique digital assets stored on a blockchain. These tokens are indivisible and cannot be replicated, making them ideal for digital art, collectibles, virtual real estate, and gaming items. NFTs have gained significant attention and traction in recent years.
  3. Privacy Coins: Privacy coins prioritize anonymity and confidentiality for users’ transactions. Examples include Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH), which offer enhanced privacy features such as stealth addresses, ring signatures, and zero-knowledge proofs.
  4. Stablecoins: Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize price volatility by pegging their value to fiat currencies like the US dollar (USD), euro (EUR), or commodities like gold. Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), and Dai (DAI) are popular examples of stablecoins.
  5. Gaming Tokens: Gaming tokens are specifically tailored for use within gaming ecosystems, enabling in-game purchases, rewards, and ownership of digital assets. They can represent virtual items, characters, or in-game currency.
  6. Metaverse Coins:  Metaverse coins are cryptocurrencies designed for transactions and interactions within virtual reality environments and digital worlds.

Discover 150 Crypto Categories on altFINS!

Categories tab lists different categories of projects that issue cryptocurrency tokens. For example, Metaverse category lists all tokens of projects that focus on building or servicing Metaverse. You can see Market Cap, Average Price Change, and Top Gainers and Losers for more than 150 different crypto categories in this tab.

Once you click on a category of your choice, you will be moved to the Crypto Screener where you can learn which coins are part of that category you selected. In the Crypto Screener, you can learn coins’ performance indicators like Last Price, Price Change, Volume and Market Cap. For more information about different performance indicators, visit altFINS’s Knowledge Base.


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