The CoinDesk 20

The CoinDesk 20 filters from the larger universe of thousands of cryptocurrencies and digital assets to define a core group of 20. These assets constitute roughly 99% of the market by volume at eight of the largest and most trustworthy exchanges. Our research-driven methodology selects and ranks the top 20 assets based on verifiable dollar volume and exchange listings. The goal is to move beyond one-dimensional rankings to identify digital assets that matter most to the market. Our research team reviews and revises the list quarterly.

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Category: Broad categories, assigned by CoinDesk, based on the asset's intended use

Value Proposition: A phrase used by proponents to explain why the asset might be valuable

Consensus Mechanism: The category of decentralized governance system maintaining the asset

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Price scale
Asset
Price
Market Cap
Total Exchange Volume
Returns (24h)
Total Supply
Category
Value Proposition
Consensus Mechanism
01
BitcoinBTC
$36,165.02
$677.64B
$35.30B
3.89%
18.74M
Currency
Digital gold
PoW
02
EthereumETH
$2,253.11
$262.11B
$26.61B
3.3%
116.33M
Software platform
Global computer
PoW
03
XRPXRP
$0.804927
$80.48B
$2.64M
3.49%
99.99B
Currency
Payments
Custom
04
CardanoADA
$1.43
$46.13B
$2.84B
1.63%
32.16B
Software platform
Global computer
PoS
05
StellarXLM
$0.298793
$31.51B
$517.35M
3.97%
105.44B
Currency
Payments
Custom
06
USD CoinUSDC
$1.00
$23.30B
n/a
0.12%
23.27B
Stablecoin
Digital fiat
n/a
07
PolkadotDOT
$21.50
$22.96B
$869.60M
2.26%
1.07B
Software platform
Global computer
PoS
08
ChainlinkLINK
$21.57
$21.57B
$1.08B
4.18%
1.00B
Application token
Oracle network
n/a
09
UniswapUNI
$20.71
$20.71B
$1.49B
4.21%
1.00B
Application token
Decentralized finance
n/a
10
LitecoinLTC
$158.03
$10.73B
$2.81B
3.78%
67.90M
Currency
Digital gold
PoW
11
Bitcoin CashBCH
$569.63
$10.69B
$396,279
3.09%
18.77M
Currency
Internet money
PoW
12
The GraphGRT
$0.612726
$6.20B
$294.96M
8.88%
10.12B
Application token
Blockchain data indexing
n/a
13
AlgorandALGO
$0.989793
$5.51B
$287.84M
6.19%
5.56B
Software platform
Global computer
PoS
14
FilecoinFIL
$66.65
$5.35B
$442.05M
1.4%
80.19M
Software platform
Global computer
Custom
15
EOSEOS
$4.61
$4.43B
$243,873
3.08%
959.18M
Software platform
Global computer
dPoS
16
AaveAAVE
$267.48
$4.28B
$235.87M
5.78%
16.00M
Application token
Decentralized finance
n/a
17
TezosXTZ
$3.12
$2.65B
$280.91M
4.83%
849.71M
Software platform
Governance network
PoS
18
Yearn FinanceYFI
$34,480.63
$1.26B
n/a
2.89%
36,666
Application token
Decentralized finance
n/a
19
NuCypherNU
$0.290803
$1.13B
$42.98M
7.79%
3.89B
Application token
Private applications
n/a
Disclaimer
Any data, text or other content on this page is provided as general market information and not as investment advice. Past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future results. CoinDesk is an independently managed media company, wholly owned by the Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. DCG has no operational input into the selection or curation of CoinDesk content in all its forms. Note: The market cap figure shown for Tether counts supply on Ethereum only.

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