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
$10,837.57
$200.40B
$24.49B
1.84%
18.49M
Currency
Digital gold
PoW
02
EthereumETH
$380.48
$42.85B
$13.22B
3.58%
112.63M
Software platform
Global computer
PoW
03
XRPXRP
$0.250583
$25.06B
$1.94B
0.66%
99.99B
Currency
Payments
Custom
04
TetherUSDT
$1.00
$15.23B
$39.79B
0.03%
15.22B
Stablecoin
Digital fiat
n/a
05
ChainlinkLINK
$10.74
$10.74B
$886.06M
0.76%
1.00B
Application token
Oracle network
n/a
06
StellarXLM
$0.079339
$8.37B
$131.13M
1.26%
105.44B
Currency
Payments
Custom
07
Bitcoin CashBCH
$232.01
$4.30B
$2.51B
0.46%
18.52M
Currency
Internet money
PoW
08
LitecoinLTC
$48.40
$3.19B
$1.85B
0%
65.92M
Currency
Digital gold
PoW
09
Bitcoin SVBSV
$163.50
$3.03B
$817.34M
0.42%
18.52M
Currency
Internet money
PoW
10
USD CoinUSDC
$1.00
$2.09B
$584.85M
0.01%
2.08B
Stablecoin
Digital fiat
n/a
11
TezosXTZ
$2.47
$2.00B
$115.66M
0.46%
810.14M
Software platform
Governance network
PoS
12
TronTRX
$0.027231
$1.82B
$1.71B
2.35%
66.75B
Software platform
Global computer
dPoS
13
MoneroXMR
$91.15
$1.61B
$145.43M
2.52%
17.70M
Currency
Privacy coin
PoW
14
DashDASH
$72.38
$702.79M
$347.78M
1.77%
9.71M
Currency
Privacy coin
Hybrid
15
Ethereum ClassicETC
$5.39
$659.92M
$411.48M
2.92%
122.44M
Software platform
Global computer
PoW
16
ZcashZEC
$58.26
$585.63M
$560.13M
0.68%
10.05M
Currency
Privacy coin
PoW
17
0xZRX
$0.436608
$436.61M
$45.93M
1.37%
1.00B
Application token
Decentralized finance
n/a
18
DaiDAI
$1.02
$427.13M
$191.05M
0.07%
420.26M
Stablecoin
Digital fiat
n/a
19
OrchidOXT
$0.319121
$319.12M
$4.84M
2.35%
1.00B
Application token
Decentralized VPN
n/a
20
EOSEOS
$2.72
n/a
$2.21B
0.34%
n/a
Software platform
Global computer
dPoS
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