List of all Privacy Coins/Projects

List of all Privacy Coins/Projects and predending to be ones. (PART 1)

Please only technical & usefull information about the projects. Feel free to post more details, corrections, whatever and i will try to include/update them as soon as possible.

Please add/post privacy coins that are not yet listed, impossible for me to find/research them all alone.

Due the amount of information the list will be completed step by step, hopefully with the help of forum members and others interested in competiting and similar projects in the privacy coin projects sector.

Project Name: Zcash
Project Ticker: ZEC
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: 10% Total Supply to Founders, 2,100,000 in total Founders Reward
Consensus Type: POW
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: Bitcoin
Code Language: C++
Mineable: Yes
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Every Block
Block Size: 2MB
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: 26.67
Masternodes: No
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: Yes
Privacy Typ/Features: Zero Knowledge Proofs
Other interesting Features:
In Development: Bolt, Blossom,
Community Size: 76,920
Developer Count: 13
Team Members Total: 28

Project Name: Monero
Project Ticker: XMR
Since:
Max. Supply: ~18,400,000, than 0.3 XMR per minute issuance
Type of Funding:
Consensus Type:
Algorithm:
Base Code:
Mineable:
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining:
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: 30
Masternodes: No
Privacy by default:
Optional privacy/transparency:
Privacy Typ/Features:
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 184,342
Developer Count: 49
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: DASH
Project Ticker: DASH
Since:
Max. Supply: 18,900,000
Type of Funding:
Consensus Type:
Algorithm:
Base Code:
Mineable:
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining:
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: 56
Masternodes:
Privacy by default:
Optional privacy/transparency:
Privacy Typ/Features:
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 402,482
Developer Count: 29
Team Members Total: 71

Project Name: Bytecoin
Project Ticker: BCN
Since:
Max. Supply: 184,470,000,000
Type of Funding:
Consensus Type:
Algorithm:
Base Code:
Mineable:
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining:
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: Target 60
Masternodes:
Privacy by default:
Optional privacy/transparency:
Privacy Typ/Features:
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 59,944
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 26

Project Name: Verge (rebrand of DogeCoinDark)
Project Ticker: XVG
Since: 2014, since 2016 Verge
Max. Supply: 16,555,000,000
Type of Funding: Community Donations, Merchandise
Consensus Type: Multi-Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Scrypt, X17, Lyra2rev2, Myriad-Groestl and Blake2s
Base Code: Peercoin?
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Dark Gravity?
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 30 seconds
Transactions per Second: Target 100
Masternodes: No
Privacy by default: Questionable privacy
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Tor IP obfuscation , I2P
Other interesting Features: Encrypted Messaging, Verge was several times successfully attacked in the past
Features in Development: Dual-Key-Stealth Adresses, RingCT, RSK Smart Contracts
Community Size: 347,383
Developer Count: 3
Team Members Total: 11

Project Name: Electroneum
Project Ticker: ETN
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 21,000,000,000
Type of Funding: ICO
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cryptonight
Base Code: Fork of Monero
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknow no white paper
Block Size: unknow no white paper
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: 15
Masternodes: No
Privacy by default: unknow no white paper
Optional privacy/transparency: unknow no white paper
Privacy Typ/Features: unknow no white paper
Other interesting Features: Controversial KYC and AML verification, Simulated Android Mining with Rewards,
Community Size: 272,209
Developer Count: 8
Team Members Total: 12

Project Name: PIVX, rebrand of DNET
Project Ticker: PIVX
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: unlimited, year 2060 estiminated: 189,001,497
Type of Funding: 16.66% of Rewards for Budgeting System
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS) + Masternodes
Algorithm: POS v3.0
Base Code: DASH
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: every block
Block Size: 2 MB
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: 173
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol, RSA-Accumulator, Coin mixing,
Other interesting Features: SwiftX
In Development: Bulletproof, I2P network integration, zDex, Dandelion,
Community Size: 91,753
Developer Count: 10
Team Members Total: 22

Project Name: Zcoin
Project Ticker: XZC
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: 21,400,000
Type of Funding: 10% of Blockrewards for Founders Reward = 2,140,000
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW) + Masternodes
Algorithm: MTP (Merkle Tree Proof)
Base Code: Zerocoin
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 5 minutes
Transactions per Second: 48
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin, integrated Tor, Dandelion, RSA accumulator
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 94,351
Developer Count: 10
Team Members Total: 16

Project Name: Bitcoin Private
Project Ticker: BTCP
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: Voluntary Miner Contribution Program, details unclear!
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: Fork from ZCL and BTC
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Block Size: 2 MB
Block Time: 2.5 MB
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: zk-SNARKs,
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 65,016
Developer Count: 20
Team Members Total: 34

Project Name: Enigma
Project Ticker: ENG
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 150,000,000
Type of Funding: ICO
Consensus Type: Multi-tiered Proof-of-Staking System
Algorithm: unknown
Base Code: Ethereum
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Secret Contracts/Secure computation
Other interesting Features: Catalyst,
Community Size: 61,922
Developer Count: 9
Team Members Total: 15

Project Name: Apollo Currency
Project Ticker: APL
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 21,165,096,531
Type of Funding: 100% pre-mine: 10% to NXT holders, 37% Dev fund, 53% private/public investors
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: unknown
Base Code: NXT Fork
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Coin shuffling, IP masking, Coin Mixing, private ledger function
Other interesting Features: Encrypted messaging, Alias System, File Storage,
Community Size: 139,965
Developer Count: 6
Team Members Total: 18

Project Name: GRIN
Project Ticker: GRIN
Since: 2019
Max. Supply: Unlimited, year 2050 estiminated: 976,618,190
Type of Funding: Donations only, 100% community-driven funding model
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cuckoo Cycle
Base Code: MimbleWimble Protocol
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default:
Optional privacy/transparency:
Privacy Typ/Features: MimbleWimble
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 13,454
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: NAVcoin
Project Ticker: NAV
Since: 2014
Max. Supply: Unlimited
Type of Funding: Community Fund (details not clear)
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: unknown
Base Code: Bitcoin Core
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 30 seconds
Transactions per Second: 260+ T/s tested, Target: 1,120
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: RSA, Dual-Chain, Secret Token, ZeroCT (testing)
Other interesting Features: OpenAlias, Cold staking, Multi-person wallets, SegWit,
Community Size: 54,403
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Zclassic
Project Ticker: ZCL
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: Donations only
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: Zcash
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Digishield V3, Difficulty adjusts each block
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Zero-knowledge
Other interesting Features: Sapling
Community Size: 43,081
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: BEAM
Project Ticker: BEAM
Since: 2019
Max. Supply: 262,800,000
Type of Funding: In the first 5 years 25% of Blockrewards
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash 150/5
Base Code: Mimblewimble protocol
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Currently ~17 T/s, Target: 60
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES, Auditor keys
Privacy Typ/Features: Dandelion, Mimblewimble protocol
Other interesting Features: atomic swap, No addresses or other private information stored on the blockchain
Community Size: 9,634
Developer Count: 8
Team Members Total: 18

Project Name: DERO
Project Ticker: DERO
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 18,400,000, when reached 157,000 per year
Type of Funding: Premine: 2,000,000
Consensus Type: DAG + Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: CryptoNight
Base Code: Dag/CryptoNote protocol
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Retargets at every block
Block Size: 1.25MB
Block Time: 12 seconds
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: SSL/TLS network, Zero Knowledge range-proofs(NIZK), Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT),
Other interesting Features: Dero Rocket Bulletproofs, No Orphan Blocks,
Community Size: 4,084
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: LOKI
Project Ticker: LOKI
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 150,000,000
Type of Funding: Premine 22,500,000 + 5% of Blockrewards for Governance
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Work (POW) / Proof-of-Service
Algorithm: Cryptonight Heavy
Base Code: Monero
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Zawy LWMA
Block Size: Dynamic Block Size
Block Time: 2 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: Service Nodes
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: NO
Privacy Typ/Features: LLARP, Tor, I2P, Ring signatures, Stealth addresses, RingCT,
Other interesting Features: SNApps (Service Node Applications), Loki Messenger, Blink (near instant transaction),
Community Size: 6,641
Developer Count: 8
Team Members Total: 14

Project Name: DAPS Project
Project Ticker: DAPS
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 70,000,000,000
Type of Funding: Founder Fee: 4.76% of Blockrewards
Consensus Type: PoA/PoS v3.0/MN
Algorithm: in-house PoW algo called Proof-Of-Audit
Base Code: ERC-20 Based
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: 10MB
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: RingCT, Stealth Addresses, Mandatory TOR/OBFS4 node relays, ZK-Starks (planned)
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 3,031
Developer Count: 3
Team Members Total: 19

Project Name: CrypticCoin
Project Ticker: CRYP
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: ~7,600,000,000
Type of Funding: Premined: 55% !!!
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: Bitcoin
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: unknown
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Enriched ZeroCash Protocol zk-SNARKs, Hybrid Stealth Addressing, Tor IP obfuscation service
Other interesting Features: Dual-Coin-System
Community Size: 4,668
Developer Count: 2
Team Members Total: 10

Project Name: Aeon
Project Ticker: AEON
Since: 2014
Max. Supply: 18.400.000
Type of Funding: Voluntary community donations
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: CryptoNight-Lite
Base Code: CryptoNote
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Retargets at every block
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 240 seconds = 4 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Ring signatures
Other interesting Features: NO Whitepaper!!
Community Size: 13,162
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Spectrecoin
Project Ticker: XSPEC
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: Initial Supply 20,000,000, Max. Supply: Unlimited
Type of Funding: 1/6 (~16.7%) of Block Rewards go to team development fund
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake v3.0 (POS)
Algorithm: Proof-of-Stealth anonymous staking algorithm
Base Code: Blackcoin
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: 100
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Built in Tor, Ring Signatures, OBFS4, Stealth addresses
Other interesting Features: Dual-coin system, Anonymous Spectrecoin Creation
Community Size: unknown
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 8

Project Name: DeepOnion
Project Ticker: ONION
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: ~25,000,000
Type of Funding: Absolute unclear: Premine + Airdrops + 2,000,000 hold by Founding Members
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Work (POW) / Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: X13
Base Code: unknown
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: diff retarget each block
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 3 or 4 minutes
Transactions per Second: 62
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Onion Router protocol (TOR Network), Stealth adresses, OBFS4, Meek, DeepSend,
Other interesting Features: DeepVault notarization technology, browser apps, VoteCentral
Community Size: 15,923
Developer Count: 9
Team Members Total: 21

Project Name: CloakCoin
Project Ticker: CLOAK
Since: 2014
Max. Supply: Today 5,277,872, +6% yearly
Type of Funding: Self-funded, Donations
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: improved version of PoSA3
Base Code: Bitcoin Codebase v0.17.0.1
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: CloakShield, Enigma, Stealth addresses
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 26,344
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 23

Project Name: Phore
Project Ticker: PHR
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 30,000,000
Type of Funding: Development Fund - 10% of block rewards
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: POS v3.0
Base Code: Rebrand of KryptKoin (KTK)
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol (zPHR),
Other interesting Features: Segwit Integration,
Community Size: 63,040
Developer Count: 6
Team Members Total: 18

Project Name: Graft
Project Ticker: GRFT
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 1,844,674,400
Type of Funding: Donations, Investors
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Stake (POS) / Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cryptonight V8
Base Code: Cryptonote??
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO, but Supernode, Proxy Supernode
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: YES, digital identity profile
Privacy Typ/Features: CryptoNote protocol
Other interesting Features: instant transation speed
Community Size: 3,981
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 14

Project Name: Stealth
Project Ticker: XST
Since: 2014
Max. Supply: 20,700,000
Type of Funding: Premine: 232,740 = ~1%
Consensus Type: Quantum Proof-of-Stake (qPoS)
Algorithm: X13
Base Code: unknown
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Tor Privacy, StealthText (anonymous cryptographic SMS transaction sending technology)
Other interesting Features: StealthRelay
Community Size: 11,580
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Haven Protocol
Project Ticker: XHV
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 18,400,000 coins before tail emission and Offshore Storage
Type of Funding: 5% governance fee from block reward
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cryptonight Haven
Base Code: Fork of Monero
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: LWMA difficulty algorithim
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: NO
Privacy Typ/Features: Offshore Storage (burning), Ring signatures, Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT), stealth addresses
Other interesting Features: stable fiat value storage, dual coin blockchain,
Community Size: 8,137
Developer Count: 4?
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Shield
Project Ticker: XSH
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 752,520,000
Type of Funding: Donations only driven
Consensus Type: Hybrid Multi-Proof-of-Work (POW)/ Proof of Stake (POS)
Algorithm: Scrypt, X16s, X17, Myriad-Groestl, Blake2s, Lyra2rev2,
Base Code: Bitcoin Core v0.16.1
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 45 seconds
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: unknown
Other interesting Features: PoS BOO, social media integration (planned),
Community Size: unknown
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: BitcoinZ
Project Ticker: BTCZ
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 21,000,000,000
Type of Funding: unknown
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Zhash (Equihash) 144/5
Base Code: Zcash
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2.5 Minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: zk-SNARKs
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 5,955
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: SnowGem
Project Ticker: XSG
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 84,096,000
Type of Funding: 7.5% founders reward per block
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Zhash (Equihash) 144/5
Base Code: Zcash
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Difficulty Re-targeting every block
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: zSNARKs
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 1,299
Developer Count: 5
Team Members Total: 7

Project Name: Ryo Currency
Project Ticker: RYO
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 80.188.888
Type of Funding: 8,000,000 Dev Fund over 6 years
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cryptonite GPU
Base Code: Fork from Monero
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Difficulty adjusted every block
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 240 seconds = 4 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: NO
Privacy Typ/Features: Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT) with minimum ringsize of 25
Other interesting Features: Bulletproofs, Increasing default ring sizes. (up to 100+),
Community Size: 1,256
Developer Count: 2
Team Members Total: 7

Project Name: Zero
Project Ticker: ZER
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 17,000,000
Type of Funding: 7.5% per block.for development
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash 192/7
Base Code: Fork of Zcash
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: zk-SNARKs, latest Zcash technology pulled
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 3,493
Developer Count: 2
Team Members Total: 7

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List of all Privacy Coins/Projects and predending to be ones. (PART 2)
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Project Name: VEIL
Project Ticker: VEIL
Since: 2019
Max. Supply: 300,000,000
Type of Funding: Different Founder Rewards per year, declining over time.
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Stake (POS) / Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: X16RT
Base Code: Bitcoin Core 0.17.1
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: retargeting every block
Block Size: 2 MB
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: NO
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin protocol, Dandelion protocol, Confidential Transactions (RingCT)
Other interesting Features: Bulletproofs, multi-transaction Zerocoin spends,
Community Size: unknown
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Sumokoin
Project Ticker: SUMO
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 88,888,888
Type of Funding: Premine: ~8,800,000
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Cryptonite
Base Code: Cryptonote
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 240 seconds = 4 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Confidential Transactions (RingCT)
Other interesting Features: Bulletproof
Community Size: 7,101
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 4

Project Name: Bitcoin Zero
Project Ticker: BZX
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 40,000,000
Type of Funding: From Block Reward: 31 of 75 to dev fund
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Work (POW) / Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: Lyra2z
Base Code: First ever TRIPLE fork from BTC, LTC, HXX
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Dark Gravity Wave
Block Size: 4MB
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: ZeroCoin Protocol patched
Other interesting Features: AtomicSwap, three coin privacy-focused ecosystem,
Community Size: 2,923
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 12

Project Name: Lobstex
Project Ticker: LOBS
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 78,600,000
Type of Funding: Premine: 2,500,000
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: Quark
Base Code: unknown
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: unknown
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Bulwark
Project Ticker: BWK
Since: 2017
Max. Supply: 27,000,000
Type of Funding: Unclear, Funding Problems !!!
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (POS)
Algorithm: unknown
Base Code: PIVX 2.3, then backported code from Bitcoin 0.13 and DASH 12.1
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 90 seconds
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: NO
Optional privacy/transparency: YES
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol
Other interesting Features: Bulwark Secure Home Node, Citadel Home Router
Community Size: 7,613
Developer Count: 4
Team Members Total: 7

Project Name: NOIR (rebrand of Zoin!)
Project Ticker: NOR
Since: 2016, NOIR since November 2018
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: From block rewards: 37.5 of 50.0 to DEV fund (75% !!!)
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Lyra2z330
Base Code: Zcoin, unknown for Zcoin
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol
Other interesting Features: Zcoin discontinued, claims that some devs have stollen funds and rebranded it to NOIR.
Community Size: 497
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: HUSH
Project Ticker: HUSH
Since: 2016
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: Premine: 0.578% (121,475), Founder Reward removed
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: Bitcoin??
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Every block, Digishield V3
Block Size: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO??
Privacy by default: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Privacy Typ/Features: zkSNARK (upstream Zcash 1.0.13 build), TLS (secure nodes), TOR nodes
Other interesting Features: Private Hush Messenger, HushList,
Community Size: 4,810
Developer Count: 3
Team Members Total: 4

Project Name: Wispr
Project Ticker: WSP
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 120,000,000
Type of Funding: Premine: 25,000,000
Consensus Type: v3.0 Proof-of-Stake (PoS)
Algorithm: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Base Code: Blackcoin, a fork from Bitcoin
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Privacy Typ/Features: unknown, no whitepaper !!!
Other interesting Features: Main goal secure and private messaging
Community Size: 941
Developer Count: 5
Team Members Total: 12

Project Name: PRiVCY
Project Ticker: PRIV
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 30,000,000
Type of Funding: premined coins: 21 000 000 !!!
Consensus Type: Hybrid Proof-of-Stake (POS) / Proof-Of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: X13
Base Code: unknown
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining:
Block Size: 1.5 MB
Block Time: 27.0 seconds
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: unknown
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: PRiVCY Mixer + integrated with TOR, Stealth adresses
Other interesting Features: PRIVCY Messenger
Community Size: 5,849
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Crave
Project Ticker: CRAVE
Since: 2015
Max. Supply: 1,000,000,000
Type of Funding: Up to 9% of block rewards are allocated to project development
Consensus Type: v3.0 Proof-of-Stake (PoS)
Algorithm: SHA-256
Base Code: Bitcoin, DASH, PIVX
Mineable: NO
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: unknown
Block Size: Adaptive Blocks up to 40MB
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: unknown
Masternodes: YES
Privacy by default: to be researched
Optional privacy/transparency: to be researched
Privacy Typ/Features: Zerocoin Protocol which uses the RSA-2048 accumulator
Other interesting Features: LightX,
Community Size: 2,657
Developer Count: 3
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Bitcash
Project Ticker: BITC
Since: 2019
Max. Supply: 100,000,000 (planned)
Type of Funding: 9.7% premine + 10% developer reward from mining
Consensus Type: Proof of Work (POW)
Algorithm: X16R
Base Code: BitCoin v0.16 fork
Mineable: YES
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Virtual Timespan Retargeting (VTR)
Block Size: Unknown
Block Time: 1 minute
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: YES, law enforcement agencies can request a “Private Master Key”
Privacy Typ/Features: Monero stealth adresses
Other interesting Features: Named accounts, Stable currency feature, Send coins via Twitter, Twitch and Instagram,
Community Size: unknown
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Project Name: Bitcoin Confidential - to be released Q1 2019
Project Ticker: BITC (not confirmed)
Since: 2019
Max. Supply: 8,000,000,000 (estiminated)
Type of Funding: Self-funding budget
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Stake (PoS)
Algorithm: Improved Proof of Stake V3.0
Base Code: Bitcoin codebase
Mineable: NO
Block Size: Unknown
Block Time: Unknown
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: NON
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Confidential Transactions (RingCT)
Other interesting Features: Cold staking, Segwit Ready, Lightning Network Ready,
Community Size: 22,326 (Smartcash Community)
Developer Count: 11 (Smartcash Team)
Team Members Total: 35 (Smartcash Team)

Project Name: uPlexa
Project Ticker: UPX
Since: 2018
Max. Supply: 10,500,000,000
Type of Funding: Premine: 7%
Consensus Type: Proof-of-Work (POW)
Algorithm: Modified CryptoNight-Light Variant 1 (CryptoNight-UPX)
Base Code: Cryptonote
Mineable: YES
Block Size: Unknown
Block Time: 2 minutes
Transactions per Second: Unknown
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: LWMA Difficulty Algorithm
Masternodes: NO
Privacy by default: YES
Optional privacy/transparency: unknown
Privacy Typ/Features: Ring Confidential Transactions (RingCT)
Other interesting Features: Mineable with Android Phones, Aims to be mineable with ioT devices,
Community Size: 7,420
Developer Count: unknown
Team Members Total: unknown

Update:

  • added Community Size: This is the summary of facebook, twitter, reddit and youtube subscribers. It’s a bit of subjective element but still interesting in my opinion.
  • added Developer Count: Number of Developers. This info can be outdated in some cases. It’s still an interesting one in my opinon as it’s an indicator of a projects potential.
  • added Team Count: This info can as well be in some cases outdated. Still an interesting one all over.

Please let me know if some other information could be of interest to be included.
Please share info in case some of the above info in the list is outdated/wrong/whatever.
Please share info for the still unknown info in the list above. It’s hard to obtain all info alone.
Please share if you know about another privacy coin that is not yet listed above.

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Project Name: Zcash
Project Ticker: ZEC
Since: 10-2016
Max. Supply: 21,000,000
Type of Funding: 10% Total Supply to Founders
Consensus Type: POW
Algorithm: Equihash
Base Code: C++
Mineable: Yes
Difficulty Adjustment for Mining: Every Block
Block Size: 2MB
Block Time: 2.5 minutes
Transactions per Second: 26.67
Masternodes: No
Privacy by default: Yes
Optional privacy/transparency: Yes
Privacy Typ/Features: Zero Knowledge Proofs
Other interesting Features:
Community Size: 76,920
Developer Count: 13
Team Members Total: 28

NOTE: this is controversial but I said “Yes” to the “Privacy by default” question, why?

B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶c̶h̶n̶i̶c̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶q̶u̶i̶r̶e̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶B̶l̶o̶c̶k̶ ̶R̶e̶w̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶_̶h̶a̶s̶_̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶s̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶P̶r̶i̶v̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶a̶d̶d̶r̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶_̶b̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶_̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶n̶t̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶̶̶d̶e̶f̶a̶u̶l̶t̶̶̶ ̶b̶e̶h̶a̶v̶i̶o̶r̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶d̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶c̶h̶a̶n̶g̶e̶d̶.̶ EDIT: this statement about Coinbase rewards is not wholly accurate, see my clarification below.

All mining pools are paying thier miners from a Private address. It’s up to the miner/ pool who wins the block to choose if they want to send out to Private or Transparent addresses.

However, as we know many services (and many pools) don’t support payments to Z-addresses because it’s more work on thier backend. That’s where the issue of optional Privacy comes in, which ever is easiest to spend (ie: supported by the most services) will always be the more popular method chosen to transact with.

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I thought was the exact opposite: Coinbase transactions have to be sent to a transparent address. See https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rtd_pages/addresses.html (“Coinbase transactions (AKA block rewards and miner fee payouts) can only be sent to transparent addresses.”).

Edit: But now on https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rtd_pages/shield_coinbase.html I read the following: “The current Zcash protocol includes a consensus rule that coinbase rewards must be sent to a shielded address.”

So now I’m confused.

Yes, coinbase transactions have to be sent to a transparent address. See this proposed ZIP about changing this https://github.com/str4d/zips/blob/zip-str4d-shielded-coinbase/drafts/zip-str4d-shielded-coinbase.rst. However coinbase funds must first be sent to a shielded address before they can be used.

From that ZIP:

Zcash was launched with a consensus rule preventing coinbase transactions from containing shielded outputs, instead enforcing that coinbase funds could not be spent in transactions with transparent outputs

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I don’t think this is correct. Yesterday i requested a payment from viabtc as i had still some remaining ZEC there from mining than back. The transaction from viabtc to binance is an absolutly unshielded one, from a t-adress to a t-adresss.
I have no idea about all the other mining pools, but to say ALL mining pools are paying from a private adress doesn’t seem to be the reality.

Proof: Tx from yesterday and not a single transaction with a z-adress
https://zcashnetwork.info/tx/08fed6ff453acfb8882a1dfcba3e6676570ac436ea73d81a3fee26660907a2a7

Edit:
We should have as well the following in mind:

  • all exchanges i’am aware of use only T-adresses
  • all wallet providers expect the zec wallet as well use only t-adresses
  • the transparent pool is about ~95%

I think privacy by default “NO” fits at this stage way better.

@hloo I think I may have mis-interpreted how a coinbase transaction is created. :thinking:

A coinbase transaction is a transaction with zero inputs so it has no history, and it looks like Zcash still uses the Bitcoin method of assigning them to a T-address. But it’s still required to be sent to a Shielded addresses before it can ever be spent, thereby the code enforces shielded address use by default for the first user who wins a block.

So as I mentioned before @boxalex every pool (or lucky solo miner) must follow the protocol which requires the sending of block rewards to Shielded addresses: https://zcash.readthedocs.io/en/latest/rtd_pages/shield_coinbase.html#shield-coinbase

If a mining pool wins a block they must use z_shieldcoinbase command and send the coins to thier Z-address before they can send them to the miners.

I got the idea what you are explaining but it’s different from what i (and mostly a lot of others) have in mind when referring to “privacy by default”.

Privacy by default in the common use (in my opinion!) referrs to IF a transaction is made it’s automaticlly, without any additionally setup/settings/choices) made private.
The mining pools, like you mention, don’t play a really role to all other later transactions that occur btw. people and these are relevant, or at least i’am referring to these.

Hence in my opinion, the current state is more an “optional privacy feature” we have. The 95% transparent pool underlines this (again in my opinion).

I would go even as far as claiming that it’s very optional as NO other wallet than the ZecWallet supports Z-adresses currently. Whatever else wallet is used, be it exodus, coinomi, trust and all the others, no shielded payments and adresses are supported currently making it more an optional feature than a mandatory/built-in/privacy-by-default feature.

That’s of course just my view on “privacy-by-default” …

I understand that side of it too, it’s your list so you can assign the values as you see fit.

The issue I have with the phrase “private by default” is that it implies that the User can expect maximum privacy for every transaction they make with a coin, regardless of what platform/method they use. For example: exchanges and even pools can be an attack vector for “privacy by default” coins by having records of the transactions/timing/etc…

I would also suggest adding another metric to the list:

Zcash

Anonymity Set: 1000+

This is also a very important part of the Privacy provided by any coin, how big is the pool that the transaction is hidden among? Does it rely on other users who are transacting at the same time for thier anonymity set like CoinJoins/Mixers (ie: Dash) so it can vary depending on the timing? Is it fixed at a certain number like a RingCT? Or is simply using a private (z2z) transaction enough to get the largest anonymity set?

Shawn, it’s not my list, i initiated the list, i may update the list but it’s a community list which hopefully over time gets as accurate as possible on these and more metrics in future on an unbiased objective level with the help of the community that may find better, more accurate and even more detailed data.
This is just the, let’s say, first release/edition putting together some easy available info.

That’s not the idea for sure behind, suggesting that someone has maximum privacy. Actually the idea behind of privacy by default is more IF it can be “switched on/off” like an example. And to this additionally the “optional privacy/transparency” metric. Can privacy be optional be used or can transparency optional used.
My personal opinion of this is that coins that have such feature like optional privacy and/or optional transparency have an advantage, but that’s just me.

I’am open to whatever metrics adding to the list. But they must be objective indeed metrics that somehow can me measured and compared. I need resources/papers/whatever to extract the needed info and as you can see on the list itself, it’s not always easy and a lot of metrics for many projects are still “unknown”. If you can provide me resources about anonymity sets i will add them of course.

I was thinking about that aspect the last days, seriously. My thoughts came up after reading a whitepaper of another project where this thematic was discussed.
I absolutly agree that this is an important factor as RingCT is not just RingCT and a mixer may very differ from another mixer.
If we go further someone could even argue if it’s secure that the whole data is on the blockchain as at some time in future someone might be able to decrypt the blockchain someone and than this would be a disadvantage or top privacy leak. Just as an example.

I principally agree with you, but i admit i have no idea how to include/find/compare/ objective some metrics/factors. I’am open for ALL ideas on how and where to do if you have ideas on how to find, compare them for example…

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Thats really good, its not really “beyond” snarks so much as “besides” snarks!

Interesting part:

Other Bitcoin security possibilities coming down the cyber-road might involve a scheme called ideal lattice cryptography. It would be resistant to quantum attacks and come with privacy features cooked in. Ideal lattice would feature stealth addresses and unlinkable ring signatures. This scheme is so elaborate, however, that new families of cryptocurrencies would need to be created.