List of Crypto's by Inception Date

List of Crypto's by Inception Date

By TrocProcLock | Random Tech News | 6 Dec 2021

It dawned on me that I didn't have a great understanding of what crypto's came when. Upon looking up when certain Crypto's were started I couldn't find a list that had every detail I wanted or even had a lot of cryptos. Wikipedia's list is barebones to say the least. So I figured I would put together a list for myself and share it with you all.

I know not every detail I list below is 100% accurate. I attempted to get the most accurate information I could and where possible I used the first block date as the inception date.

Bitcoin (BTC)

January 9th, 2009

Consensus: PoW - SHA-256d

Founder: Satoshi Nakamoto

Litecoin (LTC)

October 7th, 2011

Consensus: PoW - Scrypt

Founder: Charlie Lee

Dogecoin (DOGE)

December 6th, 2013

Consensus: PoW - Scrypt

Founder: Jackon Palmer & Billy Markus

Ripple (XRP)

May 15th, 2018

Consensus: Consensus - ECDSA

Founder: Chirrls Larsen & Jed McCaleb

Dash (DASH)

January 18th, 2014

Consensus: PoW - X11 | Proof of Service

Founder: Evan Duffield & Kyle Hagan

Monero (XMR)

April 18th, 2014

Consensus: PoW - RandomX

Founder: Monero Core Team

Stellar (XLM)

July 31st, 2014

Consensus: Stellar Consensus Protocol

Founder: Jed McCaleb & Joyce Kim

Ethereum (ETH)

July 20th, 2015

Consensus: PoW - Ethash (soon to be PoS)

Founder: Vitalik Buterin

Nano (NANO)

October 2015

Consensus: PoS ORV

Founder: Colin LeMahieu

Zcash (ZEC)

October 28th, 2016

Consensus: PoW - Equihash

Founder: Zooko Wilcox

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

August 1st, 2017

Consensus: PoW - SHA-256d

Founder:  Group of people not happy with Bitcoin's Segwit implementation

Worldwide Asset Exchange (WAX)


Consensus: DPoS - Delegated PoS

Founder: QPSkins (William Quigley & Jonathan Yantis)

Basic Attention Token (BAT)

January 7th, 2018

Consensus: Proof by Viewing ads? It's hard to get a definitive answer on this.

Founder: Brandon Eich


January 31st, 2018

Consensus: PoS - delegated

Founder: Dan Larminer

Banano (BAN)

April 1st, 2018

Consensus: PoS ORV

Founder: BananoTeam

Tezos (XTZ)

June 30th 2018

Consensus: Proof of Stake

Founder: Arthur and Kathleen Breitman

Tron (TRX)

July 25th, 2018

Consensus: Proof of Stake

Founder: Justin Sun

Ampleforth (AMPL)

September 5th, 2018

Consensus: Rebases?

Founder: Evan Kuo

Ravencoin (RVN)


Consensus: PoW - X16R

Founder: Medici Ventures originally? Now Ravencoin Foundation


March of 2019

Consensus: PoS - Byzantine Fault Tolerance

Founder: Mitch Liu

Helium (HNT)

July of 2019

Consensus: Proof of Coverage

Founder: Amir Haleem, Shawn Fanning & Sean Carey


March 20th, 2020

Consensus: Delegated PoS

Founder: people who didn't like Justin Sun taking over Steem

Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB)

August of 2020

Consensus: PoW - Scrypt

Founder: Ryoshi

Raptoreum (RTM)

February 26th, 2021

Consensus: PoW - GhostRider

Founder: 7 anonymous 'people'

I fully understand that this list could go on and on. However I just put together the ones that interested me. If you would like me to add any I do not mind at all. However I am not going to add ones that I think are just stupid :)

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