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Platform cryptographic assets

Platform Cryptographic Assets "are distributed protocols that integrate high-level programming capabilities and are not limited to peer-to-peer electronic transfer of value.", according to Delfin. While their main economic activity is not seen as capturing global M1 and M2 money supply, their breadth and depth in the ecosystem make these assets a potentially attractive store of value.

They are the second of the four types of crypto assets.

Platform Cryptographic Assets in plain English

Platform crypto assets could also be called infrastructure blockchains. They are crypto assets which "allow stuff to happen" in the crypto world, the most fundamental enabler of the crypto world.

Examples of Platform Crypto Assets

The following ten "cryptocurrencies" or crypto assets are examples of platform cryptographic assets:

  1. Ethereum
  2. Ethereum-Classic
  3. NEO
  4. IOTA
  5. Stellar
  6. Qtum
  7. Steemit
  8. SiaCoin
  9. Blocknet
  10. Bitshares

For additional examples, see the following illustration:

Platform Crypto Assets Examples

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