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Smart Contract Blockchain Platforms

Platform Apps Nodes Age Market Cap Supply Speed State Summary
Ethereum
white paper
website
Golem
Status IM
Augur
district0x
+many more
21525 30-Jul-2015 $18,551,748,772 93,690,023 19s READY
with scaling issues
Ethereum is the largest, most used and valuable smart contract platform.
Stratis
Whitepaper
HomePage
BlitzCash 187 09-Aug-2016 $472,662,739 98,484,740 60s Not ready yet Stratis uses the common coding language C#. This might be an advantage over Ethereum which uses Solidity.
Ethereum Classic
Website
? ? 30-Jul-2015 $1,302,598,526 94,083,721 ? Ready
but not improving
In terms of value it is doing pretty well, probably because it is listed on many exchangers. In terms of technology there is nothing special.
NEO / Antshares
white paper
home page
? 1146 01-Oct-2016 $364,559,000 50,000,000 ? Not ready yet Known as a Chinese Ethereum
Lisk
home page
white paper
none 360 24-May-2016 $243,531,442 110,604,610 10s Development Lisk uses sidechains, while Ethereum has only the main chain. Lisk uses Javascript while Ethereum is using Solidity language for apps.
EOS
White paper
Home Page
none 0 26-Jun-2017 $479,652,829 267,561,879 ? CONCEPT EOS might be a scam: see this video.
IOTA
Homepage
White paper
? ? Jun-2017 $1,286,380,513 2,779,530,283 1s Advanced A very different approach and concept. Zero transaction fees and no scaling issues, but security has many question marks.
Qtum
white paper
Home Page
? 45 Apr-2016 $706,914,400 59,000,000 120s Development The founders have shady history, being accused of scams in the past. Another RED FLAG is they use Ethereum instead of their network for tokens.
Rootstock
white paper
home page
? 13 02-Jun-2017 ? ? 19s Development A very promissing platform based on Bitcoin claiming an incredible speed of 2.000 tx/sec
Waves
home page
White Paper
? 1 15-Apr-2016 $505,120,000 100,000,000 30s Development Waves are suitable for creating crowdsfunding tokens, they claim to not have scaling issues.
NEM
home page
white paper
ecobit
Comsa
Mijin
691 Mar-2015 $2,525,985,000 8,999,999,999 62s Advanced NEM is a strong platform but it supports only off-chain smart contracts.


Frequently Asked Questions



  1. What is cryptography?
    Cryptography is a method of storing and exchanging information in a way that an unauthorised person or program cannot read or process it.

  2. What is blockchain?
    A blockchain is like a database distributed between all users, synchronized and not editable. You can only append new data to it.

  3. What is cryptocurrency?
    Cryptocurrency is digital asset stored and exchanged on a blockchain.

  4. What is a smart contract?
    A smart contract is a computer protocol to automate a phisical contract, removing the need of escrows, brokers or any other kind of intermediary services.
    The best place to store and execute a smart contract is a blockchain.
    "Smart" is an improper name, they are more about being transparent and immutable.

    Example: You want to create a game called guess the number. The computer generates a random number between 1 and 100 and 10 people start guessing. Whoever finds the right number first, gets a 1$ award. In order to run such a game you need to be trusted by all the participants. Otherwise they will say you can manipulate the results. You can show them the source of the program, but they will say you control the server and you are still able to alter the results and so on.
    But what if you put this little program on a blackchain? This way it will not be editable, so once uploaded it remains untouched and all the participants can check the source code.

  5. What is the most promissing technology?
    Ethereum, IOTA, Rootstock.

  6. In what areas smart contracts are suitable?
    Voting systems, lotteries, shareholding, financial assets.

  7. What are the drawbacks of smart contracts and blockchains?
    Govs, industry giants...




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