Cardano is the name of a blockchain-based computing platform that like Ethereum runs settles financial transactions, runs and hosts smart contracts, runs and hosts DApps, and more. Its native cryptocurrency token is called ADA.

Cardano is a newer project and is promising a lot (more than just financial transactions, smart contracts, and DApps… check out the link above). If Cardano can accomplish everything it promises (so far so good) it could be a big player in the future of cryptocurrency.


Bitmex is a crypto derivatives exchange that uses high leverage and margin trading and is open to many non-U.S. citizens. They have been the highest volume exchange in the 2018 bear market.

The Top Cryptocurrencies That Aren’t Bitcoin

Let’s look at some of the top cryptocurrencies that aren’t Bitcoin. Longstanding popular alternatives to Bitcoin including ETH, ETC, XRP, XLM, LTC, XMR, ZEC, NEO, and DASH. New top coins include BCH, EOS, ADA, IOTA, TRON, and ZRX.

What is Cardano (ADA)?

Cardano is an open sourced multi-layered blockchain-based computing platform developed by IOHK that can be used for both financial transactions and distributed computing. Cardano’s native cryptocurrency token is ADA and its platform can be used to create and run smart contracts, DApps, and more.