New cryptocurrencies are emerging all the time — and are challenging more established digital assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Keeping track of all these new releases can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve brought together all of the latest digital currencies here on CoinMarketCap.
On this page, you can find out the name of the latest digital currencies, their symbol and when they were added. It can take a little time to get data on a coin’s market cap and its circulating supply initially, but we’ll update that data as soon we get it.
You’ll also be able to get up-to-the-minute information about each cryptocurrency’s current price, and trading volumes over the past 24 hours.
New DeFi tokens
Of course, one of the biggest growth areas in the crypto market has been in decentralized finance. Known as DeFi for short, many of the tokens in this industry relate to governance and give owners the right to vote on proposed improvements to a network. Others are used to deliver staking rewards.
When assessing new crypto assets, it’s crucial to perform your due diligence and learn as much as possible about a project’s tokenomics. White papers, commonly found on a startup’s website, often give a steer on this — detailing the digital asset’s unique selling points, use cases and the roadmap for the future. Also bear in mind that some new crypto coins can surge in their early days, only to crash abruptly soon after.
In the early days of cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICO) were a popular way of bringing new tokens to market. Although this involved altcoins being sold to investors, this didn’t give them an ownership stake in the project. These days, security token offerings and initial exchange offerings are much more common than ICOs.
New Play-to-Earn In-game Tokens
Play-to-earn (P2E) games are one of the latest and biggest trends to emerge in the crypto space. It combines non-fungible tokens (NFT), in-game tokens, decentralized finance (DeFi) elements, and some games even incorporate metaverse functionability. Unlike traditional gaming models, players now have the opportunity to earn an income by participating in these games.
Axie Infinity, a Pokémon-inspired game, exploded in popularity, reaching over 2.7M active players. In the game, players collect Axies (NFTs of digital pets), breed and battle them against other players to earn Smooth Love Potion (SLP) — the in-game reward token. This was extremely popular in developing countries like the Philippines, where players can earn a decent income. Players in the Philippines can find out about SLP price to PHP here on CoinMarketCap.
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How to Buy New Cryptocurrencies
The latest digital currencies don’t always appear on major exchanges such as Binance or Coinbase immediately — and it could be some time before they are listed. As a result, trading pairs that connect new cryptocurrencies with fiat currencies may not be available. It’s common for fledgling projects to be listed on smaller platforms, where trading pairs link them to stablecoins such as Tether as well as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Remember: a project’s success will depend on levels of adoption in the crypto community. Buzz on social media — and more importantly, trading volumes — can provide an indication about how much traction a project has.
With thousands of cryptocurrencies out there, blockchain technology is being used in new and exciting ways. Trends are continuing to emerge, and awareness and adoption is rising. With central banks exploring digital currencies with gusto — and private companies such as Facebook embarking on projects such as the Libra stablecoin — expect to see even more cryptocurrencies hit the market in the months and years to come.
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