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Coingecko has launched an innovative Rankings system (perhaps even a ratings system) for the myriad of cryptocoins out there in the market today. Instead of going by market cap, they have developed their proprietary ranking algorithm focusing on Developers, Community and Liquidity.

This is definitely a different take from the usual market cap sites, which are still important. Taking a different tack of development and community may well prove helpful.

It looks to be a healthy development of how people come to view cryptocurrencies!

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What you may find helpful in the rankings, is the short summary that’s the what’s what of the cryptocurrency coin.

It serves as a pretty neat short introduction to the coin.gecko doge

Perhaps they will add news feeds to the about page in the future, or have a quick and handy mobile app version.

While there is a historical price, it has yet to be implemented into the main ranking page.

You can see the guidelines they take for their algorithm methodology

Methodology

CoinGecko lists the world’s top cryptocurrencies and ranks them based on key aspects such as developer activity, community, and liquidity.

Criteria CoinGecko Importance
Developer Uses development activity on public source code repositories (eg. Github) CoinGecko tracks the development activity of the coins via public source code repositories. The reason why we are looking at this is that some coins are no longer maintained by the developer thus those coins would appear very unlikely to progress over time. By looking at how much interest and effort goes around the development community, there is a chance that the coin will continue to innovate according to how the cryptocurrency market sees fit.
Community Looks at discussions and popularity of a coin from social media and forum content (eg. Bitcointalk, Reddit) Cryptocurrencies tend to experience tremendous growth when there is a strong community backing it. A strong community contributes to new ideas and new features to be incorporated into the coin, increases trading volume, and signifies growth towards a bigger market.
Liquidity Looks at the cryptocurrencies’ trading activity on all major exchanges. Liquidity of altcoins can be used to measure its market share, market maturity, and market acceptance. The coin needs to be widely traded on exchanges to be considered a potential growing coin.

At writing, the Current rankings stand at:

Complete Metrics Score
Gecko
Major Exchanges Trading Activity
Liquidity
Source Code Repository Activity
Developer
Social Media & Discussion Board
Community
Rank Coin % % % % Reddit icon
1
Bitcoin
Price : ฿1.00000000
12,675,125
95
2
85
26871.41
99
5293 735 3617 4074 1841 185
98
118093 22138 48942
2
Litecoin
Price : ฿0.02528000
699,112
90
0.3
98
157614.11
90
909 233 634 150 22 11
84
20786 5383 14641
3
Dogecoin
Price : ฿0.00000123
89,320
76
3
59
434.37
69
836 146 375 480 151 47
97
75756 61568 165730
4
Namecoin
Price : ฿0.00529000
45,336
60
3
60
657.96
54
245 43 44 69 19 6
66
2088 2941 1713
5
1
Peercoin
Price : ฿0.00538000
114,795
57
3
58
411.18
45
186 53 113 57 6 5
68
3210 1074 1700
6
1
Ripple
Price : ฿0.00001269
96,183
57
0.7
22
5.42
84
811 246 178 0 56 12
60
885 929 6225
7
Feathercoin
Price : ฿0.00026000
10,528
54
3
37
222.70
66
19 24 26 25 15 5
57
601 1999 5084
8
1
Primecoin
Price : ฿0.00191000
10,199
51
3
40
85.87
50
212 63 56 0 10 7
62
1657 220 2414
9
1
Vertcoin
Price : ฿0.00194000
7,095
51
2
31
26.49
46
48 26 28 18 4 4
73
4675 2505 29455
10
1
Nxt
Price : ฿0.00004682
46,819
48
3
29
7.72
59
15 15 18 84 3 2
53
501 9675 8
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