Cryptocurrency Abbreviations and Acronyms of Popular Coins

Last updated on October 11th, 2022 at 08:40 pm

Here is the comprehensive list of cryptocurrency abbreviations with other acronyms (jargons) associated with digital assets across the world.

BTC, LTC, ETH, are some of the abbreviations (currency stickers) associated with the internet of money (digital currency), but there is also common cryptocurrency jargon (terms) generally used in the crypto market.

Cryptocurrency terms used in a digital coin trading

Selling Pressure

Selling pressure occurs when the majority of traders or coin holders are selling, indicating that the majority think the market price will decrease.

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This happens between January 16 to January 18 when one of the bitcoin lending and exchange platforms, BitConnect, stopped lending and staking.

It paid off some of its investors leading to price cash of BCC coin from over $300 to $9USD. Nearly all the BCC coin holders flooded the trading market to sell their coin and the value of BCC coin fell heavily.

Up till now, BCC hasn’t recovered from the pressure. At the time of compiling this list, BBC was $7.29USD, experiencing a downfall of 29% in the last 24 hours.

Shill: Someone who overhypes a cryptocurrency that is usually a scam.

Soft Wallet: Software used to store cryptocurrencies either on PC, mobile devices, or online.

Trading Volume: Trading volume is the total amount of digital coins that were traded during a certain period of time.

Support Level: This refers to price point in which downward price movement is resisted due to market conditions.

ATH – All-Time High

DOS – Denial of Service

FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out

FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt

POS – Proof-Of-Stake

POW – Proof-Of-Work

UAHF – User Activated Hard Fork

UASF – User Activated Soft Fork


This is a general term used to refer to alternative coins to bitcoin. All other coins that came up after the success of bitcoin in the market are known as Altcoin. Ethereum, litecoin, dash, monetro and the others are referred to as altcoins (bitcoin alternative).

Bitcoin Whale:

Bitcoin Whale is an early bitcoin investor who bought a large chunk of bitcoin when the value was relatively low.

For instance, someone who bought bitcoin worth of $10, 000 when one bitcoin was below $1 is definitely a BTC whale today when a BTC is worth over $10,000USD at the time of compiling this acronyms and cryptocurrency glossary.

Bag Holder:

A cryptocurrency investor who buys and hold coins in large quantity, optimistic that he’d make profits when coins get more value in future i.e when the price goes up.


Cryptocurrency means digital currency (money) that utilizes encryption and cryptography to control the generation of new units of currency as well as secure and verify transactions of that currency.

Cryptocurrency exchange

A cryptocurrency exchange is a digital (trading) marketplace where traders can buy and sell bitcoins, ethereum, litecoin and other coins using different fiat currencies. It is an online trading platform that acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency exchange platforms are similar to stock exchange where buyers and sellers are matched.
At the time of compiling this list more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies were listed in the market opened for trading.

However, less than 30 of the coins are globally known, while others are still geographically based, promotion and Ads could make them go global like bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, and monero, it may not be so soon.

1.BTC: bitcoin

  1. ETH: ethereum
  2. XRP: Ripple
  3. BCH: Bitcoin Cash
  4. ADA: Cardano
  5. XLM: Stellar
  1. LTC: litecoin
  2. EOS: EOS
  3. NEO: NEO
  5. XEM: NEM
  6. DASH: Dash
  7. XMR: Monero
  1. TRX: Tron
  2. VEN: VeChain
  3. BTG: Bitcoin Gold
  4. ICX: ICON
  5. QTUM: Qtum
  6. ETC: Ethereum Classic
  7. LSK: Lisk
  8. XRB: RaiBlocks
  9. PPT: Populous
  10. OMG: OmiseGO
  11. USDT: Tether
  12. STEEM: Steem
  13. ZEC: Zcash
  14. STRAT: Stratis
  1. BCN: Bytecoin
  2. BNB: Binance Coin
  3. XVG: Verge
  4. SC: Siacoin
  5. BTS: BitShares
  6. ZRX: 0x
  7. SNT: Status
  8. ARDR: Ardor
  9. WTC: Walton
  10. REP: Augur
  11. MKR: Maker
  1. WAVES: Waves
  2. DOGE: Dogecoin
  3. VERI: Veritaseum
  4. HSR: Hshare
  5. KCS: KuCoin Shares
  1. KMD: Komodo
  2. ARK: Ark
  3. ETN: Electroneum
  4. RHOC: RChain
  5. IOST: IOStoken
  6. LRC: Loopring
  7. AE: Aeternity
  8. DCR: Decred
  9. BAT: Basic Attent.
  1. DRGN: Dragonchain
  3. DGB: DigiByte
  4. ELF: aelf
  5. DCN: Dentacoin
  6. DGD: DigiDAO
  8. KNC: Kyber Network
  9. GAS: Gas
  10. GNT: Golem
  1. GBYTE: Byteball Bytes
  2. ZCL: ZClassic
  3. BTM: Bytom
  4. WAX: WAX
  5. FUN: Funfair
  6. CND: Cindicator
  8. ETHOS: Ethos
  9. SMART: SmartCash
  10. NAS: Nebulas
  11. FCT: Factom
  12. CNX: Crytonex
  13. POWR: Power Ledger
  14. AION: Aion
  15. DENT: dent
  16. RDD: ReddCoin
  17. SYS: Syscoin
  18. NXS: Nexus
  19. GXS: GXShares
  20. MONA: MonaCoin
  21. NXT: Nxt
  22. MED: MediBloc
  23. ENG: Enigma
  25. MAID: MaidSafeCoin
  26. BNT: Bancor
  27. REQ: Request Network
  28. XZC: ZCoin
  29. PART: Particl
  30. KIN: Kin
  31. BTX: Bitcore
  32. GAME: GameCredits
  33. XP: Experience P
  34. QSP: Quanstamp
  35. NEBL: Neblio
  36. SUB: Substratum
  37. ICN: Iconomi
  38. PAY: Tenx
  1. PAY: TenxX
  2. LINK: ChainLink
  3. PLR: Pillar
  4. GNO: Gnosis
  5. CVC: Civic
  6. XDN: DigitalNote
  7. EMC: Emercoin
  8. RLC: iExec RLC
  9. RDN: Raiden Network
  10. SPHTX: SophiaTX
  11. POE:
  12. XPA: XPlay
  13. TNB: Time New Bank
  14. SKY: Skycoin
  15. ENJ: Enjin Coin
  16. DEW: DEW
  17. STORJ: Storj
  18. VTC: Vertcoin
  19. ANT: Aragon
  20. AST: AirSwap
  21. BTCD: Bitcoin Dark
  22. BCO: BridgeCoin
  23. ACT: Achain
  24. COB: Cobinhood
  25. UBQ: Ubiq
  26. VEE: BLOCKv
  27. PAC: PACcoin
  28. UNITY: SuperNET
  29. BLOCK: Blocknet
  30. LEND: ETHLend
  31. SNGLS: SingularDTV
  32. PPP: PayPie
  33. SAN: Santiment Network
  34. NAV: NAV Coin
  35. VIBE: VIBE
  36. RCN: Ripio Credit Network
  37. RPX: Red Pulse
  38. MCO: Monaco
  39. THETA: Theta Token
  40. OST: Simple Token
  41. DBC: DeepBrain
  42. DTR: Dynamic Trading
  43. AMB: Ambrosus
  44. TEL: Telcoin
  45. MANA: Decentraland
  46. HPB: High Performance
  47. BAY: BitBay
  49. XCP: Counterparty

150: APPC: APPCoins

  1. XAS: Asch
  3. INS: INS Ecosystem
  4. ZEN: ZenCash
  5. EMC2: Einsteinium
  6. R: Revain
  7. BIX: Bibox Token
  8. CTR: Centra
  9. UKG: Unikoin Gold
  10. PPC: Peercoin
  11. WABI: WaBi
  12. ITC: IoT Chain
  13. ADT: adToken
  14. AGRS: Agoras Tokens
  15. ADX: AdEx
  16. SNM: SONM
  17. MDS: MediShares
  18. CMT: CyberMiles
  19. SPANK: SpankChain
  20. ETP: MetaverseETP
  21. EDG: Edgeless
  22. MOD: Modum
  23. INT: Internet Nod
  24. DATA: Streamr DATA
  25. ION: ION
  26. NULS: Nuls
  27. TNT: Tierion
  28. QRL: Quantum Resi…
  29. MLN: Melon

180: BRD: Bread

  1. BCC: BitConnect

182: NLG: Gulden
183: FUEL: Etherparty

  1. ATM: ATMChain
  2. CDT: CoinDash
  3. ECA: Electra
  4. DNT: district0x
  5. MTL: Metal
  6. WINGS: Wings
  7. LBC: LBRY Credits
  8. ECC: ECC
  10. TNC: Trinity Network
  12. QLC: QLINK
  13. VIA: Viacoin
  14. WGR: Wagerr
  15. PRL: Oyster
  16. RISE: Rise
  17. CLOAK: CloakCoin

We shall be updating this list everyday with at least 100 coins daily till it’s completed. New ones shall be added.
If there is upcoming one, you can let us know.

2 thoughts on “Cryptocurrency Abbreviations and Acronyms of Popular Coins”

    • EUC: Eurocoin
      RNT: OneRoot Network
      STN: Stone DeFi
      YMH: YourMomsHouse
      FBD: Football Decentralized

      Caution: Do your due diligence before buying an unpopular crypto


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