Crypto Profiles

Learn about cryptocurrencies we offer on Metal X and Metal Pay.

Metal (MTL) Profile

Metal (MTL) Profile

Metal (MTL) is the native currency of Metal Pay, Metal X, and Metal Vault. Designed to make cryptocurrency payments fast and easy, users pay zero fees when sending, receiving, buying, or selling MTL. Additionally, users pay substantially less fees...

Proton (XPR) Profile

Proton (XPR) Profile

Launched in 2020, Proton is a new public blockchain and smart contract platform designed for both consumer applications and peer-peer payments.  Proton is built around two key components: a secure identity and financial settlements layer that allows...

Bitcoin (BTC) Profile

Bitcoin (BTC) Profile

Bitcoin launched on January 3, 2009 when an anonymous figure known as Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block, or what is otherwise known as the “Genesis Block”. Satoshi introduced Bitcoin to other individuals over the web through forums, and thus,...

Ethereum (ETH) Profile

Ethereum (ETH) Profile

Ethereum (ETH) is an open-source platform that allows anyone to create a project based on the Ethereum blockchain that reliably executes whatever code it was designed with. Many other cryptocurrencies are built on the Ethereum blockchain, making...

Ripple (XRP) Profile

Ripple (XRP) Profile

Ripple (XRP) is a cryptocurrency intended to act as a source of liquidity for cross-border payments. Designed with financial institutions in mind, XRP has made inroads with traditional banks, investment firms, and other similar businesses to bring...

EOS (EOS) Profile

EOS (EOS) Profile

EOS is a blockchain-based, decentralized system that enables the development, hosting, and execution of commercial-scale decentralized applications (dApps) on its platform. Founded in 2017, EOS is built on the delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS)...

Litecoin (LTC) Profile

Litecoin (LTC) Profile

Litecoin (LTC) is a cryptocurrency designed to function as an actual currency – allowing individuals and vendors to send and receive payments lightning fast. LTC offers a near-zero cost for sending funds anywhere in the world, providing a new way...

Monero (XMR) Profile

Monero (XMR) Profile

Monero is an open-source, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that launched in 2014. Monero uses cryptography to shield transactions details on their blockchain, the sending and receiving addresses as well as the transaction amounts are obfuscated....

Iota (MIOTA) Profile

Iota (MIOTA) Profile

Launched in 2016, IOTA is an open-source distributed ledger and cryptocurrency designed for the Internet of things. It uses a directed acyclic graph to store transactions on its ledger. This network architecture allows for massive scalability to...

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Profile

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Profile

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) forked from Bitcoin on August 1, 2017 as a result of a consensus dispute over the path to scalability. While Bitcoin (BTC) devs insisted on keeping block size small and scaling using Layer 2 solutions such as Lightning Network,...

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV) Profile

Bitcoin SV (BSV; Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision) forked from Bitcoin Cash (BCH) on November 15, 2018, due to an ongoing dispute over the direction that future development should take. This dispute largely centered on the block size of the Bitcoin network,...

Binance Coin (BNB) Profile

Binance Coin (BNB) Profile

BNB is the native asset of Binance Chain. It was launched in July of 2017 as an ERC-20 token after raising $15m in an ICO from investors who participated from across the globe using the Ethereum blockchain. The ERC-20 token BNB was swapped for its...

Binance USD (BUSD) Profile

Binance USD (BUSD) Profile

BUSD is Binance’s regulated USD-backed stablecoin that allows users a way to move money quickly, safely, and securely. Of all the terms used to describe cryptocurrency prices, “stability” is not often mentioned. Stablecoins seek to address this by...

Tron (TRX) Profile

Tron (TRX) Profile

TRON is a decentralized platform built on blockchain technology designed to bridge the gap between consumers and content creators.  TRON seeks to build a better way for content creators to share their work by building a global digital ecosystem...

Stellar (XLM) Profile

Stellar (XLM) Profile

Stellar was launched on July 31, 2014 by Jed McCaleb who had previously worked on the Ripple blockchain. In fact, the Stellar codebase was forked from that of Ripple’s. While Ripple was headed in a direction towards adoption by incumbents in legacy...

Dash (Dash) Profile

Dash (Dash) Profile

Originally founded in 2014 and known as Darkcoin, Dash was designed to ensure user privacy and anonymity. The whitepaper described Darkcoin as “the first privacy-centric cryptographic currency” based on Satochi Nakamoto’s work.  To make private...

ZCash (ZEC) Profile

ZCash (ZEC) Profile

Zcash is an open-source, privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that launched in 2016. Zcash uses Bitcoin's open ledger system and innovated by encrypting information about the users using the Zcash blockchain. All transactions on the Zcash blockchain are...

Qtum (QTUM) Profile

Qtum (QTUM) Profile

Founded in 2016, Qtum is an open source, UTXO-based smart contract platform with a Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism that features a Decentralized Governance Protocol (DGP). The DGP protocol allows blockchain settings to be modified by making use of...

Nano (NANO) Profile

Nano (NANO) Profile

Originally founded in 2014 and known as Railblocks, Nano is a decentralized, open-source, peer-to-peer digital currency, based on directed acyclic graph (DAG) technology. Nano uses a next-generation type of DAG architecture called “Block Lattice.”...

TomoChain (TOMO) Profile

TomoChain (TOMO) Profile

TomoChain is a cryptocurrency project centered on scalability and real-world uses. Utilizing a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, TomoChain offers a way for other active users to vote and make their voice heard while building out the...

Komodo (KMD) Profile

Komodo (KMD) Profile

Komodo is an open-source cryptocurrency that launched in 2016 and was forked from Zcash. The Komodo Platform allows anyone to launch a fully customized blockchain using the proprietary Antara Composer. This UI allows fully customized Smart Chains,...

Horizen (ZEN) Profile

Horizen (ZEN) Profile

Horizen is a platform that allows other projects to create their own public or private blockchain product with secure, tested, and dependable tools.  Horizen recognizes that usability is key when it comes to crypto, which is why they designed their...

Decred (DCR) Profile

Decred (DCR) Profile

Decred is an inherently decentralized cryptocurrency designed to be both similar to, and different from, Bitcoin while acting as a Store of Value (SoV). The goal of DCR has always been to advance the field of cryptocurrency forward with an...

DigiByte (DGB) Profile

DigiByte (DGB) Profile

Founded in 2013, DigiByte is an open-source blockchain and fork of Bitcoin. The Digibyte network is based on three layers: smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) and customizable tokens.  DigiByte was created to be a fully decentralized...

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Profile

Basic Attention Token (BAT) Profile

Basic Attention Token (BAT) is a cryptocurrency designed to improve the digital advertising industry. BAT is used within the Brave Internet Browser, a privacy-centered and open-source web browser that blocks malicious software content while...

Cosmos (ATOM) Profile

Cosmos (ATOM) Profile

Cosmos (ATOM) is a cryptocurrency designed to solve the hardest blockchain problems that we face today. Created to improve virtually all aspects of blockchain-based economies, Cosmos has approached these problems from multiple angles. To better...

TrueUSD (TUSD) Profile

TrueUSD (TUSD) Profile

The value of TrueUSD (TUSD) is pegged 1:1 to the U.S. dollar, acting as a stable currency for digital exchange. TUSD is the first independently-verified digital asset fully collateralized by US Dollars. The ERC20 stablecoin uses multiple escrow...

Steem (STEEM) Profile

Steem (STEEM) Profile

Steem is a blockchain protocol designed from the ground up to power Social Media 2.0 applications that enable users to retain ownership over their information while providing important social applications like blogging, social media, and content...

VeChain (VET) Profile

VeChain (VET) Profile

Founded in 2015, VeChain is an enterprise-level public blockchain that was created with the mission of solving one of the biggest problems in worldwide product distribution: how to determine the quality and authenticity of products and to identify...

Waves (WAVES) Profile

Waves (WAVES) Profile

Launched in 2016, the Waves project has developed into an ecosystem that consists of a platform for the creation of custom tokens, a smart contract layer and a decentralized exchange, Waves DEX. Waves is built on the Leased Proof-of-Stake (LPoS)...

Dogecoin (DOGE) Profile

Dogecoin (DOGE) Profile

Dogecoin is a peer-to-peer, open-source cryptocurrency that launched in 2013. Dogecoin is built on the Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism, utilizes Litecoin’s scrypt technology and its code is based on Luckycoin, which itself is a fork of...

0x (ZRX) Profile

0x (ZRX) Profile

Founded in 2017, 0x is an open protocol that powers the peer-to-peer exchange of assets on the Ethereum blockchain in a decentralized way. A protocol is a set of rules used by two or more parties to make it easy to communicate with each other. In...

Ravencoin (RVN) Profile

Ravencoin (RVN) Profile

Ravencoin is a fork of Bitcoin and launched in November of 2017. Ravencoin has been developed from the ground up to issue and transmit securities in an SEC-compliant manner. The founders changed critical parameters in the Bitcoin codebase to suit...