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April 29, 2014, 02:41:59 AM
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The objective of this thread is to keep track of the death of altcoins.  My plan is to study how and why they die.  I'll be updating the entries, and posting more complete  notes next to each of these as I investigate and learn things.  Any contributions of information or pointers to it will be welcomed.

In some cases I will want to find and download a copy of their blockchain if it's still available -- often some blockchain archaeology will offer insights into how it all came apart (or how some scammer profited by it).

For purposes of this discussion, I'm going to count any coin as DEAD, even if its blockchain is still running, when it is currently either delisted from all exchanges, or when it ought to have been because its total market capitalization has wandered south of US$5000.  

Nothing will be taken off this list until or unless it claws its way out of the grave by having its market capitalization climb over US$5000 and stay there for 90 days.    

If a coin has never been on an exchange yet, I'm not going to bother counting it as dead, unless it gets listed on an exchange while its market capitalization is still less than US$5,000 (which I'll count as a stillbirth).  In fact I'm tempted to list *EVERY* new launch as a dead coin until 90 days of continuous market cap above US$5000.

I'm using coinmarketcap.com for coins that are still on some exchange somewhere, and counting all coins not currently traded on some exchange as having zero market capitalization.

So, here's a list of dead cryptocurrencies, in more or less alphabetical order.  There are probably a lot more that I don't know about yet, and the cryptocurrencies on this list will eventually be joined by dozens or hundreds more as the market does its magic.  Also, some of these may manage, for a while, to crawl around outside of their graves - though as with other dead things, smart money would be betting against it.  In many cases I don't even know the trading symbol that something used; additions and corrections are welcome.

2chcoin(2ch)
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2chcoin was apparently a Russian clone of Quark, with a very fast block reward halving time.  It was announced on Bitcointalk on 6 Jan 2014 by 'Rocketron' (a new user whose email/ID information is hidden) with a giveaway thread.   On 9 January 'bazilko' announced a simple lottery game using 2chcoin.  This game ran, apparently picking a winner every hour, for at least ten days.  2chcoin was picked up by at least 3 exchanges.  As far as I can tell the developer never made any modifications to it whatsoever, and never communicated with anyone about it in English.  I can't read the Russian threads, so it may look from the other side of the language barrier like the dev was more involved .
66coin (66)
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66coin was launched Jan 26 2014 by 'menzo' (email/ID hidden).  It was a scrypt coin with 66-second block time and a .000066 coin per block reward.  Total coin supply was supposed to be 66 coins.  It used a 'runway' launch, with the first 666 blocks worth 1/100 the nominal block reward (in order to let people get their mining settings sorted out before they started missing significant rewards).  Launch went fairly smoothly, but there was a failure starting around 12 Feb when hashing power went up and most users couldn't get wallets to sync.  'pikimunga' took the initiative to rescue the coin starting on 17 February, first fixing the sync issue by getting people onto the same chain, then putting up a mining pool and organizing an effort to bribe exchanges to list the coin.  Pikimunga apparently continued as a dev in partnership with menzo.  There were a couple of hard forks but they seemed to go fairly smoothly.  Despite these efforts, the price has declined to the point where the coin appears to be irrelevant.
8coin
99cents
Acros(ACRO)
AeroCoin(?)
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in the 2013 timeframe, apparently a pure IPO scam.  The scammer accepted BTC in payment for AeroCoins, and then disappeared with the BTC.  Not to be confused with a different Aerocoin(AERO) which appeared in early July 2014.
Aircoin(AIR)
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apparently there are at least two different things both named aircoin and both trading with the symbol AIR.  coinmarketcap is tracking one and cryptocoinrank is tracking the other.  One is effectively dead and the other apparently alive as of 12 July 2014.  It is not clear which the investigation below describes, nor whether it includes features of both.  
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launched 20 Feb 2014,  Aircoin was launched by 'aircoin' (a new account with hidden ID/email) and featured a complicated scheme to adjust the block rewards in response to the exchange rate in order to target a gradually rising exchange rate.  There were MANY things wrong with this cryptocurrency on launch, but people treated it as though it were serious. They never explained how the feedback from exchange rate to block reward was supposed to work; in fact it did not.  Block reward adjustments were implemented by releasing a new version of the client and hard-forking rather than in an automatic way.  The coin supply was theoretically limited to a billion coins.  The reward halving time was supposed to be about once per five years, but that didn't make sense given the mining reward adjustments to target an exchange rate.  Seriously, the math didn't work, and nobody called them on it!  Also there was an initial premine of 2.5 million coins, and the 'nominal' block reward and block rate made that about 30 months worth of regular mining rewards - one of the larger premines I've ever seen, although when expressed as a percentage it was only 0.25%.  Anyway, it was claimed that the mining rewards ought to last for something between 100 and 1000 years given the dynamic adjustments.   The launch was botched, with source unavailable and the node server behind a NAT address where nobody else could get at it.  
Alcohoin(ALC)
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Alcohoin was a scrypt coin with a 30million coin total coin supply, 1-minute blocks and a 150-coin block reward. It was launched 21 Jan 2014 by 'Alcohoin', a newbie account with hidden id/email information.  The 1% premine amounted to about 33 hours of block rewards at the nominal block rate.  There was a giveaway for high scores at a drinking-themed flash game.  The developer apparently abandoned the coin after selling the premine.
Alicoin(ALI)
AlienCoin(ALN)
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Launched January 9 2014.  30s blocks, 40-coin block award. 'Alien420' made the announcement,  'Hendo420' is a dev.  Both accounts have ID hidden.  Appears to be largely a clone of 42coin - in fact the initial client attempted to use the same RPC port so you couldn't have both at once.  Launch announcement claimed there was a 1% premine and a 200M coin total money supply.  On Jan 11, block explorer revealed a 200M coin premine and source code revealed a 400M coin total money supply.  On Jan 12, the existing blockchain was abandoned and aliencoin was relaunched with a 2M coin premine and a 200M coin money supply.  Arrived at an exchange March 15 2014 when its market capitalization was about $1000.  Market cap most recently seen on 16 June 2014 was $4046  
AllAgesCoin(?)
Allahcoin(?)
Alphacoin(ALF)
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I don't know what it is yet but I've seen from 6 through 12 July 2014 - always listed but not trading, with an apparent market cap of zero, on cryptocoinrank.  
AlphaOmegaCoin(AOC)
Altrocoin(?)
AmericanCoin(AMC)
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Coingen was used to created something called 'americancoin' but this launched before coingen.io was registered so it may not be the same thing. The first 6500 blocks were mined before the cryptocurrency was announced.  Also, the wallets of this litecoin clone kept trying to connect to the litecoin network, with the predictable results; the blockchain was in a perpetual state of fork.
AmeriCoin(?)
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created via coingen
AmKoin(AMK)
AminaCoin(?)
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created via coingen
Apecoin(APE)
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Announced by 'apecoin' (a new account with hidden ID infomation) on bitcointalk on 18 December 2013 - apparently a couple of days after it was announced on Reddit. About 3 and a half days worth of coins were gone before the bitcointalk announcement happened, and it's not clear how many of these were a premine held by the developer.  It was a scrypt coin with one minute blocks.  The initial announcement claimed a 6.84B total coin supply and a 'sinusoidally decaying' block reward, though neither was implemented; the source code revealed an unlimited coin supply and a block reward of 10K coins per block.  Ten days later there was a hard fork to implement these features. The coin was reannounced on March 14.  The relaunch earned lots of praise posts from obvious sockpuppet accounts, which was kind of humorous.
AphroditeCoin(APH)
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created via coingen. Observed trading with market cap $3711 on 2 June 2014
Appcoin(APP)
AppleByte(ABY)
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Observed trading with market cap US$4654 on 16 June 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Arkhash(ARK)
Armoredcoin()
AstroCoin(ASR)
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created via coingen. Observed trading with market cap $3174 on 2 June 2014
AustraliaCoin(AUS)
Babycoin(BBC)
BaconBitsCoin(YUM)
Badcoin(BAD)
Basecoin(?)
BatCoin(BAT)
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Batcoin was released on Jan 6 2014.  It had an anonymous developer (HUGE WARNING SIGN) and a 2% premine.  Also the community took up a collection to bribe an exchange in order to get Batcoin traded.  Its developer was anonymous so this information cannot be verified, but it is claimed that he was attacked during the night of April 3rd-4th in his home and hospitalized by an assailant intent on stealing the premined coins. If that's true, then clearly he was not anonymous to the assailant.  If that's false, then he made a small but respectable profit on the premine.  Either way, he dropped the development and support of Batcoin like a hot rock.  
Beatlecoin (BEA)
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Observed trading with market cap $139 on 2 June 2014
BeaoCoin(BEC)
BeeCoin(BEE)
BeerCoin(BEER)
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I remember this; a premine was used in an attempt to hold the price stable relative to the price of beer.  It was created via Coingen.
BeliCoin(BELI)
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Observed trading with market cap $932 on 2 June 2014
BellaCoin(BELA)
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BELA was a scrypt altcoin launched January 29 2014 by 'twoturtles' (whose ID/Email information is hidden).  It had 30s blocks, 50-coin block reward, and a premine that amounted to about 20 hours of coins at its nominal rates.  Its creator claimed that its purpose was to benefit children globally, be donated to charities involved in childrens' welfare, etc.  It is somewhat remarkable for its extended client/wallet software, which included such additional services as block explorer, news feed, network statistics, multiple pool status, and trading statistics.  I can't find any real reason why it died.  Although I don't think something like money can have any agenda beyond whatever people choose to use it for, this looks like it had a fair launch, real development work invested, and valuable innovation, and died anyway.  
Bells(BEL)
BestCoin(BSC)
Billaume(BLL)
Binarycoin(BIC)
Birdcoin (BRD)
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Observed trading with market cap $33 on 2 June 2014
Bitcoin2(BTC2)
Bitcoin2.0(?)
Bitcoin3.0(?)
Bitcredits(?)
Bitgold(?)
Bitinium(BTN)
Bitland(?)
Bitleu(BTL)
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Observed on may 10 with market cap 2259.
Bitpeso(BTP)
Bitpug(?)
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created via Coingen.
Bitquark(BTQ)
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Observed trading with market cap $4733 on 24 June 2014
Bitraam(BRM)
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first seen trading on 16 June 2014 with market cap $203.  

BitStar (BITS)
BiteCoin(?)
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Because Bitcoin and Bytecoin were taken.
BlakeBitcoin(BBTC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4148 on 6 June 2014.
Blazecoin[BLZ]
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Observed trading with market cap $2935 on 12 July 2014.
BlobbyCoin(?)
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Created via coingen.  Why did 'Blobby' seem like a good name?  To anyone?  Ever?
Blitzcoin(BLTZ)
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Started trading March 29 2014 and appears to have stopped trading 20 May 2014. at a market cap of $US37.2K.   Its highest market cap was achieved on 4 April at $150K and its lowest from April 30 to May 10 at approximately US$5K.
Bluechip(BCH)
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Observed trading with market cap $4798 on 12 July 2014.
Bones(BONES)
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current status: boned
BonusCoins(BNS)
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Observed trading with market cap $2019 on 12 July 2014.
Boomcoin(BMC)
Boringcoin(?)
Bosscoin(BOS)
Bountycoin(BOC)
Boxxycoin(boxx)
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Apparently ended due to a cease and desist order.
Boycoin(BOY)
Brokebackmountaincoin(?)
BTCTalkCoin(BCC)
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Observed trading at market cap $4112 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Bumbacoin (CLOT)
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Observed trading with market cap $2409 on 2 June 2014
Burbucoin(BUR)
ButterflyCoin(BUR)
Cagecoin(CAGE) [/quote]Observed trading at market cap $2443 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.[/quote]
Californiacoin(CAC)
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Observed trading with market cap $361 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Canada Ecoin(CDN)
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Observed trading with market cap $2061 on 2 June 2014
Cancercurecoin(CCC)
Cannacoin()
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observed 29 April 2014 with market cap less than $5K.  Apparently it had just launched at that time.  Market cap rose above $5K on May 4.  If it stays there until August 4, it may be taken off the list of the dead.  
Capitalcoin(CPTL)
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Observed trading with market cap $1728 on 24 June 2014
CataloniaCoin(CATC)
Catedoge(?)
Chaincoin(?)
Championcoin(?)
Charitycoin(CHA)
Chicoin(CHI)
Chichicoin(UUC)
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Launched Feb 12 2014.  The client was malware; it contained a wallet stealer and key logger.
CHNcoin(CHN)
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Observed trading 12 July 2014 at market cap $3613 at cryptocoinrank.
Chococoin(CCC)
ChoomCoin(?)
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Created via coingen
ChuckCoin(?)
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Created via coingen
ClockCoin(?)
Clockwisecoin(?)
CloudCoin(CDC)
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There was a 'cloudcoin' generated via coingen.  CDC was launched before coingen.io was registered, so it may not be the same coin.    Launched 2013 July 24(?)
Cnote(CNOTE)
Citizencoin(CTZ)
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Observed trading at market cap $4425 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Cococoin(COCO)
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Observed trading 12 July 2014 at market cap $687 at cryptocoinrank.
Coffeecoin(CFC2)
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Observed trading 12 July 2014 at market cap $3176 at cryptocoinrank.
Coiledcoin()
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Launched by 'makomk' (id/email hidden) on Jan 5 2012.  It extended the scripting language available in Bitcoin with OP_EVAL, which allowed all sorts of interesting innovative new kinds of contracts/scripts and might have also opened it up to all sorts of interesting innovative new kinds of Denial-of-Service attacks had it lasted long enough for such attacks to be mounted.  It was launched as merge-mined with Bitcoin, however, and there are a couple of different ways to do merged mining.  Without going into cryptographic details, the way Coiledcoin did merged mining was vulnerable to a particular type of 51% attack, which could be launched by any miner mining Bitcoin provided that not very many other Bitcoin miners were participating in the merged mining of the merge-mined chain.   LukeJr, who operates the Eligius mining pool, launched that attack, producing Coiledcoin blocks containing no transactions while monopolizing the production of Coiledcoin blocks.  In order to do this, the Eligius Pool used the hashing power of many miners who did not know that the attack was being launched or that their hashing power was contributed to it.  As far as the miners knew they were just mining Bitcoin.  And in fact, the hashing power they contributed was also used for mining Bitcoin; none of the miners received less Bitcoin than they otherwise would have as a result of their hash power being used to attack Coiledcoin.  
Coin(COIN)
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At least they picked a good name....
Coincoin(CC)
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So good these guys picked it twice!
Coino(CON)
Coin2.0(NC2)
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Appears to have stopped trading on May 21 2014.  Between March 12 and May 21, it traded with market cap ranging from US$23800 on April 3 to US$424400 on March 15.
CoinyeCoin(COYE)
ColbertCoin(CC)
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The Colbert report is a hilarious spoof of American rightwing politics.  Observed trading with market cap $3026 on 2 June 2014
CollegeCoin(?)
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Created via coingen
Cometcoin(?)
Compasscoin(CPC)
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Observed trading with market cap $2972 on 24 June 2014
Conspiracycoin (CYC)
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observed trading with market cap $2997 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Cooperationcoin(COOP)
CopperBars(CPR)
CopyCoin(COPY)
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Launched Jan 4 2014.  The client was wallet stealing malware.  
CosmosCoin(CMC)
Counterpart(XCP)
Crapcoin (CRAP)
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Observed trading with market cap $41 on 2 June 2014
Crapplecoin(?)
Credits(CRD)
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Created via coingen.  Observed with market cap 4615 on May 26
Creds (XXC)
Cross Generation Coin(XGC)
CryptoApples(CRA)
Cryptobits(CYB)
Cryptobuck(BUK)
CryptoEagle(CREA)
CryptoEscudo(CESC)
Cryptographic Anomaly(CGA)
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observed with market cap 3118 on May 17 2014 down from 37760 on April 26 2014.
CryptoLoot(LOOT)
CryptoMeth(METH)
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cryptometh was launched march 04 by _Heisenberg_, an account registered on the same day as the launch with ID/Email information hidden.  it used a Keccak/SHA3 proof of work and had an 0.9% premine amounting to a bit over 73 hours worth of mining rewards.  Their reward halving was at intervals of nominally 180 days. After a smooth launch, they couldn't get listed on Bittrex because bittrex objected to the drug reference in the name.  They were listed on allcrypt, but the price collapsed and miners abandoned the coin.  
Cryptonium(CRN)
CryptoStuds(?)
Cthulhucoin(OFF)
Cubits(QBT)
CuntCoin(?)  
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Right.  This name didn't expect to be taken seriously so it was a very obvious non-starter.  Did anyone lose money on this?  If so were you waiting for someone else to go along with the gag for 'just a little bit longer than you?'  Created via Coingen.
Cyclecoin(CCC)
Cypherfunk(FUNK)
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Observed trading with market cap $2552 on 6 June 2014
DeleteCoin(DEL)
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current status: deleted.  The person or people behind this claimed that they were going to use their premine to destroy other altcoins.  They did not explain how they intended to go about that, why it would add value to the currency for other holders, or why it would work.  Deletecoin appears to have traded between 29 March and 23 May 2014, at market caps ranging from US$323K to US$39K.  
Detacoin(?)
Denarius(DRS)
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observed trading at $4959 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap
Digital Commerce(DCM)
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observed trading at $2642 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap
Dishercoin(?)
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created via coingen.
Dobbscoin(BOB)
DodoCoin(?)
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current status: dead as a ...  well, dead.  Created via Coingen.
Doggcoin()
Dollarpounds(DPZ)
Domecoin(DOME)
Donationcoin(DON)
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Observed trading at market cap $1433 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Doubloons(DBL)
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Created via Coingen.
Dougcoin(DOUG)
Dopecoin(DOPE)
Dragoncoin(DNC)
Dubstepcoin(WUBS)
DuckDuckCoin(DUCK)
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current status: Duck Duck WENT.  Observed trading with market cap $1865 on 2 June 2014
DuckieCoin(?)
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created via coingen
Dvorakcoin(DVK)
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observed trading at $4274 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank
Eaglecoin(EGC)
Ecocoin(ECO)
EdisonX3(?)
E-Gold(?)
EKrona(KRN)
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Observed trading with market cap $2915 on 2 June 2014
Electriccoin(VOLT)
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(information thanks to 'galaxy')Started by "Deviant Two". The owner of mining pools, a self proclaimed Christian who was also involved in the Cryptorush exchange.
This is part of a trend in which a large number of altcoins were started by people who make their money from mining pools and exchanges.  There are various reasons for them to do so, most of which are not to the advantage of other miners or investors.
Electron (ELT)
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Observed trading with market cap $2112 on 2 June 2014
Electronic Benefit Transfer(EBT)
Electronic Gulden(EFL)
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Observed 17 May 2014 with market cap 2257
Elephantcoin(ELP)
Embargocoin(EBG)
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observed trading with market cap $1088 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Emerald(EMD)
EmuCoin(EMU)
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observed with market cap US$2674 on 17 may.  
Entropycoin(ENC)
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observed with market cap US$3321 on 12 July 2014 on cryptocoinrank
Eoncoin(EON)
Equestrianbit(EQB)
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Observed trading with market cap $2336 on 2 June 2014
Ermahgerdcern(EMG)
Eternalcoin()
EToken(ETOK)
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Created 7 Jan 2014 by 'Mogui', a newbie account with hidden ID/email information.  Etoken achieved a market cap of US$418K on Jan 17.  
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=403597.0  
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=436750.0  
Mogui outlined a 'rare' coin with 1 reward per block, but used a 'fancy' reward schedule with bonus blocks.  There was an x2 bonus for the first 20K blocks, an x200 bonus on any block that was zero modulo 1000, and an x2500 bonus on any block that was zero modulo 10000.  Now, for those who aren't thinking deviously enough or haven't realized the implications of all those bonuses applying at the same time, that means that the ten thousandth and twenty thousandth block paid a cool million coins each.  So much for the 'rare' coin.  People who did figure this out (or who had known it in advance) piled on an acre of hashing power in a scramble to get the ten thousandth block, and then abandoned it once that block was mined.  This left the difficulty impossibly high and they had to hard fork the block chain in order to get it started again.  At about this point the original developer (who may or may not have mined the million-coin block) abandoned the project.  Those left amongst the wreckage restarted the blockchain and ran it for a while, but failed to excise the 'extra' coins from the blockchain, and they were sold on exchanges.
Observed trading with market cap $2624 on 2 June 2014
EuroCoin(?)
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Created via Coingen
Exilecoin(EXN)
FAILCoin (FAIL)
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Observed trading at market cap $3504 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.
FairBrix(?)
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a clone of tenebrix, claimed to have a fairer initial distribution. See Fairquark.
FairQuark(FRQ)
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A clone of quark, claimed to have a fairer initial distribution.  Claiming to have something people want is the first step in both introducing a valuable innovation and in promoting a scam.  Which was it in this case?  
FastoinSHA(FSS)
Fck Banks Coin(FCK)
Fellatiocoin(BLO)
Ferengicoin(FER)
Ferretcoin(?)
Firecoin()
Fireflycoin(FFC)
Fitcoin (FIT)
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Observed trading with market cap $183 on 2 June 2014
Floridacoin(FLC, (which it shares with Fluttercoin))
Forexcoin(FRX)
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Observed trading with market cap $4869 on 24 June 2014
Fourchan(?)
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Created via Coingen.  Now I want to see if the fourchan crowd actively attacked it.  They would, you know.
FourtyTwoCoin(42)
Foxcoin (FOX)
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Observed trading with market cap $1404 on 2 June 2014
Fragcoin(FRAG)
FraudCoin(?)
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Seriously?  SERIOUSLY? How'd that work out for ya? Created via coingen.
Freedomcoin(FDC)
Frictionlesscoin(FLC)
Frozencoin(FZ)
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observed with market cap US$4149 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Frycoin (FRY)
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Observed trading with market cap $960 on 2 June 2014
Furrycoin(FUR)
Galaxycoin(GLX)
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A fast NVC clone with constant reward for 8 years.  Observed with market cap US$3613 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Gaelcoin(GAC)
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observed with market cap 4038 on 11 may, 3988 on 2 June,
Galleon(GLN)
Galtcoin(GLT)
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Created via Coingen
Gamecoin(GME)
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'gamecoin' appears on the list of coins created via coingen, but GME was apparently launched before the website coingen.io was registered, so it may not be the same thing.
GameLeageCoin(GML)
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observed with market cap US$1995 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Gamerscoin (GMC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4022 on 2 June 2014
Gasolinecoin(DZL)
Gatescoin(GTC)
Gaycoin(GAY)
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Created via Coingen
Genecoin(?)
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Created via Coingen
Genesiscoin(GNS)
Geocoins(GEO)
Ghostcoin(GHC)
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observed on 25 May 2014 trading with a market cap of US$4575.  
Giarcoin (GIAR)
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Observed trading with market cap $590 on 2 June 2014
GiftCoin(GFT)
Gil(GIL)
Girlcoin(GIRL)
Givecoin (GIVE)
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Observed trading with market cap $3560 on 2 June 2014
Globalboost(BST)
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Observed trading with market cap $2315 on 24 June 2014
Global Denomination  (GDN)
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Apparently a 'stillbirth' - this cryptocurrency was launched on 21 April 2014, and unwisely initially listed on exchanges while its market cap was still under $5000. (Investigate: What motivates an exchange to list a new issue whose market is so shallow it doesn't even have a wading section?)  It has a premine that amounts to about a half-day of block rewards at its nominal block reward and block rate.  It is using X11 hashing in an effort to appeal to CPU miners.  Observed trading at market cap $4510 on 2 June 2014.
Globecoin(GLOBE)
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Don't confuse this with Globe (GLB), a later cryptocurrency with a confusingly similar name.  
Globe(GLB)
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Observed trading with market cap $4712 on 10 June 2014
Goatcoin(GOAT)
Godcoin(GOD)
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created via coingen.  observed with market cap US$89 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Gold Bars(?)
Goldcoin(GLD)
Gold Pressed Latinum(GPL)
Gollumcoin(GLM)
GoodCoin(GOOD)
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created via Coingen.  Observed trading with market cap $3178 on 24 June 2014.
Goxcoin(GOX)
GeneCoin(?)
Grain(GRA)
Grandcoin(GDC)
Granitecoin (GRN)
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Observed trading with market cap $1868 on 2 June 2014
Graphene(GRP)
GravyCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
GreeceCoin(GRCE)
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This was promoted as being to support the Greek economy.  Was the software even available in Greek?  Did the developers live there?  Or is this another case of somebody with no connection claiming to be a rescuer?   Observed trading with market cap $3177 on 2 June 2014
Groincoin(GXG)
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Observed trading with market cap $3128 on 24 June 2014
Growthcoin(GRW)
Guncoin (GUN)
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Observed trading with market cap $3749 on 2 June 2014
H2Ocoin(H20)
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observed on may 10 2014 with market cap US$3616, and on 2 June with market cap US$1346.
HackerNewsCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
HashCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.  Observed trading with market cap $814 on 2 June 2014
HawaiiCoin(HIC)
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Seen trading at market cap US$1423 on 1 June, then at US$16018 - up by more than a factor of ten - less than an hour later.  This would be more impressive if the trades involved more than a sawbuck, but it's still interesting.  
Heisenberg(HEX)
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Observed trading with market cap $2565 on 6 June 2014
Helixcoin(HXC)
Hellcoin(HLC)
HernCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
Highfivecoin(H5C)
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Observed trading on 25 May 2014 with market cap of US$627.
Hobbitcoin(HBC)
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observed trading may 29 with market cap US$277 and on June 2 with market cap $7035 - meaning it rose %2540 in four days.  It'll be taken off the list of dead & dying if it can maintain the valuation until September 2.    
HongKongCoin(HKC)
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Launched by 'HongKongCoin' (a newbie account with hidden ID/email information) on March 16 2014.  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=518669.0  HongKongCoin was a SHA256 coin with 6K coins per block, 60-second block times, and a block reward halving every 50K blocks (every 35 days).   2.5% (1.7 days of coin generation at nominal rates) of the coin supply was premined "to be given away to the people of Hong Kong" and a faucet was set up, but the security was very bad and several people demonstrated the ability to get dozens or hundreds of rewards from it.  The rewards in turn were so large that the HKC would run out if 2% of Hong Kong's population got 1 reward each.  Here is a thread about some of its problems:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=523292.0   In addition to its regular reward schedule, additional "bonus" blocks were added with half-million coin bounties at blocks 40K and 50K.  Once these were mined, 'HongKongCoin' abandoned development.  A week later the coin was trading at 1 satoshi.  A week after that, it was delisted from all exchanges as HongKetoCoin launched in its place.
HongKetoCoin(HKC)
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is a relaunch of HongKongCoin.  Launched by 'HongKetoCoin' (a newbie account with hidden ID/email info) on 17 May 2014.  First seen trading at market cap US$4272 on 22 May 2014.  Seen again at market cap $2850 on 2 June 2014.
Horsecoin (HORS)
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observed trading with market cap $76 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Hotcoin(HOT)
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not so hot anymore....
HTMLcoin(HTML)
Huatecoin(HUC)
Huitong(HTC)
Huskycoin(HC)
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Observed trading with market cap $3808 on 24 June 2014
Hypercoin(?)
Icoin(ICN)
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observed 11 may with market cap US$2554, and on 2 June with market cap US$4971.
Imperial Coin(IPC)
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observed with market cap US$2260 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
IncaCoin(NKA)
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also often spelled IncaKoin
Informationcoin(ITC)
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observed with market cap US$4445 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Inkcoin(INK)
Insanitycoin(WOLF)
Instapay(IPC)
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An IPO scam.  Gullible people pledged BTC to get Instapay coins, and the scammer disappeared with their BTC.
Inven(?)
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created via Coingen.
IshaCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
Italycoin(ITC)
Ixcoin(?)
JasonCoin(?)
Jennycoin(JNY)
Jerkcoin(?)
Jerkycoin(JKY)
JesusCoin(JJC)(GOD)
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 Apparently there have been at least two JesusCoin creations.  One traded under the symbol GOD and another under JJC.  At least one was created via coingen. Still... No.  Just ... no.  Something about a camel passing through the eye of a needle comes to mind - and also this episode with moneychangers in the temple...  but two different somebodies still thought this was a good idea.
JezusCoin(?)
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and somebody else thought misspelling it was an improvement. Created via Coingen.
JoeCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
JunnonCoin(JNC)
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Launched Jan 13 2014.  The client was malware; it contained a wallet stealer and remote desktop.
Kakacoin(KKC)
Karpcoin(KARP)
KarpelesCoin(KAR)
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Mark Karpeles is the former CEO of Gox, and widely hated by many people who, in aggregate, lost nearly a billion dollars worth of assets in both Bitcoins lost by his exchange and bitcoins devalued by the shaken markets caused by the losses.  What connection this coin had to him I don't know, except perhaps to commemorate his shame.
KashmirCoin  (KSC)
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Observed trading with market cap $2014 on 2 June 2014
Keisercoin(?)
KhalsaCoin(?)
Kiffercoin(?)
Killercoin(KILR)
Kimdotcoin()
Kimcoin()
Kingcoin()
Koindashian(KOIN)
Klingon Empire Darsek(KED)
Krugercoin(?)
KrugmanCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
Kudos(KDS)
Kumacoin (KUMA)
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observed trading with market cap $837 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Kushcoin(KHC)
Leadcoin (LDC)
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Observed trading with market cap $3982 on 2 June 2014
Lebowskis(LBW)
LegitCoin(?)
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Darn, I was hoping someone would use that name for something that didn't wind up on this list....  Created via Coingen.
Lemoncoin(LMC)
LeproCoin(LPC)
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Observed trading with market cap $63 on 2 June 2014
Levelcoin(?)
Lightvelocitycoin(LVC)
Limecoin(LC)
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observed 11 may with market cap US$4406.
LimecoinLite (LCL)
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Observed trading with market cap $2132 on 2 June 2014
Limecoinx(LIMX)
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Observed trading at market cap $3786 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Liquidcoin(?)
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LiquidCoin is dead.
Added 25 May 2014.
Litecoin Plus(XLC)
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observed trading with market cap $4031 on 10 Jun 2014 (via coinmarketcap)
LiteCoinX(LTCX)
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observed trading with market cap $4609 on 10 Jun 2014 (via coinmarketcap)
Livecoin(LVC)
Lolcoin(LOL)
Lottery Tickets (TIX)
LoveCoin(LOVE)
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Something named "Lovecoin" was created via Coingen.  As with most coingen coins, there are people who claim this isn't the one that was made via coingen.  It might be, or it might not.  LOVE was a Scrypt PoW/PoS hybrid coin launched March 30 by 'Lovecoinproject' (a newbie account with hidden email/ID info) that distributed 3 Million coins in an IPO sold by the developer, and reserved another 1 Million coins for the  developer.  This premined amount corresponds to about 1.5 months of coin production at nominal rates.  After the IPO coins were sold to investors and the premine sold on exchanges, the developer abandoned the project.  A 'relaunch' with a new dev ('Johnny Non,' whose email/id information is also hidden) was announced on 19 May 2014.  The relaunch will apparently be proof-of-stake only.  
Lucky7coin(LK7)
Lycancoin(LYC)
Machinecoin(MAC)
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Observed trading with market cap $591    on 2 June 2014
MagicCoin(MGC)
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created via Coingen.Observed trading with market cap $1298 on 2 June 2014.  Don't confuse this with Magicoin(MAGIC), a different cryptocurrency with a confusingly similar name.
Magicoin(MAGIC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4313 on 24 June 2014
Maki(MAKI)
Malecoin(?)
Maplecoin(MPL)
Mariocoin(?)
MediaCoin(?)
Mediterraneancoin(MED)
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Observed trading with market cap $4950 on 8 May 2014.
Megcoin(MEG)
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Observed trading with market cap $1083 on 16 June 2014.
Melange(SPICE)
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launched Jan 24 2014 by 'Blazr', a junior member account with email/ID hidden.  Named for the plot device in the 'Dune' series by Frank Herbert.  Released on the scificointalk forum 30 minutes before release on bitcointalk, which led to some talk of an 'instamine',  although it looks like even people who first saw it on bitcointalk were able to get in on some of the first 400 blocks or so.  18 coins per block, 4 minute block intervals, block halving every 20K blocks.  The launch was smooth and the software apparently worked fine, but the dev, for whatever reason, was never heard from again after launching the coin.  
Memecoin(MEM)
Metiscoin(MTS)
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Observed trading with market cap US$320 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Milancoin(MLC)
Millionairecoin(MIL)
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observed trading with market cap $2972 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Mjollnircoin(MNR)
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observed trading with market cap $234 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
MmjCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
Molecule(MOL)
Moneyenom(MYM)
MouseCoin()
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it's been called a "wallet stealing scamcoin" - I haven't had time to look closer than that.
MtGoxcoin(GOX)
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Observed trading with market cap $552 on 2 June 2014
Muniti(MUN)
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Muniti is launched March 29 2014.  It went on exchanges within days, before its market cap had risen above the level of being a dead coin.  The launcher is 'radi324' who, for a refreshing change of pace, does NOT have his email address hidden.  The intent is to introduce cryptocurrency to the nation of Malta and to promote Maltese tourism.  The developers are apparently actually IN Malta, which is another refreshing change of pace for people who introduce country coins.  A 32% premine is reserved for the distribution.  Radi324 claims that nearly all of this money will be distributed door-to-door to the Maltese people, with 1% being reserved for a promotional charity donation at a traditional event right after Christmas.  Meanwhile they've been actively promoting the coin in Malta, and there is evidence that they're getting active coverage by local media and recruiting volunteers for their door-to-door paper wallet distribution.   It is unfortunate that they went for exchanges so quickly, before there was any market capitalization to distinguish them from the thousands of dead coins; I sincerely hope to be taking this off of the list in a bit over 90 days.
Mutcoin(MUT)
Naanayam(NYM)
Nakacoin(NKC)
Nanotoken (NAN)
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Observed trading with market cap $3440 on 2 June 2014
Nbcoin(NBC)
Nerdcoin(NERD)
Networkcoin(NWC)
NewStatesmanCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
NeonCoin(?)
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Evidently a pure IPO scam.  The scammer accepted BTC, LTC, and NXT from people who thought they were buying NeonCoins, then disappeared with the money.
Nerdcoin(NERD)
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Launched 11 Jan 2014.  The client was malware; it contained a keylogger and wallet stealer.  
Networkcoin(NWC)
NexusCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
NightCoin(?)
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created via Coingen.
Niuecoin(?)
Noahcoin(NOAH)
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observed trading at market cap US$4250 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Noodlyappendagecoin(NDL)
Nucoin(NUC)
Nutcoin(NUT)
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market cap $857 on June 14 2014 via cryptocoinrank
NXO(?)
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Fork of NXT
NXR(?)
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Fork of NXT
ObamaCoin(?)
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In America, you can use the name of a 'public figure' such as a politician, without permission -- but if you mention a certain Mouse, you'll get sued into oblivion.  So this is something people were allowed to do, but I don't think it helped them. Created via Coingen.
Obama_bin_lotteryCoin(?)
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Um.  So what was this, a play to appeal to pro-gambling political cranks who wanted to compare Obama with Bin Laden? Created via Coingen.
Ocoin(OSC)
OilCoin(OIL)  
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I remember this, it was an attempt to create a cryptocurrency for the vertical market of crude-oil shipping and dealing - but made absolutely zero penetration into that market.  
OneCoin(?)
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There was a 'onecoin' created via Coingen.  But this coin apparently launched before coingen.io was registered, so it may not be the same thing.
Onioncoin(ONI)
Onlinegamingcoin(OGC)
Orbitcoin(ORB)
Orcacoin(ORCA)
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Observed trading with market cap $1215 on 2 June 2014
Oreocoin(OREO)
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Launched Feb 21 2014.  The client was malware; it contained a remote desktop exploit.
ORObit(ORO)
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died 29 April 2014.  Created via coingen
Ottomancoin(OTC)
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observed trading at market cap US$4494 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank
Paccoin(PAC)
Pandacoin(PAND)
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There have been at least three different Pandacoins.  This one was launched by 50Cent_rapper here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=399127.0   It was launched 4 Jan 2014 and appears to have died sometime in early June.  It's not entirely clear yet how much the other two Pandacoins had to do with its demise.
Pandacoin(PANDA)
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observed trading with market cap $4820 on 10 Jun 2014 (via coinmarketcap)
Pangucoin(PGC)
ParallaxCoin(PLX)
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Observed 25 May trading with a market cap of US$3260.  
Patriotcoin(USA)
Paycoin (PYC)
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Observed trading with market cap $3792  on 2 June 2014
Peacecoin(PEC)
Peerpay(?)
Penguincoin(PENG)
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observed trading at market cap US$4473 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Pennies(CENT)
Peoplecoin (PPL)
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Observed trading with market cap $3733 on 2 June 2014
Phcoin(PHC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4856 on 24 June 2014
Phicoin(PHI)
PhotonCoin(PHO)
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Apparently traded briefly on May 23 2014, at market cap ranging from US$6750 to US$7050.  Not known to have traded on open markets on any other date.  The trading symbol is now used by something called 'Photon'.  
Picoin(?)
Pieces(?)
Pikacoin(PIK)
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Created via coingen.
Piniumcoin(PNC)
Piratecoin(PIR)
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Observed trading with market cap $291 on 2 June 2014
PixelCoin(PXL)
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They accepted payment in PXL for pixels of advertising on their webpage.  They called it a "million dollar webpage", regardless of the fact that the same advertising exposure could be elsewhere purchased for pennies.  As of 28 April 2014 this cryptocurrency is still on the market, its value is still dropping, and its 'backing' has not yet reached parity with the market price of internet advertising.  Checked again on May 26 and at some point in the intervening time it has been delisted from every exchange.  
Platinum Bars(?)
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from the same dev who brought us silver bars and gold bars, reputedly.
Platinumcoin(PT)
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Created via coingen.
Playtoken(PLT)
Pokercoin(POK)
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Created via coingen.
Polcoin(PLC)
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observed 11 may with market cap US$3802.
Polishcoin(?)
Polycoin(?)
Popcoin(POP)
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Do not confuse this with popularcoin, a later cryptocurrency also called Popcoin and also traded under the symbol POP.  
PopularCoin(POP)
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There is a Popularcoin(POP) on the list of coingen coins.  The dev of this currency paid coingen to create it, but after having a look at the code says he based the version of Popularcoin that was actually released on a different codebase. Popularcoin was observed trading with a market cap of $4185 on 6 June 2014.
Poundcoin(PUK)
Powercoin(POW)
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Created via coingen.  Observed trading with market cap $97 on 2 June 2014
Primcoin(?)
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was this a scammer counting on people mistyping the name of primecoin when they made buy/sell orders?
Preminecoin(PMC)
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Observed trading at market cap 3400 on 23 may 2014.
Procoin(PCN)  
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Observed trading with market cap $811 on 2 June 2014
Prospercoin(PRC)
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Observed trading with market cap $1545 on 2 June 2014
Protoshares(PTS)
Pwnycoin(PWNY)
Pxlcoin(PXL)
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created via coingen.  Do not confuse this with Pixelcoin, which had a very similar name and traded using the same symbol. Observed trading on 6 June 2014 with market cap $13.  
QuackCoin(?)
Quatloo(QTL)
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Observed trading with market cap $4222 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Qubitcoin(Q2C)
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Observed trading with market cap $3496 on 24 June 2014
Quebecoin(QBC)
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Observed trading at market cap $1639 on 16 Jun 2014 at coinmarketcap. Simultaneously observed trading with market cap 41767 at cryptocoinrank.  The only way that can happen is if the amounts being traded are so insignificant that the coin is dead regardless.  
Quick Quick Coin(QQC)
Quora (QUORA)
Rabbitcoin(?)
Radioactivecoin(RAD)
Rainbowcoin(LGBT)
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observed on 10 May with a market cap of US$4223.
Rainbowgoldcoin(RAIN)
Rapidcoin(RPD)
Rastacoin(RTC)
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Created via coingen.
Ratcoin (RATC)
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Observed trading with market cap $322 on 2 June 2014
Realcoin(REC)
RiceCoin(?)
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Created via coingen.
Richcoin(RCH)
Rightcoin (RTC)
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Observed trading with market cap $1280 on 2 June 2014
RiseCoin(?)
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Um.  It didn't. Created via coingen.
Rocketcoin(ROC)
Romancoin(ROM)
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Observed trading with market cap $935 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Rosecoin(?)
Rotocoin(RT2)
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Launched March 15 2014 by 'rotocoin' - a new account with hidden ID/email information.  Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=516138.0  It looks like people gave the dev 50 BTC for coins.  It was an n-factor scrypt coin with a halving time of 60 days.  There was a premine that amounted to about two days of coin production at nominal rates, which was sold for 50BTC in an IPO.  (1 BTC per 28.8 RT2).  Rotocoin was observed on May 10 2014 to be trading at US$0.18 per coin, with market cap under $5K, and on 17 may at 0.092 per coin with market cap US$2552.  
Rubycoin(?)
Royalcoin(RYC)
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Observed trading with market cap $3315 on 2 June 2014
Rupaycoin(RUP)
Saffroncoin (SFR)
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Observed trading with market cap $4185 on 2 June 2014
SailCoin(?)
SambaCoin(SMB)
Sapphirecoin (SPH)
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Observed trading with market cap $84 on 2 June 2014
Savecoin(SPC)
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observed trading may 29 with market cap US$1853
Savingcoin(SAV)
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Observed trading with market cap $177 on 2 June 2014
Saw(SAW)
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Created via coingen.
Scamcoin(SCC)
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It had what the announcement thread called an "innovative proof of scam system."  
Scoin(SCO)
Scotcoin(SCOT)
Secondscoin()
Securecoin (SRC)
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Apparently at least two different things with the name securecoin and the trading symbol SRC exist.  One is being tracked at coinmarketcap and is live.  Another is being tracked at cryptocoinrank, and is dead.  On 2, 6, 16, and 24 June, and 12 July 2014, these had market cap  196914/174524/136979/117285/106617 and $112/140/165/165/101 respectively.  The one being tracked at coinmarketcap has about 100x the market cap of the one being tracked at cryptocoinrank, but has lost a greater fraction of its value over this period.
Seedcoin(SDC)
Serracoin (SRR)
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Observed trading with market cap $2968 on 2 June 2014
Sha1coin(SHA)
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Observed trading with market cap $23 on 2 June 2014
Shares(?)
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Apparently a pure IPO scam.  45 BTC were sent to the scammer by people who believed they were buying Shares.  And disappeared.
Sherlockcoin(SHC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4750 on 20 May 2014
Shibecoin(SHIBE)
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Observed trading with market cap $4956 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Shillingcoin(?)
Siamesecoin(SIS)
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Observed trading with market cap $4664 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap
Sifcoin(?)
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Sifcoin used a series of SHA3 candidates for hashing.
SiliconValleyCoin(XSV)
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(information thanks to 'galaxy') - Claimed sending out a mailer that said "free money" to people in Silicon Valley would spark mass adoption. The pitch was that someone influential would get their junkmail invitation to receive 600 worthless coins, then head right to their computer and start downloading the wallet from some website that would be completely foreign to them. Then said person would say WOW, Im going to talk to my friends and get this thing going. Not a joke. The early investors/miners, dev, and his sockpuppets were dead serious. The thread is a classic example of a pump and dump attempt.
Silkcoin(SILK)
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The name is a reference to the defunct (or first) "silk road" market place.  
Silver bars(?)
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Reputedly from the same dev who brought us gold bars and platinum bars.
Silvercoin (SRC, before Securecoin had it)
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Created via coingen.
SilvioBerlusCoin(?)
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Silvio Berluscioni is a very wealthy Italian Businessman and Politician.  His lifestyle is notoriously lavish and scandal-ridden at a time when Italy itself is going through a fierce financial contraction, so he's not well liked.  But somebody liked him enough to name a cryptocurrency after him, evidently. Created via coingen.
Singularity(SING)
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=670533.0   Observed trading 12 July 2014 at market cap $3925 on coinmarketcap.
Skeincoin(SKC)
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Launched Nov 1 2013, by 'Red Kendra' (a newbie account with no ID/email information) Skeincoin was a coin with 32-coin block reward and a 2-minute block time.  The Proof-of-work was a two-round hash, with the first round using the Skein hashing algorithm and the second round using SHA-2.  Because there are no ASICs that do Skein, that made Skein the limiting factor in proof-of-work.  Accordingly, many coins were donated to Botnet operators.  Launch was apparently smooth.    
Skycoin(SYC)
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This is one of at least 3 different "skycoin" that have been launched.  Its announcement thread is at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=219550.0
Skycoin(SKY)
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This is the second "skycoin" to be launched.  Its announcement thread is at  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=380441.0  
Skynet-coin(SNC)
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This was initially launched with the name "skycoin" (the third coin by that name) but the dev changed the name to skynet-coin when he learned that there had been a previous skycoin (already dead by that time) and a second skycoin (still active at that time).  Its announcement thread is https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=492014.0
Slendercoin(SNC)
SlothCoin(SLOTH)
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died 29 April 2014
Smartcoin(?)
Snowcoin(SNC)
Soapbar(SOAP)
Sochicoin(SOCHI)
Socialcoin (SOC)
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Observed trading with market cap $4171 on 2 June 2014
SolCoin(SOL)
SolidCoin(?)
Speedcoin(SPC)
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observed 17 May 2014 with market cap 2153.  Speedcoin appears to have started trading on 28 April 2014 and stopped trading on 22 May 2014.  Its highest market cap was US$28M on April 28 and its lowest was apparently US$2K on 17 May.
Spirecoin()
Spodermancoin(SDM)
Sprout(?)
Stackedcoin(?)
Stacycoin(?)
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Stacycoin was apparently a fork of DRK.  Although Stacycoin itself was apparently legit, it got re-announced in a second thread by 'werrty', and in 'werrty's announcement the link to the precompiled windows wallet was replaced with a link to a windows wallet containing a trojan.  It doesn't look like the developers had anything to do with this, but people still wound up downloading malware.  
Stalwartbucks(SBX)
Starcoin(STR)
StarvingArtistCoin(?)
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Another coin name chosen specifically to eliminate it from consideration as any kind of serious effort.  Created via coingen.
STLcoin(STL)
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observed trading with market cap $1030 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
StockCoin (STC)
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Observed trading with market cap $1169 on 2 June 2014
Stop(?)
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A fork of NXT
Storagecoin(?)
Stories(STY)
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observed 17 may 2014 with market cap US$1490, again on 2 June with market cap US$348.  
Streamcoin(STRC)
SupercalifragilisticexpialidociousCoin(?)  
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If nobody wants to say it, nobody is going to trade in it. Created via coingen.
Suncoin(SUN)
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Observed 25 May 2014 trading with a market cap of US$4070
Supercoin(SUPER)
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Observed trading with market cap $1893 on 2 June 2014
Superherocoin(?)
SurgeCoin(SRG)
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I think I remember talk about supporting the "troop surge" - the latter phase of American Interventionism in Iraq.  I don't think I remember any action having anything to do with that goal ever taking place.  Surgecoin apparently traded from April 8 2014 to May 23 2014, reaching a market cap of US$31K on April 9 and US$240 on May 23.
Swagcoin(SWAG)
Swisscoin(?)
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Created via coingen.
Switchcoin(SWITCH)
Syncoin(SYN)
Tacocoin(TCO)
Takcoin[TAK]
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observed trading with market cap US$3197 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Takeoutcoin(?)
Techcoin(TECH)
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observed trading with market cap US$1794 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Teddycoin(TDY)
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observed trading with market cap US$3026 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Tenebrix(?)
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according to 'boymilk' Tenebrix was the first scrypt coin.
TenFiveCoin(10-5)
Teslacoin(TES)
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Observed with market cap $4999 on April 19 2014
ThaiCoin(?)
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Did the people who created this even speak Thai?  Was the software available in that language?  Created via coingen.
Thebotcoin(TBN)
Thcoin(THC)
Thecoin(?)
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Thecoin was malware; the wallet contained a keyboard recorder, and the dev apparently hoped to get the passwords people were using for their wallets.  It's unknown how often that scam succeeded, or how many suckers were using the same passwords for their Thecoin wallet that they used for their Bitcoin wallets.  But probably quite a lot was stolen.
Thebotcoin(TBN)
TheSmurfscoin (TSC)
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It'll be interesting to see whether this one limps along until the cease & desist order arrives, or finishes dying before then.  Observed trading with market cap $3221 on 2 June 2014.  No longer visible on any market on 16 June 2014.
Thundercoin(?)
Tigercoin(TGC)
Timekoin(TK)
Titanium(TTN)
Tittiecoin(TTC)
TokeCoin(?)
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Serious investors don't smoke weed, people.  It makes them lose money. Created via coingen.
Tomatocoin(?)
TomScottCoin(?)
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Created via coingen.
TraceCoin(?)
TraderCoin(TDC)
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Tradercoin was malware.  It contained a keylogger to try to get passwords, and a wallet stealer to try to get files to use the passwords on.  
Traincoin(XTN)
Trollcoin(?)
Troptions(?)
Truckcoin(TRK)
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observed trading with market cap US$4458 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
Turbocoin(XTP)
UFOcoin(UFO)
Ultimatecoin(ULT)
UniteCoin(UNI)
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  Unitecoin was a scrypt coin retargeting every 60 blocks, awarding 50 coins per block, with 2-minute block times.  It launched halving the block reward every 840000 blocks.  The announcement made on Bitcointalk at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=372707.0 says every 84000 which would have been about 3 months, but the source code at https://github.com/unitecoin-org/Unitecoin/blob/master/src/main.cpp says 840000 which is about 3 years.  Its nominal block time was two minutes according to the source.

It was released initially on December 1, 2013 with an announcement on cryptocointalk, and was not announced on bitcointalk https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=372707.0  until 16 December.  About 3 weeks worth of coins at nominal block rates were already gone by the time it was announced here, so Unitecoin was considered by some to have been premined.  The blockchain shows that the first 3 thousand blocks or so - about a week's worth at nominal rates -  was mined very fast, but that's likely due to ordinary launching at low difficulty.  

Trading in Unitecoin appears to have started at a market cap of $196 on April 16 2014 and ended at a market cap of $28 on May 27 2014.  During that brief time it had four peaks in market cap, to US$591, $1136, $1141, and $635.  Between these peaks, it crashed to $38, $75, and $62. The trading history is truly remarkable in that it appears to have gone through FOUR separate pump-and-dumps, each capable of transferring up to 90% of the bagholders' remaining money into the pockets of the dumpers.  This doesn't usually happen, if only because after one or two pumps all the sufficiently gullible bagholders are broke.
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observed trading may 29 with market cap US$3226
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Observed trading with market cap $332 on 2 June 2014
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observed trading with market cap US$1629 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
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observed trading with market cap US$1963 on 12 July 2014 at coinmarketcap.
Also observed trading with market cap US$14856 on 12 July 2014 at cryptocoinrank. It's not clear whether they are tracking different issues, or whether the volume is so thin that a few minutes trading can swing the market by a factor of seven.
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This did not last long enough to warrant a cease and desist order from VISA, although the prospect of one should have warned off any investors who thought about it.  VISA was apparently a pure IPO scam; 135 BTC were sent by people who thought they were buying VisaCoins.  The BTC simply vanished.  
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Another IPO scam.  People sent BTC to the scammer who claimed he would sell them VisnCoins.  The scammer and their money disappeared.
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Observed with market cap $2213 on 10 June 2014
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Observed with market cap $1213 on 13 June 2014
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observed trading with market cap $2332 on 16 Jun 2014 at cryptocoinrank.
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Launched Dec 27 2013.  The client was malware; it contained a key logger, wallet stealer and remote desktop.
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Created via coingen.
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observed trading may 29 with market cap US$2284 and on 2 June with market cap US$791.  
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29 April 2014: added Cannacoin, Credits, Extremecoin, and ORObit.
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Wow! So many dead coins! Smiley

But maybe some of them will reborn Tongue
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 And with strange aeons even death may die.

This graveyard will became huge in 1 year ... Smiley
Coins are dying like a bacteria in HCl.

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Wow! So many dead coins! Smiley
But maybe some of them will reborn Tongue

You need to talk to Doctor West about that....  It's possible, I guess; some of these blockchains are still running.  But as I said, the smart money is in betting against it (especially if you can bet the coins in question against their own success....) 

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 And with strange aeons even death may die.

This graveyard will became huge in 1 year ... Smiley
Coins are dying like a bacteria in HCl.

Strange aeons indeed.

In the long run, there are very nearly as many deaths as there are births. 

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I have spent way too much time on this - collating and correlating information from many sources is very time consuming and very picky.  There are inconsistencies and trouble even identifying some of these cryptocurrencies.  Anyway, I'm going to go read a book before I continue....
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Wow! So many dead coins! Smiley
But maybe some of them will reborn Tongue

You need to talk to Doctor West about that....  It's possible, I guess; some of these blockchains are still running.  But as I said, the smart money is in betting against it (especially if you can bet the coins in question against their own success....) 

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That is not dead which can eternal lie,
 And with strange aeons even death may die.

This graveyard will became huge in 1 year ... Smiley
Coins are dying like a bacteria in HCl.

Strange aeons indeed.

In the long run, there are very nearly as many deaths as there are births. 



There are Zombie Coins too.. Like FlappyCoin Smiley
It was pretty dead ... Smiley and now ... back from the grave...

Well but yes in definition - coin will never die while blockchain is alive Tongue
So perhaps Flappy wasn't really dead. Just a heartattack or something..

Anyway.
Great thread! I will watch it to see how huge this graveyard will become in the future.

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You should put this on a wiki or something as it is pretty interesting history. I can imagine there will be people in 10 years time looking back at this and chuckling at the names and wondering what the hell people were thinking.
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It's huge though.  I really am sort of counting on people contributing information to this thread.  Seriously, post whatever you know about any of these, or point at relevant threads, because this probably won't ever complete if I'm the only one doing it. 

For example, today I went to find out why Bellacoin died, and you know what?  As far as I can tell it shouldn't have.  Smooth fair launch, very small premine, valuable innovation in the windows wallet, and dead.  As far as I can tell, the only real strokes against it were that the developer is completely unknown (less than fifty posts when he announced) and coming from an account whose ID/email is hidden.  But hunting this down takes an hour, and I'm not going to be spending more than a couple hours a day on this project.  For the last couple of days, assembling the list, it's been much more than a couple hours a day.  But moving forward?  At a couple hours a day, this will take a long long time to do myself. 

So if you have knowledge to contribute, please -- help out!

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Good work...  Wink

More than a list it is a Necropolis... I wonder if one day there will be an apocalipsys day and instead of "Walkind Dead" we will have the Walking Coin...

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Great list of dead and almost dead coins. Like someone else said, it should be preserved for posterity (and a few laughs). Funny reading through it and seeing coins I was invested in, even made a fair bit of money off them... and some that are carrying my mining earnings to the grave.

It will also be interesting if any coins on the list make it off their deathbed. I know folks are working under the hood on lovecoin to try to restore it. Rupayacoin (Rupees) isn't really dead, though it needs some boosting. Likewise surgecoin is still functioning and even saw some upticking on Poloniex yesterday.

I guess my only criticism would be the statement about needing to stay over $5000 market cap for 90 days. 90 days?? That's a lifetime in cryptocurrency. What about a week or two? That, and/or a market volume benchmark, should be enough to establish that a coin has returned from the dead... at least for now.

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I guess my only criticism would be the statement about needing to stay over $5000 market cap for 90 days. 90 days?? That's a lifetime in cryptocurrency. What about a week or two? That, and/or a market volume benchmark, should be enough to establish that a coin has returned from the dead... at least for now.


90 days is, I hope, too long for pump-n-dumps to force daily amendments to the list.  If something is over the line for 7 days, or even 30 days, I expect someone is just doing a pump-n-dump.  If it's over the line for 90 days, it might actually be coming back.

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Good work...  Wink

More than a list it is a Necropolis... I wonder if one day there will be an apocalipsys day and instead of "Walkind Dead" we will have the Walking Coin...

I can picture it -- bagholder coin!  With an initial distribution corresponding to the final distribution of all of the above, and an announcement thread where exchanges, price, WTS/WTB, are strictly off topic and will be deleted by moderator!

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Today I added Skeincoin and Muniti.  I have no idea what Muniti is, but I remember thinking Skeincoin was okay.  I also added a scamcoin called "Thecoin", after reading about it in an old thread.  I don't know its history, but apparently its wallet included a password stealer.
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Today I added Skeincoin and Muniti.  I have no idea what Muniti is, but I remember thinking Skeincoin was okay.  

Muniti is a country coin for malta - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=545886.0

Chaincoin is not totally dead - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=422149.0
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Pennies went zombie - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=590501.0
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Great work!!!

+1 for StableCoin (SBC)
reason: dev left community with promises, then disappeared. months later came back, same game. Now it's dead!

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Today I added Skeincoin and Muniti.  I have no idea what Muniti is, but I remember thinking Skeincoin was okay.  

Muniti is a country coin for malta - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=545886.0

Chaincoin is not totally dead - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=422149.0

Chaincoin is trading for one Litoshi and there aren't enough of it for market cap to rise above ground level.  So, yah, that's dead even though the blockchain is still running.  

Thanks for the pointer on Muniti.  
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+1 for StableCoin (SBC)
reason: dev left community with promises, then disappeared. months later came back, same game. Now it's dead!


I feel your pain, but SBC isn't quite dead yet; market cap is still at $15K.  But when it dies, we'll know why. 
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Protoshares(PTS) should not be in this list, its very alive.

UFO ist double listed.

Mousecoin (wallet-stealing-scam) is missing.

Anyway, good work, huge list  Grin

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