Coins & tokens. What is the difference?

Published 28 September 2021

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The words “coin” and “token” are often used interchangeably. However, there is a big difference between them. 


✔️ operate on their own blockchains;

✔️ function as virtual money.

Examples: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC).


✔️ do not have their own blockchains;

✔️ provide access to the company services (utility tokens) or serve as digital versions of financial securities (security tokens).

Examples: Tether (USDT), Uniswap (UNI), Chainlink (LINK), Froge Finance (FROGE).

You can also learn more about the assets on CoinMarketCap

WhiteBIT Team