China has updated its crypto ranking, adding two projects to the previous month’s list. Bitcoin Core (BTC) has significantly improved, making the top 10 list for the first time. Crypto projects are ranked in three categories: technology, application, and innovation.
33 Crypto Projects Ranked
China’s Center for Information Industry Development (CCID), under the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, officially released its fourth crypto project ranking on Friday. The new list consists of 33 crypto projects, two more than the previous list.
The center began ranking 28 crypto projects in May. The following month it added 2 more projects: EOS and Nebulas. Last month one more was added: Gxchain. This month two more public chains were added: NULS and Tezos.
For the first time since the CCID began ranking crypto projects, Bitcoin made the top 10 list, jumping from the 16th place in the previous month to the 10th place this month. Meanwhile, EOS remains top of the list, followed by Ethereum.
The CCID explained that its assessment “mainly examines the basic technology, application and innovation of public chains,” adding:
The current model is basically the same as the previous one, and only some data accounting methods have been revised. In terms of the composite index, the three public chains with the highest increase in scores compared to the previous period were EOS, Nano and Komodo, and the three public chains that have risen the fastest in ranking were Komodo, Nano and Bitcoin.
Bitcoin’s Lead and New Additions
The CCID elaborated that “in terms of innovation sub-indicators, Bitcoin’s recent code update is very active,” earning the project a score of 40.3 for this category – the highest on the list.
The overall ranking puts EOS at the top of the list, Bitcoin the 10th spot, Stratis the 13th spot, Bitcoin Cash 29th, and Hcash 30th. However, the center noted:
Compared with the previous ranking, the top five most improved [in terms of] innovation are EOS, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Hcash and Stratis.
The two new additions, NULS and Tezos, debuted in the 21st and 28th places, respectively. The former “is a blockchain infrastructure for customized services,” consisting of “microkernels and functional modules,” the center described. It occupies the 21st place overall “due to the short time its mainnet has been online, [and] many functions are still under development.” Similarly, the center ranks Tezos 28th even though “Tezos also has outstanding features in technological innovation,” the CCID detailed.
What do you think of the CCID’s new ranking? Let us know in the comments section below.
Images courtesy of Shutterstock and the CCID.
Need to calculate your bitcoin holdings? Check our tools section.
Purchase Bitcoin without visiting a cryptocurrency exchange. Buy BTC and BCH here.