Cryptocurrencies are designed to let you store, send, and receive value (like money) without any third parties (like banks or credit card companies). They have many additional features beyond money, but let’s start with the basics. After Bitcoin’s invention, many other cryptocurrencies were created. They focus on different goals, but almost all shared the original purpose of removing middlemen. Some of the most popular cryptocurrencies include Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, NEO, Monero, and IOTA. The list grows constantly, because new cryptocurrencies are created all the time.