What Does Circulating Supply Mean In Crypto?

There are two types of cryptocurrency supply, circulating supply and total supply. They are essentially the same thing except one refers to the amount of coins that you can actually use right now.

Circulating supply is basically all the coins that have been mined because it includes all the existing BTC, BCH, XRP, ETC and LTC as well as Tether. Most cryptocurrencies have a limit on how many coins can be created (through mining or via an initial coin offering). Hence this is called “circulating supply” because after these limits are met no more new currencies will be added. You cannot buy them anymore since they already exist.

Thus, if you’re looking to make money with crypto you need to take into account how fast your investment grows in comparison with other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). Since most ICOs issue their own tokens instead of using Bitcoins for example it does not automatically mean that their money will grow faster than BTC for example since this is based on different parameters.