Introducing the first BitPay Brackets tournament. Vote for your favorite coin in these head-to-head matchups. Which will be the next cryptocurrency to explode? Find out with BitPay Brackets.

BitPay Brackets is a single elimination tournament where each up and coming coin will face off until one remains. Voting is open to the entire crypto community and everyone who votes will be entered to win awesome BitPay prizes. Follow BitPay on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or sign up for email updates to get notified when voting is open.

Round 1

Initial 16 coins face off. Voting for round 1 is now closed.

Round 2

Remaining 8 coins face off. Voting is open from 03/24 - 03/25 5PM ET

Round 3

Final 4 coins face off. Voting is open from 04/01 - 04/03

Final Match

The last 2 coins face off to decide BitPay Brackets 2022 champion. Voting is open from 04/04 - 04/05

BitPay Bracket Rules

  • Coins are ranked by market cap (as of 3/3/22), seeded and matched up against each other.
  • Voting is open to all. Select a coin from each match and submit your votes. One vote per email address.
  • Once each round ends, we will tally all the votes to see which coin moves onto the next round. A total of 4 voting rounds will take place.
  • In order to be entered into the prize drawing, you must vote in all four rounds of the tournament and use the same email address to submit your votes.
  • Why isn’t Bitcoin/Ethereum included? BitPay Brackets is intended to showcase the next big cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin and Ethereum are already leading coins, so we’ve omitted them to make room for a more diverse set of coins.
  • See complete contest rules here.

Win cool prizes just for voting for your coins

At the end of the tournament, everyone who voted will be included in a drawing to win BitPay prizes. Prizes include custom BitPay Vans sneakers and a custom APMEX 1 oz silver coin. In order to be entered into the prize drawing, you must vote in all rounds.

The Coins

Tether (USDT)

#1 Seed
Tether has gained popularity as an efficient way to store, send and receive money without the volatility of other cryptocurrencies.


#2 Seed
BNB provides exciting opportunities to explore Binance’s blockchain ecosystem.


#3 Seed
USD Coin is “digital money for the digital age”. The stablecoin is a joint venture between Coinbase and Circle, giving it extra credibility.


#4 Seed
XRP is the native token for the XRP Ledger offering fast transactions, almost zero fees and low environmental impact thanks to its unique Consensus mechanism.

Terra (LUNA)

#5 Seed
Terra is a stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar. It uses an algorithm which adjusts supply based on demand to maintain its value.

Solana (SOL)

#6 Seed
Solana aims to improve scalability with its hybrid use of proof-of-stake (PoS) and proof-of-history (PoH).

Cardano (ADA)

#7 Seed
ADA is the native token of the Cardano blockchain platform, which uses a unique dual-layer system.

Avalanche (AVAX)

#8 Seed
Avalanche is a competitor of Ethereum, claiming blazingly fast speed, low costs and a low impact on the environment compared to other cryptocurrencies.

Binance USD (BUSD)

#9 Seed
The Binance USD is a stablecoin offered by Binance in collaboration with Pax. It is a token on the Ethereum blockchain and backed by reserve assets and cash.

Polkadot (DOT)

#10 Seed
DOT is the native token of Polkadot, a protocol which enables cross-blockchain compatibility.

Dogecoin (DOGE)

#11 Seed
Dogecoin is the original meme coin. It continues to enmesh its community of energized and high profile supporters.

Shiba Inu (SHIB)

#12 Seed
One of the most notable meme coins, SHIB is an Ethereum-based coin supported by the SHIBArmy. It was founded on the idea of “collective decentralization” and love of Shiba Inu dogs.

TerraUSD (UST)

#13 Seed
TerraUSD is a decentralized stablecoin pegged to the US Dollar which offers high levels of scalability.

Polygon (Matic)

#14 Seed
The $MATIC token is native cryptocurrency of Polygon, a “layer two” chain running alongside the Ethereum blockchain.

Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)

#15 Seed
WBTC combines the notoriety of Bitcoin with the functionality of Ethereum.

Cronos (CRO)

#16 Seed
Cronos is the native token of the blockchain, Chronos Chain.