Deflationary Tokens — The Complete List (2021) | What Are Deflationary Tokens?

Deflationary Tokens

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What Are Deflationary Tokens?

Deflationary tokens are tokens fashioned to reduce in supply over time.

a. ‍Buy-Back and Burn

This is where the company in charge of the project buys back a good portion of its coins from the market and burns them.

b. Burn On Transaction

Here, the contract of the coin specifies that a percentage of the tax collected from on-chain transactions will be burned.

List Of Deflationary Tokens

Top Deflationary Tokens

1. Bitcoin (BTC)

The first coin on my list of deflationary tokens is a tricky one as most persons believe that bitcoin is both inflationary and deflationary.

2. Binance Coin (BNB)

BNB, the native token of the Binance Network is also a deflationary token.

3. (CRO)

CRO is the native token of, a renowned cryptocurrency exchange.

4. Ripple (XRP)

XRP is another popular coin that made my list.

5. PancakeSwap (CAKE)

CAKE is the native token of the PancakeSwap ecosystem.

6. Solana (SOL)

Solana is one of the latest blockchains that is making waves in the cryptocurrency space.

7. Litecoin (LTC)

Here’s another Bitcoin look-alike that made my list of deflationary tokens.

8. Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

BCH also made my list of deflationary tokens.

9. Terra (LUNA)

LUNA, the native coin of the Terra ecosystem also made my list of deflationary tokens.

10. Polygon (MATIC)

MATIC is the native token of the Polygon Network.

11. Ethereum Classic (ETC)

ETC is an interesting coin that made my list of deflationary tokens.

12. SafeMoon (SAFEMOON)

SAFEMOON is a deflationary token that was created to solve the problem with ‘farming’ rewards, where early stakers earn from the highest APYs and newcomers don’t earn much.

13. Tenset (10SET)

10SET is the Tenset’s native token and it is deflationary.

14. Filecoin (FIL)

FIL is the native asset of the Filecoin blockchain, an open-source, decentralized storage, and content delivery network.

15. TRON (TRX)

TRON is a blockchain network that is committed to promoting the decentralization of the Internet.


BOMB describes itself as the ‘world’s first self-destructing currency’


NUKE is another deflationary token that made my list.

Other deflationary tokens that didn’t make my list are:

  • FTT
  • CRED
  • CRNC
  • OPTI
  • CBN
  • SWAP
  • HOPE
  • THUG
  • ADA, etc.

Deflationary Vs. Inflationary Tokens

Deflation Vs Inflation

What Does The Future Hold For Deflationary Tokens?

After studying the coins above, I observed that the success of deflationary tokens does not rely solely on the deflation system even though it contributes to it.

Look at this



This is where we’ll draw the drapes in our discussion on deflationary tokens. I hope it was worth your time.



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