PIVX is a cryptocurrency that is focused on privacy, speed, and low transaction fees. It was originally called Darknet and was forked from DASH. PIVX has a strong focus on community governance.
PIVX (Private Instant Verified Transaction) uses a privacy-centric Proof-of-Stake consensus protocol that allows anonymous staking.
Beam is developing a confidential cryptocurrency that uses the Mimblewimble protocol. It will have a Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus mechanism, and will enable private transactions that can be audited for compliance purposes.