Proof-of-Work works.

It is the most robust and battle tested machine consensus protocol in the cryptocurrency market, nearing 11yrs of uninterrupted operation for Bitcoin and 4.5yrs for Decred. It is also one of the least understood components of network design.

This article aims to provide an fundamental overview and analysis…


Realised Cap Primer

The Realised Cap is a metric originally developed for Bitcoin by the coinmetrics team in response to perceived shortcomings in the traditional Market Cap for valuing the network. …


Ethereum is currently deep in the negotiation process with respect to implementing the ProgPoW mining algorithm change. This has undoubtedly become a contentious issue with the community rising against the core developers, whom they feel ‘ninja-approved’ the ProgPoW EIP in a recent conference call. …


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17-Feb-2020

Decred is one of the most promising cryptocurrency projects and a sound competitor next to Bitcoin in the free market for scarce digital money. …


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1-Dec-2019

Decred is one of the most promising cryptocurrency projects and a sound competitor next to Bitcoin in the free market for scarce digital money. …


by Checkmate

14-Oct-2019

Disclaimer: Nothing contained in this article shall be considered as investment or trading advice.

Decred is one of the most promising cryptocurrency projects and a sound competitor next to Bitcoin in the free market for digital and scarce monetary assets. …


By Checkmate

Disclaimer: Nothing contained in this article shall be considered as investment or trading advice.

Bitcoin has a constantly developing suite of on-chain analysis metrics to aid traders and investors in making informed market decisions. This paper presents the Realised Value to Transaction Ratio (the RVT Ratio). …


Running a full node is one of the strongest actions of support you can do for a peer-to-peer distributed protocol. Every single node that runs on the network adds strength and resilience to the consensus mechanism and is the embodiment of strength in numbers.

At a personal level, running your…


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Disclaimer: Nothing contained in this article shall be considered as investment or trading advice.

Note — This paper now has a follow up study which formalises the findings. Nevertheless, it provides valuable background and the link to the second paper is at the end.

The market for fixed…

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Bitcoiner, Decred bull, BTC and DCR On-chain analyst — Education and Knowledge Sharing — ReadySetCrypto Analyst and Guide. Readysetcrypto.com

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