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Casper vs Cardano

As Cardano is ranked #4 in terms of market capitalization (~$70bn), by far the largest PoS network, we shall try to understand the reason for this valuation. We shall be inspecting both the protocol and adoption strategy and conclude why we believe Casper is stronger both in terms of longer term fundamentals, but also short term relative value. As we…

Casper vs Polkadot

Within this article, we shall do a mini deep dive into the Polkadot 1 blockchain, specifically the sharded architecture and parachains, and conclude with comparisons to the Casper layer 1 blockchain. We shall argue that with the increased capabilities of bridging between blockchains, the focus should be on developing secure layer 1 chains (potentially with varying characteristics) and then applying…

How To Choose A Validator

In this educational piece I want to highlight the true risks and considerations you need to make when choosing a validator to stake your valuable CSPR tokens. There are a lot of misconceptions that you have to pay a higher fee to ensure the safety of your tokens or have to delegate to a larger node, is is all incorrect….

Casper vs Avalanche

Within this article, we shall do a mini deep dive into the Avalanche layer 1 blockchain, specifically the Avalanche snowball consensus protocol and conclude with comparisons to the Casper layer 1 blockchain and CBC consensus protocol and finally argue why we believe CSPR is the stronger of the two tokens. As we have extensively covered CSPR in our previous articles,…

Bitcoin Mining – Hashrate & Difficulty

This article is aimed to educate on the topic of Bitcoin mining. As Bitcoin is a large driver of the overall market, its wise to understand the dynamics of how it is mined. We shall over: Overview of bitcoin mining – what is entailed Mining rewards / schedule Difficulty Hashrate Mining pools Hash Ribbons / Miner Capitulation and Buy Signals…

Casper vs Solana

With the recent increase in the price of the Solana (SOL) token, reaching a market cap of $18bn, we thought we would do a mini deep-dive into the project, highlight comparisons with CSRP and conclude why we believe CSPR is the stronger of the two tokens. Additionally we shall cover what we believe are the drivers of the SOL price…

Blockchains For Enterprise

In this article, I shall focus on some use cases for enterprise blockchains, when it is suited and why we think CSPR has strong future in within this sector. Recalling from our previous article covering Crypto Past, Present and Future, we discussed how the crypto market has evolved, some factors driving the current price action and also where we think…

Casper Accounts

The below characteristics have were highlighted in a post from the CasperLabs CTO Medha Parlikar: Accounts in Casper are more than just a key pair – they have a full data structure around them. Each account has ‘Associated Keys’ and each associated key has a weight. The default is 1. Accounts can have up to 1000 associated keys. Accounts also…

AMA with Medha (CTO CasperLabs)

The below AMA (Ask Me Anything) was conducted with Medha Parlikar the CTO of CasperLabs) on 02-Aug-2021 and based around pre-submitted questions from community. The questions were grouped into the following higher level topics: Introduction General Network Marketing Enterprise Focus Introduction Would you kindly share some insight into your background and personal journey working at CasperLab?, Maybe also some insights…