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Altcoins

An economic comparison of payment coins, who is winning the race?

Last week I created the Commerce Index as a means to measure a coin’s suitability for general commerce. In a nutshell it tracks the property of liquidity and low volatility. Both consumers and merchants want a currency that is stable and has high enough liquidity at the exchanges such that converting into and...

The Commerce Index

I’ve decided to come up with a new index to measure how suitable a coin is for generable purpose commerce. For a consumer to hold a coin in their wallet, they want good liquidity and low volatility. Similarly the merchant on the other side of the transaction want the same two properties. Good...

The Shitcoin Pattern

Seen this price pattern? Yes? Here’s another one… The first graph is XRP/Ripple, while the second one LTC/Litecoin. But really it could have been any altcoin through to 2014 so you should be familiar with it. It’s what I call the “Shitcoin Pattern”. Prior to 2015, nearly all altcoins exhibited...