Retired, finally. I enjoy learning about crypto and sharing my discoveries. Also, I follow the News closely and enjoy discussing current events. I have no political agenda, but advance views based in reality with a slant toward real world consequences.

What Are Decentralized Digital Identities and What Purpose Do They Serve?

4 Jan 2022 5 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

Introduction Tedious. That is the perfect word to describe the current state of providing and verifying your identity on-line. Other descriptive words and phrases include: repetitive; boring; time consuming; and let's face it, the all encompassing 'p...

With $24 Billion Matic Vulnerable Polygon Quietly Fixes the Code

2 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

Introduction Following the 'silent patches' policy, Polygon has reported it has fixed the current code bug behind closed doors. This policy was first introduced in 2020 by the Go Ethereum team under which the subject project reports their key code bu...

Could The Metaverse Provide Relief to the Struggling Music Industry?

30 Dec 2021 4 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

Introduction The music industry is suffering - badly. On a whole, it is experiencing declining revenues across the board, and adding to the malaise are the multiple concerts and shuttered music venues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This poses...

Evolving Past PoW and PoS Consensus Mechanisms - Proof of Burn

25 Dec 2021 3 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

Introduction: Why Proof of Burn (PoB)? Looking at Proof of Work (PoW), well, we all know it provides a high degree of decentralization, but at the same time PoW displays high degrees of inefficiencies. Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus mechanisms are go...

Splinterlands Chaos Legion Packs - (and why my investment goals went all to hell!)

12 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

So the Chaos packs have arrived and can be opened. I have managed so far to avail myself of opening 15 packs and have pulled several real good cards. I'm very pleased with the new cards but that is not the purpose of this article. You see, while I'm...

A Friendly Stablecoin With Benefits (or Why the Hive Backed Dollar is a Great Buy)

1 Dec 2021 3 minute read 0 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** With traditional financial institutions paying basically nothing on interest accounts and world governments threatening regulation of fiat backed stablecoins, the average investor needs a break. And the needed break is here - the H...

A No-Loss Lottery Providing Investment Returns? Welcome to Moonpot! (A Deep Dive Into Moonpot)

29 Nov 2021 6 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** So, you might be thinking this guy's gone totally nuts. Well folks, I haven't (at least not yet!). The title to this article may seem unbelievable but trust me, keep reading, it's 100% genuine, First things first, let's get all the...

THORChain - Finding Renewed Success Through Aligned Incentives

28 Nov 2021 6 minute read 1 comment kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION / BACKGROUND*** 2021 has not been an easy year for THORChain by any stretch. The summer brought three exploits to this chain all within one month. In July, as a result of these exploits, the price of RUNE, the protocol's native token,...

Finding Relief at the American Gas Pump (A Fix for the Energy Component of Current American Inflation)

26 Nov 2021 4 minute read 2 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** The idea of American energy independence had all but been forgotten. After all, we gave up being energy independent in 1957. But during the Trump administration a pledge was made to restore energy independence and in December of 20...

Three Psychological Effects to Avoid to Make You a Better Investor

25 Nov 2021 5 minute read 3 comments kev_nag

***INTRODUCTION*** If we find ourselves in a position where we have a solid trading plan in place and are still losing money, it is time to look inside ourselves and examine our own psychology to attempt to discover a solution. In dealing with our ow...