Root Rank – Where Does It Come From?

Root Rank is a metric that combines many kinds of metrics into a single score. It does this by constructing a tree out of more than 20 metrics. Each metric has a raw score (e.g. 100 on-chain transactions per day), which is then converted into a rank by comparing this metric across all coins in…

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Stabilizing Crypto Markets- What would it take?

Stabilizing traditional financial markets currently falls to governments and large consortiums. What can we do to stabilize the cryptocurrency markets, intentionally built on the premise of decentralization and non-government control? Since Bitcoin was created in 2008, the strategy for stabilizing crypto markets has been to ride out the volatility and embrace the chaos. Traders are…

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Modern Portfolio Theory Statistics

Benchmarks: At Rootmont, we use a variety of benchmarks to measure the behavior of a coin in different contexts. Given a set of coins X and a specific coin c in X, we define the benchmark for X to be the market-cap weighted sum of the performance of all coins in X. Essentially, one can…

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Do you need blockchain?

Infographic based on a Medium article by┬áBart Suichies. DO YOU NEED A BLOCKCHAIN? Not all businesses actually need a blockchain. It is important that you study out for yourself whether or not blockchain would be appropriate for your business use case. Unlike many groups, we at Rootmont do not believe that blockchain is a magical…

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BLOCKCHAIN FOR BUSINESS

WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN? Blockchain technology is a new way of accounting that eliminates the need for trusted third parties. It is a breakthrough on the same magnitude as the invention of double-entry accounting. Blockchain technology uses strong cryptography, peer-to-peer networking, and byzantine fault tolerance to make a shared database (called a blockchain) that is extremely…

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