I am posting this article with the permission of Angrywasp, Nerva’s creator.
Since this is a very new project, first some technical info.
Nerva is a fork of the already well-known project Masari but also gets some code directly from Monero.
Nerva also tries many other things. The main innovation consists of the CN Adaptive algorithm and the extra fast emission of the coins.
CN Adaptive makes Nerva GPU, ASIC and Pool resistant. The fast emission on the other hand will make it finally clear what happens when a coin has only tail emissions. Many projects out there work with tail emissions, but nobody has researched what happens when this point in time is reached.
All of this gives Nerva an experimental touch, which was the intention in the first place.
Nerva also sets standards in terms of environmental friendliness.
Since every node that wants to mine has to have the complete blockchain, it is a good idea to mine Nerva on old hardware. Almost any decommissioned PC can be used to mine Nerva instead of being thrown away. No hardware ever has to be produced specifically for mining Nerva.
Nerva’s community is growing fast! It didn’t take long until the first helpers came forward with new logos, a lot of testing, support, and suggestions for further development.
Bugs are constantly being fixed and shared, especially if they affect other CN coins. Not only upstream but also into the broad. Nerva’s community has recently pointed out a bug that affected almost all CN coins, and it was promptly resolved.
All this can be summarized in Satoshi’s real vision.
I know that this term is used far too often, but this one time it is true.
To my knowledge, there is no coin out there that is technically better suited for total decentralization than Nerva. Every node is a vote - As it was always intended.
For all of you who now think, “I’ll take a closer look,” here are a few links.
An interview with Angrywasp and Rocksteady from Turtlecoin
Nervas Twitter account
You will surely find the Ann thread yourself, otherwise you would hardly read on cryptomoonshots.com.