At the moment, you'll have to read the technical documents on GitHub as well as many articles posted around. There's also a bunch of good stuff in the main board link. Having said that, yes, most of the technical stuff can be taken from Dash, Blackcoin, Bitcoin and Zerocoin.
We try not to compare but those are all PoW. PoW has poorly-aligned incentives when multiple currencies are GPU-mineable. Bitcoin is safe from this but there's a problem with an ever increasing power-requirement.Zcash is gives 10% of the PoW block reward to investors, founders and developers. PIVX is sorta like Dash (democratic funding) + Zcash (zero-knowledge proofs) + Blackcoin (PoSv3) + Monero (tail emission + elastic blocks + incoming I2P integration) + killer community (ambassadors, active members, DAO-funded projects) and reliable, innovative developers who have repeatedly unveiled completely new innovations eg. zPoS.PIVX has scalable privacy and high security regardless of how the computational landscape might change as well as a proven commitment to innovation.
And the tech is solid, I had 2 dash nodes back in the day. Had them since it was dark coin. I sold off when dash mooned to 5 bucks and felt like a genius cause I wouldn’t have to deal with keeping 2 masternodes up. Dude... don’t be me...
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Dash is making some cool progress. PIVX has a different set of challenges for the most part. Our Zerocoin transactions are much larger. This is why Bulletproofs could be helpful.We also have a tail emission and will have elastic blocks which in the opinion of some, has solved the scaling problem.Over time, thanks to our DAO, PIVX can fund it's own development. Our nodes and Masternodes will get more capable over time too.Dash has a long term plan to create Dash ASICS and hardware requirements for Masternodes. They will scale blocksize heavily. I think blocks go up from 5MB to several hundred megabytes.
So, Dash and Monero are PoW.Monero has a tail emission of 0.6XMR per block. This means miners are always incentivised to verify transactions even if fees are low.PIVX also has a tail emission which is the current phase. This is because we are PoS.PIVX is a fork of Dash which I believe is a fork of Litecoin which is a fork of Bitcoin. We utilise code from a huge range of currencies including Zerocoin.We have no smart contracts haha.