Proof of Stake (PoS) - News, Opinion & and Analysis

Proof of Stake (PoS)

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Proof of stake (PoS) is a type of consensus algorithm used by a public blockchain network to achieve distributed consensys. It is an alternative to the widely known Proof of Work (PoW) consensus algorithm used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 

PoS was initially introduced in 2011 on the Bitcointalk forum to solve problems faced by the popular PoW algorithm. In 2012, a cryptocurrency named Peercoin was the first to implement the new consensus algorithm. Since then, a number of leading cryptocurrencies have adopted PoS including NEO, EOS, Cosmos, Waves, Tron, and others. Ethereum is also migrating to a PoS consensus algorithm with its upcoming Casper implementation.

The main advantages of PoS over PoW are energy efficiency, security, reduced centralization risks, new economic penalties to prevent various attacks, and the issuance of new coins can be reduced because participants are incentivised to stake coins to participate in the network rather than mine them. 

In PoS-based public blockchains, new blocks are forged or minted rather than mined like in PoW. The new blocks are minted from a set of validators who lock up their cryptocurrency into a deposit. Validators then receive a reward for staking their tokens and minting new blocks and validators with a larger stake receive more rewards. Therefore, individuals are incentivized to partake in the system. 

While PoS presents various advantages over PoW, it is not without downfalls. Some experts argue that PoS is not ideal for a distributed consensus algorithm, claiming there is a "nothing-at-stake" problem. However, there are different solutions that various projects are working on and implementing to combat issues surrounding PoS.

In this tag you can discover proof of stake (PoS) news, cryptos, opinions and analysis created by knowledgeable individuals on the matter.


Earn CREDIT by mining based on POS algorithm + 0.01% trading fee & 0% withdrawal fee. Latest Updates

17 hours ago 3 minute read 0 comments Crypto_MD

Disclaimer: None of the above content is to be considered financial advice.Everything written here is for informational purposes only.Always do your own research when investing in cryptocurrencies and always invest an amount that you can afford to lo...

Cardano Delegation - Staking in Daedalus wallet

2 Aug 2020 1 minute read 15 comments Cryptotexty

I decided to make this simple video to show you how to delegate your Cardano, ADA. Right now it is possible to delegate from Daedalus wallet, soon there will be possible to use Yoroi mobile wallet and browser extension.  So right now the only and be...

ChainX: Cross-Chain Mining and POS Voting Dapp

29 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments tipplenurkey

   This is quickly becoming one of my favorite earning methods and the first dapp I use consistently.  There are two basic ways to earn, both of which pay PCX: cross-chain mining and POS voting.  When I first started using ChainX, it was a little con...

Terra Credit - A Global Payment Solution Ecosystem

27 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Forexandcryptoauditor

Everyone now knows cryptocurrencies and their use. The main advantages are faster and secure payments. Still, these cryptocurrencies are not reached to many people and thus have limited access. Thus it needs global attention and wide reach so that mo...

A Complete Guide to Leased Proof-of-Stake (LPoS)

24 Jul 2020 4 minute read 4 comments Chriss

A consensus algorithm is one of the significant pillars of blockchain technology. Proof-of-Work (PoW), developed by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, was the first consensus mechanism. In essence, nodes compete against each other to validate a transaction on...

Today: U.S. bank regulator grands financial institutions the authority to custody crypto. And custody providers Hex Trust and BitGo announce they have added support for Tezos.

24 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Allen Walters

For holders of PoS chains and for Tezos in general this is very exiting news. Tezos has positioned itself as a very interesting asset that has a lot of interesting and unique features, but in this case two features especially. 1. Tezos core protocol...

ETH AT FINAL RESISTANCES BEFORE THE MOON! (Full Price Analysis)

23 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Tikyi Khant

This morning ,I received an alarm of ETH pumping up 20$ from tradingview alerts.So I decided to check my ETH idea which I published on July 13th, https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ETHUSDT/0w8JpFua-ETH-USDT/ This is the same 3D chart after today bre...

Final Ethereum 2.0 Testnet to Launch on August 4

22 Jul 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhi K

Ethereum platform launch organizer Danny Ryan has revealed that the final public testnet for Ethereum 2.0 will launch on August 4, according to a posting on a Discord channel. The testnet is expected to be running until at least November, as these te...

ConsenSys Report: 78% of ETH Supply in Wallets Valid for Staking, Security Changes Recommended

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhi K

Blockchain software development company ConsenSys published its latest edition of the Ethereum 2.0 Economics review on July 16, a report which examines the state of the Ethereum (ETH) network as it prepares for the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. It was author...

Proof-of-Stake: Crypto Staking Vs. Crypto Minting

18 Jul 2020 4 minute read 1 comment Chriss

Since its inception in 2011, Proof-of-Stake is quickly becoming the preferred consensus mechanism for blockchains. As a formerly unproven and untested way to verify transactions, PoS provides new ways for crypto holders to increase their holdings for...