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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.


AltBet: A Gambling Proof-of-Stake Cryptocurrency with Passive Income Opportunities

5 Jul 2020 7 minute read 0 comments Wantandable

What's the first thing you should do when you have a lucky day at the casino? The answer is NOT to "let it ride!" and gamble away all your new money. It's to walk away. And with Altbet the answer is to get your ABET off of the gambling platform and i...

Proof of Stake Vs Proof of Work: The quest for healthier consensus algorithm.

4 Jul 2020 8 minute read 4 comments Dzoelx

Unarguably one of the biggest events expected to happen soon on the crypto space is ethereum moving from Proof of Work to Proof of stake. I’m sure a couple of investors just saved up at least 40 ether coins waiting to put them on the stake. Poor me!,...

PoW and PoS mining.

3 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Jandmade

In the crypto world when we talk about mining we refer metaphorically to the process of extracting cryptocurrencies. There are several types of mining even though the most recurring are the so-called PoW and PoS. PoW is the acronym for Proof of Work,...

Peercoin: Pioneer of Proof of Stake

1 Jul 2020 1 minute read 11 comments Renan Rosa

Have you ever heard about Peercoin? We can consider Peercoin as one of those dinosaurs that exist since the most remote eras of the crypto and blockchain, as old as Bitcoin and Litecoin, we can consider it too. Besides a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency,...

Matic Network promises 120% profit staking

30 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments InsanisFox

Blockchain startup Matic Network has announced the launch of the first tranche of its ambitious staking program, which includes huge returns for external crypto network validators. Quick reference: Matic is an already working decentralized applicatio...

How to Stake Komodo on Atomic Wallet!

28 Jun 2020 2 minute read 8 comments SamBTC

I recently wrote a post on how was my initial experience staking different coins on Atomic Wallet. In case you missed the article you can find it here - https://www.publish0x.com/crypto-projects-sams-reviews/my-first-week-of-staking-crypto-xdrdgml On...

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28 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments FreedomBuilder

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A guide about: Consensus Algorithms in the blockchain world

26 Jun 2020 7 minute read 0 comments LiquidAttic

This post took a little more time and more research than I am used to. I myself wanted to know how different blockchain consensus algorithms work and how they were chosen. Today I want to talk about different blockchain consensus algorithms. There ar...

What is staking?

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Kluma

What is staking? Staking (from the English stake - “rate”, “part of the profit”) - receiving passive income from cryptocurrencies on the PoS algorithm and its variations. The essence of the process is to keep coins in your wallet to obtain the right...

Earn Passive Income From Staking Crypto

24 Jun 2020 4 minute read 10 comments cryptoforcanadians

I recently wrote a post on the different ways that you can earn interest on your crypto. In that post, I briefly mentioned "staking" and how it's another option to earn crypto on crypto but how it's slightly different from lending it out to earn inte...