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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.


What is staking? How to earn by staking?

24 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments tornadooo

Staking is a method of earning money by keeping crypto coins in your wallet for a certain period of time. It can be thought of as earning interest on bank deposits. However, unlike interest, it does not contain negative interest and you do not pay a...

Cosmos Staking is for the Serious HODLer

16 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments AlgoRhythm

I began my crypto journey in 2014 like many: buying Bitcoin and selling it for a decent profit at the time, only to realize I knew nothing about the reward of HODLing until watching all the lost profit of late-2017 while my BTC wallet sat at 0. After...

Proof-of-Stake Coins Rewards Explained - Passive Income?

7 Feb 2020 2 minute read 4 comments cryptowc

What is Proof-of-Stake (PoS)? As Investopedia defines, “Proof of Stake (PoS) concept states that a person can mine or validate block transactions according to how many coins he or she holds. This means that the more Bitcoin or altcoin owned by a mine...

Navcoin: A proof of stake coin for creating and issuing other tokens on its platform

18 Oct 2019 4 minute read 0 comments quintomudigo

    Navcoin is a native cryptocurrency of the Navcoin blockchain platform  created on the Navcoin blockchain network platform whose transaction takes place from one peer to another without involvement by the government thus is being considered to b...

AMA - Huobi Nigeria Recap

8 May 2020 6 minute read 1 comment NULS

The AMA was an interaction between Nuls led by Nuls West Regional Director Mario Blacutt popularly known as Berzeck, and the Huobi nigeria community, moderated by Cyril Oghenegueke. The AMA took place on the 6th of May 2020 at exactly 8PM GMT + 1. Th...

My intro to Masternodes

17 May 2020 4 minute read 1 comment PsklQc

Hi, let me introduce myself and what I pretend to do. I’m not a techy (if you are, please don’t read unless you want to laugh a little…) I’m just a normal guy with no particular skill with computer although with some background in finance. I’ve been...

Understanding Ethereum 2.0: Where are we on the timeline?

24 May 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Cryptohem

Ethereum 2.0 is one of the project which has been working since 2017.A vision of Ethereum in making a real supercomputer. And is one of the most long awaited scaling solution that will take the blockchain to proof of stake(POS) model. It was schedule...

Atomic Wallet - When the stakes are high

12 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Virendar

By now almost everyone has heard of Proof Of Stake (POS) tokens, and just like every other investment it is vital that we understand what we are getting in to, that's why I aim to tell you how easy it is to stake coins with Atomic Wallet in addition...

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...

Top 3 Coins For Long Term Holding & Long Term Profits

13 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Ede

I see so many 'Top Coins For July' and 'Top Coins for 2020/2021' posts and videos that I wanted to do my version. However, I prefer holding my coins a really long time, not just for a month, while profiting at the same and earning some interest in th...