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.


Upcoming PoS Variations - How They Improve Your Staking Experience

12 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Chriss

The cryptocurrency world is always evolving, with better innovations coming into the ecosystem. Consensus mechanisms are not left behind when it comes to progression. When Proof-of-Stake got introduced as an alternative to Proof-of-Work, it already h...

Matic Network - Mainnet, Staking & Technicals Point Towards Price Surge!

15 Jul 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Sapphire

Life After The Dump I was not part of the initial Matic pump that took place towards the end of 2019 but saw my chance in December when the dump of all dumps took place. In a matter of weeks Matic dumped from approximately $0.042 to $0.012 in the mat...

Hive @leofinance witness steps up on 33rd place and soon challenges Top 30

2 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Behiver

LEO Finance growth is sustained by numbers and the economics is supported by ongoing projects development. December will be a hot month for this community that expects a new product in the form of a microblogging module which could be a game changer...

How To Earn More Staking Rewards - Simple Trading Strategy

5 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments TrixTrade

  Hey Crypto Passionate  I was always fascinated by the fact that we can really earn a passive income with cryptocurrency staking. However, staking crypto has pros and cons. Pros: it's a great way to make money when you sleep. Cons: You need a bag of...

Oasis Network token Rose is a growing flower

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Fab G

Oasis Network is an ambitious project which deserves a bit of attention. It is one of the best options to protect data, and there is for sure a need for that. Furthermore, it ambitions to create DeFi projects on its Proof-Of-Stake blockhain, with fee...

Is Algorand (ALGO) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations

13 Jan 2020 10 minute read 26 comments CryptoBoomer

Next-generation blockchains are all the rage at the moment. Everyone wants a little bit of Bitcoin and Ethereum’s market shares, but the former two have such a head start and made such progress that it is not going to happen without some incredibly u...

Tezos: a selection of exiting additions to look forward to in 2020.

27 Jan 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Allen Walters

LPoS staking rewards and the billions of $value of STO's that are announced to be launched on Tezos are things that get a lot of attention of people that speak and write about Tezos. But there is a lot more to be exited about when speaking of Tezos....

Staked Wallet, scam or legit?

20 Apr 2020 3 minute read 6 comments Pappura

  Hi everyone, I'm writing this because some days ago I've funded a link of this wallet and immediately think that that was impossible, but hey, that was for sure the max, so why not to try to download the app and see how it works for real. When I r...

Today In Crypto - April 14 Edition

14 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Sapphire

Mati Greenspan Says BTC Halving Will Be Nothing Like BCH And BSV! Mati Greenspan recently tweeted regarding his views of the upcoming BTC halving. Greenspan sees the BTC halving as a completely unique event and that it should in no way be compared to...

Stake : Everything you need to know about staking

8 Apr 2020 6 minute read 4 comments Creativeboy

Think of being able to mine without buying expensive hardware or doing any routine maintenance. This is about stepping cryptocurrency. So the potential way to make passive income in digital asset markets Have you heard about Stake cryptocurrency? Or...