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.


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31 Oct 2019 7 minute read 5 comments Mr.CryptoWiki

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A guide about: Proof of work, Proof of stake and others explained!

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Binance Soft Staking: how to easily earn from PoS

6 Feb 2020 4 minute read 12 comments Cryptomar

In my previous article "Staking: what it is and how to increase our profits with PoS coins" I introduced the topic of Proof of Stakes cryptocurrencies and how it is possible to earn through the staking of these currencies in a simple way, without nec...

Proof-of-Stake (PoS) Consensus Mechanism Review

1 week ago 6 minute read 1 comment Changelly

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I Successfully Stake Tron TRX Tokens. Here's How To Do It.

5 Feb 2020 6 minute read 7 comments SkinnerCrypto

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What is Ethereum 2.0? From Proof of Work to Proof of Stake!

5 days ago 4 minute read 2 comments LiquidAttic

I was reading a bit about Ethereum and came across an article about an audit performed on Ethereum 2.0. I found it interesting to share this with you. Today I want to talk about a major change for Ethereum that will likely be released in 2020 and lat...

Best proof of stake coins to stake for massive profits.

31 Jan 2020 2 minute read 10 comments MadMaxx

Proof of stake is one of the best ways to get free money just by owning a coin. I personally stake Tezos in the Trust wallet, but there are other coins you can stake to get a profit  Staking is simply the "donating" of your coins for the development...

My Partial Tezos Rewards Summary.

3 Mar 2020 5 minute read 0 comments TiddyBit

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How to stake your TrezarCoin (and withdraw from coinkit/graviex)

3 Feb 2020 2 minute read 0 comments lucasc

TrezarCoin is a hybrid proof-of-work / proof-of-stake cryptocurrency. Like Bitcoin, you can mine TZC (TrezarCoin), earning coin with your computation power. You can also stake it in your wallet, which is a much lighter task than mining and yields you...

Proof of Stake, The Best Way to Earn Crypto Currencies

1 week ago 2 minute read 2 comments CryptoPk

The question arises in your mind why proof of stake? and what are the benefits of it to earn cryptocurrencies. Well, the answer is Proof of Stake aka PoS is the easiest way so far to earn cryptocurrency without any hashing power. When you are earning...