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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.


Energi coin: A proof of stake coin enabling developers to build their Dapps on their network using solidity language

2 Oct 2019 5 minute read quintomudigo

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

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

18 Oct 2019 4 minute read 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...

Proof of Work (PoW) Vs Proof of Stake (PoS) Consensus Algorithm | An In-depth and Non-Technical Comparison

19 Jan 2020 10 minute read CryptoSorted

The two most popular blockchain consensus algorithms -Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). What are their basics, how do they work? Who invented them? What differentiates Pow and PoS and what do they have in common? Which one is more secure...

TerraceX.com-->>Terrabit.io | Earn CREDIT by mining based on POS algorithm (100% profit per year)

4 weeks ago 2 minute read Crypto_MD

"Update: Our upgrades have completed, welcome to the new home and new name of TerraceX to ........ Terrabit. The Terrabit name change is part of a holistic rearrangement of Terra's Asset's. We will bring more news and logo reveal before the end of th...

Is Cardano (ADA) a Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations

9 Dec 2019 6 minute read CryptoBoomer

A lot of cryptocurrency projects have emerged since Ethereum showed the world that a blockchain network could be used for much more than payments. If Bitcoin was the king of cryptocurrencies, Ethereum and the countless altcoins that followed were the...

Is V Systems (VSYS) A Good Investment? In-depth Analysis and Near to Longer-Term Expectations

30 Dec 2019 7 minute read CryptoBoomer

Blockchain projects are a dime a dozen now. This has attracted mockery from both those inside and outside the space. This is fair - so many projects these days seem to come up with a business idea without realizing whether or not the technology is ac...

Best Staking Coins For 2020

14 Jan 2020 5 minute read TrixTrade

Hi Crypto passionate, today I’am going to show you my top five best staking coins that generate passive income.   N°5 Reddcoin (RDD) Reddcoin is the first social media cryptocurrency, originally forked from Litecoin this OG coin has been there since...

Consensus Algorithms

24 Sep 2019 9 minute read viraladmin

The following post is a list of consensus algorithms that was originally posted in Portuguese at https://livecoins.com.br/algoritmos-de-consenso/. I have full permission granted to repost the article. Some formatting changes have been made. I make no...

What is Algorand (ALGO)? [A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding ALGO]

8 Nov 2019 7 minute read Mr.CryptoWiki

Several projects have emerged since about 2 years ago, working on solutions that take a unique approach designing the fundamental features that make up a blockchain. Whether it’s the myriad consensus algorithms or governance mechanisms, projects have...

The Most Important Development You Never Knew

14 Aug 2019 5 minute read viraladmin

Most people in the cryptocurrency industry have heard of the consensus mechanisms called Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS). Today I want to introduce you to a lesser known proofing mechanism and why this mechanism is so important. Proof of...