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.


The Value of Real-World Problem Solvers

3 weeks ago 1 minute read 0 comments valuevision

PoS systems incentives miners and mining equipment producers only. You buy it and then you hodl it. You do nothing with it. You store it on your Ledger and wait for price to increase. Traders make some profit on it. I think BTC can be a store of valu...

POOL-X: The Best PoS Mining Pool Yet

12 Jan 2020 8 minute read 4 comments cryptosorted.info

Pool-X is the Next Generation POS Mining Pool supporting lockup crypto transactions, launched by the KuCoin Exchange in August 2019. In recent times, we have seen a great increase in the number and popularity of mining pools and innovative staking pr...

What is coin staking and how do you make money from it?

16 Feb 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Cryptonator`s Airdrop Hunt

Coin staking will become an attractive alternative to trading for many investors because it seems to be a safe haven. But how does staking work? What profits are possible and are there any risks? What is coin staking? Coin staking is basically a by-p...

Tezos (XTZ) to take on Ethereum (ETH) as number two Crypto?

15 Feb 2020 2 minute read 2 comments TiddyBit

Opinion: In recent days Tezos (XTZ) has taken many in the crypto world unexpectedly. With several gains and over shadowing many other coins it has many in the crypto world saying things from "SCAM COIN" to people trying to predict its demise. What is...

Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake vs Proof of Importance - Blockchain

2 Mar 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Gopherine

Cryptocurrencies are based on the decentralized database based upon consensus mechanism or in other words distributed ledger. Any data stored in this network are immutable(cannot be changed or deleted) as it is stored in different locations, without...

Tezos XTZ Soars and What You Need To Know?

15 Feb 2020 3 minute read 2 comments TiddyBit

First we already know the market is reacting to this. People like you and I got in early while others are catching up and others still claiming scam as they are left behind just like Bitcoin and Ethereum did its watchers.... This is great right?   We...

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....

Proof of Stake and Ethereum 2.0

1 week ago 1 minute read 0 comments SylarHeisenberg

The Ethereum Blockchain is facing big changes. Vitalik Buterin has now bundled the step-by-step development of Ethereum 2.0 into a roadmap. In a recently published roadmap, Vitalik Buterin has taken a look at the development of Ethereum 2.0. The Ethe...

Why Algorand Is Your Number One Solution For Staking

5 days ago 1 minute read 0 comments Sapphire

The Algorand Blockchain Enters The Limelight The last few months have seen Algorand release one staggering accomplishment after another. Though I suspect many would not consider the SOV building their national digital currency using Algorand technolo...

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...