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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.


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...

Staking stablecoins and PoS coins: which is safer and more profitable?

9 Jul 2020 6 minute read 0 comments Kluma

As part of the launch of the first USD Neutrino  stablecoin, John Voronin, advisor and product consultant for the WAVES․Exchange multifunctional crypto exchange, analyzed and compared the stability indicators of stablecoins and conventional PoS crypt...

Proof of Stake Vs Proof of Work: The quest for healthier consensus algorithm.

4 Jul 2020 8 minute read 4 comments Dzoelx

Unarguably one of the biggest events expected to happen soon on the crypto space is ethereum moving from Proof of Work to Proof of stake. I’m sure a couple of investors just saved up at least 40 ether coins waiting to put them on the stake. Poor me!,...

An introduction to Tezos

10 Feb 2020 23 minute read 8 comments Allen Walters

Tezos main net has been up and running since the summer of 2018 without any major issues. In this period, Tezos' unique on-chain governance model, has since done what it was designed to do and took Tezos though multiple upgrade cycles, improving and...

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...

Next Generation of Cryptocurrency

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Jandmade

The NXT coin has had a growth of + 184300% since the launch of its ICO. (Yes, you read correctly. This is not an error: + 184300%) https://icostats.com/roi-since-ico NXT is the first blockchain 2.0, published and written in Java from scratch (which f...

Earn Passive Income From Staking Crypto

24 Jun 2020 4 minute read 10 comments cryptoforcanadians

I recently wrote a post on the different ways that you can earn interest on your crypto. In that post, I briefly mentioned "staking" and how it's another option to earn crypto on crypto but how it's slightly different from lending it out to earn inte...

Top Things You Should Know About Cardano (ADA)

15 Apr 2020 12 minute read 27 comments MuyAsk

Hey guys :) I’m back with yet another comprehensive list of questions and answers, this time for the popular and highly anticipated decentralized blockchain and smart contract platform – Cardano (ADA).  This piece lays everything out on the line so t...

Why Algorand Is Your Number One Solution For Staking

30 Mar 2020 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...