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.


Thundercore coin: A proof of stake coin for game developers rewarding users for leasing their coins to secure thundercore network

2 weeks ago 5 minute read quintomudigo $0.30 tipped

  Thundercore coin is a native cryptocurrency of the thundercore blockchain platform  created on the Thundercore blockchain network platform and is compatible to ethereum virtual machine and whose transaction takes place from one peer to another wit...

ICON coin: A delegated proof of stake coin for creating Dapps and creating and issuing Dapps token

1 week ago 5 minute read quintomudigo $0.27 tipped

            ICON coin is a native cryptocurrency of the ICON blockchain platform  created and issued on the Ethereum network but was later transferred to  the ICON blockchain network platform whose transaction takes place from one peer to another wi...

What are masternodes?

3 hours ago 2 minute read ChrissCrypto $0.26 tipped

What is a masternode? Masternode is a full node (and full node is simply as a computer in a network that has a complete, current copy of the blockchain ledger) or computer wallet that keeps the full copy of the Blockchain and updates it in real-t...

Coinbase just started baking their XTZ and you can now delegate your XTZ while keeping them on Coinbase.

5 days ago 1 minute read Qrcollector $0.22 tipped

Tezos uses LiquidPoS, which gives Tezos token holders (XTZ) the possibility to bake or delegate their XTZ. (Staking) This gives you a return of around 5.5% on a yearly bases. You can start up a node if you own 8k + XTZ, and XTZ holders with less fund...

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

3 weeks ago 4 minute read quintomudigo $0.16 tipped

    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...

Ethereum will be more secure than bitcoin after pos update

4 weeks ago 1 minute read CryptoArgha $0.12 tipped

Ethereum is worlds second largest crypto currency  in terms of daily traded volume   Recently the devs of  Ethereum implementing a new Pos (proof of stake) Algorithm on the Ethereum blockchain    On Ocotobor 10 in a Devcon conference of Ethereum whic...

What are the advantages of joining MyCointainer Community

1 day ago 2 minute read ChrissCrypto $0.11 tipped

Good morning, everyone!   For barely 1 month now, MyCointainer has opened its newest community portal, intended for the MyCointainer community On this one you can: Visit MyCointainer website Inform you of the latest updates Participate in surveys Tak...

After Coinbase made it possible to stake Tezos on their exchange, OKEx will do the same today.

5 days ago 1 minute read Qrcollector $0.10 tipped

Yesterday OKEx was open for Tezos (XTZ) deposits. Today trading will be possible (USDT and BTC pairs). Also yesterday: Coinbase made it possible for their users to delegate (Stake) their XTZ while keeping them on Coinbase instead of a Tezos wallet. T...

MyCointainer - Staking platform

3 days ago 2 minute read ChrissCrypto $0.10 tipped

  Hello, today let me introduce you to the MyCointainer website   As you may already know, current technologies are evolving exponentially, and many of us are quickly outdated, if we don't keep up with the times, and gradually we are leaving a variet...

OKEx and Coinbase staking their Tezos as of today. Kraken announced to make Tezos staking possible soon.

5 days ago 1 minute read Qrcollector $0.07 tipped

One after the other, big exchanges make it possible for their users to stake their Tezos (XTZ) on their platform. Yesterday Coinbase announced 5% yearly returns for their users who choose to stake their XTZ. Today OKEx announced they will offer the u...