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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.


Atomic Wallet - When the stakes are high

12 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Virendar

By now almost everyone has heard of Proof Of Stake (POS) tokens, and just like every other investment it is vital that we understand what we are getting in to, that's why I aim to tell you how easy it is to stake coins with Atomic Wallet in addition...

AltBet: A Gambling Proof-of-Stake Cryptocurrency with Passive Income Opportunities

5 Jul 2020 7 minute read 0 comments Wantandable

What's the first thing you should do when you have a lucky day at the casino? The answer is NOT to "let it ride!" and gamble away all your new money. It's to walk away. And with Altbet the answer is to get your ABET off of the gambling platform and i...

This is when Zilliqa will break $0.03

16 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Vms_Crypto

Zilliqa has been on a major tear in the last few months dwarfing gains made by large cap coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Gains of over 530% within 2 months have not gone unnoticed. (Source: Trading View) With prices currently $0.0250 (time of writin...

What is staking?

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Kluma

What is staking? Staking (from the English stake - “rate”, “part of the profit”) - receiving passive income from cryptocurrencies on the PoS algorithm and its variations. The essence of the process is to keep coins in your wallet to obtain the right...

Get Ready! Ethereum 2.0 is Coming!

16 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments PhoenixDev

Although it has already been delayed for some time, the release of Ethereum 2.0 may be near. Although initially projected for January 2020, error and vulnerability detection and correction is taking a long time. But on June 10, the company Prismatic...

Matic Network promises 120% profit staking

30 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments InsanisFox

Blockchain startup Matic Network has announced the launch of the first tranche of its ambitious staking program, which includes huge returns for external crypto network validators. Quick reference: Matic is an already working decentralized applicatio...

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...

The Third Implementation of the Community-centric Delegation Campaign & the Second One-year Token Burn Plan!

7 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Cosmos Network Family and Friends

In April 2020, the IRIS Foundation Rolled Out a Community-Centric Delegation Campaign & the Second One-Year Token Burn Plan. The results of the third implementation are as follow: IRIS Foundation made a distribution to delegators with an amount equa...

PoW and PoS mining.

3 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Jandmade

In the crypto world when we talk about mining we refer metaphorically to the process of extracting cryptocurrencies. There are several types of mining even though the most recurring are the so-called PoW and PoS. PoW is the acronym for Proof of Work,...

Coda Protocol: The Small Blockchain with Big Plans

2 Jun 2020 5 minute read 6 comments Mynima

Introduction This is a project I found just under a year ago while I was looking up zk-SNARKS. The team are currently in the testing phase of the program and looking towards building on the open testing, the incentive of which is currently to be cons...