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.


A look at 10 years staking return of Ethereum 2.0

25 Apr 2020 1 minute read 16 comments paragism

Cover Image Source Ethereum project became live in the year of 2015 through a successful fund raising. The idea of developing decentralized applications (DAPPs) caught the public attention very fast. Ethereum was promised to be the world computer. Si...

Passive Crypto income. Earn 1% a day. Start for free. NOT a ponzi or wallet scam

21 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments unicorngirl

Yes you really can earn passive crypto income through staking.  Y,es you can start collecting free coins to get you started. This is not one of those fake "wallets" that promise decentralization and unsustainable returns. You don't need to refer anyo...

Staked Wallet, scam or legit?

20 Apr 2020 3 minute read 6 comments Pappura

  Hi everyone, I'm writing this because some days ago I've funded a link of this wallet and immediately think that that was impossible, but hey, that was for sure the max, so why not to try to download the app and see how it works for real. When I r...

Exciting times with Ethereum striding towards Ethereum (ETH) 2.0

20 Apr 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Greenchic

  Image Source Topaz Testnet launch for mainnet Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 roll out Ethereum is a hot and happening crypto reflected in its appreciated price value of late. This 2nd largest crypto by Market Cap has been in news for the successful launch of...

INTRODUCING PZM CASH

20 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments EbriDan

INTRODUCTION  PZM Cash is a cryptocurrency that makes use of the algorithm consensus of proof of Stake, as a medium of digital payment in a large ecosystem that keeps increasing and in so doing increases the total wealth available in the community....

Loopring Staking [A Warning]

18 Apr 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bdk81

Dear all, Here I will post shortly about Loopring and you can read more on my previous post. Then I will explain why there is a word "Warning" in the title. My whole post will be a mix of multiple posts and current LRC price on market. Click here to...

Be Your Own Bank; Run A Masternode!

17 Apr 2020 4 minute read 1 comment binici

Are you wondering what it takes to become your own bank and how to feel empowered financially? Then this guide is for you! We’ll cover the keys to understanding what masternodes are and how to leverage them in order to keep the blockchain network eff...

Level up your Staking and Mastenode Experience with MyCointainer!

17 Apr 2020 3 minute read 3 comments anncrypto

  Forget about mining your favorite cryptocurrencies, why bother investing thousands of dollars over an equipment and spending too much on electricity when there are much cheaper alternatives that do quite the same? The Proof of Stake (PoS) to be exa...

Staking MHC on Cex.io - 20% yearly earnings

15 Apr 2020 3 minute read 2 comments Call me Steven

Yup, you read it right, I wrote exactly what I meant to write. Trust me, I thought it sounded insane (or at the very least a bit far-fetched) when I read it at first too. But it turns out, it isn't. It's totally and completely legit. Enough foreplay,...

Bitcoin moving to proof of stake?

14 Apr 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Nielsb

Bitcoin has been rumored to move to proof of stake, so why is that? Recently ethereum which is probably the most known cryptocurrency besides bitcoin has moved to PoS algorithm, and Niklas Nikolajsen (Founder of  Bitcoin Suisse, also predicts that af...