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.


ConsenSys Report: 78% of ETH Supply in Wallets Valid for Staking, Security Changes Recommended

20 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhi K

Blockchain software development company ConsenSys published its latest edition of the Ethereum 2.0 Economics review on July 16, a report which examines the state of the Ethereum (ETH) network as it prepares for the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade. It was author...

Proof-of-Stake: Crypto Staking Vs. Crypto Minting

18 Jul 2020 4 minute read 1 comment Chriss

Since its inception in 2011, Proof-of-Stake is quickly becoming the preferred consensus mechanism for blockchains. As a formerly unproven and untested way to verify transactions, PoS provides new ways for crypto holders to increase their holdings for...

DO or DIE for EOS.

18 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Tikyi Khant

Not gonna lie that I don't know much about EOS  except from the fact that it is ETH competitor.Last time I heard big thing  about EOS  was Voice.com  annoucement in 2019.Then it finally launched Beta on July 4,2020 after some months delay.Price has b...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Decentralized Staking Gets Better with Atomic Wallet

11 Jul 2020 3 minute read 4 comments RitabeII

Hello there and welcome to my blog. I trust you have been staying safe and healthy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  It is somewhat a good thing that Covid-19 ushered in a new era for the crypto space as we kee seeing several projects hit their hot spo...

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...

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...