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.

Ethereum's shift to proof-of-stake could finally open the GPU market back up

27 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Lukros76

Nvidia recently cited that Ethereum 2.0 might shift the demand of it's GPU's but it's also certain that it would do the same thing for other GPU providers like AMD, Asus and Intel. With Ethereum 2.0 moving from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (...

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27 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments coinpass Global

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Polygon (MATIC) Explained

25 May 2021 6 minute read 15 comments RelyOnCrypto

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PakCoin (PAK) - A coin for Pakistani People and and for those who like Pakistan.

24 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Crypto Mihawk

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Pandacoin (PND) - A coin for the masses.

21 May 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Crypto Mihawk

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How to stake your ATOM and earn 9%+ APY - step by step guide

21 May 2021 5 minute read 1 comment lukasz_d

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21 May 2021 1 minute read 4 comments TokenOnFire

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42-coin (42) - Store of value.

19 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Crypto Mihawk

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zkTube Testnet Smooth Run Marks a Giant Leap for L2

16 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Alice Smith

  One small step for zkTube, one giant leap for Layer 2   As one of the most promising expansion solutions, the zkTube protocol has attracted attention since the beginning of the project. The mechanism was first proposed by Vitalik Buterin, a second...

Ethereum market cap is already half of Bitcoin... Get ready for the big flippening

15 May 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Cryptofab

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