Questions tagged [proof-of-stake]

Proof-of-Stake model states that an individual can validate transactions according to how many coins they hold.

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Difference between staked and delegated tokens?

I'd like to clarify my understanding of staked and delegated tokens. Cardano website says: Ada held on the Cardano network represents a stake in the network, with the size of the stake proportional ...
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May I lose my coins when staking in Exodus wallet?

Is there any potential risk of losing all my ADA coins when staking with Exodus partner Everstake?
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Difference between Ouroboros' Proof of Stake and Solana's Proof of History

What are the key differences between Ouroboros' Proof of Stake and Solana's Proof of History in aspects such as security, decentralization, functionality, efficiency (such as number of transactions ...
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Ouroborous vs Tendermint [closed]

What are the relative advantages and disadvantages of Ouroborus (a Proof of Stake system) vs Tendermint (a BFT system)? Some high level advantages of Tendermint I've seen so far (though I might be ...
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What is the exact implementation of proof of stake in Cardano?

I have a rough idea of what proof of stake does. However, I'd like the exact implementation (not the code) but a high-level description with hopefully some actual number, e.g. how many pools verify ...
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How are the key parameters that control Cardano governed?

I am looking to understand the 7 special keys that control all the parameters for cardano. How it's controlled, who gets to control it, and what each parameter means.
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Does ADA have any credit features built into it?

Are there any feature of Cardano ADA or its ecosystem that make borrowing against ADA held easier or better than other cryptocurrencies? Will all credit require that an application be developed to ...
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Where can I find formal work comparing PoS and PoW models?

For some time now I have been trying to find some clear and objective comparison of proof-of-stake (PoS) and proof-of-work-based (PoW) consensus protocols. Unfortunately, pretty much every comparison ...
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How secure is Ouroboros Proof of Stake compared to Bitcoin Proof of Work?

It is generally thought of that Proof of Work is more secure than competing consensus algorithms. What security guarantees does using a Bitcoin PoW provide, and how does Ouroboros Praos compare? Will ...
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Is it possible that an honest validator node gets penalised in Cardano's POS scheme?

Want to understand if there can be scenarios where a stake pool gets penalised even though it does not act maliciously. If this risk exists, what are the possible cases that can lead to penalties and ...
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How is new ADA created?

In a Proof-of-Work protocol, a certain amount of the blockchain's native coin is issued with the minting of a new block as a way to reward miners for their efforts and involvement in the network. As ...