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55 Stories To Learn About Proof Of Work

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Let's learn about Proof Of Work via these 55 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.

1. Why Selfish Mining is Detrimental to a Blockchain Network

Selfish mining is a scenario where a miner mines a new block but fails to publish it for other miners to see and add it to the chain of blocks on their ends.

2. Ethereum's Deflationary Impact: What Investors Need to Know

What exactly does becoming a deflationary cryptocurrency mean for Ethereum? And why is this important?

3. The Future of PoW Mining After The ETH 2.0 Merge: An Overview

Bitcoin will most likely continue to use PoW. Post ETH 2.0, there is elevated risk of a much lower profitability for current ETH miners going forward.

4. The Pros And Cons Of Proof Of Stake Technology

There is no doubt that proof of stake (PoS) has become a popular consensus algorithm in the cryptocurrency world.

5. ETH-flexive

Either the merge happens, or it doesn’t. That is the future event we are trading. The merge itself is unaffected by the price of ETH

6. My 5 Favorite Proof of Work Cryptocurrencies

Proof of Work is an important aspect of the cryptocurrency solution. Here are my favorite Proof of Work cryptocurrencies.

7. Why Proof-of-work Will Always be an Essential Part of Ethereum

Justin Sun highlights why proof-of-work is an essential part of Ethereum, and lends his expert insights regarding the matter.

8. Bitcoin White Paper: 4. Proof-of-Work

To implement a distributed timestamp server on a peer-to-peer basis, we will need to use a proof-of-work system similar to Adam Back's Hash cash [6], rather than newspaper or Usenet posts. The proof-of-work involves scanning for a value that when hashed, such as with SHA-256, the hash begins with a number of zero bits. The average work required is exponential in the number of zero bits required and can be verified by executing a single hash.

9. Proof of Work is the Solution Not a Problem

Proof of Work is the most secure Internet protocol ever created

10. Proof of Work is a Tried and True Solution

Gold is the original Proof of Work to back a currency.

11. What is up with ETC in Context of the Imminent ETH's "The Merge"

An analysis on what may happen to the price of ETC in the context of upcoming the Merge of ETH moving from PoW to PoS

12. Coming to Consensus: Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake

An article that both explains and compares Proof-of-Work (used by Bitcoin and Ethereum) and Proof-of-Stake (used by many other blockchains)

13. Proof of Stake is an Old Solution

To call Proof of Stake a savior is a stretch. To call Proof a Stake a stopgap…perhaps. To call Proof of Stake something new is simply not true.

14. What is the Difference Between Miner Extractable Value and Maximal Extractable Value

Miner extractable value vs Maximal extractable value

15. What Ethereum's Move To Proof Of Stake Means

Two common PoS implementations are BFT and Ouroboros. Blockchains turn to PoS due to factions such as TPS, decentralization, tokenomics, and fast finality.

16. Algorand and the Blockchain Trilemma

Through a more clever mix of game theory and cryptography, Silvio Micali and his team might have created tomorrow’s infrastructure. Fast, secure and scalable.

17. One Hour of "Effective" Freelance Work is Worth 3 Hours in a 9-5 Job

One effective freelance working hour is worth two or three regular 9-to-5 working hours.

18. Carbon Footprint: Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake

Many tech experts argue about Blockchain's carbon footprints consensus mechanisms. Learn the pros and cons of proof-of-stake vs. proof-of-work.

19. Web3 is not About Blockchain or Decentralization

Web3 is not about blockchain or decentralization. It is about the democratization of the web

20. How Cosmos Proof-Of-Stake Helps Create a More Sustainable Blockchain Environment

At the heart of the mission was the need to address the throughput, scalability, and importantly, environmental issues associated with Proof of Work blockchain.

21. 10 Shared Beliefs of a Bitcoin Maximalist

While some maximalists assert that altcoins are just unregistered securities, most consider them technically and morally questionable, if not outright scams.

22. 51% Attacks Pose the Biggest Threat to Smaller Mining-Based Cryptocurrencies

A 51% attack is where an actor controlled over half of the mining power in order to reverse transactions and compromise the security of the network.

23. Reducing The Environmental Impact of NFTs and Proof-Of-Work

Why are NFTs bad for the environment? These are all examples built on blockchains that do not use Proof-of-Work or any other type of energy-intensive methods.

24. The Proof of Stake Trojan Horse

The Proof of Stake versus Proof of Work debate will affect how cryptocurrencies move forward.

25. Ethereum Enters New Phase of Adoption

Prices of ETH have gone bearish following the Merge's successful execution, which upgraded the Ethereum network from PoW to PoS in September.

26. What You Need to Know About Bitcoin's Energy Usage

Learn the truth about Bitcoin’s energy consumption and understand why its environmental impact isn’t as bad you think.

27. What Is Hashing in Blockchain: A Beginner-Friendly Guide

The implementation of a cryptographic hash function is beneficial to prevent fraudulent transactions, double spends in blockchain, and store passwords.

28. The Approach and the Solution to the Blockchain Trilemma

Kaspa has made the blockchain trilemma a thing of the past with it's approach and the solution to the blockchain trilemma... and it's an actual solution.

29. Perils of Induction: Doubting Thomases, Rigor, NFTs & Descartes

On this day, Second Sunday of Easter, also known as the Octave Day of Easter, White Sunday, Quasimodo Sunday, and Low Sunday, traditional Catholics following the traditional liturgical calendar in the Roman Rite, ponder the Gospel of St. John (here taken from the 1945 St. Andrew Missal):

30. Proof-of-Stake vs Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Time: What’s the Difference?

We'll look at the difference between these three algorithms - Proof-of-Stake vs Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Time and how they compare.

31. The Next Evolution in Consensus: Proof of Burn!

Koinos Group reveals the next generation of consensus algorithms with greater decentralization that proof-of-work, and greater efficiency than proof-of-stake.

32. Resisting Plutocracies In The World of Blockchain And Web3

Finding a human-centric solution to the problems that most blockchains face when it comes to fair voting in its currently plutocratic and unequal form.

33. The Art & Science of Node Monitoring

One of the hardest parts of designing a monitoring system is predicting everything that “might” go wrong. That only comes from experience, not just over time, b

34. What is 'Sharding' and UTXO Scaling for Blockchain?

We propose an improved algorithm called proof-of-less-work.

35. Differences Between Proof of Work and Proof of Stake Network When Buying Ethereum

Since the recent launch of Ethereum's new network called proof of stake, there have been multiple questions on how it differentiates from the already existing proof of work mining network and how it will affect people that buy Ethereum. It has become a major concern among investors, traders, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, and those who buy Ethereum.

36. Proof of Stake vs Proof of Work: The Case of Transaction Finality

In this article, we look at the two most popular consensus mechanisms - PoW and PoS - and show why PoW stands out in terms of transaction finality.

37. Undying Mining Dispute: Be PoW-conformist or Try Alternatives?

While traditional blockchains focus their rewarding on transaction processing, Proof-of-Data-chains are focused on data stored in decentralized filesystem.

38. Proof of Work (PoW) vs. Proof of Stake (PoS): Sharding Edition

The blockchain scalability problem is currently the main limitation for the mass adoption of blockchain technology. In the standard permissionless p2p blockchain design introduced by Satoshi Nakamoto, every node has to process all the data in the network.

39. The Ethereum Merge, Explained

Ethereum emits nearly the same amount of carbon dioxide as Singapore at this time and is the second-largest blockchain, after only bitcoin. If the Merge is successful, it will significantly reduce ethereum’s high electricity usage by almost 99%.Key Highlights

40. Layer 1 vs Layer 2: Where’s the Next Block Party At?

Layer 1 versus Layer 2 blockchain solutions. Layer 2 blockchain protocols have posted stellar performance in 2021. So what are they to a layer 1 solution?

41. The Essential Guide to Proof of Work (PoW) in Blockchain

Proof of Work (commonly abbreviated to PoW) is a consensus algorithm used for preventing the 51% attack or double-spends.

42. Is There a Security Vs. Coin Creation Trade-Off in Blockchains?

Recent years have sparked significant interest in blockchain networks. This has resulted in significant progress in the theory of such distributed networks. In particular, followers gathered more data about possible blockchain designs, their limitations, and their trade-offs. There's called The trade-off between security and coin creation

43. Of Blockchain Technology, Sustainability, and Applicability

INTRODUCTIONThe blockchain technology and the opportunities it created began to enter our lives about 10 years ago. The technology that we are most familiar with is Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that uses the blockchain technology. After the invention of Bitcoin many other cryptocurrencies have followed suit. Bitcoin is still at the top and was the first to introduce the Proof of Work algorithm, which we'll talk about in a moment, however, this system is now quite outdated. In this article we are going to discuss the technical aspects of the Blockchain technology, Bitcoin and the algorithms it uses and applications for the Blockchain technology.

44. Rising Gas Fees in the Run-up to Ethereum 2.0 Upgrade

Ethereum gas fees have been on the rise since the beginning of the year. In the latest developments, miners on the world’s second-largest blockchain protocol voted to increase the gas limit from 10 to 12.5 million Gwei. This increase of 25 percent in miner fees contributes to the more than 75 percent rise year-to-date.

45. Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake: How Different Are They Really?

Proof of work and proof of stake are the two most popular transaction validation methods on blockchains. Both have compelling arguments as to why they are more efficient, cheaper, more scalable or more secure, so let’s tackle what makes each different and why it matters.

46. Is Proof-of-Stake the Future of Consensus? Blockscale Doesn’t Think So!

Intel's new pro-mining ASIC chipset—Blockscale—isn't just efficient. It has the future of crypto adoption in mind and Intel is in the space for the long haul.

47. The Origins of Proof-of-Less-Work and More

A Founder interview with Cheng Wang, founder of Alephium and creator of Proof-of-Less-Work, an alternative third road in the world of blockchain staking

48. PoW-Based NFTs in 2021: A Comparison

There are three currently known PoW based NFTs for readers to compare and consider which would be the next hotspot and opportunity in the NFT market.

49. Crypto Energy Consumption: Clean & Green Could Be the Solution

For advocates of the widescale adoption of cryptocurrency, there is one major challenge that stands in the way of their dream coming true. Namely, the fact that mining cryptocurrencies require exorbitant — and seemingly wasteful — amounts of energy.

50. Looking Into Ethereum’s Merge And How KIRA Circumvents PoS’s Biggest Weakness

Ethereum's Merge switched the blockchain from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. While it addressed some of the old problems, it created a new set to deal with.

51. Halving Is No Longer Magic, but Not Yet a Messiah

Halving is an event when the amount of payment for cryptocurrency mining is halved compared to what it was before.

52. Why PoW NFTs are the Next Blue-Chip NFT Collections

PoW NFTs are still under the radar and this article will guide you through learning about PoW NFTs and understanding the values.

53. A Technical Q&A on Network Partition Attacks

Cryptocurrencies are prone to many different types of attack. As Bitcoin is over 11 years on the track, we know and were facing many different attempts on breaking its security. One of them is network partition attack.

But what about the Proof-of-Stake algorithms? Have they solved some of the vulnerabilities of Bitcoin and its Proof-of-Work algorithm?

54. Learn the blockchain basics - Part 2 : "Mining", "Miners", and the Proof of Work Algorithm

The second episode of this series describes the Proof of Work algorithm. After reading this article, you should have a basic understanding of the PoW algorithm.

55. Code A Full Node for A Proof Of Work Blockchain - From Scratch

Learn the basics of PoW Blockchain and create your own Coin

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