ELI5 : What is Proof of Trust (PoT)?
Proof of Trust is a consensus mechanism where users "stake" the trust they've earned in a network in order to verify cryptocurrency transactions.
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Proof of Elapsed Time (POET) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In this poetically named consensus mechanism, network participants prove that they have slept for a random amount of time before being able to mint a block. POET was released by Intel in 2016 and was originally aimed at trusted computing using Intel CPU’s. A special instruction set called Software Guard Extensions (SGX) allows programs to […]
Proof of Burn (PoB) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In the Proof of Burn (PoB) consensus mechanism, miners earn the right to mint the next block by burning some value in the blockchain. All proof systems are based on the principle that minting a block must incurr in some cost, otherwise fraudsters could inject invalid transactions into the blockchain. Bitcoin achieves this by making […]
Proof of Trust (PoT) Summary [Cryptocurrency consensus mechanisms]
In a Proof of Trust system, users in a network gain trust as they participate in special activities within the network. If a user tries to defraud the system, the trust is lost and they lose an equivalent amount in value (the cryptocurrency or token employed). In a Proof of Trust system, “trust” is staked […]
How can I sell Bitcoin?
There are many ways in which you can sell your Bitcoins. Over the counter (OTC) trade is growing everywhere, thus fulfilling one of Satoshi’s original ideas, which was to have a 100% decentralized P2P currency. There are also many centralized exchanges where you can safely trade your BTC for other cryptos, or even cash. In […]
Concepts In This Page
Cryptocurrency Tokens are coins which are managed using smart contracts stored on blockchain. A token depends on an underlying blockchain, whereas coins have their own sovereign chains.
A process or system by which multiple parties are able to reach consensus. In the context of cryptocurrencies, it's the process which allows for everyone to agree on everyone else's money balance. E.g. Bitcoin employs Nakamoto consensus via PoW mining.
Cryptocurrency Transactions (TX's) are the logical object which tie an unspent output to a new input, forming the chain which allows us to control address balances. Transactions are grouped into blocks which, when verified by mining or staking, form the blockchain.