Proof of Stake Alternatives

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on

Our great sponsors
  • Scout APM - Truly a developer’s best friend
  • SonarLint - Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint
  • InfluxDB - Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.
  • - Download’s Tech Salary Report
  • solana

    Web-Scale Blockchain for fast, secure, scalable, decentralized apps and marketplaces.

    Proof of History PoH is notably used for Solana. Creates time stamps that prove a block was created at a certain time. Transactions and events are hashed with the SHA256 hash function producing a difficult output that is almost impossible to predict and then using it for the next transaction. Think building blocks, if you remove one in the middle it all falls. The issue with PoH is the requirements to become a validator, strict hardware requirements, and a large holding of SOL, but at the same time, nobody can "control" the technology (unless you're FTX).

  • ethereum-org-website is a primary online resource for the Ethereum community.

    So Ethereum is merging to PoS soon, does that make it good? Well not exactly, PoS is still a system that enables the richest network holders to control the network. We can go back and forth about the pros and cons of PoS, but instead, let's briefly look at some alternatives and create a discussion.

  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • Website

    Proof of Work Bitcoin's Proof of Work, the original blockchain technology. You mine the token, receive it, and do whatever you want with it. Wanna earn more tokens? Use the earnings to purchase better equipment to mine more tokens. To control a large number of tokens in a PoW system, you'll need to constantly reinvest and upgrade your equipment to grab a larger market share. You mine an invalid block? Well, you wasted electricity to mine the block, creating a more natural ecosystem than PoS. On top of that, Bitcoin has its halving cycle.

  • effective-collective

    Facilitating collaboration & funding of social and elective projects through collective choice.🌎🌍🌏 Equal parts of Participatory Economics, Project-based Crowdfunding, and Universal Basic Income.

    I've described a system that could be modified to do something like this in Effective Collective, and the wider ideas in the Web 4 Manifesto.

  • web-4

    A description of the concepts surrounding the upcoming evolution of the internet ⚕️🌐

    I've described a system that could be modified to do something like this in Effective Collective, and the wider ideas in the Web 4 Manifesto.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

Suggest a related project

Related posts