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deciphering-the-differences-between-proof-of-stake-and-proof-of-work

As cryptocurrencies continue to evolve, two key consensus mechanisms have emerged for validating transactions on the blockchain: proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS). This explainer will examine how these protocols differ and the unique benefits and drawbacks of each. Consensus Mechanisms in Cryptocurrency Proof-of-work (PoW), first introduced by Bitcoin in 2009, requires miners to compete to