31 Aug '14, 9pm

Bitcoin News in Review: Hal Finney, Mark Karpelès, Mining Gear, and More

Bitcoin News in Review: Hal Finney, Mark Karpelès, Mining Gear, and More

Bitcoin works on a Proof of Work (POW) system where the odds of mining a block depend on the amount of work done by the miner. This isn’t necessarily a bad system, although many argue that a Proof of Stake (POS) system is safer in the long run. POS systems ensure that a person can mine depending on how many coins he/she holds. As a result, a 51% attack is more expensive and less alluring with a POS system. However, hoarding can become a problem with POS, which is already somewhat of a problem with Bitcoin. No system is entirely perfect, as both have their merits and their flaws. Should Bitcoin use a mixed system in the future? Or should an entirely new system be developed?

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