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Friday, August 10, 2018

Stake: Defined in CryptoCurrency

Stake: Defined in CryptoCurrency

 

Stake is defined as an amount of cryptocurrency deposited and risked by the user to become eligible to record and validate transactions in a cryptocurrency. His incentive is to earn transaction fees, his risk is losing his entire stake.


Staking is used in the Proof of Stake method as a more efficient and affordable way to mine. Mining is the process of recording and validating transactions in a cryptocurrency. With Proof of Stake, you can participate in mining after depositing a certain number of cryptocurrency in a known wallet. This is known as a “stake” or a “staked wallet”.


People who provide a stake are randomly selected to record and verify information on the blockchain. In most Proof of Stake systems, the larger your stake the greater your chances of being selected to record and verify the blockchain and then to receive the reward.

However, if the user records and verifies false information and is caught, his stake is forfeited. His incentive for staking is to earn transaction fees paid by users.

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