Why Ethereum and other blockchains are going to Proof of Stake?


Why do they want to leave Proof of Work? Which problems do they want to solve? Is PoS more or less democratic than PoW? Why is introducing PoS hard and risky? After a clear explanation of Pow and poS as general solution to bizantina problem in distributed trust less p2p systems, we will try to explore these themes giving something to reflect and hints to answer these question yourself.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Stefano Maestri

Manager, Software Engineering - Red Hat

Manager of Software Engineering at RedHat with decades of experience developing distributed systems in Java. I joined Red Hat 10 years ago focusing on JEE server development, leading JCA integration and focusing on different application server aspects. Recently I focused on coordinating and actively participate in MicroProfile implementation in WildFly, bring cloud-native technology working together with consolidated JEE standards.

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