Ramesh Karanam 5 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 51 Points View Profile 0 Ramesh Karanam BlockchainLearner Asked: January 30, 2019 What is Delegated Proof-of-Stake algorithm (DPoS) and how it is useful in Blockchain scenario? 0 Rate this post Details required as to how exactly DPoS works. ShareTweetShare0 Shares Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent CryptoDony São Paulo, Brazil 4 Questions 8 Answers 0 Best Answers 67 Points View Profile CryptoDony BlockchainLearner Added an answer on February 1, 2019 at 9:16 pm Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) was developed by Daniel Larimer, founder of BitShares, EOS and Steemit. DPOS is consensus algorithm or protocol like PoW (Proof of Work) used in bitcoin through “mining” process , PoS (Proof of Stake) used in Peercoin, PoS use a process og “minting”. Delegated Proof of Stake (otherwise known as DPoS) is a consensus algorithm maintaining irrefutable agreement on the truth across the network, validating transactions and acting as a form of digital democracy. DPOS is mostly maintained through the election process. ThE users of DPoS blockchain are voting for “witnesses” and “delegates” with placing their tokens on the name of their candidate (those tokens are not spend this way, they are just representing the position of stakeholder and remain his/her property). The witnesses and delegates position can differ in some cryptocurrencies. This roles can absorb another role’s functions and even eliminate it if necessary. The advantages of DPOS are: – Not require high power computing – Very fast consensus protocol or algorithm – Eco friendly, Low Enviroment Impact – Good democracy and Governance – Better security than traditional approachs against double spent – Users holding small stake can participate help with decentralization. Other currencies that use DPOS are Lisk, Ark, Nano, Cardano and Tezos. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Ashish Jaiswal 32 Questions 69 Answers 1 Best Answers 795 Points View Profile Ashish Jaiswal BlockchainProfessional Added an answer on January 30, 2019 at 7:24 am DPoS is a system in which a fixed number of elected entities (called block producers or witnesses) are selected to create blocks in a round-robin order. Block producers are voted into power by the users of the network, who each get a number of votes proportional to the number of tokens they own on the network (their stake). Alternatively, voters can choose to delegate their stake to another voter, who will vote in the block producer election on their behalf. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.