PoS Will Make Ethereum More Secure Than Bitcoin, Says Vitalik Buterin

Cointelegraph | Oct 12, 2019 at 4:33 AM
  • After the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm will be implemented in Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain, it would become more secure and costly to attack than Bitcoin (BTC).
  • If stakers (users who lock their coins) misbehave, their stake (the coins they locked) is slashed.
  • In the PoS system envisioned by Buterin, there’s a period of time after a validator creates a new block, during which this block can be challenged and potentially proven to contain illegitimate data.