Jackson Palmer / Crypto Explained

This video is an archived copy from the "Crypto Explained" series, originally published to YouTube.

What is Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake?

Originally published: 2017-07-06

In this video we look at the challenges of establishing distributed consensus in a cryptocurrency and some potential solutions to the “byzantine generals’ problem”: Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS).

For an excellent, detailed breakdown on some of the finer details of proof of stake, check out the Ethereum FAQ.