ValidatorBy CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
In contrast to mining on a Proof of Work blockchain network, Proof of Stake blockchain networks are secured by a distributed consensus of dedicated validators who have staked (locked into the network) a significant amount of token as long as the validator nodes are running. Validators are queued for block-signing based on a cambination of random selection, amount (weight) staked and length of time staked (age) and others depending on the design of the consensus algorithm.
Security Token Offering (STO) refers to a public offering for tokenized digital securities, or in short security tokens traded in cryptocurrency exchanges.
Transactions Per Second (TPS)
It is number of transactions done per second. For example, there are 10 transactions of Bitcoin done in 1-minute. The TPS would be 10 transactions/60 seconds = ~0.17 TPS.
A concept of identifying the developers of a project as a means of vouching reputation for a project
Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP)
Refers to improvement proposals for Bitcoin, used to introduce features or any updates on the Bitcoin network.
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