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Casper Proof of Stake compendium

Nick Savers edited this page Mar 14, 2019 · 33 revisions

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For an introduction to PoS, see PoS FAQs.

Casper FFG

Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG), AKA for short as Casper FFG, for PoS validation with Proof-of-Work (PoW). Resources include:

Casper CBC

Casper the Friendly GHOST: Correct by Construction (CBC), AKA Casper CBC; for full Proof-of-Stake (PoS). GHOST stands for Greediest Heaviest Observed Sub-Tree, and is a blockchain fork-choice rule protocol. PoS will be essential for the sustainability of Ethereum, drastically reducing its energy consumption while increasing scalability and performance. Resources include:

Further reading

Applications/Infrastructure using Casper

  • Rocket Pool: allows pooling, in alpha as of August 2018. "Unlike traditional centralised proof-of-work (PoW) pools, Rocket Pool utilises the power of smart contracts to create a self-regulating decentralised network of smart nodes that allows users with any amount of ether to earn interest on their deposits and help secure the Ethereum network at the same time."
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