Anatoly Yakovenko claims that from an engineering point of view, proof of stake offers the same level of security as PoW

​Solana’s co-founder stated the need to switch Bitcoin to PoS

29.04.2022 - 13:45


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What’s new? The co-founder of the Solana blockchain Anatoly Yakovenko believes that the Bitcoin network should switch to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. In an interview for CNBC, he said that in addition to the negative environmental impact of Proof-of-Work (PoW), it would be “simply more efficient to build a proof of stake system.” From an engineering point of view, it offers the same level of security as PoW, Yakovenko explained.

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What else did Yakovenko say? He noted that because of PoW, bitcoin does not have a developed Layer-2 (L2) ecosystem, and now BTC plays the role of a store of value. “We’ll see what happens in ten years,” the Solana co-founder added.

“If it [Bitcoin] doesn’t move to Proof-of-Stake, nobody is going to use it,” Yakovenko stressed.

What events preceded it? Celsius Network CEO Alex Mashinsky predicted a record rise in the rates of major cryptocurrencies. In his view, BTC would break the $60 000 mark in 2022, while ETH would reach the $4500 mark.

Also, the former CEO of the BitMEX cryptocurrency exchange, Arthur Hayes, said that by 2030 the price of bitcoin could reach $1 million. One of the triggers for the first cryptocurrency’s rise in price would be inflation, Hayes claimed.


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