# Proof of Spacetime

PoST

Rank #21

$3,156,139,213

0

1

Winners (undefined)%

24H

Losers (undefined)%

Rank | 21 |
---|---|

Assets | 1 |

21 | |

Marketcap | $3,156,139,213 |

Volume 24h | $201,565,480 |

Losers | 1 |

Overview

Assets

$3,156,139,213

Marketcap

$201,565,480

Volume

21

Rank

0

Winners

1

Losers

N/A

Change 24h

N/A

Change 7d

1H

-1.95

%

1D

0

%

1W

0

%

1M

-30.48

%

2M

-0.530

%

3M

9.72

%

6M

98.22

%

1Y

25.04

%

### About Proof of Spacetime

Proof of Spacetime is a consensus algorithm that was first introduced by the cryptocurrency project Filecoin in 2017. This algorithm aims to secure the network by requiring network participants to prove that they are storing a certain amount of data at a particular time.

The Proof of Spacetime algorithm is designed to be a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to the traditional Proof of Work consensus algorithm, which requires significant amounts of computing power and electricity. Instead, Proof of Spacetime requires network participants to store data on their hard drives and periodically prove that they are still storing that data by providing cryptographic proofs.

The algorithm works by randomly selecting a set of participants, known as "winners," to add new blocks to the blockchain. To be eligible for selection, participants must prove that they are storing a certain amount of data on their hard drives at the current time. This data is used to generate a cryptographic proof, which is then submitted to the network for verification.

If a participant is found to be cheating or attempting to manipulate the system, they can be penalized by losing a portion of their stored data or even being kicked out of the network entirely. This penalty system is designed to incentivize participants to act honestly and contribute to the overall security of the network.

The Proof of Spacetime algorithm has the potential to significantly reduce the energy consumption required to secure a cryptocurrency network, making it a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional Proof of Work algorithms. However, it is important to note that this algorithm is still relatively new and has not yet been widely adopted in the cryptocurrency community.

Overall, the Proof of Spacetime algorithm is a promising development in the field of consensus algorithms, offering a more efficient and eco-friendly way to secure blockchain networks.