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Title: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: mirelo on February 01, 2017, 11:36:35 AM
(Since January 03, 2018, the paper has a new version (https://proof-of-loss.money/) including the pseudocode for block validation.)

An alternative consensus algorithm to both proof-of-work and proof-of-stake, proof-of-loss addresses all their deficiencies, including the lack of an organic block size limit, the risks of mining centralization, and the "nothing at stake" problem:

https://proof-of-loss.money/ (https://proof-of-loss.money/)


Title: How proof-of-loss addresses the “nothing at stake” problem
Post by: mirelo on February 06, 2017, 09:18:13 PM
How does proof-of-loss address the “nothing at stake” problem?

  • Transferring money requires transaction rights, which cost fees.
  • Each transaction consumes hence loses exactly as much in rights as its total size in bytes.
  • The spendable outputs of each transaction represent that loss.
  • The odds of chaining a block depend on the loss each of those outputs represents.
  • The reward for chaining each block is transaction rights instead of their price (in fees).
  • This reward is only saleable (for fees) in subsequent blocks.
  • If the same spendable output tries to chain two different blocks at the same height, then its earned rights are inherited by the spendable output chaining a child of either block.

This algorithm forces people to serially rather than parallelly chain blocks (“forcibly serial chaining” in the paper).


Title: Errata
Post by: mirelo on February 07, 2017, 09:23:30 PM
There was an error on page 5 of the paper, which made the block-chaining odds formula confusing. The error was in the text, not in the formula, and consisted on assuming the affected route as always being the rewarded one, which is false. The corrected version is already available at the same URL (https://proof-of-loss.money). The new file's date is 02/07/2017, and downloading it will probably require clearing the browser's cache.


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: cakravothy on February 07, 2017, 09:51:11 PM
what is content youre site mining or can get create trading portofilio
i am visit youre site only PDF content, not automatic calculate about proof of loos


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: mirelo on February 07, 2017, 10:08:08 PM
what is content youre site mining or can get create trading portofilio
i am visit youre site only PDF content, not automatic calculate about proof of loos

The site does not provide any financial services, just a PDF specifying a consensus algorithm called proof-of-loss.


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: blackhawk101 on February 08, 2017, 04:33:06 AM
I LIKE PROOF OF BOUNTY...

YOU SPAM TWETT TO HUNDRED PEOPLE, YOU PROOF

YOU WRITE SHITY TRANSLATION IN CANADIAN, YOU PROOF

YOU TRY MINE ON GOODWILL PC WITH NO KEYBOARD, YOU PROOF

BOUNTY  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: mirelo on February 08, 2017, 10:41:43 AM
I LIKE PROOF OF BOUNTY...

YOU SPAM TWETT TO HUNDRED PEOPLE, YOU PROOF

YOU WRITE SHITY TRANSLATION IN CANADIAN, YOU PROOF

YOU TRY MINE ON GOODWILL PC WITH NO KEYBOARD, YOU PROOF

BOUNTY  :D :D :D

I am not mining, except for some real feedback (the idea of proof-of-loss is precisely getting rid of mining).


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: mirelo on April 05, 2017, 07:19:46 PM
In addition to corrections and improvements, the paper has now an introduction with examples:

https://proof-of-loss.money/ (https://proof-of-loss.money/)


Title: Re: Proof-of-Loss
Post by: mirelo on January 04, 2018, 12:27:43 AM
The paper now includes the pseudocode for block validation:

https://proof-of-loss.money/ (https://proof-of-loss.money/)