UNAJUA S12 EP2: What are 'Proof of Work' and 'Proof of Stake'? feat. Jordan Muthemba

Jordan Muthemba unpacks why consensus mechanisms are fundamental to enabling the function of cryptocurrency and blockchain tech and engendering user trust.

UNAJUA S12 EP2: What are 'Proof of Work' and 'Proof of Stake'? feat. Jordan Muthemba

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This is Part 2 of a three-part UNAJUA Series focused on what sets blockchains apart from each other. Seasoned Kenyan blockchain developer and Web3 enthusiast Jordan Muthemba shares insights on this series.

Jordan is a full-stack developer with over five years of experience in Kenya's buzzy IT scene. He is currently serving as a smart contract developer and Web3 project advisor on a handful of projects for the likes of Canza Finance, SendVillage and Ubrica. He is also an active Celo Community educator and advocate.

In this podcast, Jordan explains what consensus mechanisms are and breaks down how 'proof of work' and 'proof of stake' work.

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Useful References:

EXPLAINER: What is a Consensus Mechanism? by Benedict George (CoinDesk)

EXPLAINER: Proof Of Stake Explained by E. Napoletano and Benjamin Curry (Forbes Advisor)

THINK PIECE: Why Proof-of-Work Is Not Viable in the Long-Term by Michael Zochowski

PODCAST: What is Proof-of-Work vs Proof-of-Stake? Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms for Bitcoin and Ethereum By Carlee Holden (Blockchain for Beginners)

PODCAST STORYTELLING SPECIAL: Gqom: The Babusi Nyoni Story by African Tech Roundup

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