Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS)

Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) is a consensus algorithm used in cryptocurrencies to validate transactions and produce new blocks on the blockchain. In DPoS, token holders elect a group of delegates who are responsible for securing the network and maintaining the blockchain.

These delegates take turns to produce blocks and verify transactions, creating a more efficient and scalable system compared to other consensus algorithms. Token holders can vote for delegates based on their reputation, technical abilities, and contributions to the network.

DPoS ensures a decentralized network by allowing token holders to participate in the decision-making process without requiring extensive computational power like in proof of work systems. By delegating the responsibility of block production and verification to a select group of individuals, DPoS improves transaction speeds and reduces energy consumption.