Proof of Work & Proof of Stake
If you’ve been following crypto and the headlines around energy consumption, you’ve probably heard about Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS), but what are they?
In this FSI video guide, we’ll answer the most common questions surrounding the two most prevalent consensus mechanisms, including:
- What is a consensus mechanism?
- What is Proof of Work (PoW)?
- What are miners and mining pools?
- What is Proof of Stake (PoS)?
- Does Proof of Stake (PoS) require less energy consumption?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Series of 3~10 minutesLast updated3 weeks ago
Investor Psychology 200
Bull and Bear markets have official numerical definitions in terms of gains/losses, but they also have perennial characteristics marked by investors' breakdown in rational behavior. Bull markets are characterized by exuberance and valuations dramatically exceeding what a company could be expected to earn. Bear markets are characterized by pessimism. Active management versus passive management is a significant debate on Wall Street and will result in dramatically different investor behavior, depending on whether a strategy is active or passive. Before investing, you should decide whether an active or passive approach is better suited to your investment goals and time horizon. There are always unique catalysts and drivers of the market, but investor psychology associated with excess and overreactions has existed in markets since their inception.
Series of 1~6 minutesLast updated3 weeks ago
What Is an Inverted Yield Curve? Why Is It A Big Deal For Stocks?
The Yield Curve refers to the term structure of US government debt. Term structure simply refers to the rates of bonds of similar or the same quality across different maturities, either in a table or a graph. Since the risk-free rate (or what you could earn on your money without taking risk) is a vital component of many valuation methods, the proxy for this rate is incredibly important for financial markets. Since US government debt is considered the world's safest asset, various maturities of US debt assume this vital function for many different types of valuation models for both equities and derivatives.
Series of 8~18 minutesLast updated3 weeks ago
How To Pick Stocks?
Learn some stock-picking techniques to master your strategies.