Hey from Germany

Hi, my name is Max. I’m a self taught developer and haven’t had anything to do with dApp development until now. I’m excited about the possibilities and certainly about those dev docs here. However, I am concerned about the environmental impact. I did see Flow on a list of less energy intense blockchains but couldn’t find any more info. Could anyone give me a quick primer on this?

Hey Max,

FLOW uses what’s called Proof of Stake. Proof of Stake is a very different mechanism of securing the chain than Proof of Work, which you refer to, and which is employed by Bitcoin, Ethereum (currently, they’r switching at some point) and a couple of others.

You can read more here:

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Thanks, that’s what I needed to hear! I wasn’t able to find this info until now.

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