Our research leads us to believe that Proof of Stake (PoS) with fungible monetary staking, leads to corruptible behavior, and inconsistencies can occur in maintaining the truthful chain as the attacks can become cheaper, which can distort the source of truth.

Semada Proof of Reputation (PoR) consensus removes the corruptible influence of money by shifting stakes to intangible reputation. This protocol results in true decentralization and the associated economic security and stability, leading to improved behavioral incentivization in a positive reinforcement loop.

PoR is resistant to Byzantine faults, 51% attacks, stake grinding, the nothing-at-stake problem (tragedy of the commons), Sybil attacks, tyranny of the majority, liveness faults, DoS attacks, perverse delegates, censorship, and soft protocol changes.