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Is anyone actually mining this cryptocurrency? It seems a bit odd to say this is a proof of concept, without proving the concept by actually running the code. It might be happening somewhere, the topic just seemed avoided by the README.

Did you mistake Proof-of-Stake for Proof-of-Concept?

The Satoshi whitepaper that introduced Bitcoin was released before any running code and the code was in development for a while before the currency launched.

At this point in the development of cryptocurrencies there is room for experimental cryptocurrencies that aren't immediate attempts to get a production system running but provide research which currently adopted cryptocurrencies can draw from. Inventing a better jet engine should not require starting an aerospace company that builds and sells complete airplanes.

The is no mining in a proof of stake blockchain. Atleast not in the traditional proof-of-work sense.

Where does it say proof of concept? The repo describes itself as a first implementation of the model described in the paper.

They provide the code so you can prove the concept by running it yourself.

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