Work Is Timeless, Stake Is Not

“Collectibles” or “proto-money” in history all had one thing in common, unforgeable costliness — or at least unforgeable costliness in the context of their times. From sea shells, furs, teeth, to precious metals to minted coins. As PoS merely involves the temporary lockup of existing capital and does not consume said capital, it does not satisfy the unforgeable costliness requirement that Nick Szabo identified as one of the 3 key properties of money.hould be Proof-of-Temporary-Stake (PoTS).