POW

What Does POW Mean?

POW means "Prisoner of War" and "Proof of Work." Here is more information about each of these definitions of POW.

Prisoner of War

POW is widely used as an abbreviation for the term "Prisoner of War." In this context, a POW is any person captured or interned by a belligerent power during war.

Proof of Work

In a cryptocurrency context, POW means "Proof of Work." It is a system by which cryptocurrency miners compete against each other to solve a complex problem. The first miners to solve the problem are rewarded with digital currency.

POW forms the basis of many cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. However, POW requires huge amounts of energy, prompting calls for a move away from POW in favor of Proof of Stake (POS), which produces lower energy emissions.

Summary of Key Points for First Definition

"Prisoner of War" is the most common definition for POW on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
POW
Definition:Prisoner of War
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Proof of Work" is the most common definition for POW in a cryptocurrency context.
POW
Definition:Proof of Work
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Specialists

Example of POW Used in a Text

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