Creating new crypto coins using a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm. In contrast, proof-of-work (PoW) cryptos come into existence by being "mined." The mining and minting terms were created from real-world coin making. Gold and silver are "mined" out of the ground and then "minted" into coins for circulation.
In practice, the mining term is used in both cases; however, the distinction was created to differentiate between the two primary ways blocks are added to a blockchain. See proof-of-stake algorithm
, crypto mining
and consensus mechanism