Most ‘staking’ (pos) projects have pre-allocated stakes to project insiders. An outsider has usually much smaller stake - a much smaller chance of gains .
In addition a person has to evaluate if the project has any utility outside of trading/financing/farming.
And, There is just too many ‘me too’ projects, assisted by the availability of open sourced code.
We have just published an article about our independent/’owned’ blockchain instance, which lists incentives:
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