There is a classic two-of-three trilemma with consensus algorithms: decentralization, scalability, and security. Without sacriﬁcing security, we are left with an inherent tradeoﬀ between decentralization and scalability. DAPoS is inherently more centralized than other consensus algorithms to achieve the level of scalability necessary for enterprise-level applications. Decentralization is not lost, however, since the Delegates are held accountable for their actions by their constituents, the Stakeholders. If the elected powers act maliciously or unreliably, the Stakeholders have the power to replace the incumbents with more trustworthy Delegates. Delegated consensus oﬀers the scalability of a centralized system, but leaves the power of governance decentralized in the hands of the Stakeholders.