The 8th February 2018 will mark two years since the Decred mainnet launched. Over the last 12 months the project has continued to make monumental progress towards developing the first truly decentralized cryptocurrency that is open, scalable, private, self-funded and autonomous. A decentralised cryptocurrency that is fit to serve the masses as a global digital currency. In 2017 the Decred development team engineered new features and tools that revolutionized the cryptocurrency space and solved the blockchain governance problem. In 2018 Decred will usher in a new era of blockchain technology. …


Decred is a hybrid Proof-of-Work (PoW) and Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency that offers many benefits over a pure PoW or PoS blockchain. The majority of these benefits come from Decred’s unique PoS system that works by locking up a chunk of decred coins into a “ticket”. A ticket represents a token to participate in the Decred PoS system, and if you hold a one then you’re a Decred Stakeholder.

The primary role of a Stakeholder is to govern Decred via the on-chain consensus voting system and the Decred Proposal System, Politeia. Decred Stakeholders have a real say in how the network…


Yet again, it’s been another busy few months for Decred! In the wake of the Atomic Swap release we’ve had several new developers jump aboard, three new exchange listings, a growing presence at conferences and events, and a new Decred community YouTube show. We’ve also had the release of the new Decred website, the start and end of the Lightning Network activation vote, the unveiling of the Politeia platform, and the news that ASICs will be coming to Decred! …


In late 2015 a group of Bitcoin developers proposed a solution to the governance crisis plaguing the Bitcoin network. As the creators of btcsuite — an alternative full node implementation of Bitcoin written in Go — they had first-hand experience of the problem. In a series of blogs, the team highlighted the extent of Bitcoins governance issues. To them it was clear, in order solve the problem they had to go back to basics, right back to zero to build a new cryptocurrency from the ground up, on the foundations decentralised governance. Shortly after, the group, known as Company Zero


So, you know that Decred aims to take decentralization to a whole new level, right? We’re talking a decentralized cryptocurrency with decentralized decision-making, decentralized funding, and decentralized development. Just when you thought the future of Decred couldn’t get any more decentralized, the release of a new tool has taken the concept one step further!

I believe the overriding goal of Decred is to create a truly decentralized infrastructure that’s ruled by its stakeholders. Decentralized decision-making via stakeholder voting is just one part of this infrastructure. …


Over the last few months we have seen a steady rise in demand for Decred right across the board. We’ve had a big increase in the number of people joining our community on all social networks, hash rate is booming, and relative to inflation the circulating supply of Decred is dropping!


There’s been a lot of debate recently within the Decred community about what the name “Decred” really stands for. We know that Decred means Decentralized Credits, but what exactly are Decentralized Credits? Why was it chosen instead of following suit with something like “Decentralized Coin” or “Decentralized Cash”? I believe that everyone will always be free to interpret the name Decred and Decentralized Credits as they wish, in a way that represents their own views and opinions. However, in this a blog I will explore what I believe Decentralized Credits might really stand for. The first word “decentralized” needs little…


It’s been a busy week for Decred, and things aren’t showing any signs of slowing down! This week we have seen the launch of a snazzy new update to the Decred Forum, the release of Decred v1.0.7, the 10,000 follower mark has been reached on Twitter, and with the launch of the Decred website in 13 different languages yesterday, it looks like this number is only going to get bigger!


“Anyone can take the easy road, for that reason it is the hard road that leads to the most beautiful destination” — Unknown.

Decred is unique, in more ways than one. It has an on-chain user activated hard fork (UAHF) voting system, a hybrid Proof-of-Work (PoW)/Proof-of-Stake (PoS) design, and a unique funding model. Each of these innovations have been developed with decentralized governance in mind. Why? Because we all know that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. A truly decentralized system has no single point of failure.

Decred’s on-chain UAHF voting system is just the outer…


“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” — Martin Luther King Jr.

We are now approaching the height of the Bitcoin civil war. If it previously wasn’t clear to everyone why Bitcoin needs a decentralized governance system — it is now. Over the next few weeks the fate of Bitcoin will be decided. As a result we are all feeling the knock on effect of the markets uncertainty. Worries of a Bitcoin split are causing volatility right across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We all want Bitcoin to resolve its governance issue. Peace for Bitcoin means…

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