The cryptocurrency market has seen perhaps its wildest year since Bitcoin was launched in 2009 and it could leave the cryptocurrency space in a far worse situation after the dust clears.
Which piece of news surprised you the most in 2022, and how did it change the space for better or worst? In the case of Decred, we’ve achieved several monumental milestones.
The first-ever cross-blockchain atomic swap happened between Decred and Litecoin networks. Litecoin's design prioritizes transaction speed and low transaction fees.
The feeling was extraordinary, Being able to do work for and be paid by a decentrlized protocol is extremely powerful. The fact that you simply need to provide honest work and add value to the community was mindblowing to me.
Crypto has been a revolutionary technology that has triggered notable changes in the world of finance (and tech). It has presented us with a more dynamic and flexible way of storing and transacting with money, making the financial system a global stage. However, the prowess of crypto can only be
Decred is moving into an era where it no longer has to rely on centralised exchange listings to transact or exist! Peer to peer exchange is the now (P2PFi)
Decred grows and flourishes because the roots of the project are strong, and the branches are wide.
Join the Decred community on Twitter Spaces and discuss your thoughts on the project and the wider crypto industry.
This month in the journal, Decred gains a seat at the political table when our timestamping service is used to combat fake news. The development team release a series of updates for Decred Core, DCRDEX and decred.org
Occasionally, it's the simplest of ideas combined with innovation that changes the world. DCRDEX makes P2P trading possible and here's what it can do!
Decred is less than seven years old and during this time has built a platform that embraces the ethos of open-source, permissionless, non-custodial, decentralisation. The set of questions, I have for this series of articles, are: * How does this stuff work? * How does the technology connect? * And how do you
The saga of FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried and Alameda Research has taken many turns this past week. We’ve seen a series of events where FTX customers have been denied access to their funds and ultimately a report of these funds being depleted.
The 2022 Brazilian election, which held its second round on October 30, was the biggest in the history of Brazil's young democracy. More than 120 million voters went to the polls in two rounds to elect representatives of the legislative and executive. People from all around the world turned their
I can tell you until I’m blue in the face how great DCRDEX is, but it all means nothing until you see the process, and then try it for yourself.
Sometimes users, promotion, and adoption come from the most unusual places or when the tools are used in creative ways to solve problems.
In this show, we’re exploring crypto as a store of value vs crypto as spending money. And the underlying values of the Decred project.
Blockchain is the foundation of cryptocurrency, allowing users to freely transact without needing intermediaries. Unlike our traditional financial system, blockchain networks are built to be censorship resistant. In other words, anyone can utilize the financial functionality of blockchain protocols without facing any form of restriction from network validators. The term
This month in the world of Decred, Brazil's future President uses our time-stamping, LTC Markets on DEX, and Dcrd v1.7.5
Jake Yocom-Piatt, Project Lead at Decred, comes on the Digital Cash Network podcast to break down the project's hybrid security model,
The purpose of Zcash is to allow people to send and receive funds quickly, cheaply, and privately. This article aims to do an honest comparison between Decred ($DCR) and ZCash (ZEC)
Once you are all setup with DCRDEX and your wallets are populated with coins, the bulk of what comes next is on the markets page. Let's have a look at setting up a trade.
Privacy is the single most important element of a financial system. The only people who would advocate for a system without privacy, for all, is someone who aims to benefit.
When I hear Decred being criticised for not having x feature or not being able to do the latest buzzword. I remind myself – Decred already does what it’s meant to do!
The new issue of Politeia Digest is out now. Two new proposals since last time, one of which has already been approved. The live proposal is for a renewal of @dcrtimestampbot.
In this Q&A, we’re joined by Decred Politeia developer Tiago Alves Dulce. For those interested in their work and contributions, these can be found on GitHub – https://github.com/tiagoalvesdulce. tiagoalvesdulce - Overviewtiagoalvesdulce has 13 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.GitHub For those not familiar, Politeia
Let’s take a first look at DCRDEX and do an overview of the layout for the platform. Starting from Decrediton as this is easier for new users.
When looking for cryptocurrency marketing content, you quickly realize that most of the investment is made by crypto exchanges.
DCRDEX P2P exchange using Atomic Swap Technology is HERE!. QUICK NOTE: Not all exchanges are built equal! DCRDEX, is a first of a kind, Peer to peer permissionless exchange. Decred is the only network building tools for a peer to peer environment.
Decred Journal is here and it's huge! DCRDEX v0.5 public release now includes more wallet options and trading pairs including Litecoin LTC. Decred Lightning Network node count and capacity are also on the rise...
Over the past few months, Decred has seen a substantial uptick in media exposure and interest. Last month in particular saw a spike around the release of DCRDEX 0.5.3 and the Litecoin (LTC) Pairs.
News from the crypto space, privacy coin ZCash in under attack, a spammer has taken advantage of the fee structure of the shielded transactions to highlight a weakness in the protocol design.
To hold all the cards is to have all the resources or advantages needed to be in control of a situation. To be dominant in a group, to be in the strongest position, to have an edge, or to have everything in your favour. From its earliest developments, Decred has
Eduardo F. Lima III joins us to talk about his legal research paper “But Who is in Charge of Decred?”
In Decred’s case peer to peer cash was just the beginning, this idea must evolve, to be better than what came before. A modern cryptocurrency must be able to seamlessly integrate and operate throughout the crypto ecosystem. The future is Decred! The future is P2P exchange.
Decred project released its decentralized exchange (DEX) DCRDEX v0.5 on September 28, 2022. This release brings more token support and make atomic swaps easier for users.
You may know Rio de Janeiro for its beautiful beaches, landscapes, and carnival. Earlier this year, Rio hosted the "Rio Innovation Week" meeting. This event wanted to be a space for discussion and presentation of ideas that could help the city with its many problems. Rio's Mayor, Eduardo Paes, was
I won't sugar coat it, everything look really bad. Stonks, crypto, everything. All the momentum gained from past weeks is retraced. But as we all know, that's where all the hands get shaken out...or we just capitulate again for the nth time. 🙃
Decred is an evolving beast that has many principle narratives that revolve around the technical and blockchain design components. Decred is an Armoured Lizard
On the same night, I read “Blockchain Governance: Programming Our Future” I thought Decred most resembled what he was talking about. I never looked back. The Rabbit Hole is REAL.
Decred’s PR team “MondePR” have been hard at work securing articles and media on some of the biggest publications in finance and the crypto space. These efforts help to increase the media presence of Decred and get the project in front of a larger audience. This month they've secured
Decred is in full build mode but where to start! An overhaul of the decred.org website? Politeia new release? A massive upgrade for DCRDEX? Or the many fixes and improvements …
As we’ve seen throughout this DCRDATA series, there is a wealth of information on offer to help you better understand how the project is performing. DCRDATA is the place, if you need to validate information for Decred’s hybrid blockchain.
This week started with trends pointing to 14k Bitcoin but ended with a bang showing a strong sign of strength from BTC and the S&P.
Decred Monthly Recap - New Website, Dev Updates, Politeia 1.4.0, Articles + Interviews & More!
For many people in our community and the wider crypto space, stablecoins are the holy grain. Stablecoins are the one tool that could connect this space to traditional finance and a broader array of merchants. To this point, we’ve seen the worst of stablecoins! Centralised, high fees, not-stablecoins that
In this show, we’re exploring some hot topics surrounding Decred and its evolution. This show is a salute to lukebp – The Decred Roundtable is back!
On Saturday 8th, of May 2021 at block 552,448 Decred passed a vote to introduce a new Treasury Spending rule, where stakeholders vote to approve how funds are spent. This is yet another milestone in Decred's history, making it increasing more decentralised.
Initially, I was curious about the work paradigm that the project adopts. I was surprised to hear how Decred funds the work of contributors from all around the world with no central command.
The treasury was designed for one purpose, to fund the longevity of the project. There are a few reasons behind the decision to build a DAO. The first and most obvious was to pay for Decred’s development long into the future.
The Decred heartbeat and the moving parts of a Decentralised Network and Organisation. Health and wellness are the most important things in your life. They impact how everything else happens, and the heart is at the centre, making sure lifeblood is flowing to all parts of the body. This is
Crypto still looks terrible right now! The markets are likely going to pull back but if you're a bull it could present one last solid buying opportunity
DCRDEX added support for new type of Bitcoin wallet, Politeia is getting close to a new release, @jy-p mentioned in an interview something big is coming.
Roughly 2 years ago, it was clear to stakeholders that the messaging on our website was in need of an update. "D.R.E.A.M. 2: Dream Harder" aims to resolve this.
Monde PR is working to increase the media presence of Decred and each month secures articles and media opportunities that result in more people knowing about the project, which contributes to its growth.
There isn’t a day that goes by that Decred isn’t building and improving. There isn’t a day that goes by where its developers aren’t producing some of the most innovative code in the cryptocurrency space. But how does the project continue this progress? How does it
In this show, we’re talking Tiny Wallet 2, Decred's Lightning Network, Lightning Chat and DEX integration. We’ll also be exploring Decred’s future as it evolves and creates an array of off-chain web3 experiences.
Development Work Surging Across Many Repos - LN, DCRDEX, Politeia, DAO & More
Decred shows that besides having its own democracy, the tools and features of the project can also help democracies around the world. Transparency is very important for public life!
The early days of the Internet were magic: the possibility of an emergent global, decentralized society that transcended nation-state borders and where people could share data freely. It was the province of the technically savvy and academia back in those days. Up until the so-called Eternal September in the early
Crypto just went through the largest forced liquidation in it's history. The sheer brazen negativity is palpable. Last time, I told you I had some next gen hopium. Here is your purple palm tree delight.
In this article, we’ll look at several items from the DCRDATA menu bar, which can be useful but are all too often overlooked, specifically we’ll look at the Cost to attack calculator, chain parameters and agendas.
Digital currency challenges the old ideas of value & exchange value because of new propositions made possible by technology; propositions that are at least equal to & often vastly superior to gold & fiat. The paradigm shift that is intrinsic to this digital landscape could not exist before its creation. This ability for
“Our actions in the present build the staircase to the future. The question is whether that staircase is going up or down.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
Decred has many unsung heroes in the community and in today’s interview we meet another of Decred’s low-key developers who works diligently on various initiatives including Politeia and Decred Brazil.
Voting on treasury spends is back, seven proposals on Politeia, DCRDEX Ethereum smart contract audit, two exchange listings, a regular bison dev update, and more.
The market is still behaving very indecisively due to inflation, fed rate hikes and a laundry list of other items. Let’s run through the market, draw some lines, and take a few hits of hopium.
In this series, we aim to find out a little more about the developers who make the Decred project possible. The aim is to touch base with what they are up to now; where they see the project going, and to find out more about what brought them to the project.
Decred has an expanding development and community base, in this months news recap we look at some of these activities including Decred's First DAO Payout with the new rules, DEX Solidity Contract Audit, Mixing all time highs & so much More! Listen to the podcast: Content and Points of interest: * 0:
This time out, we'll be looking at how the economy has played out over the last few years and where it might be headed. The idea of a two tiered economy isn't new, but is becoming more relevant.
In this issue we'll look at what's been happening in the world of Politeia and how the Decred community has reacted to the latest proposals.
Block explorers offer a wealth of information, and DCRDATA is leaps and bounds above even the most popular explorers. There is still more to cover and in real terms we’ve only just scratched the surface, but this is a good point in our journey to say, comparing data is
This has all the signs of market bottoms. Is this the bottom? or is it just halftime? Let's break it down and see how bullish the signs are!
May was quite an epic month for Decred: The four consensus changes; two interim bug fixing; GoDCR; Decred Magazine launched and so much more ...
GoDCR is a new Lightweight SPV wallet for Decred. Written in Go as an alternative implementation to Decrediton's Electron version. This new framework will also enable a streamlined and consistant approach to porting wallets across platforms including ios and Android. GoDCR Proposal on Politeia: https://proposals.decred.org/record/0.
Original twitter threads by Jake Yocom-Piatt Seeing all this doom and gloom from the crypto domain is funny. the fed put should have died in a fire long ago, but has been zombified as a result of a competition between The United States and China to see whose economy will
Financial freedom is breaking away from reliance on others and removing the dangling carrot that controls our every decision.
Everything you need to know about Decred is on-chain! The transaction charts tell the story of increased network participation.
Applesaucesome always tells it like it is - “The markets still look terrible. Sentiment somehow feels worse than 2018. Everyone thinks there will be one more terrible drop. But remember, it’s crypto!
Brought to you by @Exitus @DecredSociety and Dave Collins. The show aims to look at current social, economic and crypto news and how it relates to Decred.
Changing the name becomes exponentially harder the longer we wait. So let's make a decision.
invezz.com sat down with Jake for a pretty intriguing interview about Bitcoin, Decred and more. Company 0 has written code that has been used in the composition of several Bitcoin-related projects, including the creation of Lightning Network Daemon
The Decred Journal team are back with a new proposal. After the old proposal ended at the end of 2021 the Decred Journal and Politeia Digest have been unfunded for five months, and inactive for most of that time.
Decred’s proof of stake is the counter security mechanism to mitigate against potential miner bad behaviour. It’s also used as the governance mechanism for consensus changes and treasury spending. In this article, we’ll focus on the POS charts and what the information is telling us
The markets are incredibly boring right now. There's just really nothing to report on as we wait for the next leg of movement.
Charts let you build impressions of performance, for now, the past and for the longevity of a project. let’s start by looking at the Proof of work charts found on DCRDATA and the stories they might be telling and what you might look out for as the data progresses.
So far in 2022 there have been four Politeia proposals published, all approved with 96%+ support — funding has been extended for Politeia and DCRDEX development, along with video production and the @StakeShuffle_ Twitter bot.
By having no closed off values, all participates get the opportunity to make up their minds if Decred Is performing to their expectations before participating in the monetary system.
Everyone is down hard this week. Many underwater, many liquidated or on the verge. If you can survive this (and you will) you’ll come back stronger. I believe crypto has a future and Decred will be part of it. Enjoy your new staking rewards, Bisons!
After Decred reduced the mining reward to 10% per block there was always going to be some fallout. But the question should be, Is this the start of a trend that moves away from POW? and what can miners do to prevent more projects exiting the Proof of work economy?
On the same day that Decred’s DCR coin supply passed the 14 million milestone, Decred also passed four consensus upgrades that will pave the way for the projects long term future.
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Decred News Update for April 2022
Decred is adaptable! As the environment changes, we must change with it. This is hard to do whilst remaining true to your principles and your ethics. Be Water, My Friend. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put
What is a block explorer? and how can it help me understand the value contained in the network?
Peer-to-Peer Atomic Swap Trading by Exitus @exitusdcr
Full nodes are the backbone of Decred. By validating and broadcasting transactions without relying on third parties they help keep the network decentralized. Each full node added to the network adds to its security and robustness.
"If someone has their head in the game, they are paying very careful attention to what they are doing". Decred focuses on fixing problems with inovative technology. Whilst others are refusing to think about unpleasant facts, although they will have an influence on their situation going forward. Decred's tech is
Instead of slavishly celebrating Proof of work, let’s take a moment to compare it to Proof of stake.
Decred is working towards becoming the first blockchain to be hard fork only / Explicit upgrade.
Potential for Crypto to frontrun?
Twitter thread by @behindtext, title might be a little misleading. Bitcoin Maxis turn away now!
For this stream, we’ll look at the various Decentralised Exchanges currently available, including DCRDEX, and look at their market place and how they differ from each other.
tradFi still in direct control
This integration has seen some interesting development and the usual contention.
Finding support on two indicators
Decred is demonstrating its willingness to build at a slower pace than other projects with a resolve to getting things right and put the security of the project before all other aspects.
Macro mean reversion on EMA and Ichimoku cloud. Weekly range holding.
Decred and the State Of The Market is brought to you by @Exitus and @DecredSociety and aims to look at current social, economic and crypto news and how it relates to Decred.
Join Dajana and Exitus as they walk you through some of this months top Decred news. It's an exciting time to be a Decred coin holder!
Taking a look back, over the course of six years worth of development.
Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules.
It’s been a hell of a year! But really, you can’t tell the story of Decred in 2021 without revisiting the starting point of the cycle. In…
To do something, act, or behave in a manner that does not conform to the standard, prevalent, or popular societal norm. Decred goes against the grain in both the crypto and conventional world. By not permitting rent seekers and free money capitalism, Decred limits its exposure to the main stream
Starting with the payment for November work, payments to contractors will from now on be made from the new treasury following the decentralized voting process.
This proposal requests $1,684 for work done on phase 2 of the @StakeShuffle_Twitter bot, which regularly tweets usage stats for Decred’s StakeShuffle mixing.
If crypto was a videogame, DAOs are the final boss. Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and DeFi are reinventing money and finance, and DAOs will build on these primitives to create powerful new digital organizations.
A huge proposal to change the distribution of Decred block rewards so that PoW miners get a much smaller share was published, discussed, and has now been approved.
This proposal would change the issuance of new DCR from the current proportion (60% PoW, 30% PoS, 10% Treasury) to lower the share of rewards going to PoW miners to 10%, and re-allocate those rewards to PoS voters who would then receive 80% of newly issued DCR.
Decred project lead, Jake Yocom-Piatt, sits down with Eduardo to discuss JY-P's most recent politeia proposal to change Decred's PoW/PoS subsidy split from 60/30 to 10/80. Join us live Friday, December 3rd at 1pm EST * 0:00 Intro * 1:36 - initial conversation with TacoTime * 4:44
Decrediton is a full-featured desktop wallet app with integrated voting, StakeShuffle mixing, Lightning Network, DEX trading, and more. It runs with or without a full blockchain (SPV mode).
Part 2 uses on-chain analysis to try and fill in some of these gaps. We begin our on-chain journey by looking at the DCR that was sold on DCRDEX and working our way backwards.
Politeia passed the third anniversary of its launch on October 16th, and this post from @richardred has some stats and graphs about the last year and the first three years in general.
Eduardo will be sitting down with Coin Artist, CEO of Blockade Games and a long-standing #Decred community member. Coin Artist was recently named Forbes Nifty50 for her pioneering work in crypto gaming. She is the inventor of crypot puzzles and has built various products in the digital-asset space including Neon
dcrd is a full node implementation that powers Decred’s peer-to-peer network around the world.
StakeShuffle privacy, Politeia proposal viewing and notifications, and a Dark Mode for the UI. Links and changelogs and contribution graphs on GitHub are provided by way of progress report.
Implementation of the Revert Treasury Expenditure Policy consensus change (DCP-7) has been merged (following some preparations to make it easier to review). If the vote passes, the spend limit will be based on the treasury’s historical income and not its historical spends
The early days of the cryptocurrency industry embodied the wild west of free markets. An anything goes culture of market manipulation, exit scams, and behavior that would undoubtedly be illegal if brought into the spotlight.
Content for this edition was authored by @richardred with review and minor fixes from @bee and @degeri.
Eduardo will be sitting down with Chris Dannen, Founder and Managing Partner at Iterative Capital. Iterative Capital is a New-York based cryptocurrency investment manager with holdings in #Decred. According to Iterative's website, "[Iterative's] focus on decred is merited by its innovations in the area of organizational design. . . . Decred has surpassed
Eduardo will be sitting down with Jonathan Chappelow, Lead Software Developer on Decred block explorer and DCRDEX, to discuss DCRDEX version 0.3, which will be released along with Decred v1.7 release. We will discuss the upcoming DCRDEX features and answer community questions in relation to DCRDEX 0.3
Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. * 0:00 - Intro * 0:26 - Development Updates * 2:48 - New Exchange Listings * 2:55 - Network Stats * 4:53 -
In this episode of Decred in Depth (Live) Eduardo will be sitting down with two crypto legal experts, Stephen Palley and Gabriel Shapiro (Lexnode), to discuss the current state of digital-asset regulation and the future of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. We will be joined by Decred core developer, Luke Powell, who
It has been a big month for interviews, with Decred in Depth recording episodes with a number of well-known community members, and some other publications and podcasts featuring interviews with project developers.
Eduardo will be sitting down with Notsofast, long-time #decred hodler, altcoin miner, and aspiring metaverse champion. We'll be discussing the current and future state of #Decred. Particularly, Notsofast's opinion on mining, DCRDEX , lightning network, and the direction for the Decred DAO. We will also discuss gaming, the metaverse, and NFTs.
Content for this edition was authored by @richardred with fixes from @bee.
Eduardo will be sitting down with Dominic Frisby, comedian, voice actor, author, and financial writer, to discuss his recent Politeia proposal. Frisby's proposal involves Decred sponsoring the first-ever full-length feature funded by a DAO and released into the public domain with no copyright. Frisby's proposal has garnered much attention from
Another theme of the comments is wanting the documentary to feature Decred more heavily. There are also community members who support the proposal in its current form, and some who have stated they are still considering it.
I will be sitting down with anonymous Decred community member, @fst_nml, to discuss the $100,000 commission he funded for the development of Decred integration with Thorchain. Join us live this Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 1PM EST. * 06:40 tell us about your background * 09:20 Why did
Payments from the new decentralized treasury infrastructure are currently blocked and will be delayed until a new consensus vote takes place to implement a change to the consensus rules. Contractor payouts will continue via the legacy treasury until the changes are deployed and activated.
Content for this edition was authored by @richardred with fixes from @bee.
Payments from the new treasury are blocked for several months by a bug in expenditure policy implementation. The test treasury spend transaction mined on May 22 triggered an overlooked condition in the safety mechanism protecting from spending too much DCR in a short period of time.
Latest release of our flagship GUI wallet Decrediton fixes issues with VSP staking, makes the wallet “cooler” with granular unlocking of accounts, and adds experimental integration of the new DCRDEX release.
Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules.
Modern day crowdfunding can be traced back to 1997, when a British rock band first used the internet to finance a music tour across North America. This model was popularized in the 2000s with platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which took crowdfunding mainstream.
The work reported below has the “merged to master” status unless noted otherwise. It means that the work is completed, reviewed, and integrated into the source code that advanced users can build and run,
Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules.
Politeia was on a brief hiatus in the run-up to the migration to v1.0.0 - this could not be deployed when proposals were making their way through the submission -> discussion -> voting flow.
By 2027 the bulk of the supply will be in circulation, approximately 19 million DCR coins. The remaining 2 million coins will be produced slowly over the next hundred years.
This proposal requested a budget of $40,000 for continued funding of the Decred Open Source Research Program, which completed its third phase at the end of 2020.
I will be sitting down with Decred Society Tuesday April 27th @ 10am EST. Decred Society (Phoenix Green) is a well-known Decred community member and new Decred Contractor. We will be talking about his recent video content proposal, how he became interested in Decred, and how he sees the future of
The latest release v1.6.2 has fixes for several bugs with VSP staking and mixing, as well as improved SPV operation. See the full release notes and downloads here, and don’t forget to verify them before installing.
Politeia’s aim is to serve as the decision-making force behind the Decred DAO which is now worth ~$125 Million USD. Politeia facilitates the submission, tracking, and discussion of Decred Governance proposals. Visit Politeia: https://proposals.decred.org/ Read more: https://docs.decred.org/governance/po... Decred is an autonomous
Luke Powell, Software Developer, and Decred Contractor will be sitting down with us live this Wednesday, April 7 @ 1 pm EST. We will be talking about TLOG, the upcoming politeia consensus change, and its implications for scalability and DAOs. Tune in live for an opportunity to ask Luke a question.
I will be sitting down with Matheus Degiovani, Blockchain Engineer and Decred Contractor, to discuss consensus upgrade mechanics, Decred's three new opcodes, and what are the implications of a decentralized treasury for the #Decred DAO. * 0:00 - Intro * 00:56 – Walk us through the consensus upgrade mechanics * 04:53
In this tutorial, we'll explore how to become a Decred Stakeholder. Stakeholders decide the future of Decred by voting on Consensus changes, and on how the Decred DAO is managed.
I will be sitting down with Insaf Nori, Strategy Lead for Decred Arabia, for the first episode of Decred in Depth live. We will discuss Insaf's experience as a #Decred spokeswoman, adoption or cryptocurrency in the Middle East, and what its like being one of the first female contractors.
n subsequent years we have seen these decisions play out in full and at every turn the vast majority of the worlds population has been left out in the cold and the wealth divide has grown exponentially.
Mix your Decred using the Mixnet built right into Decred's wallet Decrediton. #DCR #Decred #Privacy
A proposal to renew Decred in Depth production for another year came from Eduardo Lima, host of the Staked Podcast which began in Aug 2020.
Getting tangled up in the Decred chain Since my first report about the Decred blockchain data, I have descended into its depths in an effort to understand what we can learn about the network. This work has progressed in three directions that have some overlap: * Clustering Decred’s addresses to
It has been just over one year since I released version 0.8 of Peer Production on the Crypto Commons (PPCC), so this change log for the upgrade from version 0.8 to 1.0 is doubling as a recap of 2020. If you haven’t read PPCC most of
A few scenarios were considered for this analysis, being the most feared of them the ‘majority attack’, also called ‘51% hashpower attack’, when a powerful and wealthy adversary is able to acquire the same processing capacity, or decision power, as the honest nodes.
After December 2017 the cryptoasset markets sustained a severe devaluation in face of fiat currencies. Because cryptoassets have different characteristics (affinity demand, scarcity, issuance rules, governance model, hashpower security, technology, development activity and expectations)
Blockchain security is paramount to implement good governance otherwise stakeholders’ decisions could be reverted. A secure protocol depends on adequate blockchain architecture, secure hashing functions and cryptographic primitives, transparency, privacy and decision-making mechanisms.
Decred is an open, progressive, and self-funding cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain. Decred is bound by a set of rules, which include guiding principles
Blockchain architectures can be categorised regarding the openness of transaction validation (validate/commit) and the openness of participation (read/write) in the transactions (European Commission, 2019).
Politeia reached two years in operation on Oct 16, check out this report with stats for the second year.
Youth Booster Credits is an idea I’ve been thinking about for a year or so, and I’m curious 1) whether people think something like this would be desirable, 2) why it wouldn’t or couldn’t work, 3) what the best approaches are to overcoming the main issues
In the last decades researchers have been trying to digitally replicate the use and exchange values1 of money, as well as its currency properties: fungibility, scarcity, divisibility, transferability and durability (Menger, 2009).
While stakeholders have to date done a great job budgeting for the Treasury, it still seemed worthwhile to attempt to build a public-facing budgeting tool
Proof-of-Work works. It is the most robust and battle tested machine consensus protocol in the cryptocurrency market, nearing 11yrs of uninterrupted operation for Bitcoin and 4.5yrs for Decred. It is also one of the least understood components of network design. This article aims to provide an fundamental overview and
* 0:00 - Intro * 0:30 - Dev Updates * 2:21 - Community Updates * 3:51 - Research Updates * 4:28 - Decred Society Blockchain Data * 5:25 - New Podcasts * 7:53 - Network Stats Quick Look * 8:39 - Politeia Updates * 11:40 - Outro Decred is an
The Chancellor will decide within weeks whether to pump billions more into the economy as evidence mounts that the £37 billion part-nationalisation last year has failed to keep credit flowing - This is why I Decred
Timestamps: * 0:00 - Intro/Marketing Thoughts * 1:07 - XT.com Exchange Listing * 1:15 - Inside Crypto Politeia Overview * 1:28 - Schnorr signatures on TSpend Transaction for Treasury * 1:37 - Should Decred embrace "DeFi" or avoid it? * 2:20 - dcrd 1.6.0 is Coming
We know that countless scams involving Bitcoins and other currencies have been developed, that several ponzi schemes promised 500% return in six months, that some companies have already claimed that were hacked to justify the disappearance of investor resources, that most ICOs
Before showing the tools with their respective calculations, please note that “mining capitulation” will be considered to be taking place when actual mining difficulty collides with the 200 day average of mining difficulty.
Timestamps: * 0:00 - Intro * 0:12 - Rosetta Implementation * 0:31 - Dev Updates * 2:41 - Community Updates * 3:35 - Brazil Exchange Listing * 3:43 - June Treasury Expenditures * 4:06 - Expenditures compared to Zcash * 4:46 - Decred Australia Webinar * 6:07 - Decred Society
Decred’s ticket pool is what makes its Realized Cap unique, and a psychological line in the sand for network stakeholders for short term price action.
Many of us in the cryptocurrency space have been waiting for the next major market contraction for several years, and it has finally arrived, in spectacular fashion. COVID-19 and government response to it are disrupting markets in a way that few could have expected.
Spending within the cryptocurrency space is one of the most deliberate financial acts somebody can commit to. This naturally emerges as a function of the fact that transactions cannot be reversed
Getting to know the Decred blockchain I started exploring the Decred blockchain in more depth at the end of 2019 as I scoped out a planfor the third phase of the Open Source Research Program. With a local instance of dcrdata up and running, I watched it whizz through hundreds
crdata provides a web interface to analyse the content of blocks, transactions and wallet addresses, along with tickets and votes. To check it out, go to https://dcrdata.decred.org/.
dcrdata provides us a web interface to analyse the content of blocks, transations, wallet addresses, tickets and votes. To view dcrdata working live go to https://dcrdata.decred.org/.
* 0:00 - Intro * 0:13 - Checkmate's Research * 0:51 - Community Marketing Efforts * 1:33 - Community Art * 2:32 - Mobile Wallet Update * 2:55 - Discord Changes * 3:17 - Decred Review in Japanese * 3:47 - Podcasts * 6:10 - Decred Society New Video * 6:
Timestamps: * 0:00 - Intro * 0:13 - A More Private Way to Stake * 0:53 - Development Updates * 1:57 - Consensus 2020 Q&A * 2:28 - Coinbase Mention * 3:17 - Bitcoin Twitter Free Promotion * 4:00 - Full Node Tutorial * 4:20 - Ivan On Tech
Realised Cap Primer The Realised Cap is a metric originally developed for Bitcoin by the coinmetrics team in response to perceived shortcomings in the traditional Market Cap for valuing the network. The Market Cap, being the total coin supply multiplied by current spot price, has a tendency to over-estimate the
Getting to know the Decred blockchain I started exploring the Decred blockchain in more depth at the end of 2019 as I scoped out a plan for the third phase of the Open Source Research Program. With a local instance of dcrdata up and running.
What is sound money, and how is it related to Bitcoin? Why do our currencies lose value over time? Can we automate politics out of monetary policy making, but retain a structure for coordination and governance?
Follow The Script Here: https://github.com/exitus1/Video-Scri... * 0:00 - Intro * 1:18 - Install Raspberry Pi OS * 1:43 - "Headless" Setup * 4:15 - Update Password + Update Pi * 4:45 - Download dcrinstall * 5:14 - Set as executable * 5:39 - Run dcrinstall * 6:16
The Decred community considers privacy to be a fundamental human right. Protecting the privacy of Decred users has been a core tenet of the project since its inception. To quote the Decred constitution:
Timestamps: * 0:00 - Intro * 00:20 - Politeia Proposals Overview * 04:06 - Mobile Wallets v1.5 on Testnet * 04:28 - Development Updates * 06:00 - Media Secured by Monde PR * 06:46 - Podcasts * 10:56 - Visual Media Appearances * 12:46 - Consensus 2020 Overview * 13:
As the cryptocurrency space continues to grow the community has become increasingly aware of the failure points in the ecosystem. It would…
A simulation can help visualise the security of PoW + PoS hybrid mining in comparison to pure PoW mining blockchains.
When performing on-chain analysis, it can be incredibly helpful to focus on patterns that repeat themselves time and time again. This logic is leveraged in the most popularly known on-chain indicators
Welcome to another Decred bi-Weekly News Update! Timestamps: * 0:00 - Intro * 0:11 - Decred now on Bitchute * 0:30 - Media Article * 1:30 - New Listings * 1:50 - Privacy Mix-net Increasing * 2:10 - Podcasts * 4:05 - Politeia * 4:37 - Market Maker Report & Richard
SEE UPDATED TUTORIAL: https://youtu.be/olWfTqw16OQ This tutorial shows just how easy it is to become a Stakeholder and participate in Decred's governance. Learn more here: https://docs.decred.org/proof-of-stak... Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized,
Imagine if I could take you back to 2015, a time when you could have bought a single Bitcoin for under $200. Would you tell your past self…
Welcome to a new bi-Weekly News Update! Tons of stuff going on. Links to areas of interest are down below. Timestamps: * 00:10 - Metal Pay - https://www.metalpay.com/ * 00:43 - Dev Updates * 02:01 - Media Updates * 05:14 - NowPayments Integration * 05:21 - Decred
Interested in how contributing to the Decred ecosystem works? Watch and find out! Read more about contributing: * https://docs.decred.org/contributing/... * https://medium.com/@richardred/workin... * https://medium.com/decred/decred-the-... Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized,
For everyone, interested in getting involved with cryptocurrencies or wanting to find out what the hype is all about, you should start by…
Open-sourced projects are unique because of the communities that develop around them and the freedom the licence provides. The ethos of…
I, like so many others, have the ambition to become self-sufficient and believe that no able person should rely on a government or company…
I’ve been following Decred now for almost a year and have been impressed by how everything works and how well the community is developing…
Valuation is a topic of great debate within the cryptocurrency space, likely because these networks sit within the grey space between being money and a firm
We have worked on several new characters that represent various activities and systems that interact at Decred Project.
DCR Time is Decred's time stamping solution. It powers Politeia and anyone can use it to time-anchor data for free! You don't need to worry about someone changing the past, if it was timestamped using DCR Time.
The trends, patterns and arguments the author has observed during the ProgPoW debate, appear to have thinkers converging on many solutions Decred has elegantly solved in its own bubble.
Go is a programming language generally referenced as ‘golang’ because ‘go’ brings numerous results in search engines. You can learn more at https://golang.org.
During bull markets the Realized Cap serves as support for the Decred Market Cap, and during bear markets it flips into resistance.
Bitcoin gamified time-stamping. Decred gamified decision-making and formed a digital collective, a technology-enabled experiment in human organization. The core infrastructure is under construction; the same holds true for Decred communications.
Welcome to the first of many Bi-Weekly News Updates for Decred! Subscribe to keep up with all the latest & greatest happenings within the project. Sources: DCR Dev Marco Peereboom on the DEX 0:29 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNcmL... Research 1:33 - https://medium.com/@_Checkmatey_
In this paper, I explore the aggregate resilience, adoption and governance behaviour of key participants in the Decred network. The research is essentially an audit of the on-chain performance of the Decred chain
The Lightning Network makes your DCR go fast! How does this second layer solution work and what can we expect in the future?
Recognizing and understanding that ticket holders are not only ideological, but also profit-motivated actors is important to the analysis within. It also helps better understand the relationship between users, tickets, and the ticket pool
Tor is a network of devices voluntarily maintained by individuals interested in privacy and security. Tor allows a person to access content through a series of encrypted virtual tunnels between their participants to avoid censors and the disclosure of their location.
The decentralized money ecosystem can't rely on centralized exchanges for ever. Atomic Swaps enable users to trade without trusting each other. Atomic Swaps are trustless cross-chain transactions. How do they work?
Which chain will you support when conflict arises? Decred's hybrid consensus helps the network resist splits in case of contentious forks. A mix of economic incentives and clever cryptography makes sure miners follow the stakeholders.
e live in a time of polarizing politics, and are entering an era of deep fakes where it will become even more difficult to discern truth from doctored campaign positions.
Using portknocking makes it virtually impossible for an attacker to discover the service running on that port. For example, for portknocking that requires the user to hit 3 different ports in 5 seconds, it would be necessary to test 65535^3 ports.
Dcraddrgen is an application written in Go that generates offline addresses (private key, seed) without having to run the wallet itself (Decrediton or dcrwallet).
Establishing the relative balance between ticket and non-ticket transactions on-chain, we can establish high conviction signals on the health of the network and a toolkit for determining price trends.
We recently observed the Monero hack in which an attacker compromised getmonero[.]org and replaced one of the binaries with a malicious coinstealer. The Monero team has good reliability when it comes to security and all indicators seem to show that the attack was sophisticated.
Truly decentralized governance needs to take input from all stakeholders, which requires strong personalities to share the podium.
11 Dec 2019. Decred Developer, Matheus Degiovani, joins the Assembly to talk Lightning Network (LN), the current state of LN on Decred, future work, and answer crowd-sourced questions. Topics also include testing, UX, BTC/LTC/DCR interoperability, and ticket-splitting. The result of the discussion is a clear picture of how
Are you being followed? Privacy is a human right. Decred has been developing simple and secure solutions since 2017. The first one is now live!
explore and uncover the magic behind the ultimate Decred User-Based indicator — ticket data, and show how it provides a means for effectively gauging the HODL behavior of users within the Decred Network.
This study concludes that Decred boasts a settlement finality under the most adverse conditions that rank it, at a minimum, in the top 10 most secure blockchains.
A history of humanity shows that different commodities have functioned as money for different periods of time. From the age of barter to the gold standard to modern day government regulated fiat currencies, humans have used different monetary assets to preserve and exchange value.
DAOs are transparent and controlled by the community rather than a centralized authority, such as a government, bank or corporation.
Have you voted today? A network that can't decide won't be able to adapt. Learn about Decred's Proof-of-Stake voting and the role of Stakeholders with the fourth DCR Comic.
12 Nov 2019. Dave Collins, dcrd Lead Developer, joins for a Deep Dive covering: * Consensus code: why it's sensitive, Decred's treatment, soft forks vs hard forks * Definitions: Block headers, block filters, SPV * A deep dive into 1.5 rc1 changes, LN & mobile support, inclusion proofs, golomb coded sets * Schnorr signatures,
One consistent question over the past few months as Decred’s Lightning Network has entered testnet, is on how it relates to the staking system and if they will be somehow integrated.
This post is about why I wrote “Peer Production on the Crypto Commons”, a free book type resource (website, ebook, pdf). The short answer is that I am inspired by the people who see some broken aspect of their society and set about to fix it or build an alternative.
By Seth Benton - Nov 8, 2019 It’s time to call it. 2019 is indeed the year of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The term DAO, once tainted by the disastrous DAO hack of 2016, has regained its luster, with an explosion of new DAOs, DAO platforms and tools
Tails is an operating system based on Debian Linux that can be run directly from a USB flash drive.
1 Nov 2019. Decred recently released its initial privacy implementation, based upon CoinShuffle ++. Lead Developer, Josh Rickmar, joins the Assembly to discuss: * Why privacy matters * Tumblebit, timeline, and the process to CoinShuffle ++ * An overview CoinShuffle ++ * A deep look into how it works * Questions & next steps for Decred Privacy Find out
Politeia has been live for one year now, and I have been reflecting on how it has gone in relation to what I was expecting and hoping when it launched. For a more quantitative overview see this report. Voting to make decisions As a Decred contributor, having Politeia available is
As we just established, legacy systems and public blockchains operate differently. These differences in system design provide us with varying quality of information when trying to determine the current state of affairs within these economies.
This post introduces the concept of a majority (51%) attack and gives a short account of the role that Decred’s voters play in defending against these. I will briefly describe how majority attacks against Proof of Work (PoW) currencies work first, then explain how the additional Proof of Stake
Working for the Decred DAO In 2018 I became a Decred contractor, and as the year draws to a close I’m planning to spend a higher proportion of my working time on the project next year. This post is about my experience of working on Decred, why I’m
The launch of Politeia marks a significant step in Decred’s development, expanding stakeholder governance beyond its core function of adopting or rejecting changes to the consensus rules, and equipping stakeholders with a means of making other kinds of decisions. These decisions can be as fundamental as extending or refining
This post considers the funding of blockchain projects through treasuries owned and operated by stakeholders. Specifically, it re-visits the Dash Treasury DAO and its support services, and considers what Decred can learn from this example ahead of the upcoming launch of Politeia. It also sets out some broad differences between
As Bitcoin continues to assert it’s market dominance, it is the correct benchmark against which competitors must be compared. The following article is the first of a three part study into Decred from a data driven and first principles perspective.
This post is a response to a number of posts from prominent blockchain personalities about how on-chain governance based on coin-holder votes is inherently plutocratic and bad.
DASH was I think the first cryptocurrency to award a portion of the block reward to a fund which is administered by a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) for the purpose of developing and promoting the project.
This article gives my perspective on the governance of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. I didn’t take much interest in the blockchain space until summer of 2017
Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia I’ve recently taken an interest in cryptocurrency projects that are attempting to decentralize various aspects of their governance. Decred is interesting in this regard because it aims to decentralize decision-making about both
As we spend more and more of our lives online, our virtual worlds won’t always be constrained by our offline borders. Much like the current web allows us to exchange information with each other, a blockchain enabled Web will enable a peer to peer exchange of value.
Exchanges are key components of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, but centralization is a growing pain. Can we trade without trusting third parties?
The second DCR comic is here! Learn about Proof-of-Work mining. What do we mean by “mining”? How are new blocks created? How does mining keep the Decred blockchain secure?
Decred’s high network security is a result of its hybrid Proof-of-Work (“PoW”) and Proof-of-Stake (“PoS”) mining system. It depends on how decentralized Decred’s PoW and PoS actors are. With over 20 Voting Service Providers (“VSP”)
How does Decred’s decentralized treasury work? What is Politeia? How do I present a proposal? We could answer those questions, but there is a comic for that! Here is the first issue of the DCR Comic.
If you are new to on-chain analysis and looking for somewhere to start or prefer video format, I cover everything regarding the NVT and the RVT ratios as part the Ready Set Crypto Bitcoin Masterclass Ep-3.
6 Sept 2019. Decred is in the process of becoming a decentralized autonomous organization, ruled by the collective intelligence of its community and their decision-making. Marco Peereboom, New Systems Lead at Decred, discusses his proposal to decentralize the treasury, which would put control of funds in the hands of the
Running a full node is one of the strongest actions of support you can do for a peer-to-peer distributed protocol. Every single node that runs on the network adds strength and resilience to the consensus mechanism and is the embodiment of strength in numbers.
This comic proposal centers on a biweekly webcomic that translates Decred’s technical documentation, developments and Politeia projects to a compelling visual narrative.
Decred’s privacy features and plans are ready to be revealed. The goal of our privacy features is to be simple, adaptable, and creative.
In this article I will discuss my views on the existing privacy technology in use in the cryptocurrency space. Since several projects have a primary focus on privacy, I will explain the various privacy technologies
The sad truth is that 99.9% of crypto-accounting networks do not have a proper segregation of duties design. Their ability / inability to work around this design flaw will be discussed
The first DCR Comic proposal enabled us to create and publish the first nine DCR comics, a set of visual explainers the covered some of the main technical topics surrounding the Decred ecosystem, it's chain and key developments.
I compare the observable monetary premium of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Decred in the context of the stock-to-flow (S2F) relationship developed by PlanB, who’s research based purely on Bitcoins historical data.
Gold has been the world’s dominant store of value for the past 2,700 years. With a total market capitalization of $7 Trillion, it is one of the largest asset classes worldwide, it’s no wonder why it gets such constant attention.
18 Jun 2019. Akin Sawyerr, Africa Lead explains his background in fintech in Africa. * How @chrisburniske introduced him to Decred * The specific appeal of Decred's governance system in African * Decred as SoV & MoE * The remittance opportunity in Africa * The Decred community and events Find out more about Decred: https://decred.
11 Jun 2019. In this segment of Decred Assembly, Dustin interviews Jake Yocom-Piatt, Project Lead & Co-Founder about his recently passed DEX proposal in Politeia. Jake explains why many DEX's already exist, a more permissionless, anti-rent-seeking, and fair version based upon Decred's ethos is needed. Find out more about Decred: https:
24 May 2019. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
This piece will provide a detailed discussion on Bitcoin and how it provides a simple, yet revolutionary step forward in the field of accounting.
Learn more about Debian Verifier, a shell script also ported to Python that automates the digital signature verification process.
The verification of digital signatures ensures that a message wasn’t altered and that the sender is the one who ‘signed’ the message, the owner of the key pair.
The verification of digital signatures ensures that a message wasn’t altered and that the sender is the one who ‘signed’ the message, the owner of the key pair.
Whenever it is recommended that the digital signature and hashes of a file be verified to avoid files being modified in transit or at rest by trojans or any other malicious code, the average user encounters some difficulties in understanding the process and executing the necessary commands.
The Electrum Verifier script does just that: it downloads Electrum wallet, its digital signatures from the official website and verifies that the signature is valid.
The Debian Verifier script does just that: it downloads a Debian Linux image, its digital signatures and hashes from the official website and verifies that the signature is valid and that the hashes match.
Sharing a device that stores a digital wallet is only for people who have a trust relationship, regardless of whether they share the dcrd server or not.
Bitcoin and Decred aren’t archenemies. It is very much likely that, at some point, you will exchange resources using this two networks, or will keep balance in both of them for some time.
Decred ticket volumes are my favorite thing to track in the cryptocurrency space. I find the data fascinating, and tracking the volumes helps me gauge the “HODL Demand” for DCR throughout time.
As often as we hear blockchain catch phrases like “autonomous”, “decentralized”, and “no single point of failure”, the power holders are the ones who make the decisions. Even with a decentralized ledger, power can be centralized to a small group of decision makers.
Today, Decred’s proposal system, Politeia, goes into production on mainnet. This corresponds with the development organization ceding control over the accumulated project subsidy, which is roughly DCR 570,000, currently valued at approximately USD 23 million, to the Decred stakeholders.
As someone who is an accountant by training and previously slaved away in Big 4 audit, I’m particularly conscious of the role of assurance in our financial lives.
Decred components use X509v3 digital certificates for identity validation and to encrypt the communication between them (end-to-end)
There are a few ways to obtain Decred, from buying to mining. Learn here the steps for those who want to exchange Bitcoin or fiat currency for Decred the easier way.
Streamed live on 6 Aug 2018. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Linux services can be configured to self-heal through init systems, or service managers. Service managers start, restart, and terminate services according to specified commands, dependencies and runlevels.
There is more information on dcrd available in the README on Github and in the official documentation of the command line. This installation is not necessary for those who only want to use Decrediton, because Decrediton has its own internal dcrd.
The deletion of a wallet can be done manually ou using Decrediton. dcrwallet doesn’t have any option for wallet deletion or replacement.
Decrediton is the official Decred graphical wallet. It is open source, developed by the Decred developers team and is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.
Decred was designed because the developers saw several serious organizational problems in Bitcoin, the main ones being:
Watching the Decred DCR coin supply unfold
Digital currency, or cryptoassets, uses the concepts shown here. Understanding these concepts is important to understand how blockchain technologies work.
15 Jun 2018. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: This is NOT investment advice. Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Decentralized exchange (“DEX”) is a concept that has received increasing attention in the cryptocurrency domain as a result of exchanges being hacked, used as exit scams or subjected to regulatory actions.
To understand how Decred works and make the most of it, you need to understand the types of networks, components, connections and addresses.
Everyone wants there to be simple answers in security, but sometimes there are no simple answers.
Streamed live on 5 Mar 2018. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Decred has continued with its approach of generating deliverables before hyping them, despite many other projects in the space continuing to relentlessly hype their work far in advance of generating deliverables or focusing on exchange listings in lieu of doing any substantive work.
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.
Recently Google disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. Folks in the Decred community have been asking questions about the implications of these bugs for Decred.
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 is upgraded, developed and marketed
Streamed live on 9 Dec 2017. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Streamed live on 28 Nov 2017. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Streamed live on Nov 21, 2017. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
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.
Who makes consensus change decisions for Bitcoin, and how?Amongst the cryptocurrency community, I feel that there is somewhat of a distorted reality with regards to who ultimately decides for Bitcoin to hard fork to a new set of consensus rules.
Decred’s Politeia, a proposal system that is part of Decred’s governance system, has a vast amount of potential uses. As such, Decred can only reasonably explore a few of these use cases on their own.
Streamed live on Oct 25, 2017. Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules. Listen to the podcast: Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org
Rather than settling for governance infrastructure that is just good enough to get the job done, we opted to create what we consider to be the ideal infrastructure for self-governance of a cryptocurrency.
Streamed live on Sep 27, 2017. Today we meet with Pamela Morgan to discuss the art of proper estate planning in crypto and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), their implications and future! Listen to the podcast: * Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org/ * Decred Tutorials: https://docs.decred.org/ * Download
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.
Streamed live on Sep 26, 2017. Today on the show we're interviewing Dave Collins Lead developer of Decred as well as Charlie Lee from Litecoin to talk about the first cross-chain atomic swap between Decred and Litecoin. Listen to the podcast: * Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org/ * Decred
Decred is announcing support for on-chain atomic swaps, which will allow cryptocurrency holders to trade directly, without having to rely on external exchanges. The cryptocurrencies initially supported are Decred (DCR), Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin ( LTC ).
As many of you know, yesterday marked the first cross-chain atomic swap between Decred and Litecoin. This is an important step in a direction that allows users to conduct trustless, cross-chain, over-the-counter (“OTC”) trades without a third party.
ver 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
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?
Streamed live on Aug 23, 2017. Decred contractors , lightning network and future proposal system with Jake Yocom-Piatt Listen to the podcast: * JZ - https://twitter.com/jz_bz * Jake Yocom-Piatt - https://twitter.com/behindtext * Find out more about Decred: https://decred.org/ * Decred Tutorials: https://docs.decred.org/
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
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.
Streamed live on Aug 9, 2017. Today on the show we're meeting with the CTO of Company0 (the company actively developing Decred) Marco Peereboom to discuss his work on the Hard and Soft Fork Voting system and the upcoming Proposal System. We took questions via Reddit before the show here:
A lot has happened since we announced our 2017 Roadmap on January 9th, so we figure a progress update is in order. We expect to complete the majority of what was laid out in the roadmap before the end of 2017.
Over the past several months, we have seen Decred contractors grow from a group of 10 to a group of over 25 individuals. This growth has been entirely organic, and while the growth has been significant, we are looking to further grow our ranks in the immediate future.
treamed live on Jul 18, 2017. Today on the show we're meeting with Brian Hoffman and Dr. Washington Sanchez from OpenBazaar! OpenBazaar is a decentralized marketplace built on top of bitcoin. Check it out: https://www.openbazaar.org/ Listen to the podcast: * Guests: https://twitter.com/brianchoffman - https://twitter.
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.
Streamed live on Jul 10, 2017. Today on the show we're joined by Charlie Lee the creator of Litecoin and a Decred stakeholder and community member! We discuss the future of Litecoin, Lightning Network integration, the governance of bitcoin, Charlie's roots in the Decred community, ICOs, Scamcoins, Ethereum Classic, Monero
Many Decred newcomers ask the same questions. Why Decred? Why decentralized governance? What benefits does Decred have compared to other cryptocurrencies?
Streamed live on Jun 30, 2017. Today on the show with a special guest Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni to talk about Monero, it's history, future and other fun stuff. Listen to the podcast:
Streamed live on Jun 25, 2017. Today on the show we have Daniel Castagnoli a co-founder Exodus Wallet to discuss the Exodus mutli-asset wallet and the recent integration of Decred into it's platform! Listen to the podcast: * Hosted by: ty13r - https://twitter.com/_ty13r * Guest: Daniel Castagnoli - https:
The cryptocurrency revolution started in 2009 when Bitcoin first introduced its peer-to-peer electronic cash system. It was the first decentralized network to offer people a secure and convenient way to disintermediate both the storage and transmission of value.
Per the 2017 Decred Roadmap, one of the major deliverables is a proposal system that allows users to participate in the governance of Decred. The proposal system will have 2 main components: a blockchain-based timestamping service and a public version-controlled repository for proposal data.
Streamed live on Jun 11, 2017. Today we're celebrating the completion of our first on-chain user activated hard fork vote! We're also interviewing Boxmining! A fellow youtuber and cryptocurrency advocate. Boxmining writes blogs and makes videos explaining cryptocurrency in simple terms for average users. We'll be discussing how he got
Amongst our community the true origins of the Decred project is to some extent, a mystery. There are many black holes in the beginning of the Decred story. Its foundations are shrouded in secrecy.
Streamed live on Jun 4, 2017. Welcome to EP5 of the Decred Assembly, today we are discussing UASF aka User Activate Soft Fork http://www.uasf.co/ and BIP 148/149. Listen to the podcast: Our guests are Jimmy Song - https://twitter.com/jimmysong , lead Decred dev Dave Collins
Streamed live on May 28, 2017. Today we discuss The Lightning Network with Laolu "Roasbeef " Osuntokun https://twitter.com/roasbeef Listen to the podcast:
Lightning Network (“LN” for short) is a recently-proposed, and even more recently implemented, low-latency off-chain micropayment system that can work with Bitcoin or other similar cryptocurrencies, such as Decred.
Streamed live on Apr 30, 2017. Today on the show we have Gautam Desai discussing marketing plans for Decred and the opportunity to expand into new markets. Listen to the podcast:
Streamed live on Apr 23, 2017Today on the show we have Decred Project Organiser Jake Yocom-Piattn. We are discussing Decred, it's hybrid PoW/PoS system and roadmap for 2017. Listen to the podcast:
Streamed live on Apr 16, 2017. On our first episode, Dave Collins discusses Hard Fork Voting, lightning network, ticket sharing and more. Listen to the podcast:
The 1.0.0 release of Decred will include the Decred Change Proposal, DCP-0001, the replacement of the existing stake difficulty, i.e. ticket price, algorithm as the first hard fork voting issue on mainnet.
The time for a new Decred roadmap has finally arrived. While many users have been keen to know where the project is headed in detail, we have intentionally avoided laying out our longer term plans in order to prevent other projects from implementing these ideas before they make it into Decred.
As part of our ongoing effort to “decentralize all the things”, we have developed secure communications software that we are open sourcing today, called zkc. While zkc is not part of the Decred project proper, it is being released as part of our wider effort
Over the next few releases, Decred will enable Proof-of-Stake (“PoS”) miners to vote on proposed consensus changes. This voting will allow Decred users to exercise sovereignty over whether or not to accept hard fork changes, in addition to making other important decisions.
The most difficult groundwork required to clear the route to distributed decision making via Proof-of-Stake (“PoS”) in Decred is nearing completion. While many users and interested outsiders are understandably keen to see a steady stream of new features
This is a status update on our projects currently in progress. We are working on several projects within Decred and want to keep users and other interested parties informed of what is going on.