Money Evolved: Development and Community Updates
Delving into the post-listing phase, exploring the crucial domains of marketing and public relations strategies
Looking back at 2023, the events that are bringing this year to a close and all the exciting Decred development for 2024.
No month goes by without Decred setting a new record, this month ticket prices reach 700 DCR. Core software v1.8.1 released, Cake Wallet integration has commenced, gominer upgraded to support BLAKE3 GPU pool mining
November 2023 roundup of all things crypto and what’s happening in the cryptocurrency realm. What was your biggest news piece?
As the blockchain market continues to evolve, the stories of Decred and Polygon highlight the efforts of two innovative communities
There are numerous advantages to Decred’s hybrid block production mechanism. But ultimately, it makes the protocol extremely secure, ridiculously resilient, hyperefficient and has the flexibility to adapt to seen and unforeseen challenges.
We’re excited to finally announce the official software release of Lelantus Spark, a groundbreaking advancement in privacy on the Firo (FIRO) network.
Today’s article gives you a quick review of all the notable events in crypto last week. Let’s dive in…
Projects that have high levels of security, and the ability to adapt and bring continuing development to their networks, are likely to be the ones that have the longest futures.
Decred is once again on a promising trajectory, poised for a new phase of growth. While the project acknowledges existing challenges and the need to address certain issues, the shared environment is teeming with opportunities and tools that can propel Decred forward.
Crypto was built, so people could self custody their assets and not rely on third-party services, like banks, exchanges or brokers, to do it for them. This is sometimes referred to as “Being your own bank”.
In the cryptocurrency space, navigating the complex process of getting listed on exchanges demands a strategic and well-rounded approach.
Today’s article pours the spotlight on centralized exchanges, highlighting key events involving top crypto exchanges.
After researching play-to-earn games I found out that many of them have collapsed or are on the verge. Let’s find out why.
If you are a productive and skilled individual, working for the Decred DAO offers a lot of interesting opportunities and benefits.
MiCA Regulations that come into force next year, introduce under Article 76(3) a requirement for exchanges to prevent trading of crypto-assets that have “inbuilt” anonymization functions
Flux is a decentralized Web3 cloud infrastructure comprised of user-operated, scalable and globally distributed computational nodes
"Buy low, sell high," When executed prudently, it can be a rewarding approach for those with a long-term investment horizon in the volatile world of cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrencies can be mined using various hardware such as CPUs, ASICs and GPUs. Why has Firo decided to target GPUs with FiroPoW?
I'd like to see a lot more integration with existing platforms. It would also be nice to have more applications and utility built on top of the core primitives
The collapse of FTX marked a significant event in the crypto industry, highlighting the potential risks of centralization And custodial services.
This article covers some of the major crypto scams, hacks, attacks and exploits in October.
If you have a use case that involves frequent, micro and instant transactions, as is the case with Bison Relay. The Lightning Network facilitates this with ease.
understanding and navigating bear markets in the cryptocurrency space is a critical skill for any investor
Version 1.8.1, Dev AMA on Reddit, New Ticket Price ATH, lots of updates!
Why does Firo need an added layer of security, surly proof of work should be plenty?
October 2023 roundup of all things crypto and what’s happening in the cryptocurrency realm. What was your biggest news piece?
Decred network has switched to BLAKE3 and now supports GPU mining. Bison Relay v0.1.9 came out with initial mobile design and DCRDEX is marching forward with development of the Polygon integration and trading bots.
Siacoin was created to support the renting/hosting model, and provides users an easy way to exchange funds for storage space.
Find out how Firo's core team is funded to continuously provide cutting edge improvements in technology while keeping interests aligned with the long term success of the project.
When you consider a peer to peer, permissionless, financial system as the foundation for a new web browser infrastructure, you start to realise the huge security and privacy benefits for the end user. Pay close attention to Digital Wallet Technology.
The sheer size of the government's reserve means that any announcement, action, or decision related to its BTC will have extra attention from the market.
Remember, in the crypto world, security is not an option; it’s a necessity. Stay informed, stay vigilant, and keep your digital coins safe and secure.
"I have nothing to hide" is the most common argument to downplay the importance of all the data that these platforms collect about us.
LetsExchange and FIRO are planning a joint marketing activities that include an AMA sessions, promotional codes, and more. Watch this space!
One year after its historic transition to a proof-of-stake-based consensus model. How is the mechanism holding up?
The aim of this series to break down the barriers for new users and provide them with the information needed to understand Decred’s core principles, philosophies, and technologies.
Reuben talks about the importance of proof of work and dispels common misconceptions about it.
Once you have a grasp of the basics, start exploring the various types of cryptocurrency wallets available.
Imagine a social platform where users can communicate and transact through a secure social network, gain control of their data and digital identity, create contents without fear of censorship and monetize their content.
A collection of Decred art and memories. Were you with the project in 2016?
A common question is what is the difference between Monero and Firo?
Blockchain is becoming a reality not only for crypto investors. Every day it is being inserted in new areas due to its many utilities.
HashCloak’s expertise has significantly improved the security and robustness of Firo’s Spark codebase.
Pretty much every alt coin has limited options for a high liquidity crypto pair and even fewer options for on and off ramps. But Times They Are A-Changin'!
As a bit of an old timer crypto romantic, keeping my digital coins safe and secure has always been a top priority.
Helsing is an upgrade that brings privacy to Firo's masternodes. Why is this important and how will it increase privacy on the Firo network?
Introduction to Firo. Discover our vision and mission with this 4-part infographic series.
While market sentiment can be a powerful force, combining it with sound research, risk management, and a long-term perspective can help avoiding its pitfalls.
Bison Relay 0.1.9 was released this week with a massive focus on squashing bugs, user experience improvements, paving the way for two significant new features and becoming mobile compatible.
Dandelion++ reroutes transactions through multiple nodes, making it harder to identify the transaction's original source. With Dandelion++, Firo ensures transactions remain untraceable and unlinkable to IP addresses.
Why are testnets important? Find out why Lelantus Spark is undergoing rigorous testing before it's expected launch in November 2023.
Let's talk mobile and a world of possibilities! Cryptopower is a multi-coin wallet for DCR, BTC and LTC designed for both desktop and mobile platforms written entirely in Go.
Privacy is a key element in the crypto market. It goes beyond data protection, it's one of the core principles of decentralization, safeguarding the user's identity and transaction history.
The tools empower the people, to empower the system, to empower the whole.
This tutorial explains how to install Decred DEX on your Raspberry Pi. We will use Umbrel as operating system to run the full custodial, atomic swap powered DEX.
Decred has developed software to remove centralised entities. Demonstrating a commitment to making tough decisions and having the technical ability to successfully follow through.
Decred’s governance was in full swing this month as the project upgraded with two consensus changes. Cryptopower and Bison Relay saw new mainnet releases and DCRDEX got full node wallet support for Dash and Firo.
The world of cryptocurrency is dynamic and ever-evolving. While Bitcoin and Ethereum remain cornerstones of the crypto ecosystem, altcoins introduce exciting possibilities and opportunities
@cakewallet integration is back for another try after failing to meet quorum requirement. There is also a new PR proposal from @MondePR which is likely to be abandoned, as well as the inactive Odaily proposal.
Billionaire Mark Cuban became the target of a wallet hack, resulting in the unfortunate loss of around $870,000 worth of cryptocurrency.
CBDCs: A digital leap towards efficiency or a slippery slope to surveillance and privacy erosion?
Institutional investors are embracing crypto/digital assets while maintaining moderate optimism.
One benefit of not being pure proof of work is the ability to choose the profitability of the miners.
Financial privacy is a fundamental human right, and Firo is committed to protecting it
Cryptocurrencies offer a lifeline by providing a means for the unbanked and underbanked to access financial services.
With the victim’s information, the scammer would contact the mobile carrier, impersonating the victim and claiming to have damaged or lost the SIM card.
Although we are a little way from having a full technology stack, the progress made over the last seven years has been remarkable
New taxes can be a stone in the shoe, but there are many ways to protect your identity and investments.
The standalone vision of DCRDEX gets all the latest features, updates and improvements at point of release.
The Spark address is a stealth address that masks a user's public key by using cryptography to generate a one-time wallet address. Anyone can send crypto assets like Firo from transparent addresses to Spark addresses.
Decred News - Hard-fork completed! Now CPU/GPU Mined - ASICs are out!
The roadmap toward a greener blockchain future necessitates a collaborative endeavour spanning developers, users, miners and stakeholders.
Unless you’ve been through the process of an atomic swap refund, it’s difficult to understand the process and personal emotions
It’s been a busy time for Decred. Join us as we unpack all of the events from the past week. Mining, Staking and Participation - Decred has moved to a new era of blockchain and it’s going to be epic!
The SEC can’t keep saying no; people will challenge them legally. It doesn’t look good to keep losing in court
Education, cooperation, and building real solutions are what will drive this ecosystem's continued growth, and we will achieve the coveted billion users! The only way to accomplish this is by collaborating.
A step-by-step tutorial on CPU mining the new Blake3 algorithm.
Stablecoins have emerged as an important bridge between the world of digital assets and the stability sought by parts of the market.
Decred ticket holders can vote on all aspects of the governance system (proposals, consensus upgrades & treasury spending) all from within the Decrediton wallet.
There are 3 new proposals, for a new multi-asset wallet (Cryptopower), DCR integration work for @cakewallet, and a content proposal from Chinese language site Odaily.
I hope you are paying close attention because the future will not be centralised.
Decred is coming back to mobile! Here's some highlights from the Cryptopower wallet
Supply shock, suppressed price, resilient holders. Decred is a coiled spring headed for the perfect storm!
Simple swaps are a great way of buying or selling small amounts of crypto, as they are super flexible, mobile-friendly, crazy simple to use and have a large array of coins that can be swapped between.
Elon Musk wants to emulate WeChat with X but make it less strict for users.
The platform is versatile and works as a blockchain, but in a closed manner – or, as the Central Bank usually defines: permissioned.
Spark Assets (Spats) are a groundbreaking feature introduced by FIRO's Lelantus Spark upgrade.
DeFi enables peer-to-peer transactions without requiring intermediaries such as banks or financial institutions. Users can trade assets, lend, borrow, and earn interest directly with each other
To kick off our commonly asked questions series, let’s start with the barrier to entry for every new person to crypto and those with minimal familiarity. How do I buy my first Decred?
The NCRI study also analyzed the impact of Elon Musk's posts on two recent memecoins, suggesting that the prices of PEPE and PSYOP had huge variations due to Elon's mentions.
As Firo continues to push the boundaries of privacy technology, we are excited to announce the launch of our Lelantus Spark.
What to expect from the upcoming consensus changes and what it means for the project going forward.
Voting Complete! Decred Switching to GPU Mining. Bison Relay Stores + More
Central Bank Digital Currencies may raise concerns about data privacy, as centralized systems have the potential to monitor and track transactions extensively.
Behind the scenes, there’s been a conscious effort to bring Decred to the wider crypto space. One area that is likely to be a barrier to entry is DCR’s availability on popular mobile wallets and apps.
We're thrilled to announce that the Lelantus Spark Testnet is officially open to the public, and and we're inviting YOU to be a part of it!
Besides the hype, many people don't trust their personal information to big corporations, it gets even more complicated when the data is the user's iris.
Seeing many big firms competing to launch a Bitcoin ETF in the United States signals a progressive development for the crypto community
While Ethereum prominence in DeFi and decentralized contracts has fuelled its adoption, Decred's approach to governance and decentralized applications presents an attractive alternative for those seeking community-driven development.
Take a sneak peak into a future DCRDEX feature. The market maker bots are in their initial development stage and should be used with extreme caution.
A token itself may not be a security, but the method of its sale and usage could classify it as such.
Governance like no other. In June, Decred coin holders approved funding to develop DCRDEX’s mesh network and a huge chunk of the network upgraded, preparing for two consensus changes.
No crypto is an island, entire of itself. Every crypto is a piece of the block, a part of the chain.
This security retainer focuses on building out Firo’s fuzz testing infrastructure, expanding unit test coverage and augmenting Firo’s existing PR review process.
Lightning Network uses payment channels to facilitate transactions. These channels need to be fully loaded to participate. The upside of this concept is scalability with fast, cheap, micro transactions.
Lelantus Spark (or Spark for short) is Firo’s next gen privacy protocol that the Firo core team has designed and implemented from scratch.
Ripple, a real-time gross settlement system, currency exchange, and remittance network, has achieved a significant legal victory against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Anxiety or optimism? The future of cryptocurrency is stirring up mixed feelings these days. In this episode we talk about the direction of the space and whether we are purely speculative or if we can get back to the roots of sound money.
With the release of DCRDEX version 0.6 the exchange moved from a registration fee to returnable fidelity bond.
At the end of the 2000s, we entered an era where the internet started to be dominated by big social media platforms. With an aim to capture our engagement and data. But where do we go from here?
In our second multi-chain discussion, will look at the potential for living off crypto, freedom of exchange and cross-chain initiatives.
One major benefits of running Decred Dex Standalone is you don’t need additional software, and it runs in a web browser
Despite a significant portion of Brazilians having invested in cryptocurrencies, factors that hinder access to the crypto market have been identified.
Issue 62 of Politeia Digest. Four proposals- rebranding @decredmagazine, making promotional videos, website showcasing DCRDEX and Decred.club.
Consumable media for a long time was centralized in the hands of a few gatekeepers. They decided who was allowed to spread information, and what type of message could be sent.
Decred's innovations has given the project a unique position in the cryptocurrency landscape, emphasising decentralisation, community governance, and sustainable development.
It’s not surprising to see legacy firms looking to adopt and /or co-opt a technology that represents a fundamental threat to their existence
The rise of Decred Vanguard and new live DCRDEX markets are just the beginnings of a development driven month.
An innovative lightweight wallet, rich in functionality, from On-chain payments to Lightning Network micropayment processing.
"Crypto dead"!? Join us to discuss the current crypto turmoil and what's comes next?
Regulations that may be good for the relationship between the state and crypto. A non-aggressive approach to crypto inclusion.
In other blockchain projects, consensus upgrade proposals are conducted through polls, forums or on-chain flagging mechanisms. In Decred’s case, the coin holder is the only participate that gets to decide whether the upgrade will go ahead or not.
DAO funding, is advantageous for Decred, due to its emphasis on decentralisation and community governance.
DEX adoption is at an early stage compared to CEXs which hold a dominant market share. But the rising interest in decentralized exchanges is the dawn of a new crypto-economy that doesn’t rely on trusted parties.
A detailed walk through of how to use the three advanced trading options in DCRDEX.
Issue 61 of Politeia Digest. One new proposal this time, to fund the development and maintenance of the http://Decred.club website.
We are stronger together. Can blockchain projects overcome their differences and work together for the greater good?
The amount of data we generate everyday builds a digital footprint that makes us easy preys to prying eyes. Consider how much information your phone knows about you, or the search engine you use every day, or even the posts you make on social platforms.
Over the years, I grew into the role and gradually assumed more and more responsibilities till I was basically directing the development and research team of Firo
Decred’s privacy mixing service “stakeshuffle” is incredibly easy to use and has many desirable features, including a large anonymity set and post-quantum secure mixing.
BRC-20 tokens are still in their experimental stage, the Bitcoin community has grown interest in the possibilities this initiative has to offer, which has prompted many to create their own ordinal inscriptions and BRC-20 tokens
Pepecoin draws its inspiration from the renowned "Pepe The Frog" meme, originally crafted by Matt Furie in his 2005 comic strip "Boys Club."
Tipping is the first step towards a bigger change in the social media landscape. Changing people's perspectives towards content and engagement will be an up hill battle. We currently live in a world where the accepted normal is free
One new proposal this time, for starting the work on DCRDEX Mesh architecture. A budget of $164K is requested to develop initial testnet versions and an experimental mainnet version of what would become DCRDEX v2.
Horizen is an interoperable blockchain ecosystem, with a decentralized multi-tiered node infrastructure. The project's mission is to provide data integrity and privacy freedom
Decred has sharpened its sword against centralisation, surveillance and custodial services.
One of the key Bison Relay initiatives has been to improve and simplify the onboarding process. With pre-paid invites, this process has gone from needing to input and confirm several pieces of information to just inputting a single key.
DCR Tickets are used to validate blocks & the miners work (POW). They can also be used to vote on governance issues.
If you're here for cypherpunk ideals it's hard not to be enthusiastic for Decred’s development this month. New releases and feature updates for Decrediton, DCRDEX and Bison Relay.
With centralized exchanges experiencing frequent hacks and outages, DCRDEX 0.6 is a timely and crucial development in the world of decentralized finance
Digital Real will be the first official virtual currency of Brazil. It is an extension of the traditional Real, but to be used exclusively in the digital environment.
Being able to adapt and evolve is fundamental to the development of a network. Decred is building products and services to weather all storms.
At the beginning of May, Bison Relay version 0.1.7 was released with many improvements and a focus on user experience and onboarding.
Crypto is going through a new phase, where many people are interested in joining, but there are many fears surround security and volatility.
In this show, we’ll be talking about Decred’s new marketing and outreach proposal and things you need to know and how to get involved! We’ll also be covering a variety of the features released last month including DCRDEX 0.6, Decrediton 1.7.7 and Bison Relay
DCR v1.7.7 is out with new improvements. DCRDEX v0.6 #USDC support + native #LTC wallet. New Proposals and BisonRelay v0.1.7 is live with enhancements.
Now is the perfect time to give DCRDEX a test run! Version 0.6 makes it even easier and more affordable to participate in peer to peer exchange. In this video, we demonstrate how effortless it is to trade between Litecoin and Decred.
This is gonna be the first talk of a series where we from Decred Magazine will be interviewing members from other crypto communities!
Issue 59 of Politeia Digest, two new proposals this time: a new Decred Vanguard initiative which has already started voting, and a content proposal from @btcecho
We’ve setup up our DCRDEX instance using Decrediton. Now it’s time to activate the wallets so we can add funds and start trading.
One of the things that makes Decrediton compelling is its built-in Exchange. With the release of DCRDEX 0.6 this feature has expanded the wallets capabilities. It’s now even easier to swap in and out of DCR and other digital assets.
Digital Tokens are gaining space between banks and other companies, could this be an opportunity to grow and diversify our project?
Not only am I extensively trained in atomic swaps technology, and privacy preserving social media but I also have access to the latest news and updates compiled from Decred's global community.
The strength and glamour of a Turing complete blockchain lie in its programmable versatility, but within this lies its vulnerability.
The vision is to achieve sovereignty through decentralization and slowly unrigging all parts of society. And where did it all start? With an ultra-secure, durable and fair store of value.
Dash has some very similar characteristics when compared to Decred but one notable difference is its network of Masternodes, which provides additional services to the network including InstantSend
Getting paid for social media engagement is a positive evolution from the current state of the web. Oprah Bot delivers automated peer to peer near instant payments.
The crypto sentiment is bearish. During these times, the narrative has self-fulfilling prophecies of doom and impending destruction. But remember, the biggest opportunities come when there’s blood in the streets.
Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, Decred was built to fly. The evolution and development is considered and elegant, designed to overcome substantial obstacles.
Decred’s staking mechanism is extremely attractive to investors wanting to gain yield whilst holding DCR.
A layer 1 DAO, like Decred, is built around a new paradigm of work, where anyone with valuable skills for the project can contribute. Decred is Self funded and sustainable!
In this show, we’re exploring the consensus upgrade proposal and the exciting new features coming to Bison Relay.
Decred is Money Evolved. By combining battle tested Proof-of-Work with an innovative take on Proof-of-Stake that places coin holders in charge of shaping the future, Decred is able to adapt to challenges and innovate at a rapid pace.
The company that for a long time has reigned supreme in the world of cryptocurrencies is now facing serious legal problems with the Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC).
EVM (or Ethereum Virtual Machine) is a virtual computer that creates an environment that allows developers to write, deploy, and execute smart contracts (and DApps) in the Solidity programming language.
2 new proposals this time, one to change the PoW consensus algorithm and further reducing the share of rewards paid to miners to 1%. The other proposal concerns integrating Ledger hardware in Decrediton.
Decentralised, provably secure, publicly auditable, proof of existence without the need for trusted authorities has an extremely wide range of applicability.
15 years after the 2008 financial crisis, the world is again upon the possibility of a global financial crisis, this time one created from the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank, a fiance corporation made for technology companies. At its peak, SVB had U$200 billion in assets, with a
Cryptocurrency projects need to maximize the privacy offered to users to prevent fraud, extortion, or worse!
With so much development, it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about the project's future. After 7 years of active production, Decred continues to build some of the most innovative, permissionless, decentralised, non-custodial tech in the space.
Decred has celebrated its 7th birthday with 3 software releases, heavy development push, big staking activity and a stash of new content. Just another month.
Investors and traders have lost billions of dollars by dealing with centralized cryptocurrency exchanges. However, all these could be avoided if investors and traders trusted decentralized exchanges more than their centralized counterparts.
The race for Decentralised Social Media is ramping up fast! Businesses can smell an opportunity to disrupt the major four.
DigiByte has some key benefits when it comes to transactions, speed being one of its best perks. DGB transactions are processed much faster than popular cryptos like Bitcoin and Litecoin.
Treasury balance: 844,504 DCR (approx +8,048 DCR/month) - $16.8 million (+$160K/month) based on $19.88 DCR price
Could we be witnessing the start of a modern day (1930 style) bank run? Or the start of another round of Banking bailouts and quantitative easing (money printing for the elite)?
The image for this post is titled: DCRD 'Decred racing division’. To demonstrate Decred’s top-notch tech and unwavering principles for cypherpunk perfection.
In this show, we’ll be talking about the five active proposals on Politeia and the opportunities they’ll bring to Decred and the wider crypto space.
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis to discuss living off crypto with Joel Valenzuela @TheDesertLynx. Joel has been living off crypto for the past few years and in this show he discusses how he makes this work.
Timestamply is an innovative, groundbreaking and disrupt technology that could change the way we verify digital properties.
With the launch of NuCoin, some questions need to be asked. Can it be considered real crypto? Is this a test case that other banks will follow?
Decrediton, digital wallet technology is leading the way in usability and design. In this episode we look at how to make use of the accounts feature.
Whether you're looking for a cryptocurrency with strong privacy protections or one that emphasizes governance and stakeholder input, both Decred and Firo are worth investigating.
Bison Relay v0.1.4 has been released! Developers are stampeding forward and trampling bugs under their hooves, so users will notice everything is getting quicker and smoother.
We cannot be mere consumers of good governance, we must be participants! The Decred stakeholders voted on 8 proposals this month, Timestamply got a major facelift and Bison Relay received quality of life improvements.
The fundamental principle of crypto is the ability to send and receive payments without the need for any middle men. When you open and use Decrediton, you do so safe in the knowledge that you are controlling your funds and no one is sat in the middle extracting fees for arbitrary services.
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis to discuss and chat with @DavidVorick, the mastermind behind Obelisk ASICs for #Decred & #Siacoin, as we discuss his experiences in the ASIC production game and question its fairness.
As the internet evolves, the desire for privacy is only going to increase as more users become informed. Privacy is your human right and you need to fight for it.
Anything is possible if you make enough predictions. Eventually, one of them will be correct, that's how you get labelled an "expert."
Simple Payment Verification (SPV) allows the use of a Decred wallet without having to download the entire blockchain. SPV has been built directly into Decrediton and is also used in the Bison Relay app.
ERC20 Pairs on DEX, New Ticket price ATH, exciting new Proposals for DCR DAO & More
The use of decentralized technologies in finance has become increasingly popular in recent years, as many people are looking for alternatives to traditional centralized systems.
Decred is a true unicorn among the established cryptocurrencies. It’s commonly described as an extremely versatile creature, a symbol of crypto purity and grace.
Cross-chain bridges / Centralised smart contracts are an attractive target for hackers, in effect, they become a huge, centralized repositories of funds, ready for the taking!
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis to discuss seven years of Decred. Where it's been and where it's headed.
Over the past few years, digital wallet technology has grown exponentially. From simple send, receive and store, it’s now possible to do a whole host of activities directly from within your crypto wallet.
I'd like to see more of an emphasis on tooling that empowers users to disintermediate and obviate the need for various middlemen that have proven time and time again to be one of the major risks of trading cryptocurrency
In this show, we’re exploring the fast-paced world of crypto. New opportunities and the growing world of value extraction and market manipulation in 2023.
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis to discuss the new NFT / Ordinals use-case on Bitcoin. Is it junk that's locked on the blockchain or are they useful and an evolution of what Bitcoin was meant to be?
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis discussing the 5 Proposals currently up for discussion and voting + a General Discussion
5 new proposals coming up for vote in February and 3 approved from the previous month. Let's look at each of these in more depth.
The crypto businesses that recently collapsed were fraudulent and used the ‘crypto’ name as a cover for their crimes.
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis discussing why privacy is critical for a fully functional currency + a General Discussion. This space is joined by Firo Co-Founder & Project Steward Reuben Yap
It’s incredibly impressive to see how this project is moving forward, the improvements being made here may seem minor, but creating a streamlined user experience for non-technical users will make onboarding a lot easier.
During times of uncertainty, staking Decred tickets is proving to be a pretty solid store of value. Earn interest whilst waiting out the storm.
Decred’s Jonathan Zeppettini believes that combining social media with micropayments could allow for the monetization of all sorts of content, the end goal of Bison Relay.
Open-source, decentralized crypto projects like Decred and Monero are not owned or controlled by any individuals. Instead, they are maintained and developed by community members who work together to improve the network.
Big news for December! The new internet will be private, spam-resistant and include a peer to peer payment infrastructure by default! With the release of Bison Relay, Decred’s Lightning Network has seen a significant boost to its node count and capacity.
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis discussing the 5 Proposals currently up for discussion and voting + a General Discussion. This space is joined by the proposal owners to discuss their aims and outcomes.
Bison Relay is so much more than what it currently appears. Content management will be a major selling point for people using the platform.
Politeia is Decred’s governance and proposal system. This month has been a particular busy one, with 5 proposals currently up for discussion and voting.
Users outgrow conventional home computing because big tech became complacent and lacked the innovative drive to give consumers a better user experience. Is history repeating itself?
Twitter Space hosted by Tivra @WasPraxis discussing the crucial role of privacy Tools for a Sovereign Age. This space is joined by members of both the Decred DCR and Monero XMR communities.
Bison Relay has a built-in payment system that allows for peer to peer payments and transmission payments (gas fees).
Artificial Intelligence is a groundbreaking technological field. Combining computer science with robust datasets, AI leverages machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making skills of a human being. Alongside cryptocurrencies, AI has changed our way of comprehending the world. These new technologies can enhance our daily experiences, improving the security and
Decentralised technology is designed to be disruptive and when it’s done properly it removes all middle men. Decred has already built everything you need for full sovereignty. Now it’s all about using and improving.
Decred ended the year with renewed optimism and considerable opportunities for project growth.
Twitter Space discussing the crucial role of strong privacy in cryptocurrency and the necessity of non-speculative use cases.
Protocols can only hope to be distributed if you have engineered it properly, aligned incentives in a compelling manner, and your community is engaged.
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Minimize your exposure to trusted intermediaries, Says Decred’s Jonathan Zeppettini
Decred continued to innovate across several verticals in the crypto space during 2022, deploying cutting-edge technology for privacy, decentralized exchanges and social media.
No censorship, no ads, and no custody of your data. You’re completely in charge of your peer-to-peer communication with Bison Relay
Bitcoin remains the most important coin for the crypto market but Decred is more forward-thinking. Let's find out why!
Blockchain technology is perhaps one of the most important innovations of the century. And as such, I think it’s necessary that we delve into the components that make this revolutionary tech possible.
Decred News for December 2022 was a huge month for the evolution of the platform - Bison Relay P2P Chat + Social Media on Lightning is here! Big Dev updates!
An epic drama of adventure and exploration. When we look back at this period of time, I wonder what words we’ll use to describe it?
Decred's Lightning Network has exploded over the past week, since the release of Bison Relay. But what comes next!?
I believe Bison Relay will be the final nail in the gatekeepers' coffin. Everyone will be able to distribute data in an easy, reliable, anonymous and secure way.
November saw the unwinding of FTX, which lead to a wave of contagion, making the non-custodial & "proof of reserves" advantages of DCRDEX more salient. Decred, unfazed by this, continued active development throughout the ecosystem, including big improvements to DCRDEX
Join me as I take a look at the release features of Bison Relay. This video is likely to be out of date very quickly as this project evolves over the coming weeks and months. But it should be a good opportunity for the curious to take a look inside.
On November 28th, the Brazilian congress finished the approval of the bill that regulates the Crypto market. The bill, authored by deputy Aureo Ribeiro, was voted on by the Senate in April and locked in the Chamber of Deputies since then. The chamber parties approved the Project of Law by
Join hosts Tivra @WasPraxis and Kozel @artikozel for a Decred Twitter Space to discuss the release of Bison Relay and what it means for Decred and how this changes everything!
Bison Relay GETTING SETUP VIDEO. This will be streamlined in the coming weeks, so this video is going to have a very short shelf life. That being said, I've had a lot of requests for this, so here's my walkthrough, enjoy!
The non-custodial web is coming! And when you start thinking about the possibilities, it’s hard not to get excited. Bison Relay is the start of something big!
Bison Relay represents a major architectural shift in how communications platforms operate. Decred is money evolved and Bison Relay is internet evolved.
If anything, the fallout highlights the importance of the foundational principles of cryptocurrency: that they allow for disintermediation and self-custody of assets
The concept of cross-chain atomic transfers was proposed in 2013 and has taken tremendous effort to realise the capabilities of this technology.
Decred is evolving to deliver real digital free speech and free association. The revolution will not be censored or surveilled.
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.
NFT's The Trojan Horse of entertainment. This article explores creating genuinely good looking NFTs that live on ETH, but can only be minted by Decred holders.
The inference is that Decred should attempt to grow its network without conventional marketing. The path forward is not through, but around.
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.
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?