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A collection of readings and resources to help people understand and build upon Decred.

Sections are as follows: Getting Started, History, Hybridized PoW/PoS Consensus, Decred Governance, Politeia, Protocol Funding, Stakepools, Block Explorers, Network Data Sources, Discussion Forums, Wallets, Exchanges, Stakeholders to Follow, and Newsletters. We plan to add sections and content as they become necessary. Community members are welcome to submit pull requests for new additions.

Introduction

Decred is a community-directed digital currency designed to be a superior store of value for generations to come.

  • Its hybrid PoW+PoS consensus mechanism, transparent proposal and voting system, and continually funded treasury, make it secure, adaptable, and self-sustaining.
  • Decred stakeholders collectively determine the policy, development plan, budget, changes to the consensus rules, and they approve the miners’ work.
  • Each block reward compensates miners, stakeholders, and the project Treasury (that pays contractors who work on Decred).

Decred is iterating on technological, social, and political fronts, attracting outstanding talent in the process.

Decred: Secure. Adapatable. Self-Funding.

Getting Started

Overview, Decred Documentation https://docs.decred.org/

Decred Business Brief https://decred.org/brief/

Decred Foundational Messaging — by Dustin LeFebvre, Decred https://pastebin.com/E5L6u2RV

DTB001: Decred Technical Brief — by Christina Jepson, Decred https://decred.org/dtb001.pdf

A beginner's guide to Decred — by Linda Xie, Scalar Capital https://medium.com/@linda.xie/a-beginners-guide-to-decred-2fc61670d67c

Decred Investment Thesis — by Chris Burniske & Joel Monegro, Placeholder https://www.placeholder.vc/blog/2018/5/12/decred-investment-thesis

Decred Network Analysis — by Alex Evans, Placeholder https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a479ee3b7411c6102f75729/t/5beb31eb6d2a73d37e82093b/1542140423818/Decred+Analysis+-+Alex+Evans.pdf

History of Decred

Iterating Bitcoin — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.companyzero.com/2015/12/iterating-bitcoin/

Bitcoin's biggest challenges — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.companyzero.com/2015/11/bitcoins-biggest-challenges/

Decred: Rethink Digital Currency — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.companyzero.com/2015/12/decred-rethink-digital-currency/

Memcoin2: A Hybrid Proof-of-Work, Proof-of-Stake Crypto-Currency — by Adam Mackenzie https://decred.org/research/mackenzie2013.pdf

Bitcointalk Announcement Thread — by Decred Community https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1290358.0

Decred Timeline - by Decred Community https://github.com/artikozel/decred-timeline

Hybridized PoW/PoS Consensus

Upgrading Consensus — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.decred.org/2016/11/16/Upgrading-Consensus/

Hybrid PoW/PoS Consensus Explained -- by Richard Red https://www.binance.vision/blockchain/hybrid-pow-pos-consensus-explained

A New Ticket Price Algorithm — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.decred.org/2017/04/03/A-New-Ticket-Price-Algorithm/

Decred’s hybrid protocol, a superior deterrent to majority attacks -- by Zubair Zia, Independent https://medium.com/decred/decreds-hybrid-protocol-a-superior-deterrent-to-majority-attacks-9421bf486292

Apples to Apples, Decred is 20x more expensive to attack than Bitcoin — by Zubair Zia, Independent https://blog.usejournal.com/apples-to-apples-decred-is-20x-more-expensive-to-attack-than-bitcoin-68bafeb4546f

Detailed analysis of Decred fork resistance — by Haon https://medium.com/decred/detailed-analysis-of-decred-fork-resistance-93022e0bcde7

The role of Decred voters in defending against majority attacks — by Richard Red https://medium.com/@richardred/the-role-of-decred-voters-in-defending-against-majority-attacks-ec658af0a8fd

Comparing Double Spend Resistance: Decred VS Bitcoin — Part 1 — Fiach_Dubh https://medium.com/@Fiach_dubh/comparing-double-spend-resistance-decred-vs-bitcoin-part-1-330c8081b2a9

Decred Governance

Introduction to Decred Governance — Decred Documentation https://docs.decred.org/governance/introduction-to-decred-governance/

Decentralized off-chain governance in the context of digital currencies — by Haon https://blog.goodaudience.com/decentralized-off-chain-governance-in-the-context-of-digital-currencies-ef6db7d97412

Blockchain governance: how Decred iterates upon Bitcoin - By Zubair Zia and Haon https://medium.com/decred/blockchain-governance-how-decred-iterates-upon-bitcoin-3cc7030c655e

Investment Theses

Blockhead Capital: Decred Investment Thesis — Blockhead Capital https://www.blockheadcap.com/post/decred-investment-thesis

Politeia

Politeia: Proposals in a Timestamped Filesystem — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.decred.org/2017/10/25/Politeia/

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia — by Richard Red https://medium.com/decred/governance-of-the-decred-project-subsidy-through-politeia-e6393b2bab1f

An Overview of the Politeia system architecture — by Fernando Abolafio https://medium.com/decred/an-overview-of-decreds-politeia-system-architecture-8741c13b35d8

Decred is Turning Its Entire $21 Million Crypto Treasury Over to Investors — by Brady Dale, CoinDesk https://www.coindesk.com/decred-is-turning-its-entire-21-million-crypto-treasury-over-to-investors

Politeia in Production - by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.decred.org/2018/10/15/Politeia-in-Production/

On the launch of Decred's Politeia - by Richard Red https://medium.com/decred/on-the-launch-of-decreds-politeia-b305d06d8bda

The Contractor Model

Docs - Contributing to Decred https://docs.decred.org/contributing/contributing-to-decred/

Decred Recruiting - by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://blog.decred.org/blog/page2/

How to Get Hired as a Decred Contractor - by Haon https://medium.com/decred/how-to-get-hired-as-a-decred-contractor-e1435842df10

Roadmap

A New Kind of DEX — by Jake Yocom-Piatt https://blog.decred.org/2018/06/05/A-New-Kind-of-DEX/

2018 Decred Roadmap — by Jake Yocom-Piatt https://blog.decred.org/2018/02/28/2018-Decred-Roadmap/

Newsletters

Decred Journal, monthly updates from the Decred ecosystem — https://github.com/xaur/decred-news/

Politeia Digest, regular updates on Politeia proposals and discussions - https://richardred0x.github.io/politeia-digest/ and https://medium.com/politeia-digest

Proof of Work — projects and progress in crypto, includes weekly updates on Decred from JZ -- by Eric Meltzer https://proofofwork.substack.com/

Interesting Politeia Proposals

RFP: Decred Decentralized Exchange Infrastructure — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/5431da8ff4eda8cdbf8f4f2e08566ffa573464b97ef6d6bae78e749f27800d3a

Decred Bug Bounty Proposal — by degeri https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/d33a2667469b56942adf42453def6cc2292325251e4cf791e806939ea9efc9e1

Ditto Communications Proposal for Decred — by Ditto PR https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/27f87171d98b7923a1bd2bee6affed929fa2d2a6e178b5c80a9971a92a5c7f50

Decred Contractor Clearance Process by by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/fa38a3593d9a3f6cb2478a24c25114f5097c572f6dadf24c78bb521ed10992a4

Decred Open Source Research proposal 2 - research projects - by Richard Red https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/5d9cfb07aefb338ba1b74f97de16ee651beabc851c7f2b5f790bd88aea23b3cb

Interesting reddit discussions

Tagline to capture the Decred Project — by u/lehaon https://www.reddit.com/r/decred/comments/afctai/tagline_to_capture_the_decred_project/

What do we think of converting Decred's ticket from $DCR to $CRED? — by u/cburniske https://www.reddit.com/r/decred/comments/ans7lg/what_do_we_think_of_converting_decreds_ticker/

Your Best Pitch for Decred -- https://www.reddit.com/r/decred/comments/6wxueo/your_best_pitch_for_decred/dmcer4d/

dcrtime

dcrtime: Blockchain-based Timestamps — by Marco Peereboom https://blog.decred.org/2017/06/14/Dcrtime/

Protocol Funding

Decentralize Treasury Spending — Marco Peereboom https://proposals.decred.org/proposals/c96290a2478d0a1916284438ea2c59a1215fe768a87648d04d45f6b7ecb82c3f

Decentralized autonomous funding of blockchain projects — Richard Red https://medium.com/@richardred/decentralized-autonomous-funding-of-blockchain-projects-3c0c233ae4ad

Working for the Decred DAE — Richard Red https://medium.com/@richardred/working-for-the-decred-dae-a9cfb17686fa

Stakepools

Voting Services Providers (decred.org)https://www.decred.org/vsp/

Grassfed Network — by CoinFund & Placeholder Ventures https://grassfed.network/

Mining Pools

BeePool https://beepool.org/

F2Pool https://www.f2pool.com/

Poolin https://www.poolin.com/

UUpool https://uupool.cn/dcr

Luxor https://mining.luxor.tech/decred

Coinmine https://www2.coinmine.pl/dcr/

Supernova https://dcr.suprnova.cc/

Block Explorers

dcrdata— maintained by community
https://explorer.dcrdata.org/

Insight Block Explorer — maintained by community https://mainnet.decred.org/

Network Data Sources

dcrstats — maintained by community https://dcrstats.com/

Voting Monitor — maintained by community https://voting.decred.org/

Inflation Information — Decred Documentation https://docs.decred.org/advanced/inflation/

Discussion Forums

Decred Subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/decred/

Decred Forum https://forum.decred.org/

Wallets

Decrediton — Recommended* https://github.com/decred/decred-binaries/releases/download/v1.4.0/decrediton-v1.4.0.dmg

Command-line app suite https://github.com/decred/decred-release/releases/tag/v1.4.0

Exodus https://www.exodus.io/releases/

Ledge Live https://www.ledger.com/pages/ledger-live

dcrandroid — Decred Mobile Wallet — maintained by community https://github.com/decred/dcrandroid

Exchanges

OTC Desks

Circle https://www.circletrade.com/

i2 Trading https://i2trading.com/

Cumberland https://cumberlandmining.com/

OneChain Capital https://onechaincapital.com/

Known Addresses

Decred Treasury Wallet
https://explorer.dcrdata.org/address/Dcur2mcGjmENx4DhNqDctW5wJCVyT3Qeqkx

Premine Transaction https://explorer.dcrdata.org/tx/5e29cdb355b3fc7e76c98a9983cd44324b3efdd7815c866e33f6c72292cb8be6

Stakeholders to Follow

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