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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.


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

Decred Business Brief

Decred Foundational Messaging — by Dustin LeFebvre, Decred

DTB001: Decred Technical Brief — by Christina Jepson, Decred

A beginner's guide to Decred — by Linda Xie, Scalar Capital

Decred Investment Thesis — by Chris Burniske & Joel Monegro, Placeholder

Decred Network Analysis — by Alex Evans, Placeholder

History of Decred

Iterating Bitcoin — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Bitcoin's biggest challenges — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Decred: Rethink Digital Currency — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Memcoin2: A Hybrid Proof-of-Work, Proof-of-Stake Crypto-Currency — by Adam Mackenzie

Bitcointalk Announcement Thread — by Decred Community

Decred Timeline - by Decred Community

Hybridized PoW/PoS Consensus

Upgrading Consensus — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Hybrid PoW/PoS Consensus Explained -- by Richard Red

A New Ticket Price Algorithm — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Decred’s hybrid protocol, a superior deterrent to majority attacks -- by Zubair Zia, Independent

Apples to Apples, Decred is 20x more expensive to attack than Bitcoin — by Zubair Zia, Independent

Detailed analysis of Decred fork resistance — by Haon

The role of Decred voters in defending against majority attacks — by Richard Red

Comparing Double Spend Resistance: Decred VS Bitcoin — Part 1 — Fiach_Dubh

Decred Governance

Introduction to Decred Governance — Decred Documentation

Decentralized off-chain governance in the context of digital currencies — by Haon

Blockchain governance: how Decred iterates upon Bitcoin - By Zubair Zia and Haon

Investment Theses

Blockhead Capital: Decred Investment Thesis — Blockhead Capital


Politeia: Proposals in a Timestamped Filesystem — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia — by Richard Red

An Overview of the Politeia system architecture — by Fernando Abolafio

Decred is Turning Its Entire $21 Million Crypto Treasury Over to Investors — by Brady Dale, CoinDesk

Politeia in Production - by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

On the launch of Decred's Politeia - by Richard Red

The Contractor Model

Docs - Contributing to Decred

Decred Recruiting - by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

How to Get Hired as a Decred Contractor - by Haon


A New Kind of DEX — by Jake Yocom-Piatt

2018 Decred Roadmap — by Jake Yocom-Piatt


Decred Journal, monthly updates from the Decred ecosystem —

Politeia Digest, regular updates on Politeia proposals and discussions - and

Proof of Work — projects and progress in crypto, includes weekly updates on Decred from JZ -- by Eric Meltzer

Interesting Politeia Proposals

RFP: Decred Decentralized Exchange Infrastructure — by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Decred Bug Bounty Proposal — by degeri

Ditto Communications Proposal for Decred — by Ditto PR

Decred Contractor Clearance Process by by Jake Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Decred Open Source Research proposal 2 - research projects - by Richard Red

Interesting reddit discussions

Tagline to capture the Decred Project — by u/lehaon

What do we think of converting Decred's ticket from $DCR to $CRED? — by u/cburniske

Your Best Pitch for Decred --


dcrtime: Blockchain-based Timestamps — by Marco Peereboom

Protocol Funding

Decentralize Treasury Spending — Marco Peereboom

Decentralized autonomous funding of blockchain projects — Richard Red

Working for the Decred DAE — Richard Red


Voting Services Providers (

Grassfed Network — by CoinFund & Placeholder Ventures

Mining Pools








Block Explorers

dcrdata— maintained by community

Insight Block Explorer — maintained by community

Network Data Sources

dcrstats — maintained by community

Voting Monitor — maintained by community

Inflation Information — Decred Documentation

Discussion Forums

Decred Subreddit

Decred Forum


Decrediton — Recommended*

Command-line app suite


Ledge Live

dcrandroid — Decred Mobile Wallet — maintained by community


OTC Desks


i2 Trading


OneChain Capital

Known Addresses

Decred Treasury Wallet

Premine Transaction

Stakeholders to Follow

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