How to stake Decred: Beginner’s Guide

Decred PoS process explained 1) If you are completely new to Decred, read this first: decredible.com/mining/pos 2) Download one of the wallets from Decred’s download page. Recommended wallets are Decrediton or the Command-Line wallet. Your wallet will need time to sync itself to the latest block. This may take some time. It will do so automatically in the background. 3) Send your DCR to your wallet. Funds will show up if the wallet is synced to the latest block (sometimes a restart is required). 4) Pick a stakepool and sign up on the pool’s website. Copy the API key they will provide to you. A list of stakepools and their websites can be found at the bottom of… Read More

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Decred Assembly transcript Ep12 Governance & Proposal System

  Participants: JZ – Host – https://twitter.com/jz_bz Jake Yocom-Piatt (jy-p) – Organizer of Decred, CEO of Company 0 – https://twitter.com/behindtext   JZ And we are live! Hey everybody, I’m JZ sitting in for Tyler today and this is Decred assembly. We’ve got a great guest: Jake Yocom-Piatt (jy-p), Decred project organizer, head honcho at Company 0 and we’re going to be talking about all sorts of stuff today: proposal system, the call for contractors, and a bunch of questions from some of our Redditors. Jake, welcome! [00:00:31] jy-p It’s a pleasure to meet up with you Jonathan. I think this is the first one of these you’ve done and it seems like you’re delivering right on… Read More

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Decred Assembly transcript Ep9 with Charlie Lee

  Participants: ty13r – Host – https://twitter.com/_ty13r Austin Williams (AW) – Co-host – https://twitter.com/onewayfunction Charlie Lee (CL) – Creator of Litecoin, Ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase – https://twitter.com/satoshilite   ty13r: Hello everybody, and welcome to episode 9 of the Decred Assembly. I’m your host Tyler and today we are joined by Austin Williams and Charlie Lee the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, maybe who knows? Before we start the show, I just want to let everybody know that we had a successful first hard fork of the Decred Network, which happened yesterday. So it’s really awesome that we could get to have Charlie on the show the day after.  We… Read More

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Cyphocracy – the easiest way to explain Decred governance

Decred has a unique governance system. We all know that. Our governance system allows on-chain hard fork voting (for consensus rule changes) and soon we will have a newly developed proposal system (for all kinds of proposals). This way, it is not only up to the miners and developers to determine the future of Decred. Users and stakeholders are also involved in the governance process. In recent discussions on social media we encountered many questions about Decred’s governance system. Most people immediately associate our governance system with a democracy. This connection is understandable because Decred introduced hard fork voting. However, our governance system is not democratic at all. Decred is… Read More

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Epicenter podcast interviews Decred Team members

Five days ago, the Epicenter postcast crew interviewed two Decred Team members. The video reached over 11500 plays within these five days. If you are curious, check out the interview on epicenter.tv/episode/193 About the Epicenter interview Epicenter is a podcast about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the global blockchain revolution. The crew consists of Brian Fabian Crain, Sebastien Couture and Meher Roy which aim to find the most interesting people in the industry for in-depth discussions about their projects, ideas and stories. Epicenter is part of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network. With their appearance, the Decred Team members join a list of well known Bitcoin and Blockchain personas such as Gavin Andersen, Vitalik Buterin,… Read More

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Decred challenges you at DEFCON

Decred is going to DEFCON! There will be a special event. When? Saturday night, July 29th.  Doors open at 9:30pm Where? The location is a secret… You’ll find out where the party is when you’re given your entry badge. A badge will be required to attend, so don’t show up if you don’t have a badge. Badge? Complete the Access Challenge. Earn a badge by being one of the first 250 people to complete a series of hacker puzzles and challenges themed around the party. Theme? The theme for this party is BATTLE ROYALE. Costumes and cosplay for the party are not required but are encouraged. Why? Fun! Comradery! Entertainment! Free drinks!* And last but… Read More

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The translation of Decred content is happening fast

Decred content is being translated into several languages. For example, we are working on subtitles for the Youtube Channel and a fully translated web wallet. Other translation projects are our docs, and most importantly: decred.org Via transifex.com/decred/public you can check the progress. We are always happy to welcome new translators to the team. If you see your language listed: feel free to contribute! Join us on the Decred Slack and look for the #international_ops channel or write to @jz or @haon for more information. Is your language not yet listed? Join us on Slack and let us know. Decred is a community-based project. You contribution is very welcome!

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Successful Hard Fork governance on the Blockchain

Yesterday the first stakeholder approved Hard Fork went live on the Decred Blockchain. Community members, developers and holders voted in favour of a hard fork to replace the old stake difficulty algorithm, the mechanism that determines the PoS ticket price. The new stake difficulty algorithm will bring more stable ticket prices. Based on simulations, it is expected that the new prices will range between 50 – 70 DCR. This makes PoS mining buying much easier. Affordable tickets will be available during any interval, which means that there will be less competition on ticket fees – and thus a higher profit margin! What are the benefits of a Hard Fork governance… Read More

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Retweet contest with 30DCR prize

Are you active on Twitter? Good news for you: a brand new way to earn yourself some DCR! There is a Retweet contest on the official Decred Twitter. 3 prizes of 30DCR, more than 1000$ each You have until on July 30 to submit your LIVING LARGE picture. Make sure to add #decred to your reply and Retweet the contest to your followers. DECRED DEV LIVING LARGE IN DCR JUMPSUIT! RANDOM GIVEAWAY RT + REPLY w/ your LIVING LRG pic & #decred 3 WINNERS JULY 31 PRIZE 30 DCR EACH pic.twitter.com/2H3LOWpkDf — Decred (@decredproject) June 28, 2017

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Exodus welcomes Decred with special puzzle

Decred is now supported by Exodus, a desktop app that allows users to hold and exchange several blockchain assets. With this partnership, Decred participants can enjoy complete and easy control of their currency. They also enjoy full privacy on all transactions, thanks to Exodus integration with ShapeShift. “We are excited to offer this extension of the DCR network. Exodus gives our users a virtual wallet that is both user-friendly and secure. Empowering users to manage blockchain assets in a simple, one-click manner is the practical, down-to-earth use-case that is essential for the long-term growth of this industry.” – Jake Yocom-Piatt, Project Lead, Decred “Written into the Decred project ethos are… Read More

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