Decred - Bitcoin with built-in governance
- The fact that Decred was developed by former Bitcoin developers who were dissatisfied with the decision-making process in the number one cryptocurrency is evident right from the start. That's because with Decred, the Btcsuite team has created a mechanism that puts users and miners on the same level when it comes to influence.
- In the hybrid PoW/PoS consensus process, miners validate blocks and append them to the blockchain. In the PoS section, users with tickets can then vote on the validity of a block. Five tickets are randomly selected per block. Users simply purchase the tickets with their DCRs.
- Even though the team has envisioned Decred as an ecosystem - complete with smart contracts, atomic swaps, cross-platform wallets and open-source character - the currency currently offers no advantage over other currencies with universal claims other than governance.
- As a community-focused cryptocurrency, however, Decred is certainly a decent alternative to Bitcoin.
Wichtige historische Meilensteine
Decred ist die erste Kryptowährung, bei der Nutzer erfolgreich und bindend über eine Protokolländerung abstimmen. Im spezifischen Fall geht es um eine Modifikation am PoS-Konsensverfahren.