The Decred Journal is a monthly update on the activities of the Decred project, ecosystem and community.

Decred Journal - November 2021

20 Dec 2021 16 minute read 1 comment Richard Red

Image: Remote Node Outpost II by @saender November’s highlights: 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. The community has f...

Decred Journal - October 2021

14 Nov 2021 14 minute read 1 comment Richard Red

Image: Remote Node Outpost by @saender Highlights for October: Politeia celebrated its third year of operation and had another busy development month. The mobile wallets proposal from @raedah was funded for another year. The GoDCR proposal was reje...

Decred Journal - September 2021

16 Oct 2021 14 minute read 2 comments Richard Red

Image: Fourier’s Square by @saender September’s highlights: Work on the DCP-8 and DCP-9 consensus changes has been completed, they are ready to be introduced for an on-chain vote to ratify them. Politeia has been updated to v1.2, adding features li...

Decred Journal – August 2021

14 Sep 2021 14 minute read 4 comments Richard Red

Politeia v1.1.0 has been released and deployed to the proposals site, it adds new features, including expanded metadata and enhanced UI. The ticket price finally set a new all time high of 321, which even surpassed the spikes in Decred’s history, c...

Decred Journal - July 2021

11 Aug 2021 12 minute read 2 comments Richard Red

Image: Proximity Scaling by @saender Highlights for July: There are now 3 consensus changes in various stages of development, and the ticket revocations one is already attracting some press coverage. Solid progress on all of the usual repositories...

Decred Journal - June 2021

14 Jul 2021 16 minute read 0 comments Richard Red

  Core Lattice by @saender June’s highlights: An upcoming consensus upgrade was approved on Politeia which would make future consensus changes easier, more reliable, and more secure. A bug with the checks on treasury spending saw a limit which is t...

Decred Journal - May 2021

9 Jun 2021 17 minute read 1 comment Richard Red

Qubism Ascend by @saender Highlights for May: The new Treasury system is actively receiving block rewards and has already been tested with the first of the new tspend transactions being approved and mined. Version 1.6.3 of node and wallet software...

Decred Journal - April 2021

12 May 2021 11 minute read 0 comments Richard Red

April’s highlights: Decred’s 6th consensus vote has passed with unanimous approval and high voter turnout. Politeia v1.0 is now live with more scalable and future-proof infrastructure. Politeia’s first proposal is being voted on to formalize the de...

Decred Journal - March 2021

13 Apr 2021 19 minute read 1 comment Richard Red

Highlights for March: The consensus vote to enable the new treasury system has been approved and should activate around May 7, at which point nodes running software older than v1.6 will be forked off the network. v1.6.2 was released in early Apr, it...

Decred Journal - February 2021

14 Mar 2021 17 minute read 0 comments Richard Red

Image: L2 by @saender February’s highlights: v1.6.1 software was released, it adds bug fixes and UX improvements to the 1.6 release PoW and PoS upgrade thresholds were met, but not before a ticket voting policy which forces miners to upgrade was re...