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Introducing Dcrpool

Decred’s high network security is a result of its hybrid Proof-of-Work (“PoW”) and Proof-of-Stake (“PoS”) mining system. It depends on how decentralized Decred’s PoW and PoS actors are. With over 20 Voting Service Providers ("VSP”) and open-source VSP software, the PoS aspect of the network is currently the most decentralized.

 
Transaction Privacy Overview - San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup
 
 

Jake Yocom-Piatt, Project Lead for Decred, a community-directed digital currency designed to be a superior long-term store of value. Decred's hybrid PoW+PoS consensus mechanism, transparent proposal and voting system, and continually funded treasury, make it secure, adaptable, and self-funding. Jake has been using, funding and directing the creation of open-source software for over a decade. Prior to Decred, he funded and oversaw the creation of btcsuite, an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go, whose source code has been used in several other notable projects, e.g. Lightning Network (lnd), Ethereum, and Factom. He is also a co-creator of zkc, a high-security asynchronous chat system.

 
 
Cryptocurrency security: Spectre and Meltdown

Recently Google disclosed a new class of vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown. Folks in the Decred community have been asking questions about the implications of these bugs for Decred. This post delineates implications of these exploits and possible countermeasures. These bugs are akin to traders issuing cancels without back pressure to manipulate the market.

 
Decred Assembly - Ep8 - Monero & Privacy w/ guest Riccardo