A large number of projects have tried to challenge the cryptocurrency flagship, in attempts to shift the bitcoin from the honorable first place, but this has not yet been done to anyone for 10 years. There is no secret that the BTC has a number of shortcomings which its competitors are trying to solve. In the framework of this article, we will talk about another contender for the “cryptocurrency throne”, which has a number of interesting features and contradictions. So, what is a Decred (DCR) coin?
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- A bit of the coin’s history
- Basic information and advantages of the Decred project
- Disadvantages of the coin
Decred is a rather unusual altcoin. Firstly, no initial placement of coins was made for its creation, all funds were provided by the development team. And secondly, the so-called company 0, which has a direct bearing on the initial promotion of bitcoin, has put its hand to its creation. These two facts strongly highlight this project against the background of the other altcoins.
The announcement of the Decred coin took place in 2016, but its road map was kept secret from the public until the first quarter of 2017. To attract participants, the development team decided to distribute the first 5,000 tokens free of charge. Company 0 went from the opposite, they did not ask for money from investors, but rather handed them out. It is worth noting that this plan worked perfectly, and the already good excitement around this project went up with a new force.
Creating a new coin, the development team took all the best that was in the original blockchain of bitcoin, and also made a number of improvements:
- The combination of the PoS and PoW protocols, which in tandem are able to solve one of the biggest problems that Bitcoin is facing, it is decentralization. The fact is that every year the first coin increasingly depends on a narrow circle of the largest miners, the total capacity of which can soon exceed 50%.
- Ability to scale blocks.
- The low complexity of the network, which allows you to mine a coin without having a huge amount of processing power.
- The PoS protocol solves another very important problem, namely the hybrid system of consensus, which allows all participants to vote equally for certain innovations.
From the information mentioned above, we can conclude that the coin is an excellent tool for investment, but like any other cryptocurrency, Decred has its shortcomings, which we cannot fail to mention:
- Firstly, the coin has not quite a cohesive community, but a similar picture can be seen within almost any cryptocurrency;
- Secondly, a large number of skeptics are sure that Decred is a blank that was artificially inflated and in the near future nothing except memories will remain of it.
But, for the sake of justice, it is worth noticing that such statements are not supported by any adequate arguments, so they can be considered a healthy criticism with great reserve.
Speaking of Decred cryptocurrency, we can say that the project has everything necessary to take its place in the industry. The development team makes every effort to keep up with its RoadMap. The coin is only 2 years old, but it already enters the TOP-30 in the global ranking of Coinmarketcap.
The symbiosis of the PoW and PoS protocols is not unique in the market, but in this case it can bring good results, since such an approach can solve a large number of problems and take the coin to a new level. We will not guess, but we promise to closely monitor the development of events and inform you in a timely manner.
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