# General¶

#### 1. What lead to the development of Decred?¶

Here are a series of blog posts that discuss the motivation1 for Decred:

#### 2. How do you pronounce Decred?¶

The correct pronunciation2 is in the opening line of the Decred Constitution.

Decred (/ˈdi:ˈkred/, /dɪˈkred/, dee-cred)


In other words, it is a long e as in the word decentralized.

## Sources¶

1. Decred Forum, Post 8,550

2. Decred Forum, Post 14,482