Welcome To Decred¶
This guide offers signposts to some useful resources, including how to set up your Decred wallet, buy DCR, participate in Decred’s governance, connect with the community and contribute to the project (contributors welcome!).
There is also a Command Line Interface that exposes more advanced functionality, including the ability to run a personal Voting wallet.
The following guides go into depth on key aspects of the Decred experience:
- Obtaining DCR
- Using the Block Explorer
- Ticket buying guide
- Voting on consensus rules changes
- Using Testnet
- Decred Journal - comprehensive monthly newsletter maintained by some community members
- Decred.org blog
- Decred Medium (curated content from community members)
- Press coverage/releases
- The Decred Digest - community blog
The following chat platforms are bridged, such that one’s messages are relayed to users on the other platforms:
Telegram, Rocket.Chat and KakaoTalk are partially bridged.
- Twitter (account operated by small group of contributors)
- LinkedIn (account operated by small group of contributors)
Code for a variety of software projects lives on GitHub. Issues can be used to report bugs or suggest features. Pull Requests can be issued to merge work into the main repository branch.
Selected GitHub repositories:
- decrediton - GUI wallet
- dcrd and dcrwallet - Decred daemons
- politeia and politeiagui - Politeia back and front end
- dcrdata - block explorer
- dcrdocs - this docs site
- dcrweb - Decred.org
- dcps - Decred Change Proposals
Decred is always looking for new contributors. A basic outline of how this works is: Show up, Find something useful to do, Do it, Get Paid. Do a small bit at first and see if other contributors in that domain appreciate it. This blog post explains the project’s recruitment philosophy and approach in more detail.