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Beginner’s Guide


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!).

Wallets

Decrediton is Decred’s GUI wallet. It supports Voting through stakepools and offers the easiest way to start buying tickets and participating in governance.

There is also a Command Line Interface that exposes more advanced functionality, including the ability to run a personal Voting wallet.

General Guides

The following guides go into depth on key aspects of the Decred experience:

Information

Network Stats

Block Explorers

News/Articles

Video

Community

In addition to the Politeia proposals site, the Decred community can be found on a variety of platforms.

Chat

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.

Social Media

Code

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:

Contributing

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.