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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!).


Decrediton is Decred’s GUI wallet for Windows, MacOS and Linux. It supports voting through Voting Service Providers and offers the easiest way to start buying tickets and participating in governance.

There is also a Command Line Interface (CLI) for Windows, MacOS and Linux. The CLI exposes more advanced functionality, including the ability to run a personal voting wallet.

Decred is supported by Trezor and Ledger, two popular hardware wallet implementations.

Mobile wallets for Android and iOS are also available. To minimize data plan, processing power and storage requirements, the mobile wallets make use of SPV mode.

General Guides

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


Network Stats

Block Explorers




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


The following chat platforms are bridged, such that one’s messages are relayed to users on the other platforms:

Telegram is partially bridged. Messages from Telegram are relayed to the DCR 101 channel on Matrix.

Note that DMs and private channels cannot be bridged. In order to DM another user you must both be using the same chat platform.

Social Media


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.

See the developer documentation for more information on various projects, technical documentation and developer-specific contribution guidelines.


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. For details, see contributing to Decred.