Decred is an open and progressive cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain.
- Hybridized proof-of-work proof-of-stake consensus system to strike a balance between miners and voters and create a more robust notion of consensus
- Blake-256 hashing algorithm – not vulnerable to many of the numerous security issues facing Merkle-Damgård construction-based hashing algorithms such as SHA-256
- secp256k1 signature scheme for ease of integration into existing software or Ed25519/secp256k1-Schnorr to take advantage of Schnorr signatures and their features
- Written entirely in Go using a modular, well-documented, and tested codebase for long-term maintainability