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Let’s face the facts: we live together on a pale blue dot, on a planet located in a spiral galaxy somewhere in an ever expanding universe, and we have limited natural resources. The societies we have developed over the last few centuries have caused human suffering on a local and a global scale. Last but not least, we are slowly exceeding the carrying capacity of our planet.

In this story I will introduce my vision for the future and explain the basics of how got where we are now.

Let’s start with the basics

We all live together on this planet we call Earth and…


A small selection of my digital artworks

Visit noahpierau.github.io for more information.

My art is a synthesis of all my experiences. In every piece, you will find a blend of the following ingredients:

  • Imagination
  • Legends
  • Myths
  • History
  • Geometry
  • Technology
  • Architecture
  • Cryptography
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Spirituality

Through my digital art, it is my hope to spark joy and to let people wonder about Life, our place in the Universe, and to inspire Questions! ⚛️

BITCOIN FLOWER SERIES

The first blockchain. A new kind of money. Invented by an anonymous entity named Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin has changed the world forever and it will continue to do so. …


Zcoin is rebranding to Firo. The new identity will set this project apart from other cryptocurrencies. It’s one of the most exciting rebranding efforts in crypto. Keep reading to learn more!

If you followed Zcoin on social media or Telegram you must have seen the countdown images. During the past 8 days, the new logo was revealed to the world. The color changed from green to fiery red.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Firo will emerge from rebranding stronger than Zcoin was before!


2020 is the start of a profound purification process. Many old structures and systems will prove to be unsustainable and will collapse. Sometimes this will happen on a small scale, sometimes on a larger scale. Only that which is truly pure has a chance to survive and thrive in the long run.

The current pandemic and economic downturn — the Corona crisis — creates the opportunity for us to purify our lives and overcome old obstacles. Those who prefer and stick to old ways will meet more and more friction and frustration, while new energy will flow freely and effortlessly.

Why do we currently struggle with COVID-19?


A guide to test the Decred Lightning Network (dcrlnd) for beginners.

The Lightning Network (LN) was originally designed to make fast and cheap microtransactions on Bitcoin possible. The technology scales the transaction throughput of BTC to nearly infinite transactions per second since it’s a second layer solution. Fortunately the LN can be implemented on top of other blockchains as well. Decred is one of the first to do so.

This guide will show you how to use the LN on the Decred testnet. …


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Decred project.

What is Decred?

Decred is a community-driven cryptocurrency designed to deliver a truly decentralized, fair, and sovereign alternative to traditional money.

In the current system, a centralized authority such as a bank or government holds the power. With Decred, the community members own and operate the system, make the rules, and determine the direction of the project.

DCR is community money.

Everyone is invested and actively involved in helping Decred succeed.

Who created Decred?

The origin of Decred can be traced back to 2013, when an anonymous Bitcointalk user named ‘tacotime’ started a thread and published the whitepaper for Memcoin2 (MC2). Tacotime worked alongside ‘_ingsoc’, another…


Several people have questioned the name “Decred” in the last three years. Their reasoning: investors will only invest in digital currencies with catchy names, and since “de” has a negative connotation they may ignore Decred.

It seems that these people don’t understand what Decred really stands for. Decred is a blend word of “decentralized” and “credits”. But what exactly are “decentralized credits”? And why is it a great name for a digital currency? To find out, let’s dive into the history and future of money!

A brief history of money

It is believed that money, as a store of value and medium of exchange, first…


A simple framework to analyze blockchain governance

Recent attention to blockchain governance has encouraged people to think about governance systems in more detail. This article explains the basics of blockchain governance and introduces a simple framework to compare the governance systems of different blockchain projects.

The Basics Blockchain Governance

All blockchain projects are governed in one way or another. When humans make decisions as a collective they have a decision-making process, and that decision-making process is part of a project’s governance system.

There are different ways to analyze governance in the context of blockchains and digital currencies. The article “The Basics of Blockchain Governance”…


As you may know, Decred is a decentralized project — its digital currency is available to everyone, anywhere, at any time. However, the project is not limited to the digital realm only.

In fact: the Decred community is expanding its global presence!

Here are some pictures from around the world. Enjoy 😎

Mexico

From the 22th until the 26th of April, many young people visited the Decred booth at Talent Land in Guadalajara:

Morocco

On the 24th and 25th of April, Decred community members were present at the IEEE Blockchain Summit in Rabat:


Recent attention to blockchain governance has encouraged people to think about governance systems in more detail. This article will explain the basics of blockchain governance and propose a framework to compare the governance systems of different blockchain projects.

Here are two basic steps to start with:

1. Off-chain & on-chain

The first step to understand blockchain governance, is to distinguish between two forms of governance: off-chain and on-chain.

The main difference between these two forms is whether governance processes are visible on the protocol level or not.

  • Off-chain governance is about sharing and discussing ideas, and getting support (funding) to implement ideas (turn them…

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