Decred is a Bitcoin hard fork that was created in 2016 by btcsuite co-founders Dave Collins and Alex Yocom-Piatt. This open-source altcoin focuses on consensus algorithms, equal funding, and decentralised governance. Written in GoLand programming language (Go), DCR has successfully performed a ledger-based user-activated general vote mechanism. The Secret voting strategy, which combines both PoW and PoS consensus protocols, represents project’s key priority - community-led shareholder governance. Other characteristics include smart contracts, a public discussion planform, cross-chain automated exchanges and advanced multi-coin wallets.