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Politeia (Decred)

A decentralized governance platform that allows Decred stakeholders to submit, track and discuss proposals for suggestion and implementation of new ideas.

What Is Politeia (Decred)?

Politeia is a decentralized platform for Decred’s governance. It allows users to submit, discuss and vote on proposals. Politeia is designed to be flexible and extendable so that it can evolve with the needs of the Decred community. Changes to the Decred project are proposed by submitting a proposal to Politeia. Proposals can be anything from a change to the consensus rules to funding for a development project or marketing campaign. It is up to the Decred stakeholders to decide what happens next via voting. Proposals can be voted on by any user that has staked DCR at the time of the vote.

Politeia is used to help protect the governance system of Decred, and it enables stakeholders to make sound decisions with regard to Decred's future. It allows stakeholders to see proposals when they are submitted, discuss them, and vote on them once they are approved.

Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency. The blockchain-based project strongly focuses on community input and open governance.

The Decred blockchain is secured using a hybrid proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus voting model to ensure that a small group cannot dominate the flow of transactions or make changes to Decred without the input of the community.

Stakeholders made the decision to implement Politeia in 2018. The reason? Stakeholders wanted to move from Bitcoin's informal model of governance to a more formal one, which would allow for more effective decision-making and protection against changes that wouldn't work for everyone.

Politeia is important to Decred because it provides an incentive for people to hold DCR. It also allows stakeholders to contribute meaningfully, ensuring that they'll continue holding onto DCR in order to help shape the future of that currency.

Politeia is based on the concept of decentralized governance.

Decentralized governance is a concept that was originally developed by the blockchain community. It has to do with the fact that blockchain technology creates a network of computers that are spread across the globe and can be accessed from anywhere.

The idea behind decentralized governance is to take control away from central authorities and put it back in the hands of users. This way, no one person or entity can shut down a project at will, putting an end to work on it. It also allows for more diverse ideas to be developed, because anyone could submit a proposal and vote on it. The fact that these proposals can't be censored means they're less likely to be rejected.