Chris Burniske on Decred

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Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder VC, a venture fund for crypto assets, and he previously worked as blockchain product lead at ARK Invest. Burniske is also the author of "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin."

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Decred is a hybrid PoW/PoS cryptocurrency with a focus on on-chain governance. Decred holders have the ability to stake tokens, allowing them to vote on network upgrades.

Decred reviews by Chris Burniske

🔑 2 positive | 💩 0 negative


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    Decred’s killer feature is good governance, and with good governance, you can have any feature you want.

    2018-10-16 | Full Review

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    While Decred remains somewhat under the radar, there are many reasons to be bullish about the cryptocurrency’s future. In all of our interactions with the Decred team, we’ve been impressed with the consistent candor of their culture, earnest commitment to the network, and, in Jimmy Song’s words, roster of “amazing developers.”

    2018-05-12 | Full Review

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Numerai uses price signaling as an input and machine learning to determine the output of a resource allocation machine that could run the 🌎.

2017-07-07 | Full Review


STEEM's SMTs are like ETH's "ERC-20 tokens but with certain built-in ‘Proof-of-Brain’ properties...specifically for digital content businesses"... (hat tip Jesse Walden). Good work Steemit and team, compensating human activity instead of machine activity is 🤔💭💭

2017-09-28 | Full Review


I find the behavior of Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation appalling and would recommend avoiding the project.

For one, as Juan Benet points out, the plagiarism within TRON Foundation's white paper is intellectually dishonest and ungrateful to prior crypto efforts.

Secondly, inspect the Twitter feeds of Justin Sun and the TRON Foundation. Both represent a litany of repetitive pumps about crypto exchange listings and partnerships.

2018-01-29 | Full Review

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I’m supportive of Decred’s efforts to add privacy, because there are actual development chops there, and Decred doesn’t appear overly scammy.

2018-03-31 | Full Review


Decred, besides being a really interesting concept, is being executed at a very high level by one of the friendliest and coolest teams out there.

2018-04-24 | Full Review


One of the few coins I'm excited about, with an innovative solution to decentralized governance. Decred is basically Dash done right. 😂 Consensus is more decentralized than Dash and is enforced.

2017-03-15 | Full Review

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