This is an overview of the Decred Roadmap for 2018 and beyond. Each milestone is discussed in great detail in the official blog post. Make sure to read it!
Instead of taking the typical wallet service approach where wallets connect to a centralized server, we have added support for a proper SPV mechanism that uses compact filters and works over the P2P network.
Our proposal system is nearing completion and will allow users and stakeholders to make proposals, dictate what does and does not get funded, and participate in project-level decision-making.
The bulk of the work to port Lightning Labs’ code to Decred has been completed and it will be released soon.
Privacy work has begun in earnest and we will make an incremental privacy release where we release working code and give further information about our plans and approach.
Politeia voting will be used to control the flow of development funds to projects. In the meantime, we will be creating a smart contract that will fully decentralize control of the development funds.
Using a similar method as that used to decentralize control of the dev org funds, we will allow for the creation of DAEs on the Decred chain.
A variety of changes, some of which are consensus changes, are required to improve the scaling properties of Decred, e.g. a new signature algorithm, multi-peer sync support, and header commitments.
The Decrediton wallet team will be adding new integrations to support SPV, mobile, Politeia voting and Lightning Network transactions.
We will draft a proposal for a cryptocurrency-only decentralized exchange and share it publicly.
Decred has lined up a presence at many of the premier cryptocurrency trade shows for the rest of 2018 and will continue dialing up its marketing efforts.
If we observe how other cryptocurrencies and other software projects manage their milestones, it is typical to not include a date and rather have a list of current outstanding milestones. We decided to adopt a similar approach: milestones are marked as completed as soon as the work is done.