Overview of DECENT

  • Decentralized power is truly “Power to the People.” This publication provides a clear explanation of how and why our communities have so much to gain from local decentralized power and so much to lose if big energy corporations continue to control our energy resources.”–Angelina Galiteva, founder of Renewables 100 Policy Institute; chairperson of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE).More Acclaim for Community PowerCommunity Power argues that local, decentralized generation of electricity offers many benefits to California’s communities relative to large central-station solar or wind power plants in remote areas.
  • Decent work has become a universal objective and has been included in major human rights declarations, UN Resolutions and outcome documents from major conferences including Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the World Summit for Social Development (1995), World Summit Outcome Document (2005), the high level segment of ECOSOC (2006), the Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008-2017), Conference on Sustainable Development (2011) and in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2015).
  • Decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol bZx, has revealed via Twitter on April 19, 2021, that since launching its margin trading and lending product on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), its total value locked (TVL) has increased significantly and it’s now looking to build upon that success with its cross-chain governance token, BGOV.
  • Decentralized reputation platform, Monetha has today announced a strategic partnership with Wolfram Blockchain Labs who has selected the enterprise-grade blockchain platform to work with; joining R&D efforts as Wolfram’s idea that “computational contracts” will underpin the future of digital payments is within striking distance.
  • Decentralized applications (also known as “dapps”) provide services similar to those offered by typical consumer applications, but they use blockchain technology to grant users more control over their data by eliminating the need for centralized intermediaries to manage the data, thus making the service “decentralized.”
  • Decentralized exchanges posted their highest-ever monthly volume in January — north of $60 billion for the month, according to data collected by The Block Crypto — signaling that the ecosystem of non-custodial exchange protocols is capturing a small but growing segment of the broader market interest in cryptocurrencies and tokens.
  • Decentralized oracle networks, which include Chainlink, seek to solve this secondary problem by employing a network of nodes to act as intermediaries between oracles and smart contracts; that is, these networks must reach a rough consensus on the validity of external information, provided by oracles, before triggering a smart contract.
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  • Decentralized derivatives exchange Injective Protocol raised $2.6 million dollars in a seed funding round led by Pantera Capital with participation from world-renowned institutional investors including QCP’s investment arm QCP Soteria, Axia8 Ventures, and OK’s strategic investment partner K42.
  • Decentralized storage ofvideos uploaded on the platform is built on top of the IPFS protocol, which allows storing files in a distributed network without a shared control center.We use so-called cyclic codes to make sure uploaded files don’t get lost due to various faults.
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    Vericred is a data services company connecting its health plan partners, such as Decent, with InsurTech platforms that are transforming the way health insurance is quoted, sold and enrolled.Rather than build one-to-one connections with each individual InsurTech company to enable the exchange of plan design, rate, and network data, Decent is leveraging Vericred’s platform to do so.


    "Americans spend around three-and-a-half trillion dollars per year on healthcare, yet experts estimate that a quarter of that is wasted on administrative overhead," said Naomi Pilosof Ionita, Partner at Menlo Ventures, Decent’s lead investor."I am eager to see Decent transform the way self-employed people receive healthcare, and support this under-served market by offering more affordable options."


    As a child, many big words were thrown at me without mostly any real explanation from the adults saying them.Somehow, in my house, the mere fact of using a word meant we ‘automatically’ understood it and all the meanings it entails.Yes, we were probably playing the game Heroes of Words and Victims of Meanings.Can you relate?
    When I finally started questioning everything, I mean everything, I became fascinated with how much I have been taking for granted all these years or, even worse perhaps, misunderstood partially or completely. 
    For example, let’s take the case of decency.

    Does the GLWC implement the living wage?

    No, the coalition produces the calculations, or benchmarks.It supports efforts to implement these benchmarks by sharing lessons learned through its website and through collaborative private- and public-sector forums.

    How can we support a global living wage?

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    How does the GLWC determine what a living wage should be for different countries?

    Researchers determine living wages not only for different countries, but for different areas within countries, since the cost of living can vary greatly within a single country, and from rural to urban settings.Our researchers base food-cost estimates on a low-cost, nutritious diet that meets World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients, incorporating local food costs into their calculations.(This is more rigorous than other methods which ensure only a certain number of calories.) Housing costs are estimated using NGO and national standards for decency (e.g.dwellings that have permanent walls, waterproof roofs, electricity, water, and sanitary toilet facilities).Once researchers arrive at the total cost for one person to have a decent life, they multiply that by the number of people in a family of typical size for the area, then add a small margin for unexpected events such as illnesses and accidents.

    How many regions have living wage benchmarks so far?

    The GLWC has completed 22 benchmarks across 20 countries, with additional benchmarks in progress or planned.

    Is decency asking someone to ignore or deny a person/situation completely?

    I can go on and on with examples on how the word decency has been found thrashed around so easily, at least by/with me.

    Is the Rainforest Alliance using these benchmarks in its work on the ground?

    Absolutely.The Rainforest Alliance is collaborating, for example, with banana farms, banana-trading and -buying companies, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), and other sector actors to pilot living wage implementation mechanisms in Costa Rica and Belize.Like all GWLC members, the Rainforest Alliance has adopted the GWLC’s definition of a living wage, and this definition informs how we design and audit against living wage criteria in our sustainability standards.The Rainforest Alliance is also working with partners in coffee supply chains to understand the costs and opportunities in implementing a living wage, since we know that farms can’t always do it alone.

    Others or Self?

    When I started questioning everything, I mean everything, I realized I was using the word decency to mainly control others.

    What are the basic needs that a living wage should cover?

    The elements of a decent standard of living include food, water, housing, education, health care, transportation, clothing and other essential needs, including provision for unexpected events.

    What are the main obstacles to achieving a global living wage?

    The main obstacle is that employers can’t always implement a living wage alone—especially given the small margins in many of these businesses.The whole supply chain, as well as national governments, need to participate to make a living wage a reality.

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    What Do They Say About Us?

    “DECENT has assembled an exceptional, diverse team of knowledgeable and skilled blockchain professionals covering all aspects of the industry.Their dedicated and hard-working team members are willing and able to assist through all phases of development.I am highly impressed with DECENT and the calibur of its team members.

    What does decency entail?

    When I was a small child and my mother said, “Can you please be decent?”, she was asking me to go put on some clean clothes because company was coming.

    What is a global living wage?

    The GLWC drew from more than 60 existing living wage descriptions to arrive at this succinct definition: “A global living wage is remuneration received for a standard workweek by a worker in a particular place sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and her or his family.

    What is DCore?

    Launched in 2017, DCore is a stable, customizable and cost-efficient open-source blockchain platform you can build on.As the world’s first blockchain dedicated to digital content distribution, DCore provides software development kits to empower developers and businesses to build the real world decentralized applications, makes it easier for everyone to be connected on blockchain.

    What is DECENT?

    The story of DECENT originated when the Founder, Matej Michalko, recognized the unfair conditions content creators had to endure to have their works published and made available to the general public.Intermediaries generally charge up to 70% of the artists’ revenue for distribution costs.Blockchain’s traceable and decentralized architecture enabled Matej and his team to develop a safe, transparent and fair solution for content creators to publish their work, and DCore was born.

    Who created the methodology used for these calculations?

    Living wage experts Richard Anker (formerly of ILO) and Martha Anker (formerly of WHO) spent more than 15 years testing and perfecting various aspects of this methodology.The Anker Methodology has catalyzed global action on living wages and has been used to estimate living wages in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas around the world.

    History of DECENT

  • In 1998, developer Wei Dai proposed an “anonymous, distributed electronic cash system” called B-money.
  • In 2014, Ethereum launched a pre-sale for ether which received an overwhelming response; this helped to usher in the age of the initial coin offering (ICO).
  • In 1986, the label bought back $25 million in unsold albums and lost $35 million during the fiscal year 1987.
  • In 1990, China’s manufacturing output was a mere 3% of global value, now, that number is close to a quarter of the world’s output in the manufacturing sector.
  • In 1998, Szabo designed a mechanism for a decentralized digital currency he called “bit gold”.[12][13] Bit gold was never implemented, but has been called “a direct precursor to the Bitcoin architecture.”[14]
  • In 1998, Szabo designed a mechanism for a decentralized digital currency he called “bit gold”.[4] Bit gold was never implemented, but has been called “a direct precursor to the Bitcoin architecture.”
  • In 2008, 10 years ago today, the Bitcoin White Paper was shared with the world by Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • In 2009 Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream started, Bitcoin and a decentralized currency was born.
  • In 2009, a paper appeared that established the philosophy and implementation of Bitcoin (Nakamoto, 2009).
  • In 2009, bitcoin was launched, which marked the start of decentralized blockchain-based digital currencies with no central server, and no tangible assets held in reserve.
  • In 2009, in the blockchain 1.0 era, Bitcoin featured decentralized digital currency.
  • In 2009, this currency was created by an individual named Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • In 2010, Aaron Swartz realized that a blockchain-based Domain Name System (DNS) would be a secure, decentralized, and human-friendly, readable naming system.
  • In 2011, wrote about the legal considerations of pseudonymous Bitcoin/e-cash.
  • In 2013 a new project was conceived.
  • In 2013, an intuitive programmer and long time Bitcoiner, Vitalik Buterin published a whitepaper that describes the technical design and capabilities of the Ethereum concept.
  • In 2014 for example, the NuBits project launched.
  • In 2014, Nebulous Inc.
  • In 2015, Buterin released the first beta version of Ethereum.
  • In 2015, IBM and Samsung announced a proof of concept called ADEPT (Autonomous Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Telemetry), which uses blockchain-type technology to form the backbone of a decentralized network of IoT devices.
  • In 2015, in the blockchain 2.0 era, Ethereum featured smart contracts.
  • In 2015, the Cardano project began as an effort to change the way cryptocurrencies are designed and developed.
  • In 2016 the platform was open-sourced, and The Dragon Company was born.
  • in 2016, Decentralized Blockchain) | Morpheus Labs and Waves Platform will explore ways to enhance the technology to create a fuss-free and better user experience; adding value to enterprises around the world while gearing up for mass adoption.
  • In 2016, it collaborated with Microsoft to deliver a suite of blockchain services to the Azure cloud, enabling users to access services like “Peer-to-Peer distributed advertising network,” network security and digital proof of ownership.
  • In 2016, my developing passion in cryptocurrency became my full-time occupation as a NavCoin core developer.
  • In 2016, the Augur beta launched and I became a Thiel Fellow.
  • In 2016, the protocol received another major upgrade dubbed – Homestead.
  • In 2016,Genaro proposed the blockchain 3.0 concept, blockchain plus storage.
  • In 2017 Cashmen left the project for personal reasons and handed over the management as project manager to me.
  • In 2017 MakerDAO launched the decentralized stablecoin, Dai.
  • In 2017, AirSwap developed and released its core technology followed by a $36M token sale using the platform.
  • In 2017, Bancor came up with a method to trade coins on-chain through a new system.
  • In 2017, Bancor pioneered automated market makers (AMMs) to replace order books using a native reserve asset, the BNT token.
  • In 2017, Buterin described a smart contract protocol through which liquidity reserves could be deployed to support a decentralized trading ecosystem.
  • In 2017, Chris co-founded the cryptocurrency startup Stream Token, an economic backbone for decentralized streaming.
  • in 2017, Decentralized Oracle Service) | Offering developers, students, and companies the ability to use Chainlink’s decentralised oracles on the Morpheus Labs platform, both teams work together to diminish the hurdles of blockchain adoption.
  • In 2017, Emercoin added to RedHat and introduced its mining mechanism that combines PoW, PoS, and merged mining.
  • In 2017, Filecoin’s initial coin offering became the largest token sale in history, collecting $257 million in contributions.
  • In 2017, just one year after it was founded, Power Ledger raised roughly US$26  million in one of Australia’s first successful initial coin offerings (ICO).
  • In 2017, Poppy signed to Mad Decent and released her debut studio album, Poppy.Computer, which consisted of art pop and bubblegum pop songs.
  • In 2017, Spotify acquired blockchain startup Mediachain, which had been developing a “decentralized media library,” to better identify the rights holders of songs on Spotify’s platform for royalties payments.
  • In 2017, Stani released ETHLend, one of the first lending protocols for decentralised finance ever.
  • In 2017, the company decided to switch its business to the blockchain rails in order to provide its users with such benefits as increased data security and irreversible transactions.
  • In 2017, the currency was even ranked 14e on CoinMarketCap, which had attracted a flow of investors interested in its potential.
  • In 2017, the Etheera project was founded by IZ Immobilien Kriens GmbH, a real estate company based in Switzerland with experience on the housing field since 2013.
  • In 2017, the Zcash Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity, was launched to further advance Zcash and its principles in the broader community while further decentralizing its development. 
  • In 2017, you couldn’t go far without hearing about ‘bitcoin’ and ‘blockchain’ – mysterious technologies which were set to revolutionize payments and the underlying infrastructure of our beloved World Wide Web.
  • In 2018 after the fund was fully deployed, I decided that I enjoyed BUIDLing more and started working on Meter.
  • In 2018 Coinbase launched their independent mobile wallet for iOS and Android investor protection in your or.
  • In 2018 Coinbase launched their independent mobile wallet for iOS and Android.
  • In 2018 Dragonchain released Dragon Factor, an application that chunks up and stores user data on a decentralized network in “factors” that can be used as needed without revealing more information than necessary.
  • In 2018 in Indonesia, without the market promotion, the GoWithMi mobile app reached 1 million+ naturally downloads and the DAU reached 20,000+ within 5 months; through the “experimental consensus collection of geospatial data”, within 3 months with nearly zero cost, it has obtained data with more than twice the data density of the same region as Google Map——the data quality has been examined by the world’s most rigorous automotive pre-installation standard test, successfully entering the global car dealer procurement catalog.
  • In 2018, BitTorrent Inc.
  • In 2018, Bluzelle entered into a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant,, and subsequently joined their AI & Blockchain startup accelerator program.
  • In 2018, control of the treasury’s expenditures was turned over to ticket holders through the Politea system while withdrawals from the Treasury are currently handled in an off-chain manner.
  • in 2018, Decentralized Data Infrastructure) | Facilitate DApps development while creating synergistic benefits for third parties.
  • In 2018, French Digital Reserve…
  • In 2018, in a Medium post entitled “Satoshi’s Second Gift: The Renewable Energy Bounty Program”, McKibbin laid out his theory on how Bitcoin’s pseudonymous inventor Satoshi Nakamoto, inadvertently or deliberately, encouraged clean energy production.
  • In 2018, Injective was one of 8 winners selected for incubation with Binance Labs with the goal of solving the poor liquidity, high latency, and inefficiencies seen at most decentralized exchanges.
  • in 2018, Startup Incubator) | Created a 7-week intensive education programme which includes a mix of theoretical and practical components focused on the theory behind blockchain and practical coding of a sample of decentralized applications (DApps) conducted with Morpheus Labs’ Blockchain Platform-as-a-Service (BPaaS).
  • In 2018, the company successfully ran one of the first decentralised referendums on the ethereum blockchain, allowing its growing community to vote on the team’s projects.
  • In 2018, UTU started tokenizing and decentralising trust through the UTU protocol, paving the way “… to remove some of the burdens of over-collateralization and trustless-ness in the DeFi space”, and in a tweet on Monday, reviewer TOP 7 ICO ranked UTU as one of the top 7 upcoming low cap DeFi projects.
  • In 2018, when Audius was looking into decentralized storage, they needed a system that would enable routing and addressing of large amounts of content in a decentralized way for their content streaming network.
  • In 2019 alone, the project has released two technologies which solved two main problems of the industry: security and scalability.
  • In 2019 alone, we saw total value locked (TVL) increase from $274.6M USD to $651.6M USD, an annualized increase of +137.23%.
  • In 2019 and 2020 we presented Unibright Freequity, our vision of a 360° tokenization and DeFi platform.
  • In 2019 Binance DEX (Decentralized Exchange) was launched on Binance Chain; a blockchain project initiated by Binance and designed as an alternative marketplace for issuing, using, and exchanging digital assets in a decentralized manner.
  • In 2019 Kava Labs built the Kava blockchain, a foundational platform designed to provide the most safe, secure, and reliable experience for accessing Decentralized Financial(DeFi) apps and services.
  • In 2019 the team pivoted into Defi and started working on a decentralized lending and borrowing platform.
  • In 2019, at the time of launch, these assets included USD Coin (USDC), True USD (TUSD), and Paxos Standard (PAX).
  • In 2019, DeFi started gaining traction, though it was still a somewhat ignored sector of the industry.
  • In 2019, Emercoin is looking at a planned integration into Bitfury’s Exonum Protocol, which will allow businesses and individuals to build decentralised applications within a reliable environment.
  • In 2019, it passed a slew of bills creating a welcoming regulatory framework for cryptocurrency.
  • In 2019, the capitalization of this market counted more than 200 billion USD with all the forecasts showing that it only tends to grow exponentially.
  • In 2019, the Elastos iterated on its interoperability plans through the development of sidechains and smart contracts compatible with both Ethereum and NEO.
  • In 2019, Tron and Tether announced a partnership to launch USDT on the Tron blockchain as a TRC-20 token – the protocol’s equivalent of a ERC-20 – with the aim of improving liquidity on decentralized exchanges.
  • In 2019, Zilliqa became the first public blockchain platform to be built on sharded architecture, with smart contracts written in the platform’s secure-by-design programming language, Scilla.
  • In 2020 decentralized exchanges (dex) have grown quite mature compared to just a few years ago.
  • In 2020 in the United States, for example, crypto gambling is not expressly illegal, and is largely governed by the same laws that govern online gambling.
  • In 2020 registreerde het gedecentraliseerde financiële ecosysteem bemoedigende cijfers in het aantal DeFi-protocollen, evenals het aantal fondsen dat op deze platforms is vergrendeld.
  • In 2020, Cardano held a Shelley upgrade that aimed to make its blockchain “50 to 100 times more decentralized” than other large blockchains.
  • In 2020, decentralized finance (DeFi) application usage exploded, with the current total value locked (TVL) in DeFi over $27.5 billion.
  • In 2020, decentralized finance (DeFi) gained more traction than the previous years.
  • In 2020, DeFi has had impressive growth, exceeding $10 billion of total locked value (TVL) just on Ethereum.
  • In 2020, ERC-20 tokens received another boost from the market as DeFi (decentralized finance) platforms began to launch on the network.
  • In 2020, it is predicted that there will be a market of over 400 billion dollars.
  • In 2020, Kraken and Avanti were granted state charters to establish “crypto banks” in the state, allowing them to hold cryptocurrency on customers’ behalf and provide other specialized financial services.
  • In 2020, MXC supported most of the DeFi projects, Including DEXs, synthetic assets and collateral lending protocol, liquidity mining protocols, decentralized oracle and other sub-sectors.
  • In 2020, the average daily trading volume of the entire cryptocurrency market fluctuated in the approximate range of $50-$200 million.
  • In 2020, the decentralized finance ecosystem (DeFi) recorded encouraging figures in the number of DeFi protocols, as well as the number of funds locked in these platforms.
  • In 2020, the first WOO Ventures investment was made in DODO, a decentralized exchange and aggregator that is now one of the leading DEXs by daily volume, with a fast-growing userbase on Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
  • In 2020, the first WOO Ventures investment was made in DODO, a decentralized exchange and aggregator that is now one of the leading…
  • In 2020, the first WOO Ventures investment was made in DODO.
  • In 2020, the team behind AfroDex led by Emmanuel Adams will be building more decentralized tools for the Ethereum ecosystem, according to the anniversary speech published by Adams.
  • In 2020, UTU Technology Inc.
  • In 2020, we’ll focus on addressing other next-gen PKI challenges such as decentralized domain validation and SSL/TLS, email security, code signing and browser integrations.
  • In 2021 Harmony strives to be a top blockchain for cross-chain finance.
  • In 2021, decentralized finance (DeFi) might see stronger interest not only from individual users but from institutional investors also, as the environment for this nascent sector is still favorable, according to industry players speaking to
  • In 2021, it will be “a more standardized and easy-to-use form” and “a nice option for individual investors for a long time.”
  • In 2021, SeeleN’s industrial development pace will be accelerating again, and the industrial asset value exchange platform will continue to make efforts in the healthcare, financial and trade fields to continue to contribute to industrial development.
  • In 2021, the Cardano (ADA) price added 133.
  • In 2021, who would Medishare make sense for?
  • In 2023, the price can go down again to the point of $84.
  • In the 1990s, everyone was talking about how to build the first decentralized currency system that could transcend traditional financial institutions, be above complications such as exchange rates, and remain immune to organizational interference (i.e., governments, for example).
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