Automated ticket buying and solo voting for Decred.

This always-on personal hardware node provides energy efficient participation in the Decred network for simple staking and voting with support from Crypdex.

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Earning the most from your DCR holdings requires that you stay on top of your ticket purchases and voting choices. Crypdex’s Decred Solo takes the complexity out of staking Decred. This hardware node runs continuously, purchasing tickets on your behalf with optional solo voting or delegation.

How does it work?

Simply log into the box, create a wallet, and let it sync. Once fully synced, you can create an address and begin staking by sending DCR to the new address. Because the Decred Solo runs a full node, all RPC commands are available via the onboard dcrctl command line utility or remote RPC connection.

The Decred Solo requires some familiarity with the command line. Specifically you should be able to type in some commands. Detailed instructions and documentation are available here.


We understand that staking Decred can be a complex affair and we are here to help.

Crypdex offers limited support for the Decred Solo through the Crypdex Discord server. Simply join the #decred-solo channel and holler at us.

Additionally, Crypdex maintains the Decred software image so that your device is always up to date with the latest software.

Project Summary

Decred is a cryptocurrency in the Bitcoin lineage that has a built-in decentralized governance model. Stakeholders who participate in Decred’s decision-making are rewarded for their efforts with DCR, Decred’s native currency. To participate, DCR holders purchase “tickets” to register their vote. The actual vote is cast by an always-on node.

Decred’s killer feature is good governance, and with good governance, you can have any feature you want.
— Joel Monégro & Chris Burniske, Placeholder

The Decred Solo is available in the BlackboxOS and may be installed on Blackboxes or may be ordered in a standalone device.

The standalone device features an Amlogic Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 1.5GHz quad core CPUs, 2GB RAM, and 64 GB of eMMC memory, which is more than enough to hold Decred’s entire blockchain. Running idle at about 3W, its costs pennies a month to run and can be effectively powered by battery and solar panels.