1)A FIXED SUPPLY-21 MILLION TOTAL SUPPLY. With 57.49% staked that leaves only around 5.4 MILLION Currently left to buy. However, this is not counting those that are in wallets that have not been staked. So, that means even less DCR is available for purchase. This makes it potentially more scarce
2)Top of it’s class GOVERNANCE-Decred makes you feel like a partial owner because you get to vote and have a say in things happening on its blockchain. With many blockchains, the developers and people in charge make it up as they go along with no input from coin owners. Regardless of how much you own, you don’t have a say in so many other crypto projects. Governance is there to prevent things like FORKS.
3)SECURITY-Since Decred is a hybrid blockchain, both Proof of Stake and Proof of Work, this makes it incredibly secure. It is 41 times more resistant to a double spend attack!
4)NOT TRYING TO BE EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE-Some projects lack focus because they are trying to do everything. For example, Decred isn’t trying do smart contracts, privacy, oracles, no fees, etc.
5) DEX-The Decentralized Exchange. I believe this is important because otherwise Exchanges have too much power, basically, in power to choose which projects get listed and which don’t (possibly affecting the success of some). The Decred DEX currently offers free trading withstanding a one time sign on fee, this fee is simply to prevent spammers. Pretty soon, you will be able to get into the Decred Wallet and access the DEX via your mobile wallet, how cool is that!
For me, the reason I’m such a fan of a DEX is because I’m tired of KYC requirements every time I want to buy a new coin on a new exchange. I do believe that there will still be a place for centralized exchanges in the future. For example, off ramping into your bank account/fiat.
6)SELF FUNDED-Yes, DCR has finally reached the point of being self-funded. This is super important because if it required outside funding, what happens when that funding dries up?
7)Has it’s own WALLET-A 3rd party wallet can be a security risk as well as conflict of interest risk. I like having an official wallet to go with my coin of choice.
8)UNDERVALUED price-wise. Comparing it to other projects standardized at a 21 million coin supply, you are paying less for 1/21 millionth of the supply. In other words, your money is getting you more of the TOTAL SUPPLY on a percentage basis.
I am not a financial or investment advisor, I am simply sharing my own positions and the reasons why I decided to buy them. Please do your own research.