Thanks for your pre-proposal. I think this is a fantastic idea that supports all the other initiatives in Venezuela. I too am also concerned about the associated costs of text messaging in utilizing this method as the primary way of sending Dash. It's a shame if we have to make Dash transactions more expensive in this instance when we've tried so hard on the protocol level to keep fees low, so finding some way to address added costs seems important. Perhaps you could contact cellular service providers about a possible partnership, where transmissions through your network are sent at a lower cost or subsidized in some way (i.e. like "toll free" telephone numbers)?
What kind of options would users of your service have for actually obtaining Dash in the first place? It's great that they would have the means to hold and send Dash, but how would they go about getting it in the first place, would it have to be sent from another user?
What network features would such users have access to (InstantSend, PrivateSend, etc)?
This seems a very cost effective proposal with a big upside. If this assists in usage and penetration of new markets you have my votes.
A big bonus is this being adapted to other countries.
Lorenzo, you said above you are not holding users funds, so users are not depositing Dash into an address for which you control the private key? Then users would need a smartphone app or light server running somewhere else that can sign their own transactions and respond to the SMS API calls ?Thank you man, and yes we know about that project, already took inspiration from them and will continue to !
I met every member of this team at CriptoLatinFest in Bogota, Colombia (June 2018). I believe in them as members of the community. They are hard workers and knowledgeable about Dash and Crypto.
- Will each user have a different public Dash address that he can review on a blockchain explorer? Who will have access to the private keys?
- If this new project receives funding, how will working on it effect your other projects that are already funded and in progress?
@LorenzoRey I agree, sending a private key over SMS is a bad idea. It would be better to request that the user send his Dash to a different wallet, one that he controls. What other reason could there be to request the private key? Could you explain a little more what you mean by "BlockCypher handles these keys"?
- how will working on this new project effect your other projects that are already funded and in progress?
Lorenzo, you said above you are not holding users funds, so users are not depositing Dash into an address for which you control the private key? Then users would need a smartphone app or light server running somewhere else that can sign their own transactions and respond to the SMS API calls ?
Hi everybody how are you! I think it's not good or very good, but it's EXCELLENT! I'm going to mention my reason why:
1. Connectivity and use: In Venezuela, we are experiencing a very difficult situation with connectivity, not only from the Internet connection, but also at the level of telecommunications operators, since there are areas where coverage at the Data service is non existent and to be take others options.
2. Technical Feasibility: Now this moment, several banking institutions use SMS messaging as a means of mobile payment, and a large flow of daily transactions is made. If banks are using P2P as an alternative to the means of payment, I believe that our as a community can create and develop something much better for Dash users.
3. Massification, adoption and use: I have an idea that I am developing (Possible Startup), Where can I use at Dash as a means of payment. This proposal that you are offering covered an existing and valid need in regions where Internet access is limited, where should can use 2G mobile coverage which is currently what exists in those areas of the country. From own experience that there are areas of the country where CDMA1X technology is still used for technical feasibility. This would allow many people to adopt and use DASH as a means of payment for products and services in the remote area where the limitations exist.
4. Economic and social development: a community where the economy can be promoted and their education, can make its sustainable as well as more advanced prepared for the adoption of other projects or businesses related not only to Dash but also to other means of payment in the medium or long term.
5. Tropicalization and validation: The success of this project and that are stakeholders to it can be repeated in countries where they have the same variables or conditions, countries in Africa, the Middle East remote areas where connectivity is reduced and lead to the tropicalization of this tool.
I'm really excited to see these things, to be done here in Venezuela and with export quality, where you can meet needs, leverage them and in turn allow us to move forward as a sustainable community and sustainable society. Count on my vote!
¡Hola a todos como están! ¡Me parece no Bueno ni muy Bueno sino EXCELENTE su propuesta! Les voy a mencionar el por qué:
1. Conectividad y uso: En Venezuela estamos viviendo una situación muy difícil con la conectividad, no solo de parte de la fluidez de la conexión a internet, sino también a nivel de las operadoras de telecomunicaciones, ya que existen áreas donde la cobertura a nivel de servicio de datos es inexistente y se tiene que recurrir a otras opciones.
2. Factibilidad técnica disponible: Actualmente varias instituciones bancarias usan como medio de pago móvil la mensajería SMS, permitiendo así realizar un gran flujo de transacciones diariamente. Si los bancos están usando los P2P como alternativa a los medios de pago, creo que ustedes como comunidad puede crear y desarrollar algo muchísimo mejor para los usuarios Dash.
3. Masificación, adopción y uso: Yo actualmente tengo una idea que estoy desarrollando (una posible startup) donde se pueda integrar a Dash como medio de pago, esta idea que ustedes están proponiendo cubre una necesidad existente y valida en regiones donde el acceso a internet es limitado o nulo, solamente donde puedan usar cobertura móvil 2G que actualmente es lo que existe en esas zonas del país, por experiencia propia se que hay áreas del país donde todavía se utiliza tecnología CDMA1X por factibilidad técnica. Esto permitiría que muchas personas adopten y usen la cripto como medio de pago para productos y servicios en zona remotas donde existan las limitaciones.
4. Desarrollo económico y social: Una comunidad donde se pueda impulsar la economía y a su vez promover su educación dará sustentabilidad y sostenibilidad a la misma, así estarán más adelantadas y preparadas para la adopción de otros proyectos o negocios relacionados no solo con Dash sino con otros medios de pago a mediano o largo plazo.
5. Tropicalización y validación: El éxito de este proyecto y que vayan asociados con el mismo podrán replicarse en países donde presenten las mismas variables o condiciones, países de África, Medio oriente o zonas remotas donde la conectividad sea mermada y conlleven a la tropicalización de esta herramienta.
De verdad me emociona ver estas cosas, que se hagan acá en Venezuela y con calidad de exportación, donde se pueden cubrir necesidades, apalancarse en ellas y que a su vez nos permitan avanzar como comunidad sostenible y ser sociedad sustentable. ¡Cuenten con mi voto!
me gusta esta propuesta, aquí en Republica Dominicana se usan muchos los mensajes de texto para operaciones de los "colmados" pequeños negocios en las calles del país "bodegas" en Venezuela. puede servir mucho para la red de pagos, esperaremos a ver como evoluciona y luego expandirlo por acá. saludos.
The idea is not bad, I really like this proposal.
But I think there is a shortage in the security part about the wallets that should be clarified in their proposal document or that should be integrated, although it does provide a solution to people who do not have the purchasing power to have a smart phone and we know that having a wallet of a dash in a smart phone is very safe, placing a use case: I as a user of DashText, how can i know that I am safe when using the platform, it would be ideal to clarify how security works and how they will make Dashtext users feel safe. Taking into account that users of DashText in Venezuela without purchasing power of a smart phone, are sure to be with their phones walking on the street, which would make me feel safe knowing that my non-smart phone could be stolen? and the funds with her too, or that my phone number could be cloned? I think that is what should be clarified before more than one solution becomes a problem for people.