This is the Dash banner for the stage.
You can see our YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/c/undocumentedhumanHi, Alma
As an idea-advice to make this proposal more attractive, Maybe you can record a short video about this proposal, so people could see:
1. It is not just some new-registered anonymous forum nickname UndocumentedHuman looking for money, but real Alma.
2. You are real and energetic - so can present Dash properly.
Of course It is not necessary - just my idea how to help this proposal to get more "YES"s.
I find it sad that this proposal gets so much scrutiny while totally retarded bullshit that costs more gets a rubber stamp without a glance...I've seen much more ridiculously expensive proposals get passed with flying colors.
Here is why I think it is a good idea: agorist-slanting libertarians have been *major* first movers in cryptocurrency -- major drivers of adoption. I experienced this first-hand when I lived in New Hampshire, where the Bitcoin adoption among "Free Staters" I knew was almost too high to be believed (documented in this video and this video).
It was in that same crowd that I first met Alma. I invited her to speak on Bitcoin with me (about 2 years ago) at a New Hampshire's Liberty Forum (documented by Upstart Biz Journal here). She fell ill and was not able to attend, but I was able to spend time with her and come to know that she is legit. I even wrote about her unbanked baby Neo for CoinTelegraph about a year later.
The branding of the van, which they may well take to other events, is a fantastic idea -- and unlike John Bush's proposal (which passed), it won't be a van with Dash AND Bitcoin AND Ethereum on it. It will be just Dash.
And also like Alma says, Dash's logo will be in the background for all the speeches by "celebertarians" filmed on the stage. These will continue to get views on YouTube well after the festival has ended.
So many libertarians thought Bitcoin had come to save them forever, and now they're a bit confused and wandering with its problems coming to light (or worse, they don't even know about its problems because they're just keeping their BTC in cold storage for "retirement savings"). Pointing them in a new and better direction -- the direction they *thought* Bitcoin was going to go -- will likely be profitable for us.
I'd encourage y'all to vote yes on this proposal. Thanks.
crosspost from dash central....
ok thanks. sounds good but i still have a few questions and concerns.
so it looks like the dash branding did not make it on the vehicle till after jackfest, correct? how about the atv? was it branded at jf?
also how many people attended jf and exactly how many wallets were created and how much dash was given away? seems like a easy thing to do (give away free digital cash).
i would have liked to see more engagement for the price and i don't think it would be unreasonable to expect posted updates on the dash forum and then copy and paste that to reddit and maybe our bitcointalk forum thread.
slack is cool and where everyone seems to have gone but myself and others are just now making our way over there and learning how it all works.
not sure how noobs find it as last i checked a few weeks ago there was no mention of our slack channel on the dash.org website or the btctalk ann thread or easy to find sticky/pinned links on the dash forum or reddit. obviously there's nothing you can do about that but i'm just saying.
Where is this due diligence on the core proposals? Why so many questions for random community members trying to build out Dash the proper way, but none for piggy bank proposals like sending Kot to London for 15,000 USD? Why is noone concern with how much LESS ROI we get off that, and how much higher the price tag is, with absolutely ZERO proof it will be worth it?
I'm talking about this:
The proposal for Jackalope to be sponsored actually ended while Jackalope was going on. Aug 1-8th Aug 5th being the payout date. I had the banner for the stage made ahead of time, before I knew if the proposal would pass. Therefore, no, the dash mobile was not branded there. I spent the next few weeks after Jackalope sanding and painting the winnebago. Then we got on the road for the Rethinking Everything conference. The Dash Stickers were delivered to Alabama. I think around Ten people opened a wallet, and a few got more then .25 cents Also I had two different people work on my computer that Neo fried "Days before Jackalope" by inserting Aux cord into USB port, don't do this, luckily both computer technicians accepted dash. One of them was able to access my backed up wallet to do my Dash transactions at Jackalope. I learned a lovely thing about encryption, and so glad I did that for the extra security. There were approx 250 people, but no registration or census or handing out of toothpicks is done.
Again all of this will be documented in my next two videos. The work on the bitcoin.com bus prior to Jackalope, was hard and exhausting. After Jackalope, it was straight to work on the Dash Mobile. I did most of the work on my own while Neo slept, and Brian worked.
thanks for all the info. overall i'm happy with what was done but i think you would agree improvements could/should be made.
the most disappointing part for me was the part of the prop i pushed for and you graciously agreed to, setting up 50 people with .25 dash and helping them set up (and back up) a dash wallet.
i was sad to hear that only 10 people out of ~50 were set up with a wallet and given free dash. by now i would expect it to be done over a month later but i guess you can still do it in colorado.
this new proposal may or may not pass but even if it gets enough yes votes to pass it could still get bumped out because there was not enough money to go around. in that case another proposal that had more yes votes would get paid.
i really like the new colorado proposal but like almost every proposal i think it's too expensive.
from the looks of the way the votes are going now i would say you are going to have to offer more value to get it to pass. maybe extend it to another city after co and commit to more updates and online marketing and engagement.