Recent content by David

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    Planned Reduction

    Hopefully the Core Team can reevaluate their self-imposed (and seemingly-arbitrary) 60% budget limit. While I applaud the great work many community members are doing with their budget system funding, I think Dash Core development is paramount above all else. In such a challenging funding...
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    Roadmap dates already innacurate?

    This is what frustrated me so badly about Ethereum, when I was waiting for it to launch. Software is *always* late. Always. I really wish that the powers-that-be would take the dates given them and add 3-6 months to them. Underpromise, then surprise everybody by overdelivering. We've got an...
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    Dashians misconceptions about dash

    Just to address two of your points: 1. Core can only withhold budget funds that were paid directly to Core. Many proposers, particularly unknowns in the community, will have budget funds paid from the Blockchain directly to Core. Core will then serve as escrow. However, if somebody did submit a...
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    Coindesk and Dash

    I've never understood it, either. I know they shill pretty hard for anything that "Digital Currency Group" is invested in (including Ethereum, iirc).
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    An Open Letter From Evan and Ryan Regarding Dash Marketing

    Of course they're not lost forever--from the point of view of code. Heck, Core Team could change the code right now to create 5 MILLION DASH out of the blue. There is no *technical* reason why it couldn't be done. The problem is that it's unlikely the network (e.g. the masternode owners) would...
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    An Open Letter From Evan and Ryan Regarding Dash Marketing

    Resurrecting unspent budget funds is a political decision, and that's the problem. The "hundreds" of discussions about unused budget were not misguided at all, because though it is technically feasible to do what Ryan and Evan have suggested, it's politically challenging. In fact, at least one...
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    New Simplified Proposal Submission Process - Steps reduced to 1 single payment, 20% auto-subsidy

    In that case--awesome! On further thought, a Sybil attack wouldn't work because the proposer is paying 4 DASH to you before you pay the 5 DASH to the network. My bad...disregard.
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    New Simplified Proposal Submission Process - Steps reduced to 1 single payment, 20% auto-subsidy

    How can DashTreasury afford to subsidize $200 for every budget proposal? How can this subsidy work at scale? What does DashTreasury get out of the process? How do you avoid sybil attacks? Are you giving $200 in subsidies to everybody who submits any proposal, at any scale, automatically, simply...
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    Proposal: Hiring of Top-level Dash Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

    We need to find ways to spend all the budget money each month in a way that's going to help the ecosystem. Leaving unused money in each month's budget is a massive waste of opportunity. Whether through this proposal or some other, we need to find ways of spending unused budget funds. I could set...
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    I propose we stop voting for irrelevant proposals until the end of the year. Burn the Dash.

    Burning the Dash is about as useful as burning a stack of hundred dollar bills (or hundred euro notes, if your prefer). It theoretically helps the "economy" but the overall effect is negligible. Setting fire to money--either physical or digital--is not the best use of said money. Frankly...
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    [prepoposal] Dash Debit Card ready by Mid-April

    I really wish people would set reasonable goals. I always prefer when folks under-promise and over-deliver.
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    Why is Dash Central funded by donation?

    @rango submitted a proposal a year or so ago seeking funding but his proposal was rejected by the network. With proposal fees now at $750, he probably doesn't want to take the risk again.
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    How is Core Team held accountable?

    We can't. The community can ask, discuss, petition, complain, and so forth. The Core Team would probably listen and do what they could to address the situation, but if the community is still unsatisfied, there would be no alternatives short of cutting off funding. Likewise, masternodes could...
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    How is Core Team held accountable?

    Via the budget system, of course. I'd argue that Core is more accountable than ever. Before, when full time Core members were paid $400/month worth of Dash, it was still basically a volunteer gig with a little bit of a "tip" at the end of the month. The network could have pulled funding, and...
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    Where is Charlie Shrem's DashPayCard?

    ...in your opinion. Some think they should be updated via Dash Nation Slack. Some think they should be updated on the "official" Dash forum. Some think reddit, or twitter.