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    Does/Should DASH have a mascot?

    One of the most successful companies in the world is Disney. The secret to their success is how they've been able to manage leveraging the characters they create to make them into marketing machines. They make more money from merchandising their characters than they do selling movies. Dash...
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    Will Dash be switching to bech32 addresses?

    Since the cancellation of 2x, I'm looking to get rid of all my BTC. So far the two currencies I'm liking the most is BCH and DASH. The one thing that bothers me about BCH is that the devs seem really keen on switching to bech32 addresses. I feel this sets a very bad precedent for the currency...
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    Pre-proposal: Dash retail location

    I agree the idea is not economically viable. But the point is not to be economically viable, thats why the treasury subsidies operation costs. I would bet 99% of treasury proposals are not economically viable. The purpose of this endeavor is not to make me a millionaire, the point is to help...
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    Pre-proposal: Dash retail location

    A Dash bank is not at all what I'm proposing. Its more like a zero fee exchange, and the store also provides support and training. Lets say a coffee shop wants to accept dash. A customer walks into the coffee store and order a coffee and tries to pay with dash, but there is a problem with the...
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    Pre-proposal: Dash retail location

    Here is the plan: 1. Rent storefront 2. Buy large blue "Dash" sign and hang it out front. 3. Furnish the inside of retail space like a bank. 4. Employ 6 or 7 Full time staff. Said staff's job is to essentially be bank tellers. So basically like a bank or a cash cashing place, but for dash...
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    Pre-Proposal: Adaptive Proposal Fees

    @dashly, the problem I have with pegging the value to silver is that there are no crypto -> silver markets that I know of from where to pull the price from. Whatever currency the fee is denominated in, it needs to have two properties: 1. It have a stable price 2. It have a lot of volume and be...
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    Pre-proposal: Blockchain on a SD card service

    It will be a very tiny market at first. Since the blockchan is only 3 GB in size today, there is not much need today for such a service. The service will take off once the amount of time it takes to download the entire blockchain takes as long as it takes to send an SD card through the mail. On...
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    Pre-Proposal: Adaptive Proposal Fees

    I only "believe" in fiat because I have to pay my rent, elecricity, water bill, groceries, etc in fiat. When the day comes that USD hyperinflates, then such an index price will not be needed anymore. If USD hyperinflates, it'll be many years or even decades from now anyways. Most likely in the...
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    Pre-proposal: Blockchain on a SD card service

    Possible, yes, but not easy. Some business will sneer at not being able to use their dash wallet until a multi-day download has to complete. It's much more attractive to just send off for a disk to come in the mail, then plug it in and you are ready to go. Dash has to compete with other coins...
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    Pre-Proposal: Adaptive Proposal Fees

    My solution to this problem is to fix the proposal fee to a fiat amount. Say $50. The next problem is how does the protocol enforce an exchange rate? You could institute an official "dash exchange rate" by taking a vote from master node owners to select the official exchanges whose current...
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    Pre-proposal: Blockchain on a SD card service

    Here is how this service will work: If you want to run your own full node, but don't want to wait for the 8GB blockchain to download, you can: 1. Visit the "dash on an SD card" website 2. Fill out a form, requesting an SD card to be mailed to you that contains the entire dash blockchain stored...
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    Parse the Dash blockchain in python

    https://github.com/priestc/python-altcoin-blockchain-parser I found this project called "python-bitcoin-blockchain-parser", and made some modifications to make it work with dash. The result is python-altcoin-blockchain-parser! It supports a few other altcoins as well.
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    Pre-proposal: Pythonic language Dash implementation

    Here is the proposal: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7TEcUIK5FrQX1J0eWhvTC1ydXM/view?usp=sharing Is there anything that needs changing to make it more likely to pass?
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    Pre-proposal: Pythonic language Dash implementation

    Nice, these have been added: https://github.com/priestc/moneywagon/commit/6bfd4d11dcf3e065d4bdb6529c3f44a2b0040b73 Multiexplorer should now work when pushing a dash tx. I just tried pushing a TX through masternodes.io and it worked. The weird thing about insight.dash.siampm.com is that it...
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    Pre-proposal: Pythonic language Dash implementation

    I'm definitely using POST. Here is the code: https://github.com/priestc/moneywagon/blob/master/moneywagon/services.py#L1207 This was working perfectly 6 months ago, so something had to have changed between then and now. By the way, this is only problm because there is only one service defined...