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  1. AshFrancis

    What's this Trust Protector thing all about? Let's meet them and chat about Dash stuff.

    I made a video briefly covering Trust Protectors, suggesting why MNOs should vote and answering my Candidate Interview here:
  2. AshFrancis

    Dash Trust Protector Candidate List

    I made a video briefly covering Trust Protectors, suggesting why MNOs should vote and answering my Candidate Interview here:
  3. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    eWallet Update I'm around most of the time on Discord and have talked to numerous MNOs as well as reported via Dash Watch but it's important we're all on the same page regardless of what channels we're active on! In the current banking climate, ewallet needs about £20,000 to launch. £12,000 of...
  4. AshFrancis

    100,000 Views on Youtube Reviewing Dash

    A small cost, potential high ROI guerrilla marketing approach like this is one of the few marketing strategies that actually makes sense in the current climate. Being scrappy and tightening the bootstraps allows us to focus on small but precise campaigns and that is what blake is offering. The...
  5. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Hi guys, proposal cycle is all done but I'm keen to keep everyone informed. Many of you will have seen me on the 3 Amigos Podcast and I really recommend it if you haven't: The banking situation is going well, it's looking like all concerns can be resolved in one swoop: - We are applying to...
  6. AshFrancis

    Would you like to see Dash Watch evaluate proposals?

    Great stuff @Arthyron, you're one of the heavy lifters putting effort into proposals and I can completely respect your POV. I'd agree about the separate nature but it can also be a cohesive / synergistic effort as Dash Watch have identified countless issues downstream that could have been...
  7. AshFrancis

    Dash Bus Blake & Direct Youtuber Outreach

    Blake Chamness also know as 'Dash Bus Blake' and 'Blake X' has recently asked on Discord how he can serve Dash better. Blake has been a long term Dash Advocate for over a year now, he's not been financially motivated and has asked for basic amounts in order to help Dash succeed. He's been a...
  8. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    We're hopeful, otherwise we'll carry on pursuing those 3 other options and then more from there. We will crack this. D-A-CH have also mentioned support from their bank and we could end up moving into Europe first, though ideally I want to focus our initial launch on the UK.
  9. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    More updates, slightly less good unfortunately. We've gone through 3 payment processors now, each was initially supportive whilst we were building this but once we made the switch from Sandbox to live, the first dropped off. The second dropped off on our first large pilot purchase and the...
  10. AshFrancis

    Would you like to see Dash Watch evaluate proposals?

    Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Dash Watch in any professional capacity, I just think this discussion would be a useful one for the community to have. Recently I have seen a demand for proposal due-diligence both from discussions with various masternode owners, proposal owners and a...
  11. AshFrancis

    DASH Sponsorship of the movie Crypto, a feature-film about Bitcoin

    Hi Sky, interesting project. I'd highlight that the 'unused marketing budget' you mentioned is being used elsewhere now. I think at the moment, you'd struggle to get funding at those amounts as the focus in general is on funding and building buffers for Core as well as supporting current...
  12. AshFrancis

    Proposal: CRYPTALRESEARCH - All you need to decide

    5 spam posts so you can post links & a pre-proposal posted after your proposal? Seems like you want to take up some sort of due-dilligence role for the network? In the example analysis you have provided your grammar, spelling and punctuation are all over the place and there is a complete lack...
  13. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Update time! We've been doing a small volume and everything is looking good so Alex is focused on adding bells and whistles, refactoring small parts of code, documentation, that sort of thing. We've even got a QR code reader added in so you can scan your phone with your laptop camera or visa...
  14. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    August update: Everything you need to know is in the video! UX stuff, future plans, launch info, party poppers & more.
  15. AshFrancis

    Pre-Proposal: Dash & AirGap, the secure mobile wallet system

    Yeah, personally I see potential. The more of the following you meet the more likely it is I would say: - Use of escrow and split it monthly with milestones (essential really) - Offering of equity to the DAO via Dash Ventures when that is launched - Arrange partnerships with existing parts of...
  16. AshFrancis

    Pre-Proposal: Dash & AirGap, the secure mobile wallet system

    It's pretty hard to say, but to provide some more insight: Let's say next cycle there is a budget of 6176 Dash again Core are currently requesting around 60% of the budget to build up a buffer as well as cover their expenses. We're now at 2470 Dash Now let's take away the multi-month proposals...
  17. AshFrancis

    Pre-Proposal: Dash & AirGap, the secure mobile wallet system

    The treasury is 134% requested (8267 Dash out of 6176 available) but 91.8% allocated - as we approach the voting deadline it's almost guaranteed it will be 100%+ allocated (I say almost but really it is guaranteed). It seems like a good project with the treasury at the moment very unlikely to...
  18. AshFrancis

    Dash Core Group Q2 2018 Summary Call - 10 August 2018

    Amazing, my misunderstanding I think someone had said they were Swiss. They look great and I've heard good things so looking forward to the first showcase.
  19. AshFrancis

    iOS Dash Wallet Update 1.0.2 - New Branding & More Languages

    I think the copay wallet design is better (is this just a slight reskin of the original copay UX?): I'm surprised the designs aren't more uniform across the board - is this something the EVO wallet(s) will implement? I would have thought that one goal of the new logo would have been to...
  20. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Afternoon :) The new UX is coming along nicely, here's a sneak peak for you all: Alex and I are busy really fleshing out the UX, we've talked to many of you to get feedback and improve the user flow and believe we've refined this to a good point (though there is always more we can do)...
  21. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Hello everyone, more of a quieter one after last weeks bigger ones. As you all know as we harp on about it enough, we're pretty damn busy. Launch is targeted for this month, probably with an initial pilot on livenet with friends & the DAO members that have been giving us feedback along the...
  22. AshFrancis

    Dash Core Group Q2 2018 Summary Call - 10 August 2018

    After the situation with Ogilvy and T+C logos, can core please start sharing UX work via Invision - I've seen you use this internally, why not share these to the public? As a designer a fair while ago now, I know all the issues with 'too many chefs' but we really don't want to go too far down...
  23. AshFrancis

    Proposal: Commitment to Improving Funding Model

    I would agree that at the moment it's a little vague, however I do think that the addition of RFPs and post-contribution funding like bounties & prizes makes a lot of sense. Here's how I might approach the wording /my2duff
  24. AshFrancis

    Webpage Stats - Feb 2018 - good info for MNO's

    @tungfa - would it be possible to get an update on this please? It's really useful and interesting top-level data. I'm sure you're incredibly busy with new docs etc but at some point in the future you could also pipe the analytics traffic by region into a google sheet...
  25. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Marketing Update We don't need to harp on about this, but we're all suffering the dip in Dash price. This has meant a grand total marketing budget of £0 - not ideal! Our test marketing showed some positive results and we can justify spending on marketing where the costs can be recouped directly...
  26. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Time for some videos! Oh and the public demo link: https://exchange.staging.ewallet.co.uk/ In terms of a weekly update, there isn't too much to report that's not in the videos - we're cracking on with everything and whilst there is a slight delay on some of the milestones (I should be...
  27. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    I agree, it's a lot of friction and definitely slowing down adoption - but it's going to be crucial that we're showing effort to be as compliant as possible when it comes to banking etc. We've been trying to figure out future plans and one consideration was to add a shapeshift/changelly...
  28. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Time for another brief update, Work is coming along nicely, last week we did some more internal testing of the flow and made some slight refinements. One of the key things is getting the new UX in as that's going to be key to user on-boarding. At the moment our flow looks like this: Step 1...
  29. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Hi everyone, Following on from last weeks monthly update (watch it if you haven't - it even has a demo!), we're super busy working on the public demo and more work all round on the application (design, build testing, error logging, security work) as well as marketing bits (Organic SEO & PR...
  30. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Developer Video Update & Monthly Update Hi guys, instead of Alex providing a text update we wanted to give you something a bit more visual so we've included a video update from him in our monthly update video for June: Loads of stuff happened in June from going to Moneyconf and meeting the...
  31. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Landing Pages As I mentioned above, landing pages are going to be key for a lot of our campaigns, they'll allow us to send customers through to high converting pages without distractions, we'll also be able to rapidly optimise them for specific campaigns to drive a really high conversion rate...
  32. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Test Marketing Update Due to the dip in Dash/GBP pricing we've had to scale back our marketing test substantially, however we have got some good insight from these campaigns. We ran both generic and precise google search campaigns on Dash related keywords (some knowledge based, some with buyer...
  33. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Good suggestion - we did consider using the shorter TLD. As you point out, in terms of awareness its just not there yet - I also prefer the shorter extension and I'm sure in time it will be more utilised as larger brands make the switch. Trust is key for us and a lack of awareness of the .UK top...
  34. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Another Monday, another update! Quick reminder to take a look at our public expenses doc if you haven't already: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XQvoacJyY-JOz7iIs1IbcE74u5hca4eQeGX6Fw2TBME/edit?ouid=107157016563726375232&usp=sheets_home&ths=true Not much to update today as we're...
  35. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Also, video update time! Really do appreciate any feedback you guys can give us whether that's in design, functionality, approach or otherwise. Marketing Strategy Insight into what we're doing, including a little about why and how...
  36. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Thanks for the feedback - It's a good point. We've based the initial layout off of Coinbase and whilst they do many things right they're far from perfect. We'll be developing all of these as react components so we'll be able to shift them around as necessary (at some point maybe even giving the...
  37. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Hi guys, here's some light reading for you (hah): Marketing Strategy Doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gQ12kMQoX6ahfSbJBebaqdZYWPActG8sfjWLvIOEmX0/edit?usp=sharing In other news here's a peak at our dashboard: http://ewallet.co.uk/design/dashboard-mockup.png Intentionally simplistic...
  38. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    Hello, update from Alex - unfortunately the spam prevention measures were blocking him from posting this himself:
  39. AshFrancis

    eWallet: UK Fiat-Dash Exchange - Update Thread

    @GrandMasterDash @dashinstant - Thank you both for your enduring support, we're trucking on and really excited about the coming updates and getting our platform live. You're completely spot on regarding Uphold, we've all used it and like their service, they've solved a lot of the problems we...