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  1. BenTucker

    Software Proving Spending Efficiency

    I noticed, reading over other proposals, that there is a Dash Watch (or will be?), and this project would probably best fit under that framework. It's just a good tool for such a group to use to evaluate where opportunities may be internationally, and where proposals are succeeding and failing...
  2. BenTucker

    Software Proving Spending Efficiency

    Thanks for the reply, T. Heights. Definitely feels better to get a comment than to get none! :) I hope to get some votes on this poll and a few more comments (especially from Masternode Owners or someone with Core). And that's whether they tell me this is unnecessary and already covered, or...
  3. BenTucker

    Software Proving Spending Efficiency

    Hi Dash Community! This is Tony...you might remember me from a pretty popular project we did together, the Dash Expansion of the Lula Bowl, at Skatopia. Your (our? I've hodl'd a little since Darkcoin, so I feel like "our" might apply :) ) community sponsored a more than one week event with...
  4. BenTucker

    Transaction fees - how do they work?

    Thanks, but I don't think anything at the link, unless I'm mistaken, answered my question.
  5. BenTucker

    Transaction fees - how do they work?

    Is this still the plan with Evo? I think a total number of transactions might not be a good determining factor, because it would hurt microtransactions perhaps. Maybe it should instead assess it by total value of transactions, or maybe a certain threshold of whichever is greater (if X...
  6. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    Taxes are compulsory payments by definition, with threats of violence to back them. It's just extortion. Changing the name of it and calling the mafia who runs the protection racket "govt" doesn;t change that. Thereby, all taxes are just extortion, and thereby unethical in a normative sense...
  7. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    How in the hell did this above quoted comment get labeled trolling by someone?! lol...the troll is the one who thinks THAT is trolling. Which is why we're having this discussion. The current anonymity has a major point of failure to that goal being realized. You said it was "inevitable" people...
  8. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    I can see why, and don't care. It's insulting and illogical if no evidence is presented beyond "I have a feeling he's the same guy". It's just a way to discredit someone instead of addressing their points, period. The insinuations wouldn't bother me if it wasn't being used to replace debate on...
  9. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    We can cross that bridge when we come to it...we aren't there yet at all. I'd bet in 10 years, there will still be paper fiat everywhere. And if Dash uses mob rule (the democratic method) to tax people, I'm out. I'm not going to be taxed that way. You can jail me or kill me first. I'm done with...
  10. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    So do I...but then paying taxes and whatnot wouldn't be inevitable at all. That would logically imply the ability to be entirely anonymous (or as much as possible) and avoid state and (other) criminal coercion (like blackmailers or kidnappers or extortionists who might try to compromise MNs and...
  11. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    A) It's not only a matter of time if you do something to make it more anonymous...I mean, cash already facilitates not paying taxes for many people. If you don't want the same level of anonymity that helps me and others NOT pay the extortion (taxes), then you don't really want to be a form of...
  12. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    Another conspiracy theory. PLEASE, I beg the admins, prove I'm one person with one account. I will help prove it by posting on my social media under my real name as to my name here. Another poster also asked to be exposed so this nonsense troll shit about us all being one person can stop. I am...
  13. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    I really am not liking the responses here. They gravitate between denial of the state's capabilities to compromise any anonymity as the network currently stands, telling people to basically just go use other coins with better anon features (as opposed to pledging not to sellout and sacrifice the...
  14. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    I know about fungibility and Evan's statements, and how essentially fungibility has a lot to do with anonymity. And I can agree we have no test case to prove the DGBB has the power to fundamentally steer the core away from something the MNs don't want (I don't recall a specific case of that)...
  15. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    The developers/programmers need not stop working on other stuff. They need only agree that what we're asking for be a priority. If it is not, MNs should vote to do something about it. If that doesn't work, then we know the governance system is flawed severely. But to be sure, the concerns in...
  16. BenTucker

    Dash needs to implement Shadowcash technology and truly be anonymous.

    My non-expert-at-all, but totally a consumer, two cents... 1. I have long said I would rather see a future version of Dash make instant transactions and private sends totally automatic (not options). If they needed to build this into transaction fees, fine. 2. I see there are some good points...
  17. BenTucker

    Masternodes are 60% of holdings

    Optimal...not sure this can be answered in the arbitrary percentage sense, but perhaps instead in the abstract sense. Suppose you had 90% locked up in MNs...that would mean 10% was used for "regular commerce", or whatever we want to call it. Advantage of this is like it is with the gold...
  18. BenTucker

    A Timely Exploitation of a Weakness in the Competition

    1. I agree on the first point about banks and credit cards, but long before Dash takes the central banking system head-on, we will be taking Litecoin's market cap and Bitcoin's too. I don't see us replacing central banking, or even competing with it to any level that grabs attention, until we're...
  19. BenTucker

    A Timely Exploitation of a Weakness in the Competition

    I agree, but insuring your home against fire is not about cost savings IF it happens...it's about A) piece of mind, and B) having insurance to cover an expense you can't afford at the time the bad event happens (replacing the house after the fire). I wasn't looking to save the consumer of the...
  20. BenTucker

    A Timely Exploitation of a Weakness in the Competition

    Hi all, (If you'd like to skip my story and butt-kissing, skip to the section labeled "Getting to the Point".) I don't post much on the forums, but rest assured, I lurk them. I have been keeping abreast of the latest happenings, and really liked the long video interview with the team that...
  21. BenTucker

    Anyone have thoughts about smart contracts vs. decentralized oracles? If so, PM me. Research for vid

    And demo, I use game theory and Nash equilibrium a lot. I won't go into why, but I do. Your point wasn't lost on me.
  22. BenTucker

    Anyone have thoughts about smart contracts vs. decentralized oracles? If so, PM me. Research for vid

    The D10e was worth it, imho, for just the result that McAfee gave Dash a shout out ("amazing technology"). I know a few people that were suddenly interested because of that, regardless of what any of us think of McAfee.
  23. BenTucker

    July 22 Dash price activity

    Approaching new all-time high in market cap. This is awesome, imho.
  24. BenTucker

    Budget System v2 / Transform PR

    From a risk management point of view, you'd want all contracts to be able to be canceled. The shorter the duration, and lower the value of it, the less this is important however. As duration and value of the contract rises, the need for an option to cancel rises. For example, you may choose a...
  25. BenTucker

    Budget System v2 / Transform PR

    I'm no one, and I am NOT dumping what little DASH I own (if I could afford to own more, I would), and I think it is ridiculous to do so over this, although looking at the price, clearly dumping is happening. That should clue us into how important this is. Here is my take: I would never accuse...
  26. BenTucker

    Pre-Proposal Discussion: Amanda Johnson Full Time Dash Ambassador

    After 12.1, I agree this is a great idea. I watch her DD videos religiously. I share them as well. I think she's perfect for this job. I also don't mind the idea of sponsoring DD and letting her continue the DD while simultaneously doing PR for Dash on the side. Either way, I think her being...
  27. BenTucker

    Price indicator & DASH subforums

    Is it possible to just turn off that feature altogether? If so, that might be better given live price is $4.65 on DashTV, but $2.60 here. If it isn't possible, then oh well. But it might confuse some new people that were interested in use or investment in the currency if they happen by and see...
  28. BenTucker

    "Dash - The best alternative to Bitcoin" Unofficial Promo video (English)

    Well done. I really enjoyed the animation and other graphics. Very entertaining and attention grabbing. The narrator's voice and cadence were good too. My only suggestion for future videos would be to try and make the animations coincide with the dialogue a bit more. But overall...9 out of 10...
  29. BenTucker

    Just throwin' some stuff out there..

    Some of the trust issue may be mitigated later on. We'll see. Smart contracts, multiple signatures to unlock the payments, dispute resolution system layered in, possibly customizable, and skin-in-the-game protections (like how a certain amount of DASH is held in escrow to do certain things)...
  30. BenTucker

    Just throwin' some stuff out there..

    First of all, I continue to have my expectations surpassed by developments in the technology and the organization around it (or in it). Okay, enough ass-kissing... I feel this is the best cryptocurrency for several reasons; speed of secure transactions, anonymous, private, fungible, and the...
  31. BenTucker

    Dash Logo Contest

    #1 is my choice.
  32. BenTucker

    3 Questions: DASHhalo? Electrum-DASH? DASH on Ripple?

    I was looking over the existing threads and I had three questions. Sorry if this is in the wrong area or a repeat of an earlier thread I missed... A. I was wondering if smart contracts were in the works for DASH. I like the ideas brought about with BitHalo, and saw how it was able to be used...
  33. BenTucker

    Rebranding and Scalability

    This is freakin' great. We need a video explanation and launch, with this being talked over. It's already getting press, an we should capitalize on that ASAP. I have no skills at any of this, alas.
  34. BenTucker

    Rebranding and Scalability

    InstAnon didn't suck, tyvm. I'm calling it that from now on anyways, so there! :)
  35. BenTucker

    Official Statement On Rebranding To Dash

    I'm still calling it InstAnon....lol. But I hope this has the desired result. It's the functional aspects of the coin that attracted me, not the name. It will continue to be the functional aspects that attract me, not the name. Good fortune to us all.
  36. BenTucker

    Rebranding Followup

    Instanon/InstAnon is growing on me...lol. I can see a logo with "Inst" light blue, "non" dark blue, and the shared "A" or "a" being half of each (reversing the colors or fluidly running them together). It's simple and says "fast and secure". Whatever you guys name it, that's what I'm calling it. :)